On This Day in History for April 29 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 126 of 126

  • 1990 Dan Quisenberry (all-time AL save king, 238) announces his retirement
  • 1990 STS-31 (Discovery 10) lands
  • 1990 Wrecking cranes began tearing down the Berlin Wall at the Brandenburg Gate
  • 1991 Croatia declares independence
  • 1991 Cyclone strikes Bangladesh, 139,000 die/10 million homeless
  • 1991 Earthquake in Georgia, kills 100

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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 Longest sausage ever, at 28.77 miles, made in Kitchener, Ontario
  • 1996 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Fresno CA on KFRR 104.1 FM
  • 1997 The Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 comes into force, outlaws production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons among its signatories.
  • 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.

Battle9/11 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.
  • 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
  • 2016 Iranian run-off elections give moderates and reforms a majority in parliament

Birthdays in History

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Weddings in History

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Deaths in History

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