What happened this day in history April 29

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 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 246 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 16, 2021 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 26,994,240 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 278 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 3,051 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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April 29 Historical Events

  • 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.
  • 1945
    The Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops.
  • 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.
  • 1965
    Pakistan’s Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) successfully launches its seventh rocket in its Rehber series.
  • 1968
    The controversial musical Hair opens on Broadway.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    Dick Cheney and George W. Bush testify before the 9/11 Commission in a closed, unrecorded hearing in the Oval Office.
  • 2005
    Syria completes withdrawal from Lebanon, ending 29 years of occupation.

Who were born on April 29?

  • 1780
    Charles Nodier, French writer (d. 1844)
  • 1899
    Duke Ellington, American jazz pianist and bandleader (d. 1974)
  • 1924
    Al Balding, Canadian golfer (d. 2006)
  • 1929
    Mickey McDermott, American baseball player (d. 2003)
  • 1936
    Lane Smith, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1955
    Gino Quilico, Canadian baritone
  • 1956
    Ketil Stokkan, Norwegian singer
  • 1956
    Sofia Sakorafa, Greek javelin thrower and politician
  • 1973
    David Belle, French physical educator
  • 1976
    Jay Orpin, Swedish composer and producer

Who died on April 29?

  • 1594
    Thomas Cooper, English bishop, lexicographer, and writer
  • 1768
    Georg Brandt, Swedish chemist and mineralogist (b. 1694)
  • 1854
    Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, British general (b. 1768)
  • 1916
    The O'Rahilly, Irish Nationalist and member of the Easter Rising (b. 1875)
  • 1937
    William Gillette, American actor (b. 1853)
  • 1944
    Bernardino Machado, President of Portugal (b. 1851)
  • 1956
    Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, German field marshal (b. 1876)
  • 2000
    Pham Van Dong, Vietnamese politician (b. 1906)
  • 2005
    Mariana Levy, Mexican actress, singer, and television show host (b. 1966)
  • 2007
    Ivica Račan, Prime Minister of Croatia (b. 1944)

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