About April 29

April 29, 2020 is the 120th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 246 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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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 289 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On April 29

  • 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.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Maryland’s House of Delegates votes not to secede from the Union.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: New Orleans, Louisiana falls to Union forces under Admiral David Farragut.
  • 1864
    Theta Xi fraternity is founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the only fraternity to be founded during the Civil War.
  • 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.
  • 1916
    Easter Rebellion: Martial law in Ireland is lifted and the rebellion is officially over with the surrender of Irish nationalists to British authorities in Dublin.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1951
    Tibetan delegates to the Central People’s Government arrive in Beijing and draft a Seventeen Point Agreement for Chinese sovereignty and Tibetan autonomy.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2005
    Syria completes withdrawal from Lebanon, ending 29 years of occupation.
  • 2011
    Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Kate Middleton.

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