On This Day

What Happened on April 29, 2019

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Indonesia is planning to relocate its capital from Jakarta due to its sinking according to a government minister
  • Islamic State releases video showing leader Bakr al-Baghdadi for first time in five years
  • Over 300 people declared to have died through overwork in Indonesia's one-day election on April 17th, with over 2,000 fallen sick
  • Over 700 people infected with measles in the US, highest number for 25 years
  • Sports Illustrated features a muslim model Halima Aden in a Burkini for the first time in their swimsuit edition

Famous Deaths

  • Gino Marchetti, Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end (Pro Bowl x 11), dies of pneumonia at 93
  • John Singleton, American director and screenwriter (Boyz in the Hood), dies of a stroke at 51