About April 29

April 29, 2022 is the 119th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 246 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 268 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).
  • 1429
    Joan of Arc arrives to relieve the Siege of Orleans.
  • 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.
  • 1832
    Évariste Galois released from prison.
  • 1864
    Theta Xi fraternity is founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the only fraternity to be founded during the Civil War.
  • 1882
    The “Elektromote” – forerunner of the trolleybus – is tested by Ernst Werner von Siemens in Berlin.
  • 1916
    World War I: The British 6th Indian Division surrenders to Ottoman Forces at the Siege of Kut in one of the largest surrenders of British forces up to that point.
  • 1945
    The Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops.
  • 1945
    World War II: Start of Operation Manna.
  • 1951
    Tibetan delegates to the Central People’s Government arrive in Beijing and draft a Seventeen Point Agreement for Chinese sovereignty and Tibetan autonomy.
  • 1974
    Watergate Scandal: President Richard Nixon announces the release of edited transcripts of White House tape recordings related to the scandal.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production.
  • 2005
    Syria completes withdrawal from Lebanon, ending 29 years of occupation.

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