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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.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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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.
  • 1390
    First trial for witchcraft in Paris leading to the death of three people.
  • 1611
    Russian homage to the King of Poland, Sigismund III Vasa.
  • 1658
    Battle of the Sound.
  • 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.
  • 1941
    The Holocaust: In the Kaunas Ghetto over 10,000 Jews are shot by German occupiers at the Ninth Fort, a massacre known as the “Great Action”.
  • 1960
    In Louisville, Kentucky, Cassius Clay (who later takes the name Muhammad Ali) wins his first professional fight.
  • 1986
    British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher opens the last stretch of the M25 motorway.
  • 1991
    The American Galileo spacecraft makes its closest approach to 951 Gaspra, becoming the first probe to visit an asteroid.
  • 1998
    ATSC HDTV broadcasting in the United States is inaugurated with the launch of STS-95 space shuttle mission.

Who were born on October 29?

  • 1690
    Martin Folkes, English antiquarian (d. 1754)
  • 1942
    Melora Harte, American voice actor
  • 1951
    Tiff Needell, British racing driver and television presenter
  • 1958
    Blažej Baláž, Slovak painter
  • 1964
    Eddie McGuire, Australian television presenter
  • 1971
    Matthew Hayden, Australian cricketer
  • 1980
    Ben Foster, American actor
  • 1981
    Reema Sen, Indian actress
  • 1982
    Chelan Simmons, Canadian actress
  • 1993
    India Eisley, American actress

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