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 French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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)
- 904Sack 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.
- 1030Ladejarl-Fairhair succession wars: Battle of Stiklestad – King Olaf II fights and dies trying to regain his Norwegian throne from the Danes.
- 1567James VI is crowned King of Scotland at Stirling.
- 1864American Civil War: Confederate spy Belle Boyd is arrested by Union troops and detained at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, D.C.
- 1899The First Hague Convention is signed.
- 1921Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party.
- 1932Great Depression: in Washington, D.C., troops disperse the last of the “Bonus Army” of World War I veterans.
- 1958U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs into law the National Aeronautics and Space Act, which creates the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
- 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.
- 2005Astronomers announce their discovery of the dwarf planet Eris.
Who were born on July 29?
- 1846Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil (d. 1921)
- 1897Sir Neil Ritchie, British general (d. 1983)
- 1906Diana Vreeland, French-born American fashion editor (d. 1989)
- 1915Francis W. Sargent, 64th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1998)
- 1953Geddy Lee, Canadian bassist and singer (Rush)
- 1963Alexandra Paul, American actress
- 1965Chang-Rae Lee, Korean-born American novelist
- 1971Lisa Ekdahl, Swedish singer and songwriter
- 1981Troy Perkins, American soccer player
- 1983Alexei Kaigorodov, Russian hockey player
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