September 29: Day of the Week
September 29, 2021 is the 272nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 93 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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Here’s the September calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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September 29 Historical Event(s)
- 1364Battle of Auray: English forces defeat the French in Brittany; end of the Breton War of Succession.
- 1717An earthquake strikes Antigua Guatemala, destroying much of the city’s architecture and making authorities consider moving the capital to a different city.
- 1789The United States Department of War first establishes a regular army with a strength of several hundred men.
- 1850The Roman Catholic hierarchy is re-established in England and Wales by Pope Pius IX.
- 1949The Communist Party of China writes the Common Programme for the future People’s Republic of China.
- 1964The Argentine comic strip Mafalda is published for the first time.
- 1979Pope John Paul II becomes the first pope to set foot on Irish soil with his pastoral visit to the Republic of Ireland.
- 1990The YF-22, which would later become the F-22 Raptor, flies for the first time.
- 2006Gol Transportes Aéreos Flight 1907 collides in mid-air with an Embraer Legacy business jet near Peixoto de Azevedo, Mato Grosso, Brazil, killing 154 total people, and triggering a Brazilian aviation crisis.
- 2007Calder Hall, the world’s first commercial nuclear power station, is demolished in a controlled explosion.
Who were born on September 29?
- 1561Adriaan van Roomen, Flemish mathematician (d. 1615)
- 1904Greer Garson, British actress (d. 1996)
- 1908Eddie Tolan, American athlete (d. 1967)
- 1934Stuart M. Kaminsky, American mystery writer (d. 2009)
- 1939Fikret Abdić, Bosnian politician and businessman
- 1946Patricia Hodge, English actress
- 1947Gary Wetzel, American Vietnam War Veteran & Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
- 1952Takanosato Toshihide, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 59th Yokozuna
- 1970Russell Peters, Canadian stand-up comedian
- 1979Artika Sari Devi, Indonesian beauty queen, Puteri Indonesia 2004
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