On This Day

What Happened on April 29, 1864

Historical Events

  • -30] Skirmish at Jenkins' Ferry, Arkansas

Victory in BattleBattle of Gate Pā

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

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Māori and British troops clash at the pā
Māori and British troops clash at the pā
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  • The Theta Xi fraternity is founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York

Famous Deaths


Person of interestAbraham Gesner

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
1864 Highlights

About April 29, 1864

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 156 years, 6 months and 1 day
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus