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What are the important events that happened on April 29? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

April 29: Facts & Myths About This Day

April 29 is the 119th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 246 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 16, 2017 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,890,400 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectadecaenneagon’ day.

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Taurus is the zodiac 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 296 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,590 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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April 29 Historical Events

  • 1429
    Joan of Arc arrives to relieve the Siege of Orleans.
  • 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.
  • 1953
    The first U.S. experimental 3D-TV broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV.
  • 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.
  • 1999
    The Avala TV Tower near Belgrade is destroyed in the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia.

Who were born on April 29?

  • 1842
    Karl Millöcker, Dutch composer (d. 1899)
  • 1909
    Tom Ewell, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1924
    Al Balding, Canadian golfer (d. 2006)
  • 1924
    Zizi Jeanmaire, French ballet dancer and actress
  • 1934
    Pedro Pires, 3rd President of Cape Verde

Who died on April 29?

  • 1776
    Edward Wortley Montagu, British traveler and writer (b. 1713)
  • 1798
    Nikolaus Poda von Neuhaus, German entomologist (b. 1723)
  • 2005
    Mariana Levy, Mexican actress, singer, and television show host (b. 1966)
  • 2007
    Arve Opsahl, Norwegian actor, known as the leader of Olsenbanden (b. 1921)
  • 2007
    Ivica Račan, Prime Minister of Croatia (b. 1944)

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