About April 29

April 29, 2021 is the 119th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 246 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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Taurus is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 278 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On April 29

  • 1483
    Gran Canaria, the main of the Canary Islands is conquered by the Kingdom of Castile, very important step in the expansion of Spain.
  • 1587
    Francis Drake leads a raid in the Bay of Cádiz, sinking at least 23 ships of the Spanish fleet.
  • 1672
    Franco-Dutch War: Louis XIV of France invades the Netherlands.
  • 1770
    James Cook arrives at and names Botany Bay, Australia.
  • 1781
    American Revolutionary War: British and French ships clash in the Battle of Fort Royal off the coast of Martinique.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Maryland’s House of Delegates votes not to secede from the Union.
  • 1864
    Theta Xi fraternity is founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the only fraternity to be founded during the Civil War.
  • 1945
    The Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops.
  • 1945
    The Italian commune of Fornovo di Taro is liberated from German forces by Brazilian forces.
  • 1945
    World War II – Fuehrerbunker: Adolf Hitler marries his longtime partner Eva Braun in a Berlin bunker and designates Admiral Karl Dönitz as his successor. Both Hitler and Braun will commit suicide the next day.
  • 1945
    World War II: The German Army in Italy unconditionally surrenders to the Allies.
  • 1946
    Father Divine, a controversial religious leader who claims to be God, marries the much-younger Edna Rose Ritchings, a celebrated anniversary in the International Peace Mission movement.
  • 1965
    Pakistan’s Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) successfully launches its seventh rocket in its Rehber series.
  • 1967
    After refusing induction into the United States Army the day before (citing religious reasons), Muhammad Ali is stripped of his boxing title.
  • 1975
    Vietnam War: Operation Frequent Wind: The U.S. begins to evacuate U.S. citizens from Saigon prior to an expected North Vietnamese takeover. U.S. involvement in the war comes to an end.
  • 1986
    A fire at the Central library of the City of Los Angeles Public Library damages or destroys 400,000 books and other items.
  • 1991
    A cyclone strikes the Chittagong district of southeastern Bangladesh with winds of around 155 mph, killing at least 138,000 people and leaving as many as 10 million homeless.
  • 1992
    Los Angeles riots: Riots in Los Angeles, California, following the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. Over the next three days 53 people are killed and hundreds of buildings are destroyed.
  • 1997
    The Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 enters into force, outlawing the production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons by its signatories.
  • 2011
    Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Kate Middleton.

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