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Tuesday October 29, 2019

October 29: Day of the Week

October 29, 2019 was the 302nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 63 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)

  • 1918
    The German High Seas Fleet is incapacitated when sailors mutiny on the night of the 29th-30th, an action which would trigger the German Revolution of 1918–1919.
  • 1921
    The Harvard University football team loses to Centre College, ending a 25 game winning streak. This is considered one of the biggest upsets in college football.
  • 1956
    The Tangier Protocol is signed: The international city Tangier is reintegrated into Morocco.
  • 1957
    Israel’s prime minister David Ben Gurion and five of his ministers are injured when a hand grenade is tossed into Israel’s parliament, the Knesset.
  • 1967
    London criminal Jack McVitie is murdered by the Kray twins, leading to their eventual imprisonment and downfall.
  • 1971
    In Macon, Georgia, guitarist Duane Allman is killed in a motorcycle accident.
  • 1980
    Demonstration flight of a secretly modified C-130 for an Iran hostage crisis rescue attempt ends in crash landing at Eglin Air Force Base’s Duke Field, Florida leading to cancellation of Operation Credible Sport.
  • 1980
    Mark David Chapman, John Lennon’s murderer, leaves for New York from his home in Hawaii.
  • 1991
    The American Galileo spacecraft makes its closest approach to 951 Gaspra, becoming the first probe to visit an asteroid.
  • 1998
    The Gothenburg nightclub fire in Sweden kills 63 and injures 200.

Who were born on October 29?

  • 1861
    Andrei Ryabushkin, Russian painter (d. 1904)
  • 1877
    Wilfred Rhodes, English cricketer (d. 1973)
  • 1926
    Jon Vickers, Canadian tenor
  • 1948
    Frans de Waal, Dutch primatologist
  • 1958
    David Remnick, American writer and editor of The New Yorker
  • 1961
    Randy Jackson, American musician
  • 1975
    Kelly Lin, Chinese actress
  • 1983
    Jason Tahincioglu, Turkish racing driver
  • 1986
    Sarita Pérez de Tagle, Filipina actress and model
  • 1993
    India Eisley, American actress

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