What Happened on April 29, 1864

Historical Events

  • -30] Skirmish at Jenkins' Ferry, Arkansas

Battle 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

  • The Theta Xi fraternity is founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York
1864 History

Famous Deaths

Abraham GesnerAbraham Gesner (1797-1864)

Canadian geologist (inventor of kerosene), dies at 66

  • Charles-Julien Brianchon, French mathematician (Brianchon's theorem), dies at 80

About April 29, 1864

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 158 years, 10 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Taurus