161 days from today

Today is May 21st, 2024 (Tuesday), so 161 days from today would be:

October 29th, 2024 (Tuesday)

Time Zone: America/New_York (GMT-04:00)

• Day numbers: 303

• Week number: 44

• Leap year: 2024 is a leap year.

• Daylight Saving Time: Yes

• Sunrise time: 07:34 am

• Sunset time: 06:15 pm

• Day length: 10h 40m

• Source: suntoday.org

• Moon Phase: Waning Crescent

• Illumination: 5%

• Moon Age: 27.23 day(s)

• Source: mooninfo.org

October 29, 2024 Holidays and National Days

October 29 in History

Hurricane Sandy devastates much of the East Coast of the US; nearly 300 die directly or indirectly from the storm.
Delta and Northwest airlines merge, forming the world’s largest airline.
For the first time, Osama bin Laden admits direct responsibility for the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the US; his comments are part of a video broadcast by the Al Jazeera network.
South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission reports condemn both sides on the Apartheid issue for committing atrocities.
John Glenn, at age 77, becomes the oldest person to go into outer space. He is part of the crew of Space Shuttle Discovery, STS-95.
The deadliest Atlantic hurricane on record up to that time, Hurricane Mitch, makes landfall in Honduras (in 2005 Hurricane Wilma surpassed it); nearly 11,000 people die and approximately the same number go missing.
The last stretch of Britain’s M25 motorway opens.
More than 500,000 people protest in The Hague, The Netherlands, against cruise missiles.
Palestinian guerrillas kill an airport employee and hijack a plane, carrying 27 passengers, to Cuba. They force West Germany to release 3 terrorists who were involved in the Munich Massacre.
The U.S. Supreme Court orders immediate desegregation, superseding the previous “with all deliberate speed” ruling.
→ See more: October 29 in History

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