On This Day

What Happened on April 29, 1863

WR Hearst – The Master of Fake News

Historical Events

  • Battle of Grand Gulf, Mississippi: Union navy ironclad warships attack Confederate fortifications

Famous Birthdays

  • Constantine P Cavafy, Egyptian Greek poet, journalist and civil servant, born in Alexandria, Egypt Province, Ottoman Empire (d. 1933)
  • Mary Theresa Ledóchowska, Polish-Austrian Catholic nun (founded the Missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver), born in Loosdorf, Lower Austria, Austrian Empire (d. 1922)

William Randolph Hearst

William Randolph Hearst, American newspaper publisher (San Francisco Examiner, Seattle P-I), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1951)

1863 Highlights

About April 29, 1863

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 158 years, 7 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Taurus