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Wednesday July 29, 2020

July 29: Day of the Week

July 29, 2020 is the 211st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 155 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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

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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)

  • 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.
  • 1693
    War of the Grand Alliance: Battle of Landen – France wins a Pyrrhic victory over Allied forces in the Netherlands.
  • 1836
    Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
  • 1848
    Irish Potato Famine: Tipperary Revolt – in Tipperary, an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule is put down by police.
  • 1920
    Construction of the Link River Dam begins as part of the Klamath Reclamation Project.
  • 1932
    Great Depression: in Washington, D.C., troops disperse the last of the “Bonus Army” of World War I veterans.
  • 1937
    Tōngzhōu Incident: in Tōngzhōu (China), the East Hopei Army attacks Japanese troops and civilians.
  • 1945
    The BBC Light Programme radio station is launched for mainstream light entertainment and music.
  • 1948
    Olympic Games: The Games of the XIV Olympiad – after a hiatus of 12 years caused by World War II, the first Summer Olympics to be held since the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, open in London.
  • 2005
    Astronomers announce their discovery of the dwarf planet Eris.

Who were born on July 29?

  • 1797
    Daniel Drew, American financier (d. 1879)
  • 1860
    Charles Cochrane-Baillie, 2nd Baron Lamington, Governor of Queensland, Governor of Bombay (d. 1940)
  • 1899
    Walter Beall, American baseball player (d. 1959)
  • 1900
    Don Redman, American jazz trumpeter, oboist and pianist (d. 1964)
  • 1900
    Eyvind Johnson, Swedish writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1976)
  • 1909
    Chester Himes, American novelist (d. 1984)
  • 1935
    Peter Schreier, German tenor
  • 1965
    Dean Haglund, Canadian actor
  • 1970
    John Rennie, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1971
    Lisa Ekdahl, Swedish singer and songwriter

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