On This Day

On This Day in History for April 29 (Part 2)

Events in History


USARodney King Riots

1992 Jury acquits Los Angeles Police Department officers on charges of excessive force in the beating of Rodney King; the decision sparks massive riots in the city

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Damage in Los Angeles after the 1992 riots, which killed 63 people and caused over $1 billion in damages
Damage in Los Angeles after the 1992 riots, which killed 63 people and caused over $1 billion in damages
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  • 1992 Sheena Easton collapses on stage while performing in "Man of LaMancha"
  • 1992 Voting ends on choice of Elvis stamps
  • 1994 Last day of voting in 1st multi-racial elections in South Africa
  • 1994 Ferry boat smashes into Mombasa Harbor Kenya, kills over 300
  • 1994 Israel & PLO sign economic accord
  • 1995 Longest sausage ever, at 28.77 miles, made in Kitchener, Ontario
  • 1996 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Fresno CA on KFRR 104.1 FM
  • 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 comes into force, outlaws production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons among its signatories
  • 1999 Avala TV Tower near Belgrade is destroyed in NATO bombing of Yugoslavia
  • 2002 The United States is re-elected to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, one year after losing the seat it had held for 50 years

Battle of Interest9/11 Attack on New York's World Trade Towers

2004 Dick Cheney and George W. Bush testify before the 9/11 Commission in a closed, unrecorded hearing in the Oval Office

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UA Flight 175 flies toward the South Tower of the World Trade Center while the North Tower burns
UA Flight 175 flies toward the South Tower of the World Trade Center while the North Tower burns
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  • 2004 Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production
  • 2005 Syria completes withdrawal from Lebanon, ending 29 years of occupation
  • 2005 New Zealand's first civil union takes place
  • 2007 2nd Republic protest in support of state secularism held in Istanbul, Turkey

  • 2012 International Chemical Weapons Convention deadline for chemical weapon stockpiles comes into effect
  • 2013 7 people are killed after a Boeing 747 crashes in Bagram, Afghanistan
  • 2015 Indonesia executes 8 prisoners, including 7 foreigners, for drug offences at Besi Prison on the island of Nusakambangan
  • 2015 German Measles is declared eradicated from North and South America - 1st world region to do so
  • 2016 Iranian run-off elections give moderates and reforms a majority in parliament
  • 2017 3 tornadoes hit south east of Dallas, Texas, killing 5
  • 2018 UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd resigns amid immigration scandal involving the Windrush generation
  • 2018 Sweden's official Twitter account confirms Swedish meatballs actually originated in Turkey
  • 2019 Indonesia is plans to relocate its capital from Jakarta due to the city sinking, according to a government minister
  • 2019 Over 300 people declared to have died through overwork in Indonesia's one-day election on April 17th, with over 2,000 fallen sick
  • 2019 Over 700 people infected with measles in the US, highest number for 25 years
  • 2019 Islamic State releases video showing leader Bakr al-Baghdadi for first time in five years
  • 2020 A mile-wide asteroid named 1998 OR2 passes within 3.9 million miles of Earth
  • 2020 US GDP falls 4.8% for the financial quarter, officially ending the country's growth streak. Worst contraction since 2008.
  • 2020 UK official death toll reaches 26,000 deaths from COVID-19 as care home and community deaths included
  • 2020 Fire at an Icheon warehouse, South Korea, kills 38
  • 2021 Brazil's official COVID-19 death toll passes 400,000, with daily fatalities at 3,000, down from 4,000
  • 2021 World's longest pedestrian bridge at 516 metres (1,700 feet) opens inside northern Portugal's Arouca Geopark

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