What happened this day in history August 29, 1997

What are the important events that happened on August 29, 1997? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

August 29, 1997: Facts & Myths About This Day

August 29, 1997 is the 241st day of the year 1997 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 124 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is August 16, 1997 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 872,812,800 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectatetracontahenagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Dime every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $584.00. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Ox is the mythical animal and Fire is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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August 29, 1997 Historical Events

  • 1997
    At least 98 villagers are killed by the Armed Islamic Group of Algeria GIA in the Rais massacre, Algeria.

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