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.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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)
- 312Constantine 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.
- 969Byzantine troops occupy Antioch Syria.
- 1618English adventurer, writer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England.
- 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.
- 1901In Amherst, Massachusetts nurse Jane Toppan is arrested for murdering the Davis family of Boston with an overdose of morphine.
- 1953BCPA Flight 304 DC-6 crashes near San Francisco, California. Pianist William Kapell is among the 19 killed.
- 1956The Tangier Protocol is signed: The international city Tangier is reintegrated into Morocco.
- 1964The United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar is renamed the United Republic of Tanzania.
- 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.
- 2011Record-breaking snowstorm in the northeastern United States leaves nearly 2 million residents without power for more than 36 hours.
Who were born on October 29?
- 1866Antonio Luna, Filipino revolutionary general (d. 1899)
- 1891Fanny Brice, American singer (d. 1951)
- 1910Alfred Ayer, British philosopher (d. 1989)
- 1930Niki de Saint Phalle, French sculptor (d. 2002)
- 1944Claude Brochu, Canadian businessman and sports executive (Montreal Expos)
- 1961Joel Otto, American ice hockey player turned coach
- 1977Vaggelis Kaounos, Greek footballer
- 1979Andrew-Lee Potts, English actor
- 1980Kaine Robertson, New Zealand-born Italian rugby player
- 1981Georgios Fotakis, Greek footballer
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