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29th of April 0711 EVENT Islamic conquest of Hispania: Moorish troops led by Tariq ibn-Ziyad land at Gibraltar to begin their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula (Al-Andalus).
29th of April 1429 EVENT Joan of Arc arrives to relieve the Siege of Orleans.
29th of April 1483 EVENT Gran Canaria, the main of the Canary Islands is conquered by the Kingdom of Castile, very important step in the expansion of Spain.
29th of April 1587 EVENT Francis Drake leads a raid in the Bay of Cadiz, sinking at least 23 ships of the Spanish fleet.
29th of April 1672 EVENT Franco-Dutch War: Louis XIV of France invades the Netherlands.
29th of April 1770 EVENT James Cook arrives at and names Botany Bay, Australia.
29th of April 1781 EVENT American Revolutionary War: British and French ships clash in the Battle of Fort Royal off the coast of Martinique.
29th of April 1832 EVENT Evariste Galois released from prison.
29th of April 1861 EVENT American Civil War: Maryland's House of Delegates votes not to secede from the Union.
29th of April 1862 EVENT American Civil War: New Orleans, Louisiana falls to Union forces under Admiral David Farragut.
29th of April 1864 EVENT Theta Xi fraternity is founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the only fraternity to be founded during the Civil War.
29th of April 1903 EVENT A 30 million cubic-metre landslide kills 70 in Frank, Alberta, Canada.
29th of April 1910 EVENT 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.
29th of April 1916 EVENT World War I: The British 6th Indian Division surrenders to Ottoman Forces at the Siege of Kut in one of the largest surrenders of British forces up to that point.
29th of April 1916 EVENT Easter Rebellion: Martial law in Ireland is lifted and the rebellion is officially over with the surrender of Irish nationalists to British authorities in Dublin.
29th of April 1945 EVENT World War II: The German Army in Italy unconditionally surrenders to the Allies.
29th of April 1945 EVENT World War II : Fuehrerbunker: Adolf Hitler marries his long-time partner Eva Braun in a Berlin bunker and designates Admiral Karl Donitz as his successor. Both Hitler and Braun will commit suicide the next day.
29th of April 1945 EVENT World War II: Start of Operation Manna.
29th of April 1945 EVENT The Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops.
29th of April 1945 EVENT The Italian commune of Fornovo di Taro is liberated from German forces by Brazilian forces.
29th of April 1946 EVENT 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.
29th of April 1946 EVENT 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.
29th of April 1951 EVENT Tibetan delegates to the Central People's Government arrive in Beijing and draft a Seventeen Point Agreement for Chinese sovereignty and Tibetan autonomy.
29th of April 1953 EVENT The first U.S. experimental 3D-TV broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV.
29th of April 1965 EVENT Pakistan's Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) successfully launches its seventh rocket in its Rehber series.
29th of April 1967 EVENT After refusing induction into the United States Army the day before (citing religious reasons), Muhammad Ali is stripped of his boxing title.
29th of April 1968 EVENT The controversial musical Hair opens on Broadway.
29th of April 1970 EVENT Vietnam War: United States and South Vietnamese forces invade Cambodia to hunt Viet Cong.
29th of April 1974 EVENT Watergate Scandal: President Richard Nixon announces the release of edited transcripts of White House tape recordings related to the scandal.
29th of April 1975 EVENT Vietnam War: Operation Frequent Wind: The U.S. begins to evacuate U.S. citizens from Saigon prior to an expected North Vietnamese takeover. U.S. involvement in the war comes to an end.
29th of April 1986 EVENT A fire at the Central library of the City of Los Angeles Public Library damages or destroys 400,000 books and other items.
29th of April 1991 EVENT 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.
29th of April 1992 EVENT 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.
29th of April 1997 EVENT The Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 enters into force, outlawing the production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons by its signatories.
29th of April 1999 EVENT The Avala TV Tower near Belgrade is destroyed in the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia.
29th of April 2004 EVENT Dick Cheney and George W. Bush testify before the 9/11 Commission in a closed, unrecorded hearing in the Oval Office.
29th of April 2004 EVENT Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production.
29th of April 2005 EVENT Syria completes withdrawal from Lebanon, ending 29 years of occupation.
29th of April 2011 EVENT Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Kate Middleton.
29th of April 1665 BIRTHDAY James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde, Irish statesman and soldier (d. 1745)
29th of April 1667 BIRTHDAY John Arbuthnot, English physician and satirist (d. 1735)
29th of April 1686 BIRTHDAY Peregrine Bertie, 2nd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English statesman (d. 1742)
29th of April 1727 BIRTHDAY Jean-Georges Noverre, French dancer (d. 1810)
29th of April 1745 BIRTHDAY Oliver Ellsworth, 3rd Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1807)
29th of April 1758 BIRTHDAY Georg Carl von Dobeln, Swedish Lieutenant General and war hero (d. 1820)
29th of April 1762 BIRTHDAY Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, French marshal (d. 1833)
29th of April 1769 BIRTHDAY Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, Anglo-Irish statesman (d. 1852)
29th of April 1780 BIRTHDAY Charles Nodier, French writer (d. 1844)
29th of April 1784 BIRTHDAY Samuel Turell Armstrong, American politician and acting Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1850)
29th of April 1810 BIRTHDAY Thomas Adolphus Trollope, British author and journalist, (d. 1892)
29th of April 1818 BIRTHDAY Tsar Alexander II of Russia (d. 1881)
29th of April 1837 BIRTHDAY Georges Boulanger, French general and politician (d. 1891)
29th of April 1842 BIRTHDAY Karl Millocker, Dutch composer (d. 1899)
29th of April 1848 BIRTHDAY Raja Ravi Varma,Indian painter (d.1906)
29th of April 1854 BIRTHDAY Henri Poincare, French mathematician and physicist (d. 1912)
29th of April 1863 BIRTHDAY William Randolph Hearst, American publisher (d. 1951)
29th of April 1863 BIRTHDAY Maria Theresa Ledochowska, Polish-Austrian Catholic nun (d. 1922)
29th of April 1863 BIRTHDAY Constantine P. Cavafy, Greek poet (d. 1933)
29th of April 1872 BIRTHDAY Harry Payne Whitney, American businessman (d. 1930)
29th of April 1875 BIRTHDAY Rafael Sabatini, Italian/British writer (d. 1950)
29th of April 1876 BIRTHDAY Empress Zauditu of Ethiopia (d. 1930)
29th of April 1879 BIRTHDAY Thomas Beecham, British conductor (d. 1961)
29th of April 1882 BIRTHDAY H. N. Werkman, Dutch artist and printer (d. 1945)
29th of April 1885 BIRTHDAY Egon Erwin Kisch, Czech journalist and author (d. 1948)
29th of April 1893 BIRTHDAY Harold C. Urey, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981)
29th of April 1895 BIRTHDAY Malcolm Sargent, British conductor (d. 1967)
29th of April 1899 BIRTHDAY Duke Ellington, American jazz pianist and bandleader (d. 1974)
29th of April 1901 BIRTHDAY Hirohito, Emperor of Japan (d. 1989)
29th of April 1907 BIRTHDAY Tino Rossi, French singer and actor (d. 1983)
29th of April 1907 BIRTHDAY Fred Zinnemann, Austrian-born American film director (d. 1997)
29th of April 1908 BIRTHDAY Jack Williamson, American writer (d. 2006)
29th of April 1909 BIRTHDAY Tom Ewell, American actor (d. 1994)
29th of April 1912 BIRTHDAY Richard Carlson, American actor (d. 1977)
29th of April 1915 BIRTHDAY Donald Mills, American singer (Mills Brothers) (d. 1999)
29th of April 1917 BIRTHDAY Maya Deren, Ukraine-born American avant-garde filmmaker (d. 1961)
29th of April 1917 BIRTHDAY Celeste Holm, American actress
29th of April 1918 BIRTHDAY George Allen, American football player and coach (d. 1990)
29th of April 1919 BIRTHDAY Gerard Oury, French film actor and director (d. 2006)
29th of April 1920 BIRTHDAY Edward Blishen, English author (d. 1996)
29th of April 1920 BIRTHDAY Harold Shapero, American composer
29th of April 1922 BIRTHDAY Helmut Krackowizer, Austrian motorcyclist (d. 2001)
29th of April 1922 BIRTHDAY Toots Thielemans, Belgian jazz guitarist and harmonica player
29th of April 1924 BIRTHDAY Al Balding, Canadian golfer (d. 2006)
29th of April 1924 BIRTHDAY Zizi Jeanmaire, French ballet dancer and actress
29th of April 1925 BIRTHDAY John Compton, Saint Lucian Prime Minister (d. 2007)
29th of April 1925 BIRTHDAY Ned Austin, American character actor (d. 2007)
29th of April 1925 BIRTHDAY Iwao Takamoto, American animator, producer and film director (d. 2007)
29th of April 1926 BIRTHDAY Elmer Kelton, American Western novelist (d. 2009)
29th of April 1928 BIRTHDAY Carl Gardner, American singer (The Coasters)
29th of April 1929 BIRTHDAY Ray Barretto, American jazz musician (d. 2006)
29th of April 1929 BIRTHDAY Walter Kempowski, German author (d. 2007)
29th of April 1929 BIRTHDAY Mickey McDermott, American baseball player (d. 2003)
29th of April 1929 BIRTHDAY Peter Sculthorpe, Australian composer
29th of April 1930 BIRTHDAY Jean Rochefort, French actor
29th of April 1931 BIRTHDAY Lonnie Donegan, British musician (d. 2002)
29th of April 1931 BIRTHDAY Frank Auerbach, German-born British painter
29th of April 1932 BIRTHDAY Joy Clements, American soprano (d. 2005)
29th of April 1933 BIRTHDAY Mark Eyskens, Prime Minister of Belgium
29th of April 1933 BIRTHDAY Rod McKuen, American poet and composer
29th of April 1934 BIRTHDAY Luis Aparicio, Venezuelan baseball player
29th of April 1934 BIRTHDAY Pedro Pires, 3rd President of Cape Verde
29th of April 1934 BIRTHDAY Otis Rush, American musician
29th of April 1936 BIRTHDAY Zubin Mehta, Indian-born conductor
29th of April 1936 BIRTHDAY Adolfo Nicolas, Spanish priest
29th of April 1936 BIRTHDAY April Stevens, American singer
29th of April 1936 BIRTHDAY Lane Smith, American actor (d. 2005)
29th of April 1937 BIRTHDAY Jill Paton Walsh, British writer
29th of April 1938 BIRTHDAY Fred Dibnah, British television personality (d. 2004)
29th of April 1938 BIRTHDAY Bernard Madoff, American convict, Ponzi scheme operator
29th of April 1938 BIRTHDAY Klaus Voormann, German musician, artist, and record producer
29th of April 1942 BIRTHDAY Galina Kulakova, Soviet cross country skier
29th of April 1944 BIRTHDAY Princess Benedikte of Denmark
29th of April 1944 BIRTHDAY Richard Kline, American actor and director
29th of April 1944 BIRTHDAY Francis Lee, British footballer
29th of April 1945 BIRTHDAY Tammi Terrell, American singer (d. 1970)
29th of April 1947 BIRTHDAY Serge Bernier, Canadian ice hockey player
29th of April 1947 BIRTHDAY Tommy James, American musician
29th of April 1947 BIRTHDAY Jim Ryun, American athlete and politician
29th of April 1948 BIRTHDAY Michael Karoli, German guitarist and violinist (Can) (d. 2001)
29th of April 1948 BIRTHDAY Bruce Cutler, American attorney
29th of April 1950 BIRTHDAY Phillip Noyce, Australian film director
29th of April 1950 BIRTHDAY Debbie Stabenow, American politician, junior senator of Michigan
29th of April 1951 BIRTHDAY Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver (d. 2001)
29th of April 1952 BIRTHDAY Nora Dunn, American actress
29th of April 1952 BIRTHDAY David Icke, British writer
29th of April 1952 BIRTHDAY Bob McClure, American baseball player
29th of April 1952 BIRTHDAY Ron Washington, American baseball manager(Texas Rangers)
29th of April 1954 BIRTHDAY Jake Burton Carpenter, American snowboarder
29th of April 1954 BIRTHDAY Jerry Seinfeld, American comedian
29th of April 1955 BIRTHDAY Richard Epcar, American voice actor
29th of April 1955 BIRTHDAY Wendee Lee, American voice actress
29th of April 1955 BIRTHDAY Kate Mulgrew, American actress
29th of April 1955 BIRTHDAY Gino Quilico, Canadian baritone
29th of April 1956 BIRTHDAY Sofia Sakorafa, Greek javelin thrower and politician
29th of April 1956 BIRTHDAY Ketil Stokkan, Norwegian singer
29th of April 1957 BIRTHDAY Daniel Day-Lewis, British-Irish actor
29th of April 1957 BIRTHDAY Mark Kendall, American guitarist
29th of April 1957 BIRTHDAY Timothy Treadwell, American ecologist (d. 2003)
29th of April 1958 BIRTHDAY Martin Whitmarsh, British businessman, CEO of McLaren Racing
29th of April 1958 BIRTHDAY Gary Cohen, Baseball broadcaster
29th of April 1958 BIRTHDAY Eve Plumb, American actress
29th of April 1958 BIRTHDAY Michelle Pfeiffer, American actress
29th of April 1960 BIRTHDAY Phil King, British bassist
29th of April 1960 BIRTHDAY Robert J. Sawyer, Canadian writer
29th of April 1960 BIRTHDAY Caveh Zahedi, American filmmaker
29th of April 1961 BIRTHDAY Fumihiko Tachiki, Japanese seiyu
29th of April 1963 BIRTHDAY Mike Babcock, NHL Coach
29th of April 1964 BIRTHDAY Federico Castelluccio, Italian-American actor
29th of April 1964 BIRTHDAY Melody Barnes, Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council
29th of April 1964 BIRTHDAY Mohammad Qatanani, Muslim Imam
29th of April 1966 BIRTHDAY Phil Tufnell, British cricketer
29th of April 1967 BIRTHDAY Curtis Joseph, Canadian ice hockey player
29th of April 1967 BIRTHDAY Master P, American rapper
29th of April 1968 BIRTHDAY Carnie Wilson, American singer
29th of April 1969 BIRTHDAY Paul Adelstein, American actor
29th of April 1969 BIRTHDAY Izel, Turkish singer
29th of April 1970 BIRTHDAY Andre Agassi, American tennis player
29th of April 1970 BIRTHDAY China Forbes, American singer and songwriter (Pink Martini)
29th of April 1970 BIRTHDAY Uma Thurman, American actress
29th of April 1971 BIRTHDAY Tamara Johnson-George, American singer (SWV)
29th of April 1971 BIRTHDAY Sam Michael, Australian engineer
29th of April 1972 BIRTHDAY Dustin McDaniel, American politician
29th of April 1973 BIRTHDAY David Belle, French physical educator
29th of April 1973 BIRTHDAY Johan Hegg, Swedish heavy metal vocalist (Amon Amarth)
29th of April 1974 BIRTHDAY Anggun, Indonesian singer
29th of April 1974 BIRTHDAY Pascal Cygan, French footballer
29th of April 1974 BIRTHDAY Julian Knowle, Austrian tennis player
29th of April 1974 BIRTHDAY Jasper Wood, Canadian violinist
29th of April 1975 BIRTHDAY Eric Koston, Thai American professional skateboarder
29th of April 1975 BIRTHDAY Beres Zoo, Hungarian radio DJ
29th of April 1975 BIRTHDAY Rafael Betancourt, Venezuelan baseball player
29th of April 1976 BIRTHDAY Jay Orpin, Swedish composer and producer
29th of April 1977 BIRTHDAY Rocio Carrasco, Spanish TV host and socialite
29th of April 1977 BIRTHDAY Claus Jensen, Danish footballer
29th of April 1978 BIRTHDAY Tony Armas, Jr., Venezuelan baseball player
29th of April 1978 BIRTHDAY Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan, American tennis players
29th of April 1978 BIRTHDAY Craig Gower, Australian rugby league and union player
29th of April 1979 BIRTHDAY Jo O'Meara, British singer (S Club)
29th of April 1979 BIRTHDAY Lee Dong-Gook, Korean footballer
29th of April 1979 BIRTHDAY Ryan Sharp, British racing driver
29th of April 1979 BIRTHDAY Matt Tong, British drummer (Bloc Party)
29th of April 1980 BIRTHDAY Mathieu Biron, Canadian ice hockey player
29th of April 1980 BIRTHDAY Kian Egan, Irish singer (Westlife)
29th of April 1980 BIRTHDAY Magdalena Tul, Polish pop singer
29th of April 1980 BIRTHDAY Kelly Shoppach, American baseball player
29th of April 1981 BIRTHDAY George McCartney, Northern Irish footballer
29th of April 1981 BIRTHDAY Emilie Mondor, Canadian athlete (d. 2006)
29th of April 1981 BIRTHDAY Alex Vincent, American actor
29th of April 1982 BIRTHDAY Travis Smith, American drummer (Trivium)
29th of April 1983 BIRTHDAY Jay Cutler, American football player
29th of April 1983 BIRTHDAY David Lee, American basketball player
29th of April 1983 BIRTHDAY Tommie Harris, American football player
29th of April 1983 BIRTHDAY Sam Jones III, American actor
29th of April 1983 BIRTHDAY Yuriko Shiratori, Japanese gravure idol and actress
29th of April 1984 BIRTHDAY Taylor Cole, American actress
29th of April 1984 BIRTHDAY Firass Dirani, Australian actor
29th of April 1984 BIRTHDAY Pham Van Quyen, Vietnamese footballer
29th of April 1984 BIRTHDAY Vasilis Xanthopoulos, Greek basketball player
29th of April 1986 BIRTHDAY Renee Alway, American model
29th of April 1987 BIRTHDAY Alicia Morton, American actress
29th of April 1988 BIRTHDAY Jonathan Toews, Canadian ice hockey player
29th of April 1989 BIRTHDAY Charlotte Francis, English actress
29th of April 0926 DEATH Burchard II, Duke of Swabia
29th of April 1380 DEATH Catherine of Siena, Italian saint (Born 1347)
29th of April 1594 DEATH Thomas Cooper, English bishop, lexicographer, and writer
29th of April 1630 DEATH Agrippa d'Aubigne, French poet (Born 1552)
29th of April 1658 DEATH John Cleveland, English poet (Born 1613)
29th of April 1676 DEATH Michiel de Ruyter, Dutch admiral (Born 1607)
29th of April 1688 DEATH Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg (Born 1620)
29th of April 1698 DEATH Charles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis, First Lord of the British Admiralty (Born 1655)
29th of April 1707 DEATH George Farquhar, Irish dramatist (Born 1678)
29th of April 1743 DEATH Charles-Irenee Castel de Saint-Pierre, French writer (Born 1658)
29th of April 1768 DEATH Georg Brandt, Swedish chemist and minerologist (Born 1694)
29th of April 1771 DEATH Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli, Italian-born Russian architect (Born 1700)
29th of April 1776 DEATH Edward Wortley Montagu, British traveler and writer (Born 1713)
29th of April 1782 DEATH Richard Kempenfelt, Royal Navy Admiral (Born 1718)
29th of April 1793 DEATH Yechezkel Landau, Polish rabbi (Born 1713)
29th of April 1793 DEATH John Michell, British scientist (Born 1724)
29th of April 1798 DEATH Nikolaus Poda von Neuhaus, German entomologist (Born 1723)
29th of April 1854 DEATH Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, British general (Born 1768)
29th of April 1903 DEATH Paul du Chaillu, French explorer (Born 1835)
29th of April 1916 DEATH J?rgen Pedersen Gram, Danish mathematician (Born 1850)
29th of April 1916 DEATH The O'Rahilly, Irish Nationalist and member of the Easter Rising (Born 1875)
29th of April 1920 DEATH William Henry Seward, Jr., Union Brigadier General in the American Civil War (Born 1839)
29th of April 1933 DEATH Constantine P. Cavafy, Greek poet (Born 1863)
29th of April 1935 DEATH Leroy Carr, American blues singer, songwriter and pianist (Born 1905)
29th of April 1937 DEATH William Gillette, American actor (Born 1853)
29th of April 1944 DEATH Bernardino Machado, President of Portugal (Born 1851)
29th of April 1945 DEATH Matthias Kleinheisterkamp, German SS officer (Born 1893)
29th of April 1947 DEATH Irving Fisher, American economist (Born 1867)
29th of April 1951 DEATH Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austrian-born philosopher (Born 1889)
29th of April 1956 DEATH Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, German field marshal (Born 1876)
29th of April 1961 DEATH Cisco Houston, American folk singer (Born 1918)
29th of April 1966 DEATH William Eccles, British physicist and radio pioneer (Born 1875)
29th of April 1967 DEATH Anthony Mann, American actor and director (Born 1906)
29th of April 1967 DEATH J. B. Lenoir, American musician (Born 1929)
29th of April 1979 DEATH Hardie Gramatky, American author and animator (Born 1907)
29th of April 1980 DEATH Alfred Hitchcock, British film director (Born 1899)
29th of April 1988 DEATH James McCracken, American tenor (Born 1926)
29th of April 1992 DEATH Mae Clarke, American actress (Born 1910)
29th of April 1993 DEATH Mick Ronson, British musician (Born 1946)
29th of April 1993 DEATH Michael Gordon, American film director (Born 1909)
29th of April 1997 DEATH Mike Royko, American columnist (Born 1932)
29th of April 1998 DEATH Hal Laycoe, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (Born 1922)
29th of April 2002 DEATH Bob Akin, American industrialist and race car driver (Born 1936)
29th of April 2002 DEATH Lor Tok, Thai comedian and actor (Born 1914)
29th of April 2004 DEATH Sid Smith, Canadian ice hockey player (Born 1925)
29th of April 2005 DEATH William J. Bell, American television writer and producer (Born 1927)
29th of April 2005 DEATH Mariana Levy, Mexican actress, singer, and television show host (Born 1966)
29th of April 2006 DEATH John Kenneth Galbraith, Canadian-born US economist (Born 1908)
29th of April 2007 DEATH Milt Bocek, American baseball player (Born 1912)
29th of April 2007 DEATH Josh Hancock, American baseball player (Born 1978)
29th of April 2007 DEATH Arve Opsahl, Norwegian actor, known as the leader of Olsenbanden (Born 1921)
29th of April 2007 DEATH Ivica Racan, Prime Minister of Croatia (Born 1944)
29th of April 2007 DEATH Zhang Taofang, Chinese sniper (Born 1931)
29th of April 2007 DEATH Dick Motz, New Zealand cricketer (Born 1940)
29th of April 2008 DEATH Albert Hofmann, Swiss chemist, known as the first to synthesize LSD (Born 1906)
29th of April 2010 DEATH A.S. Douglas, British computer scientist, creator of the first graphical computer game (Born 1921)

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