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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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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.
  • 1901
    In Amherst, Massachusetts nurse Jane Toppan is arrested for murdering the Davis family of Boston with an overdose of morphine.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1986
    British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher opens the last stretch of the M25 motorway.
  • 1998
    Apartheid: In South Africa, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission presents its report, which condemns both sides for committing atrocities.
  • 1999
    A large cyclone devastates Orissa, India.

Who were born on October 29?

  • 1880
    Abram Ioffe, Soviet physicist (d. 1960)
  • 1930
    Niki de Saint Phalle, French sculptor (d. 2002)
  • 1935
    Takahata Isao, Japanese animated film director
  • 1958
    Blažej Baláž, Slovak painter
  • 1967
    Joely Fisher, American actress
  • 1968
    Johann Olav Koss, Norwegian speed skater
  • 1981
    Jonathan Brown, Australian Australian rules footballer
  • 1983
    Richard Brancatisano, Australian actor
  • 1986
    Sarita Pérez de Tagle, Filipina actress and model
  • 1993
    India Eisley, American actress

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