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Tuesday October 29, 2019

October 29: Day of the Week

October 29, 2019 is the 302nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 63 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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October 29 Historical Event(s)

  • 437
    Valentinian III, Western Roman Emperor, marries Licinia Eudoxia, daughter of his cousin Theodosius II, Eastern Roman Emperor in Constantinople unifying the two branches of the House of Theodosius.
  • 1665
    Battle of Ambuila, in which Portuguese forces defeat the forces of the Kingdom of Kongo and decapitated king Antonio I of Kongo, also called Nvita a Nkanga.
  • 1792
    Mount Hood (Oregon) is named after the British naval officer Alexander Arthur Hood by Lt. William E. Broughton who spotted the mountain near the mouth of the Willamette River.
  • 1886
    The first ticker-tape parade takes place in New York City when office workers spontaneously throw ticker tape into the streets as the Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
  • 1921
    The Link River Dam, a part of the Klamath Reclamation Project, is completed.
  • 1923
    Turkey becomes a republic following the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1948
    Safsaf massacre.
  • 1998
    Apartheid: In South Africa, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission presents its report, which condemns both sides for committing atrocities.
  • 1998
    While en route from Adana to Ankara, a Turkish Airlines flight with a crew of 6 and 33 passengers is hijacked by a Kurdish militant who orders the pilot to fly to Switzerland. The plane instead lands in Ankara after the pilot tricked the hijacker into thinking that he is landing in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia to refuel.
  • 2002
    Ho Chi Minh City ITC Inferno, a fire destroys a luxurious department store where 1500 people are shopping. Over 60 people die and over 100 are unaccounted for. It is the deadliest disaster in Vietnam during peacetime.

Who were born on October 29?

  • 1926
    Jon Vickers, Canadian tenor
  • 1929
    Yevgeny Primakov, Russian politician
  • 1938
    Ralph Bakshi, American cartoonist
  • 1940
    Connie Mack, U.S. Senator from Florida
  • 1948
    Kate Jackson, American actress
  • 1956
    Wilfredo Gómez, Puerto Rican boxer
  • 1961
    Joel Otto, American ice hockey player turned coach
  • 1977
    Brendan Fehr, Canadian actor
  • 1979
    Ignasi Giménez Renom, Catalan politician
  • 1987
    Jessica Dubé, Canadian figure skater

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