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Thursday October 29, 2020

October 29: Day of the Week

October 29, 2020 is the 303rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 63 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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

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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)

  • 312
    Constantine the Great enters Rome after his victory at the Milvian Bridge, stages a grand adventus in the city, and is met with popular jubilation. Maxentius’ body is fished out of the Tiber and beheaded.
  • 1618
    English adventurer, writer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Battle of Wauhatchie – Forces under Union General Ulysses S. Grant repel a Confederate attack led by General James Longstreet. Union forces thus open a supply line into Chattanooga, Tennessee.
  • 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.
  • 1922
    The King of Italy, Victor Emmanuel III, appoints Benito Mussolini as Prime Minister.
  • 1955
    The Soviet battleship Novorossiisk strikes a World War II mine in the harbor at Sevastopol.
  • 1964
    A collection of irreplaceable gems, including the 565 carat (113 g) Star of India, is stolen by a group of thieves (among them is “Murph the surf”) from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
  • 1967
    Montreal’s World Fair, Expo 67, closes with over 50 million visitors.
  • 1983
    Over 500,000 people demonstrate against cruise missiles in The Hague, Netherlands.
  • 1998
    Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off on STS-95 with 77-year old John Glenn on board, making him the oldest person to go into space.

Who were born on October 29?

  • 1877
    Wilfred Rhodes, English cricketer (d. 1973)
  • 1936
    Akiko Kojima, Japanese model
  • 1938
    Ralph Bakshi, American cartoonist
  • 1944
    Claude Brochu, Canadian businessman and sports executive (Montreal Expos)
  • 1958
    David Remnick, American writer and editor of The New Yorker
  • 1960
    Thorsten Schlumberger, German footballer
  • 1972
    Gabrielle Union, American actress
  • 1981
    Georgios Fotakis, Greek footballer
  • 1983
    Jason Tahincioglu, Turkish racing driver
  • 1983
    Maurice Clarett, American football player

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