Historical Events on 29th April

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1091 - Battle at Monte Levunium: Emperor Alexius I beats Petshegenes
1429 - Joan of Arc arrives at the seige of Orleans
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
1672 - Franco-Dutch War: Louis XIV of France invades the Netherlands.
The Sun King of France Louis XIVThe 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
1784 - Premiere of Mozart's Sonata in B flat, K454 (Vienna)
1793 - Cornerstone laid for Groningen's new town hall
1813 - Ist US Rubber patent granted to Jacob F Hummel
1834 - Charles Darwin's expedition sees top of Andes from Patagonia
1845 - Macon B Allen & Robert Morris Jr, 1st African Americans to open a law practice in the US
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin 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
26th US President Theodore Roosevelt26th US President Theodore Roosevelt 1910 - Ex-US president Theodore Roosevelt visits Amsterdam
1912 - 108°F (42°C), Tuguegarao, Philippines (Oceania record)
1912 - Frank Wedekind's "Tod und Teufel" premieres in Berlin
The Provisional Government of the Irish Republic to the people of IrelandThe Provisional Government of the Irish Republic to the people of Ireland 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
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman 1948 - Don Bradman scores 107 Aust v Worcs, 152 mins, 15 fours
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
1956 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
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
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright 1962 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
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 perfs
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
37th US President Richard Nixon37th US President Richard Nixon 1974 - US President Richard Nixon said he will release edited tapes made in White House
1975 - Ethiopia nationalizes all land
1975 - Flyers 4-Isles 0-Semifinals-Flyers hold 1-0 lead
South Vietnamese civilians scramble to board a CIA helicopter during the evacuation of the US embassy in SaigonSouth Vietnamese civilians scramble to board a CIA helicopter during the evacuation of the US embassy in 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
Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle HaggardCountry Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard 1982 - 17th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, Merle Haggard, and Barbara Mandrell win
1982 - Alfredo Magana elected pres of El Salvador
1982 - Nordiques 2-Isles 5-Semifinals-Isles hold 2-0 lead
1982 - American mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski murders pharmacist Paul Hoffman by beating him with a tire iron
1983 - Harold Washington sworn in as Chicago's 1st black mayor
1984 - "Oliver!" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 17 performances
1984 - Betsy King wins LPGA Freedom/Orlando Golf Classic
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
1986 - Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens strikes out 20 Seattle Mariners
MLB Pitching Legend Roger ClemensMLB Pitching Legend Roger Clemens 1986 - 1986 NFL Draft: Bo Jackson from University of Auburn first pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1987 - Chicago Cub Andre Dawson hits for cycle
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 perfs
1991 - Croatia declares independence
1991 - Cyclone strikes Bangladesh, 139,000 die/10 million homeless
1991 - Earthquake in Georgia, kills 100
MLB Star Andre DawsonMLB Star Andre Dawson 1992 - "Falsettos" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 487 performances
1992 - 27th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks and Reba McEntire win
1992 - Country singer Doug Stone, 35, undergoes quadruple bypass surgery
1992 - Jury acquits LA police officers of beating Rodney King, riots begin
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
1996 - "Rent", starring Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs, opens at Nederlander Theater NYC
Actress/Singer Idina MenzelActress/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.
UA Flight 175 flies toward the south tower of the World Trade Center while the north tower burnsUA Flight 175 flies toward the south tower of the World Trade Center while the north tower burns
46th US Vice-President Dick Cheney46th US Vice-President Dick Cheney 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

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