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Sunday July 29, 2018

July 29: Day of the Week

July 29, 2018 was the 210th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 155 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 238
    The Praetorian Guard stormed the palace and capture Pupienus and Balbinus. They are dragged through the streets of Rome and executed. On the same day Gordian III, age 13, is proclaimed emperor.
  • 615
    Pakal ascends the throne of Palenque at age 12.
  • 904
    Sack of Thessalonica: Saracen raiders under Leo of Tripoli sack Thessalonica, the Byzantine Empire’s second-largest city, after a short siege, and plunder it for a week.
  • 1014
    Byzantine-Bulgarian Wars: Battle of Kleidion – Byzantine emperor Basil II inflicts a decisive defeat on the Bulgarian army, and his subsequent treatment of 15,000 prisoners reportedly causes Tsar Samuil of Bulgaria to die of a heart attack less than three months later, on October 6.
  • 1848
    Irish Potato Famine: Tipperary Revolt – in Tipperary, an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule is put down by police.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Confederate spy Belle Boyd is arrested by Union troops and detained at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, D.C.
  • 1899
    The First Hague Convention is signed.
  • 1965
    Vietnam War: the first 4,000 101st Airborne Division paratroopers arrive in Vietnam, landing at Cam Ranh Bay.
  • 1976
    In New York City, David Berkowitz (aka the “Son of Sam”) kills one person and seriously wounds another in the first of a series of attacks.
  • 1993
    The Israeli Supreme Court acquits alleged Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk of all charges and he is set free.

Who were born on July 29?

  • 1885
    Theda Bara, American film actress (d. 1955)
  • 1900
    Eyvind Johnson, Swedish writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1976)
  • 1916
    Charlie Christian, American jazz guitarist (d. 1942)
  • 1942
    Tony Sirico, American actor
  • 1953
    Geddy Lee, Canadian bassist and singer (Rush)
  • 1955
    Dave Stevens, American illustrator (d. 2008)
  • 1956
    Faustino Rupérez, Spanish cyclist
  • 1956
    Teddy Atlas, American boxing trainer and commentator
  • 1963
    Jim Beglin, Irish football commentator
  • 1971
    Monica Calhoun, American actress

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