August 29

Last updated

01 02 03
04 05 06 07 08 09 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
   2018 (Wednesday)
   2017 (Tuesday)
   2016 (Monday)
   2015 (Saturday)
   2014 (Friday)
   2013 (Thursday)
   2012 (Wednesday)
   2011 (Monday)
   2010 (Sunday)
   2009 (Saturday)

August 29 is the 241st day of the year(242nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 124 days remain until the end of the year.

A leap year is a calendar year containing one additional day added to keep the calendar year synchronized with the astronomical or seasonal year. Because seasons and astronomical events do not repeat in a whole number of days, calendars that have the same number of days in each year drift over time with respect to the event that the year is supposed to track. By inserting an additional day or month into the year, the drift can be corrected. A year that is not a leap year is called a common year.

The Gregorian calendar is the calendar used in most of the world. It is named after Pope Gregory XIII, who introduced it in October 1582. The calendar spaces leap years to make the average year 365.2425 days long, approximating the 365.2422-day tropical year that is determined by the Earth's revolution around the Sun. The rule for leap years is:

Every year that is exactly divisible by four is a leap year, except for years that are exactly divisible by 100, but these centurial years are leap years if they are exactly divisible by 400. For example, the years 1700, 1800, and 1900 are not leap years, but the year 2000 is.

Contents

Events

708 Year

Year 708 (DCCVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Julian calendar. The denomination 708 for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.

Wadōkaichin

Wadōkaichin (和同開珎), also romanized as Wadō-kaichin or called Wadō-kaihō, is the oldest official Japanese coinage, having been minted starting on 29 August 708 on order of Empress Genmei.

Japan Country in East Asia

Japan is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies off the eastern coast of the Asian continent and stretches from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and the Philippine Sea in the south.

Births

979 Year

Year 979 (CMLXXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar.

Otto of Vermandois, Count of Vermandois, was the son of Herbert III, Count of Vermandois and Ermengarde of Bar-sur-Seine. He succeeded his brother, Adalbert II as count of Vermandois in 1015. Otto donated property to Notre-Dame de Homblières by charter.

Year 1321 (MCCCXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Julian calendar.

Deaths

886 Year

Year 886 (DCCCLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar.

Basil I Byzantine emperor

Basil I, called the Macedonian was a Byzantine Emperor who reigned from 867 to 886. Born a simple peasant in the theme of Macedonia, he rose in the Imperial court. He entered into the service of Theophilitzes, a relative of Emperor Michael III, and was given a fortune by the wealthy Danielis. He gained the favour of Michael III, whose mistress he married on the emperor's orders, and was proclaimed co-emperor in 866. He ordered the assassination of Michael the next year. Despite his humble origins, he showed great ability in running the affairs of state. He was the founder of the Macedonian dynasty. He was succeeded upon his death by his son Leo VI.

939 Year

Year 939 (CMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar.

Holidays and observances

According to a historical catalogue inserted in the Drogo Sacramentary, Adelphe is the 10th bishop of Metz. Most agree he lived in the fifth century. Louis the Pious has moved his remains in the Abbey of Neuwiller-lès-Saverne, in 826. He was canonized on 3 December 1049 by Pope Leo IX. He is commemorated in the Roman Martyrology on Aug. 29.

Eadwold of Cerne

Eadwold of Cerne was a 9th-century hermit, Anglian Prince and patron saint of Cerne, Dorset, who lived as a hermit on a hill about four miles from Cerne. His feast day is 29 August.

Saint Euphrasia Eluvathingal,, was an Indian Carmelite nun of the Syro-Malabar Church, which is an Eastern Catholic Church and a part of the Saint Thomas Christian community in Kerala. She was canonised as a saint by Pope Francis on 23 November 2014 in Vatican City. Since the beheading of St.John the Baptist is celebrated on August 29, the feast of St. Euphrasia is postponed to August 30.

Related Research Articles

April 16 is the 106th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 259 days remain until the end of the year.

August 12 is the 224th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 141 days remain until the end of the year.

December 16 is the 350th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 15 days remain until the end of the year.

June 25 is the 176th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 189 days remain until the end of the year.

July 20 is the 201st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 164 days remain until the end of the year.

July 10 is the 191st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 174 days remain until the end of the year.

March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 285 days remain until the end of the year.

November 22 is the 326th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 39 days remain until the end of the year.

November 5 is the 309th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 56 days remain until the end of the year.

November 29 is the 333rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 32 days remain until the end of the year.

November 7 is the 311th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 54 days remain until the end of the year.

November 15 is the 319th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 46 days remain until the end of the year.

November 3 is the 307th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 58 days remain until the end of the year.

October 10 is the 283rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 82 days remain until the end of the year.

October 26 is the 299th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 66 days remain until the end of the year.

October 23 is the 296th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 69 days remain until the end of the year.

September 21 is the 264th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 101 days remain until the end of the year.

September 14 is the 257th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 108 days remain until the end of the year.

September 20 is the 263rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 102 days remain until the end of the year.

September 9 is the 252nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 113 days remain until the end of the year.

References

  1. Gilbert Norman Tucker The Naval Service of Canada: Its Official History Ottawa, 1952
  2. St. Gerard. Encyclopædia Britannica. 2019.
  3. "Notable Deaths in 2018". CBS News. Retrieved 2018-09-04.