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

  • 711
    Islamic conquest of Hispania: Moorish troops led by Tariq ibn-Ziyad land at Gibraltar to begin their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula (Al-Andalus).
  • 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.
  • 1832
    Évariste Galois released from prison.
  • 1882
    The “Elektromote” – forerunner of the trolleybus – is tested by Ernst Werner von Siemens in Berlin.
  • 1910
    The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the People’s Budget, the first budget in British history with the expressed intent of redistributing wealth among the British public.
  • 1945
    World War II: The German Army in Italy unconditionally surrenders to the Allies.
  • 1946
    The International Military Tribunal for the Far East convenes and indicts former Prime Minister of Japan Hideki Tojo and 28 former Japanese leaders for war crimes.
  • 1951
    Tibetan delegates to the Central People’s Government arrive in Beijing and draft a Seventeen Point Agreement for Chinese sovereignty and Tibetan autonomy.
  • 1965
    Pakistan’s Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) successfully launches its seventh rocket in its Rehber series.
  • 1970
    Vietnam War: United States and South Vietnamese forces invade Cambodia to hunt Viet Cong.
  • 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.
  • 1997
    The Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 enters into force, outlawing the production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons by its signatories.
  • 1999
    The Avala TV Tower near Belgrade is destroyed in the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia.
  • 2004
    Dick Cheney and George W. Bush testify before the 9/11 Commission in a closed, unrecorded hearing in the Oval Office.
  • 2004
    Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production.

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