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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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)
- 1793John Graves Simcoe decides to build a fort and settlement at Toronto, having sailed into the bay there.
- 1907Sir Robert Baden Powell sets up the Brownsea Island Scout camp in Poole Harbour on the south coast of England. The camp runs from August 1 to August 9, 1907, and is regarded as the foundation of the Scouting movement.
- 1920Construction of the Link River Dam begins as part of the Klamath Reclamation Project.
- 1932Great Depression: in Washington, D.C., troops disperse the last of the “Bonus Army” of World War I veterans.
- 1945The BBC Light Programme radio station is launched for mainstream light entertainment and music.
- 1959First United States Congress elections in Hawaii as a state of the Union.
- 1987Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi and President of Sri Lanka J. R. Jayawardene sign the Indo-Sri Lanka Accord on ethnic issues.
- 1993The Israeli Supreme Court acquits alleged Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk of all charges and he is set free.
- 1996The child protection portion of the Communications Decency Act is struck down by a U.S. federal court as too broad .
- 2005Astronomers announce their discovery of the dwarf planet Eris.
Who were born on July 29?
- 1605Simon Dach, German poet (d. 1659)
- 1890Daniel J. Callaghan, United States Navy officer, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1942)
- 1891Bernhard Zondek German-born Israeli gynecologist, developer of first reliable pregnancy test (d. 1966)
- 1921Richard Egan, American actor (d. 1987)
- 1924Lloyd Bochner, Canadian actor (d. 2005)
- 1946Ximena Armas, Chilean painter
- 1953Geddy Lee, Canadian bassist and singer (Rush)
- 1959Ruud Janssen, Dutch writer and Fluxus and mail artist
- 1975Corrado Grabbi, Italian footballer
- 1982Allison Mack, American actress
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