July 29: Day of the Week
July 29, 2021 is the 210th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 155 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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July 29 Historical Event(s)
- 615Pakal ascends the throne of Palenque at age 12.
- 1030Ladejarl-Fairhair succession wars: Battle of Stiklestad – King Olaf II fights and dies trying to regain his Norwegian throne from the Danes.
- 1565The widowed Mary, Queen of Scots, marries Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, Duke of Albany, at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, Scotland.
- 1693War of the Grand Alliance: Battle of Landen – France wins a Pyrrhic victory over Allied forces in the Netherlands.
- 1847Cumberland School of Law is founded in Lebanon, Tennessee, United States, one of only 15 law schools to exist in the United States at the end of 1847.
- 1848Irish Potato Famine: Tipperary Revolt – in Tipperary, an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule is put down by police.
- 1858United States and Japan sign the Harris Treaty.
- 1920Construction of the Link River Dam begins as part of the Klamath Reclamation Project.
- 1967Vietnam War: off the coast of North Vietnam the USS Forrestal catches on fire in the worst U.S. naval disaster since World War II, killing 134.
- 1981A worldwide television audience of over 700 million people watch the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul’s Cathedral in London.
Who were born on July 29?
- 1806Horace Abbott, American iron manufacturer (d. 1887)
- 1883Porfirio Barba-Jacob, Colombian poet and writer (d. 1942)
- 1915Bruce R. McConkie, American Mormon apostle and writer (d. 1985)
- 1932Nancy Kassebaum Baker, United States Senator from Kansas
- 1963Jim Beglin, Irish football commentator
- 1965Chang-Rae Lee, Korean-born American novelist
- 1970Andi Peters, British TV presenter
- 1970John Rennie, Zimbabwean cricketer
- 1977Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, American songwriter and record producer
- 1982Janez Aljančič, Slovenian footballer
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