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 French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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.
- 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.
- 1921The 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.
- 1948Safsaf massacre.
- 1953BCPA Flight 304 DC-6 crashes near San Francisco, California. Pianist William Kapell is among the 19 killed.
- 1964A collection of irreplaceable gems, including the 565 carat (113 g) Star of India, is stolen by a group of thieves (among them is “Murph the surf”) from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
- 1980Mark David Chapman, John Lennon’s murderer, leaves for New York from his home in Hawaii.
- 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)
- 1877Wilfred Rhodes, English cricketer (d. 1973)
- 1899Akim Tamiroff, Russian actor (d. 1972)
- 1907Edwige Feuillère, French film actress (d. 1998)
- 1920Catholicos Baselios Mar Thoma Didymos I Catholicos, Indian Orthodox Church
- 1930Omara Portuondo, Cuban singer
- 1940José Ulises Macías Salcedo, Catholic bishop
- 1976Stephen Craigan, Northern Irish footballer
- 1981Amanda Beard, American swimmer
- 1983Dana Eveland, American baseball player
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