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Famous Events For April 29 – Today In History

April 29: Today in History – Historical Events

Early Centuries – April 29  Historic Events – Before the 1700s

1. 29th April 1429: French soldier and national heroine Joan of Arc arrives at the Siege of Orleans.
2. 29th April 1522: Frans Van was today named the Holy Inquisitor general of the Netherlands by Holy Roman Emperor Charles V.
3. 29th April 1540: Emperor Charles declared ended all privileges to Ghent.
4. 29th April 1550: Inquisitors were given additional authority by Emperor Charles.


5. 29th April 1553: The practice of starching linen in England was introduced by a Flemish woman.
6. 29th April 1628: Sweden and Denmark signed a defense treaty against the Duke of Wallenstein.
7. 29th April 1661: The Chinese Ming dynasty occupied Taiwan.
8. 29th April 1672: In the Franco-Dutch War King Louis XIV invaded the Netherlands.

18th Century – What Happened on April 29 – The 1700s

9. 29th April 1706: Emperor Jozef I became the monarch of Colon and Bavaria.
10. 29th April 1707: The English and Scottish parliaments accepted the Act of the Union for the creation of Great Britain and the United Kingdom. This came into being on 1st May.
11. 29th April 1767: Inventor and Engineer James Watt today patented a steam engine with a separate condenser.
12. 29th April 1781: Tobago was today occupied by the French Fleet during the American War of Independence.
13. 29th April 1781: The British were today stopped from seizing the Cape of Good Hope by the French Fleet.


19th Century – April 29 This Day That Year – The 1800s

14. 29th April 1813: Jacob F Hummel was granted the first US Rubber patent today.
15. 29th April 1845: Macon B Allan and Robert Morris Jr. were the first African Americans to open a law practice in the US.
16. 29th April 1852: The first edition of Peter Roget’s Thesaurus was published today.
17. 29th April 1861: During the US Civil War Maryland’s House of Delegates voted against seceding from the Union.
18. 29th April 1862: During the US Civil War, New Orleans fell to the Union forces.
19. 29th April 1862: 100,000 Union troops prepare to march into Corinth in Mississippi.
20. 29th April 1864: The Theta Xi fraternity was founded today at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.
21. 29th April 1864: About 1,700 British troops suffered their worst defeat of the New Zealand War in the Battle of Gate Pa, at the hands of 230 entrenched Mori warriors in Tauranga.


22. 29th April 1879: In Cleveland, Ohio, electric arc lights were used for the first time.
23. 29th April 1886: The first public Dutch electricity was opened today.
24. 29th April 1894: To protest against unemployment, a five-hundred-strong Commonwealth of Christ (Coxey’s army) arrived in Washington today. Coxey was arrested for trespassing at the Capitol.

20th Century – Important Events On This Day April 29th – The 1900s

25. 29th April 1913: The all-purpose zipper was patented by Gideon Sundback today.
26. 29th April 1901: There was an anti-Semitic riot in Budapest today.
27. 29th April 1903: Nine people were killed as limestones slid in Turtle Mountains in Frank Alberta.
28. 29th April 1916: The Irish Nationals, today, surrendered to the British authorities in Dublin.
29. 29th April 1918: The Western Front offensive of Germany in World War I.
30. 29th April 1924: There was an open revolt in Santa Clara in Cuba.
31. 29th April 1926: France and the US today reached an accord on payment of World War I.


32. 29th April 1927: In Lindberg, the construction of the Spirit of St. Louis was completed today.
33. 29th April 1930: The telephone connection between Britain and Australia goes into service today.
34. 29th April 1936: The first ever professional baseball game was played today in Japan. Nagoya defeated Daitokyo, 8-5.
35. 29th April 1939: Whitestone Bridge which connects the New York Burros of Bronx and Queens opened today.
36. 29th April 1941: Boston Bees today agreed to change their name to Braves.
37. 29th April 1942: In the Netherlands and Vichy-France Jews were forced to wear stars.
38. 29th April 1942: Japanese troops today marched into Lashio and cut off Burma Road.
39. 29th April 1943: US 34th Division occupied Hill 609 in North Tunisia.
40. 29th April 1944: The National Printing Office in Hague was today raided by the Dutch Resistance for procuring 10,000 Dutch identity cards.
41. 29th April 1945: In Italy, the German Army surrendered to the Allies unconditionally.

42. 29th April 1945: RAF for the first time carries out a food drop over Nazi-occupied Holland.
43. 29th April 1945: Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun were today married in a Bunker in Berlin. Hitler named Admiral Karl Doenitz as his successor.
44. 29th April 1945: Japanese Army evacuates Rangoon today.
45. 29th April 1945: This day marks the liberation of the Nazi death camp Dachau
46. 29th April 1946: Today in Tokyo, 28 former Japanese leaders were indicted as war criminals.
47. 29th April 1951: China today seized the assets of Asiatic Petroleum, a joint venture of Shell and Royal Dutch oil companies in retaliation to the Hong Kong government requisitioning of tanker Yung Ho.
48. 29th April 1952: Thomas J Watson Jr. President of IBM company today informed the stakeholders of IBM that the company was building the most advanced and most flexible high-speed computer in the world, the IBM 701 Electronic Data Processing Machine.
49. 29th April 1953: In the first experimental 3D-TV broadcast, an episode of space patrol of Los Angeles affiliate KECA-TV was shown.
50. 29th April 1954: Ernest Borgnine made his first television network debut in “Night Visitor” on NBC-TV.

51. 29th April 1955: In Italy, Giovanni Gronchi was today elected as its third President.
52. 29th April 1956: WLUC TV Channel 6 in Marquette began broadcasting from today.
53. 29th April 1956: WSPA TV Channel 7 begins broadcasting from G’ville-Spartenburg.
54. 29th April 1956: In Richmond, WWBT TV Channel 12 begins broadcasting from today.
55. 29th April 1957: The first military nuclear power plant was dedicated at Fort Belvoir.
56. 29th April 1961: ABC’s “World of Sport” premiered today.
57. 29th April 1962: “A Man for All Seasons” and “How to Succeed in Business Without Trying” won the 16th Tony Awards.
58. 29th April 1963: KRE-AM in Berkeley changed its call letter to KPAT today.
59. 29th April 1964: The US today performed a nuclear test at its Nevada Test Site.
60. 29th April 1965: Malta, today became the 18th member of the Council of Europe.
61. 29th April 1965: Five people died when an earthquake struck Seattle today.
62. 29th April 1965: Today the Australian government announced that it would send troops to Vietnam.
63. 29th April 1968: “Hair” today opened at Baltimore Theater in New York City for 1,750 performances.

64. 29th April 1970: 50,000 US and South Vietnamese troops today invaded Cambodia.
65. 29th April 1971: The US today performed a nuclear test at its Nevada Test Site.
66. 29th April 1971: Boeing today received a contract for Mariner 10, Mercury exploration.
67. 29th April 1974: US President Richard Nixon announced that he would release edited transcripts of White House tape recordings related to the Watergate Scandal.
68. 29th April 1974: Phil Donahue’s TV show “Donahue” moved to Chicago in Illinois.
69. 29th April 1975: The US Embassy in Vietnam was evacuated today as North Vietnam battled its way into Saigon.
70. 29th April 1975: Ethiopia today nationalized all land.
71. 29th April 1976: Minister Irene Vorrink today began fluoridating Dutch drinking water.
72. 29th April 1977: In Britain, British Aerospace forms.
73. 29th April 1980: Today Corazones Unidos Siempre Chi Upsilon Sigma National Sorority Inc was founded.
74. 29th April 1981: Peter Sutcliff today admitted that he is the Yorkshire Ripper, who murdered 13 women.
75. 29th April 1981: Steve Carlton of the Philadelphia Phillies, became the first left-handed pitcher to get 3000 career strikeouts in major leagues.

76. 29th April 1982: Country music singer and songwriter Merle Haggard and Barbara Mandrell, won the 17th Academy of Country Music Award in Alabama today.
77. 29th April 1982: In El Salvador, Alfredo Magana was today elected president.
78. 29th April 1983: Harold Washington was today sworn in as Chicago’s first black Mayor.
79. 29th April 1985: In the 17 space shuttle mission, Challenger 7 was today launched.
80. 29th April 1986: There was a fire in the Los Angeles public library. 800,000 books were destroyed in the fire.
81. 29th April 1987: The Prime Minister of Japan Nakasone visits the US.
82. 29th April 1989: The second government of Lubbers fell today.
83. 29th April 1990: Wrecking cranes today began tearing down the Berlin Wall at Brandenburg Gate.
84. 29th April 1991: An earthquake struck Georgia today killing at least 100 people.
85. 29th April 1992: Riots began today when the Jury acquitted police officers of beating Rodney King.
86. 29th April 1994: A ferry boat today smashed into the Mombasa harbor in Kenya killing 300 people.
87. 29th April 1994: Israel and PLO today signed an economic accord.
88. 29th April 1996: Former CIA director William Colby went missing in a boating accident and was presumed drowned. His body was recovered later.
89. 29th April 1998: The US, Canada, and Mexico end tariffs on $ 1 billion in NAFTA trade.
90. 29th April 1998: Brazil today announced a plan to protect a large area (an area about the size of Colorado) of the Amazon forest.

21st Century – April 29 This Day In History – The 2000s

91. 29th April 2002: Kelsey Grammar and his production company Grammnet Inc. were today ordered to pay over $2 million in unpaid commission to his former talent agency.
92. 29th April 2002: United States, one year after losing a seat which it had held for fifty years, was today re-elected to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights.
93. 29th April 2004: Dick Cheney and George W Bush testify before the 9/11 Commission in the closed, unrecorded hearing in the Oval Office.
94. 29th April 2004: Oldsmobile today built the last car ending 107 years of production.
95. 29th April 2005: Syria today completed its withdrawal from Lebanon, ending 29 years of occupation.
96. 29th April 2009: NATO today expelled two Russian diplomats from its Brussels headquarters over a spy scandal in Estonia. The Russian Foreign Ministry criticized the expulsion.
97. 29th April 2012: The International Chemical Weapons Convention deadline for chemical weapon stockpile takes effect today.
98. 29th April 2013: A Boeing 747 crashed in Bagram in Afghanistan killing 7 people.

99. 29th April 2015: German Measles was declared eradicated from North and South America, the first region in the world to do so.
100. 29th April 2016: In the Iranian runoff elections moderates and reforms got a majority in the parliament.

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