July 29: Day of the Week
July 29, 2021 was the 210th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 155 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)
- 1848Irish Potato Famine: Tipperary Revolt – in Tipperary, an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule is put down by police.
- 1851Annibale de Gasparis discovers asteroid 15 Eunomia.
- 1932Great Depression: in Washington, D.C., troops disperse the last of the “Bonus Army” of World War I veterans.
- 1957The International Atomic Energy Agency is established.
- 1958U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs into law the National Aeronautics and Space Act, which creates the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
- 1959First United States Congress elections in Hawaii as a state of the Union.
- 1967During the fourth day of celebrating its 400th anniversary, the city of Caracas, Venezuela is shaken by an earthquake, leaving approximately 500 dead.
- 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.
- 1987British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and President of France François Mitterrand sign the agreement to build a tunnel under the English Channel (Eurotunnel).
- 1996The child protection portion of the Communications Decency Act is struck down by a U.S. federal court as too broad .
Who were born on July 29?
- 1817Ivan Aivazovsky, Armenian-Russian painter (d. 1900)
- 1860Charles Cochrane-Baillie, 2nd Baron Lamington, Governor of Queensland, Governor of Bombay (d. 1940)
- 1884Ralph A. Bard, U.S. Navy Undersecretary (d. 1975)
- 1887Sigmund Romberg, Hungarian-born American composer (d. 1951)
- 1905Clara Bow, American actress (d. 1965)
- 1915Bruce R. McConkie, American Mormon apostle and writer (d. 1985)
- 1918Edwin O'Connor, American novelist and Pulitzer Prize winner (d. 1968)
- 1924Lloyd Bochner, Canadian actor (d. 2005)
- 1937Daniel McFadden, American economist, Nobel Prize Laureate
- 1974Afroman, American rapper
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