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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 29 of August, repeating indefinitely
August 29, 29: Since the fifth century, tradition has this as the date for the death of John the Baptist.
August 29, 70: Romans burn the gates, enter the Temple courtyards of Jerusalem, and destroy the temple by fire. Within three years, Jewish resistance ends in a seige of the Herodian fortress of Massada. Rather than be captured or executed, the zealots committed suicide when it became clear that the Romans would soon breach the walls.