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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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)
- 1611Russian homage to the King of Poland, Sigismund III Vasa.
- 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.
- 1886The 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.
- 1948Safsaf massacre.
- 1957Israel’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.
- 1961Syria exits from the United Arab Republic.
- 1980Demonstration 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.
- 1980Mark David Chapman, John Lennon’s murderer, leaves for New York from his home in Hawaii.
- 1986British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher opens the last stretch of the M25 motorway.
- 2004The Arabic news network Al Jazeera broadcasts an excerpt from a video of Osama bin Laden in which the terrorist leader first admits direct responsibility for the September 11, 2001 attacks and references the 2004 U.S. presidential election.
Who were born on October 29?
- 1822Mieczysław Halka Ledóchowski, Polish Catholic Cardinal (d. 1902)
- 1861Andrei Ryabushkin, Russian painter (d. 1904)
- 1880Abram Ioffe, Soviet physicist (d. 1960)
- 1947Helen Coonan, Australian politician
- 1948Frans de Waal, Dutch primatologist
- 1948Kate Jackson, American actress
- 1949James Williamson, American guitarist
- 1967Joely Fisher, American actress
- 1970Edwin van der Sar, Dutch footballer
- 1972Gabrielle Union, American actress
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