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Thursday October 29, 2020

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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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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)

  • 539 BC
    Cyrus 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.
  • 969
    Byzantine troops occupy Antioch Syria.
  • 1918
    The German High Seas Fleet is incapacitated when sailors mutiny on the night of the 29th-30th, an action which would trigger the German Revolution of 1918–1919.
  • 1921
    Second trial of Sacco and Vanzetti in the United States of America.
  • 1953
    BCPA Flight 304 DC-6 crashes near San Francisco, California. Pianist William Kapell is among the 19 killed.
  • 1967
    London criminal Jack McVitie is murdered by the Kray twins, leading to their eventual imprisonment and downfall.
  • 1983
    Over 500,000 people demonstrate against cruise missiles in The Hague, Netherlands.
  • 1998
    Hurricane Mitch, the second deadliest Atlantic hurricane in history, makes landfall in Honduras.
  • 1998
    While en route from Adana to Ankara, a Turkish Airlines flight with a crew of 6 and 33 passengers is hijacked by a Kurdish militant who orders the pilot to fly to Switzerland. The plane instead lands in Ankara after the pilot tricked the hijacker into thinking that he is landing in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia to refuel.
  • 2004
    The 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?

  • 1866
    Antonio Luna, Filipino revolutionary general (d. 1899)
  • 1922
    Neal Hefti, American jazz musician (d. 2008)
  • 1942
    Bob Ross, American artist and television host (d. 1995)
  • 1943
    Don Simpson, American film producer (d. 1996)
  • 1946
    Peter Green, English guitarist (Fleetwood Mac)
  • 1961
    Joel Otto, American ice hockey player turned coach
  • 1968
    Johann Olav Koss, Norwegian speed skater
  • 1976
    Stephen Craigan, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1980
    B.J. Sams, American football player
  • 1981
    Reema Sen, Indian actress

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