October 29: Day of the Week
October 29, 2019 is the 302nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 63 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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)
- 539 BCCyrus the Great enters the city of Babylon, detains Nabonidus and ends the Babylonian captivity. He gives the Jews permission to return to Yehud province and to rebuild the Temple; but most Jews choose to remain in Babylon.
- 1268Conradin, the last legitimate male heir of the Hohenstaufen dynasty of Kings of Germany and Holy Roman Emperors, is executed along with his companion Frederick I, Margrave of Baden by Charles I of Sicily, a political rival and ally to the hostile Roman Catholic church.
- 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.
- 1863Eighteen countries meet in Geneva and agree to form the International Red Cross.
- 1921The Link River Dam, a part of the Klamath Reclamation Project, is completed.
- 1923Turkey becomes a republic following the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire.
- 1945Getulio Vargas, president of Brazil, resigns.
- 1956Suez Crisis begins: Israeli forces invade the Sinai Peninsula and push Egyptian forces back toward the Suez Canal.
- 1967Montreal’s World Fair, Expo 67, closes with over 50 million visitors.
- 1991The American Galileo spacecraft makes its closest approach to 951 Gaspra, becoming the first probe to visit an asteroid.
Who were born on October 29?
- 1682Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix, French historian (d. 1761)
- 1918Bernard Gordon, American writer and producer (d. 2007)
- 1923Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs, Dutch athlete
- 1930Niki de Saint Phalle, French sculptor (d. 2002)
- 1931Franco Interlenghi, Italian actor
- 1950Abdullah Gul, Turkish President
- 1958Blažej Baláž, Slovak painter
- 1976Stephen Craigan, Northern Irish footballer
- 1983Dana Eveland, American baseball player
- 1990Eric Saade, Swedish singer
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