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Thursday July 29, 2021

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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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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)

  • 615
    Pakal ascends the throne of Palenque at age 12.
  • 1030
    Ladejarl-Fairhair succession wars: Battle of Stiklestad – King Olaf II fights and dies trying to regain his Norwegian throne from the Danes.
  • 1565
    The widowed Mary, Queen of Scots, marries Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, Duke of Albany, at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • 1693
    War of the Grand Alliance: Battle of Landen – France wins a Pyrrhic victory over Allied forces in the Netherlands.
  • 1847
    Cumberland School of Law is founded in Lebanon, Tennessee, United States, one of only 15 law schools to exist in the United States at the end of 1847.
  • 1848
    Irish Potato Famine: Tipperary Revolt – in Tipperary, an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule is put down by police.
  • 1858
    United States and Japan sign the Harris Treaty.
  • 1920
    Construction of the Link River Dam begins as part of the Klamath Reclamation Project.
  • 1967
    Vietnam 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.
  • 1981
    A 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.

Who were born on July 29?

  • 1806
    Horace Abbott, American iron manufacturer (d. 1887)
  • 1883
    Porfirio Barba-Jacob, Colombian poet and writer (d. 1942)
  • 1915
    Bruce R. McConkie, American Mormon apostle and writer (d. 1985)
  • 1932
    Nancy Kassebaum Baker, United States Senator from Kansas
  • 1963
    Jim Beglin, Irish football commentator
  • 1965
    Chang-Rae Lee, Korean-born American novelist
  • 1970
    Andi Peters, British TV presenter
  • 1970
    John Rennie, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1977
    Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, American songwriter and record producer
  • 1982
    Janez Aljančič, Slovenian footballer

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