Historical Events on 29th April

  • 1091 Battle at Monte Levunium: Emperor Alexius I beats Petshegenes

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1429 Joan of Arc arrives at the seige of Orleans

French Soldier and National Heroine Joan of Arc
French Soldier and National Heroine
Joan of Arc
  • 1522 Emperor Charles V names Frans van Holly inquisitor-gen of Netherlands
  • 1540 Emperor Charles declares all privileges of Ghent ended
  • 1550 Emperor Charles V gives inquisiters additional authority
  • 1553 Flemish woman introduces practice of starching linen into England
  • 1587 Sir Frances Drake sails into Cadiz Spain & sinks Spanish fleet ("singeing the King of Spain's beard")
  • 1623 11 Dutch ships depart for the conquest of Peru
  • 1628 Sweden & Denmark sign defense treaty against Duke of Wallenstein
  • 1636 Prince Frederik Henry occupies Schenkenschans
  • 1644 Farm leader Li Zicheng becomes emperor of China & flees Peking
  • 1648 Beginning of the 18 day battle of Zhovti Vody in Ukraine - Polish King Casimir eventually defeated by Cossacks
  • 1661 Chinese Ming dynasty occupies Taiwan
  • 1670 Pope Clemens X elected

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1672 Franco-Dutch War: Louis XIV of France invades the Netherlands.

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • 1701 Drenthe, Netherlands, adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is May 12, 1701
  • 1706 Emperor Jozef I becomes monarch of Cologne and Bavaria
  • 1707 English and Scottish parliaments accept Act of Union; the United Kingdom of Great Britain came into being on 1st May
  • 1715 John Flamsteed observes Uranus for 6th time
  • 1781 French fleet occupies Tobago during American War of Independence
  • 1781 French fleet stopped Britain from seizing the Cape of Good Hope

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1784 Premiere of Mozart's Sonata in B flat, K454 (Vienna)

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
  • 1793 Cornerstone laid for Groningen's new town hall
  • 1813 Ist US Rubber patent granted to Jacob F Hummel

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1834 Charles Darwin's expedition sees top of Andes from Patagonia

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1845 Macon B Allen & Robert Morris Jr, 1st African Americans to open a law practice in the US
  • 1852 1st edition of Peter Roget's Thesaurus published
  • 1853 Comet C/1853 G1 (Schweizer) approaches within 0.0839 AUs of Earth
  • 1856 Peace between Britain & Russia following the Crimean War
  • 1857 US Army, Pacific Div HQ permanently forms at Presidio (SF)
  • 1861 Maryland's House of Delegates votes against seceding from Union (US Civil War)
  • 1862 100,000 federal troops prepare to march into Corinth, Miss
  • 1862 New Orleans fell to Union forces during US Civil War
  • 1863 Battle of Chancellorsville, VA (Fredericksburg, Wilderness Tavern)
  • 1864 -30] Skirmish at Jenkins' Ferry, Arkansas
  • 1864 The Theta Xi fraternity is founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.
  • 1864 Battle of Gate Pa (Pukehinahina): 1,700 British troops suffer their worst defeat of the New Zealand Wars at the hands of 230 entrenched Maori warriors in Tauranga, leaving 31 British troops dead and 80 wounded. Maori losses were 25 killed and an unknown number wounded.
  • 1882 The "Elektromote" - forerunner of the trolleybus - is tested by Ernst Werner von Siemens in Berlin.
  • 1886 1st public Dutch electricity opens
  • 1888 Old Kavallison, Congo: Henry Morton Stanley meets Emin Pasha
  • 1892 Charlie Reilly is baseball's 1st pinch hitter
  • 1894 The 500-strong Commonwealth of Christ (Coxey's Army) arrives in Washington, D.C., to protest against unemployment; Coxey arrested for trespassing at Capitol
  • 1901 27th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Winkfield on His Eminence wins in 2:07.75
  • 1901 Antisemitic riot in Budapest
  • 1902 Congress extends the Chinese Exclusion Act (of 1882) prohibiting immigration of Chinese laborers from territories to the mainland, a rule clearly aimed at Chinese in the Philippines
  • 1903 Limestone slides at Turtle Mountain kill 9 (Frank, Alberta)
  • 1905 2" rain falls in 10 mins in Taylor, TX
  • 1905 Pierre de Brazza lands in Libreville Gabon

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1910 Ex-US president Theodore Roosevelt visits Amsterdam

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1912 108°F (42°C), Tuguegarao, Philippines (Oceania record)
  • 1912 Frank Wedekind's "Tod und Teufel" premieres in Berlin

Person-of-interestEaster Proclamation of 1916

1916 Irish republicans abandon the post office in Dublin and surrender unconditionally, marking the end of the Easter Rising

  • 1918 Tris Speaker ties career outfield record of 4 unassisted double plays
  • 1922 1st official Intl Weightlifting Federation Champ (Tallinn, Estonia)
  • 1926 France & US reach accord on repayment of WW I
  • 1927 Construction of Spirit of St Louis (the monoplane which Charles Lindburgh was to fly across the Atlantic) is completed
  • 1930 123 runs are scored in 7 major league games
  • 1930 North Sea floodgate at Ijmuiden (biggest in world) officially opens
  • 1930 Telephone connection Britain-Australia goes into service
  • 1931 Cleve Indian Wes Ferrell no-hits St Louis Browns, 9-0
  • 1934 Pitts is last major league city to play a home game on a Sunday
  • 1936 1st pro baseball game in Japan is played Nagoya defeats Daitokyo, 8-5
  • 1939 Whitestone Bridge connecting the New York boroughs of Bronx & Queens opens
  • 1940 1st radio broadcast of "Young Dr Malone" on CBS
  • 1940 Norwegian King Haakon & government flee to Britain
  • 1940 Robert Sherwood's "There Shall be No Night" premieres in NYC
  • 1942 Japanese troop march into Lashio, cut off Burma Road
  • 1942 Jews forced to wear a Jewish Star in Netherlands & Vichy-France
  • 1943 Dietrich Bonhoeffer arrested by nazis
  • 1943 Noel Coward's "Present Laughter" premieres in London
  • 1943 US 34th Division occupies Hill 609, North Tunisia
  • 1944 Raid by Dutch Resistance on the National Printing Office in The Hague to procure 10,000 Dutch identity cards.
  • 1945 First food drop by RAF above Nazi-occupied Holland (operation Manna)
  • 1945 Japanese army evacuates Rangoon
  • 1945 Terms of surrender of German armies in Italy signed
  • 1945 US Army liberates 31,601 in Nazi concentration camp in Dachau, Germany
  • 1945 Venice & Mestre were captured by the Allies
  • 1946 28 former Japanese leaders indicted in Tokyo as war criminals

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1948 Don Bradman scores 107 Aust v Worcs, 152 mins, 15 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1953 Joe Adcock is 1st to homer into Polo Grounds' center field bleachers
  • 1953 The first U.S. experimental 3D-TV broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV.
  • 1953 6th Cannes Film Festival: "The Wages of Fear" directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • 1955 Giovanni Gronchi elected third president of Italy

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1956 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1956 WLUC TV channel 6 in Marquette, MI (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 WSPA TV channel 7 in G'ville-Spartanburg, SC (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 WWBT TV channel 12 in Richmond, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 1st military nuclear power plant dedicated, Fort Belvoir Va
  • 1961 ABC's "Wide World of Sports" debuts
  • 1962 16th Tony Awards: "A Man For All Seasons" & "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" win

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1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • 1963 KRE-AM in Berkeley CA changes call letters to KPAT
  • 1964 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1965 Australian government announces it would send troops to Vietnam
  • 1965 Earthquake hits Seattle; 5 die
  • 1965 Malta becomes 18th member of Council of Europe
  • 1967 Aretha Franklin releases "Respect"
  • 1968 "Hair" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 1750 performances
  • 1969 "Trumpets of the Lord" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 7 performances
  • 1970 50,000 US & South Vietnamese troops invade Cambodia
  • 1971 Bill Graham closes down Fillmore & Fillmore East
  • 1971 Boeing receives contract for Mariner 10, Mercury exploration
  • 1971 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1973 Gloria Ehret wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic

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1974 US President Richard Nixon said he will release edited tapes made in White House

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1975 Ethiopia nationalizes all land
  • 1975 Flyers 4-Isles 0-Semifinals-Flyers hold 1-0 lead

Person-of-interestThe Fall of Saigon

1975 Vietnam War: Operation Frequent Wind: The U.S. begins to evacuate US citizens from Saigon prior to an expected North Vietnamese takeover. U.S. involvement in the war comes to an end.

  • 1976 Minister Irene Vorrink begins fluoridating Dutch drinking water
  • 1977 British Aerospace forms
  • 1979 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Otey Crisman Golf Classic
  • 1980 Corazones Unidos Siempre Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority Inc. is founded.
  • 1980 1980 NFL Draft: Billy Sims from University of Oklahoma first pick by Detroit Lions
  • 1981 Peter Sutcliffe admits he is the Yorkshire Ripper (murdered 13 women)
  • 1981 Phillie Steve Carlton is 1st lefty to strike out 3,000 batters
  • 1981 1981 NFL Draft: George Rogers from University of South Carolina first pick by New Orleans Saints

Music-awardsMusic Awards

1982 17th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, Merle Haggard, and Barbara Mandrell win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • 1982 Alfredo Magana elected pres of El Salvador
  • 1982 Nordiques 2-Isles 5-Semifinals-Isles hold 2-0 lead

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1982 American mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski murders pharmacist Paul Hoffman by beating him with a tire iron

Contract Killer Richard Kuklinski
Contract Killer
Richard Kuklinski
  • 1983 Harold Washington sworn in as Chicago's 1st black mayor
  • 1984 "Oliver!" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 17 performances

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1984 Betsy King wins LPGA Freedom/Orlando Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • 1985 17th space shuttle mission (51-B)-Challenger 7 launched
  • 1985 Ranger Larry Parrish is 5th to hit 3 HRs in a game in both leagues
  • 1985 Tony Tubbs TKOs Greg Page in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1986 800,000 books destroyed by fire in Los Angeles Central Library

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1986 Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens strikes out 20 Seattle Mariners

MLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens
MLB Pitching Legend
Roger Clemens
  • 1986 1986 NFL Draft: Bo Jackson from University of Auburn first pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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1987 Chicago Cub Andre Dawson hits for cycle

MLB Star Andre Dawson
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Andre Dawson
  • 1987 Japan's premier Nakasone visits the US
  • 1988 Orioles beat White Sox 9-0 for 1st 1988 win after 21 loses
  • 1989 2nd government of Lubbers falls
  • 1990 "Change in the Heir" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • 1990 Dan Quisenberry (all-time AL save king, 238) announces his retirement
  • 1990 STS-31 (Discovery 10) lands
  • 1990 Wrecking cranes began tearing down Berlin Wall at Brandenburg Gate
  • 1991 "Our Country's Good" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 48 performances
  • 1991 Croatia declares independence
  • 1991 Cyclone strikes Bangladesh, 139,000 die/10 million homeless
  • 1991 Earthquake in Georgia, kills 100
  • 1992 "Falsettos" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 487 performances

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1992 27th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks and Reba McEntire win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • 1992 Country singer Doug Stone, 35, undergoes quadruple bypass surgery

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1992 Jury acquits LA police officers of beating Rodney King, riots begin

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • 1992 Sheena Easton collapses on stage while performing in "Man of LaMancha"
  • 1992 Voting ends on choice of Elvis stamps
  • 1994 Ferry boat smashes into Mombasa Harbor Kenya, kills over 300
  • 1994 Israel & PLO sign economic accord
  • 1995 Final TV broadcast of "Empty Nest" on NBC TV
  • 1995 KC Royal John Nonely is 70th to HR on his 1st at bat
  • 1995 Longest sausage ever, at 28.77 miles, made in Kitchener, Ontario

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1996 "Rent", starring Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs, opens at Nederlander Theater NYC

Actress/Singer Idina Menzel
Actress/Singer
Idina Menzel
  • 1996 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Fresno CA on KFRR 104.1 FM
  • 1997 "Candide" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 103 performances
  • 1997 KC Royal Chili Davis is 75th to hit 300 HRs
  • 1997 The Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 comes into force, outlaws production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons among its signatories.
  • 1997 50th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The English Patient" Best Film, Joel & Ethan Coen Best Director
  • 1997 43rd British Academy Television Awards: "Only Fools and Horses" Best Comedy, "EastEnders" Best Drama
  • 1999 Avala TV Tower near Belgrade is destroyed in NATO bombing of Yugoslavia.
  • 2002 The United States is re-elected to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, one year after losing the seat it had held for 50 years.

Person-of-interest9/11 Attack on New York's World Trade Towers

2004 Dick Cheney and George W. Bush testify before the 9/11 Commission in a closed, unrecorded hearing in the Oval Office.

  • 2004 Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production.
  • 2005 Syria completes withdrawal from Lebanon, ending 29 years of occupation.
  • 2005 New Zealand's first civil union takes place.
  • 2006 2006 NFL Draft: Mario Williams from North Carolina State first pick from Houston Texans
  • 2007 2nd Republic protest in support of state secularism held in Instanbul, Turkey
  • 2012 International Chemical Weapons Convention deadline for chemical weapon stockpiles comes into effect
  • 2013 7 people are killed after a Boeing 747 crashes in Bagram, Afghanistan
  • 2015 Indonesia executes 8 prisoners, including 7 foreigners, for drug offences at Besi Prison on the island of Nusakambangan
  • 2015 German Measles is declared eradicated from North and South America - 1st world region to do so