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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, 1,493,424,000 seconds 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

  • 1672
    Franco-Dutch War: Louis XIV of France invades the Netherlands.
  • 1903
    A 30 million cubic-metre landslide kills 70 in Frank, Alberta, Canada.
  • 1945
    The Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops.
  • 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.
  • 2011
    Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Kate Middleton.

Who were born on April 29?

  • 1938
    Bernard Madoff, American convict, Ponzi scheme operator
  • 1952
    Bob McClure, American baseball player
  • 1971
    Tamara Johnson-George, American singer (SWV)
  • 1975
    Rafael Betancourt, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1983
    Jay Cutler, American football player

Who died on April 29?

  • 1380
    Catherine of Siena, Italian saint (b. 1347)
  • 1776
    Edward Wortley Montagu, British traveler and writer (b. 1713)
  • 1854
    Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, British general (b. 1768)
  • 1961
    Cisco Houston, American folk singer (b. 1918)
  • 2000
    Pham Van Dong, Vietnamese politician (b. 1906)

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