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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 120th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 246 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 16, 2016 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,364,800 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 ‘hectaicosagon’ 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 274 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 1,225 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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April 29 Historical Events

  • 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).
  • 1770
    James Cook arrives at and names Botany Bay, Australia.
  • 1832
    Évariste Galois released from prison.
  • 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.
  • 1986
    A fire at the Central library of the City of Los Angeles Public Library damages or destroys 400,000 books and other items.

Who were born on April 29?

  • 1885
    Egon Erwin Kisch, Czech journalist and author (d. 1948)
  • 1899
    Duke Ellington, American jazz pianist and bandleader (d. 1974)
  • 1917
    Celeste Holm, American actress
  • 1929
    Ray Barretto, American jazz musician (d. 2006)
  • 1975
    Eric Koston, Thai American professional skateboarder

Who died on April 29?

  • 1658
    John Cleveland, English poet (b. 1613)
  • 1688
    Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg (b. 1620)
  • 1768
    Georg Brandt, Swedish chemist and mineralogist (b. 1694)
  • 1798
    Nikolaus Poda von Neuhaus, German entomologist (b. 1723)
  • 1956
    Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, German field marshal (b. 1876)

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