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Friday October 29, 2021

October 29: Day of the Week

October 29, 2021 is the 302nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 63 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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)

  • 1467
    Battle of Brustem: Charles the Bold defeats Liege.
  • 1665
    Battle of Ambuila, in which Portuguese forces defeat the forces of the Kingdom of Kongo and decapitated king Antonio I of Kongo, also called Nvita a Nkanga.
  • 1901
    In Amherst, Massachusetts nurse Jane Toppan is arrested for murdering the Davis family of Boston with an overdose of morphine.
  • 1921
    Second trial of Sacco and Vanzetti in the United States of America.
  • 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.
  • 1945
    Getulio Vargas, president of Brazil, resigns.
  • 1956
    Suez Crisis begins: Israeli forces invade the Sinai Peninsula and push Egyptian forces back toward the Suez Canal.
  • 1960
    In Louisville, Kentucky, Cassius Clay (who later takes the name Muhammad Ali) wins his first professional fight.
  • 1967
    London criminal Jack McVitie is murdered by the Kray twins, leading to their eventual imprisonment and downfall.
  • 1994
    Francisco Martin Duran fires over two dozen shots at the White House (Duran is later convicted of trying to kill US President Bill Clinton).

Who were born on October 29?

  • 1822
    Mieczysław Halka Ledóchowski, Polish Catholic Cardinal (d. 1902)
  • 1877
    Wilfred Rhodes, English cricketer (d. 1973)
  • 1920
    Baruj Benacerraf, Venezuelan-born immunologist, Nobel laureate (d. 2011)
  • 1947
    Helen Coonan, Australian politician
  • 1955
    Kevin DuBrow, American singer (Quiet Riot) (d. 2007)
  • 1962
    Einar Örn Benediktsson, Icelandic musician (The Sugarcubes)
  • 1976
    Giorgos Kalaitzis, Greek basketball player
  • 1977
    Vaggelis Kaounos, Greek footballer
  • 1983
    Dana Eveland, American baseball player
  • 1985
    Jefferson Severino, Brazilian footballer

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