What Happened on April 29, 1864

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • -30] Skirmish at Jenkins' Ferry, Arkansas
  • 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
  • The Theta Xi fraternity is founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Abraham Gesner, Canadian geologist (inventor of kerosene), dies at 66

Physician and Geologist Abraham Gesner
Physician and Geologist
Abraham Gesner
  • Charles-Julien Brianchon, math (Brianchon's theorem), dies at 80