July 29: Day of the Week
July 29, 2020 was the 211st day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 155 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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.
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)
- 238The 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.
- 1014Byzantine-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.
- 1793John Graves Simcoe decides to build a fort and settlement at Toronto, having sailed into the bay there.
- 1858United States and Japan sign the Harris Treaty.
- 1899The First Hague Convention is signed.
- 1948Olympic 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.
- 1957The International Atomic Energy Agency is established.
- 1976In 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.
- 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).
Who were born on July 29?
- 1805Alexis de Tocqueville, French historian and political scientist (d. 1859)
- 1883Benito Mussolini, Italian fascist dictator (d. 1945)
- 1909Chester Himes, American novelist (d. 1984)
- 1915Bruce R. McConkie, American Mormon apostle and writer (d. 1985)
- 1938Jean Rochon, Quebec politician
- 1974Afroman, American rapper
- 1979Karim Essediri, Tunisian footballer
- 1979Ronald Murray, American basketball player
- 1980Ryan Braun, Canadian-born American baseball player
- 1982Janez Aljančič, Slovenian footballer
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