October 29: Day of the Week
October 29, 2018 was the 302nd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 63 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1467Battle of Brustem: Charles the Bold defeats Liege.
- 1618English adventurer, writer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England.
- 1658Battle of the Sound.
- 1863American 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.
- 1942The Holocaust: In the United Kingdom, leading clergymen and political figures hold a public meeting to register outrage over Nazi Germany’s persecution of Jews.
- 1956Suez Crisis begins: Israeli forces invade the Sinai Peninsula and push Egyptian forces back toward the Suez Canal.
- 1961Syria exits from the United Arab Republic.
- 1967Montreal’s World Fair, Expo 67, closes with over 50 million visitors.
- 1998Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off on STS-95 with 77-year old John Glenn on board, making him the oldest person to go into space.
- 2002Ho 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?
- 1861Andrei Ryabushkin, Russian painter (d. 1904)
- 1897Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Minister of Propaganda (d. 1945)
- 1925Dominick Dunne, American author (d. 2009)
- 1936Akiko Kojima, Japanese model
- 1940Connie Mack, U.S. Senator from Florida
- 1949Kieron Baker, English footballer
- 1967Rufus Sewell, English actor
- 1973Éric Messier, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1977Brendan Fehr, Canadian actor
- 1984Eric Staal, Canadian ice hockey player
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