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April 29 Historical Events

The following events took place on April 29. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 45 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 1091
    Battle of Levounion: The Pechenegs are defeated by Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos.
  • 1386
    Battle of the Vikhra River: The Principality of Smolensk is defeated by the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and becomes its vassal.
  • 1429
    Joan of Arc arrives to relieve the Siege of Orléans.
  • 1483
    Gran Canaria, the main island of the Canary Islands is conquered by the Kingdom of Castile.
  • 1521
    Swedish War of Liberation: Swedish troops under Gustav Vasa defeat a Danish force under Didrik Slagheck in the Battle of Västerås and soon capture the city of Västerås. The Danish-held castle, however, does not surrender to the Swedes until 31 January the following year, after a nine-month siege.
  • 1770
    James Cook arrives at and names Botany Bay, Australia.
  • 1781
    American Revolutionary War: British and French ships clash in the Battle of Fort Royal off the coast of Martinique.
  • 1832
    Évariste Galois is released from prison.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Maryland’s House of Delegates votes not to secede from the Union.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: New Orleans falls to Union forces under Admiral David Farragut.
  • 1864
    Theta Xi fraternity is founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the only fraternity to be founded during the American Civil War.
  • 1882
    The “Elektromote”, forerunner of the trolleybus, is tested by Ernst Werner von Siemens in Berlin.
  • 1903
    A 30 million cubic-metre landslide kills 70 in Frank, North-West Territories, Canada.
  • 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.
  • 1916
    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.
  • 1916
    Easter Rising: Martial law in Ireland is lifted and the rebellion is officially over with the surrender of Irish nationalists to British authorities in Dublin.
  • 1944
    World War II: British agent Nancy Wake, a leading figure in the French Resistance and the Gestapo’s most wanted person, parachutes back into France to become a liaison between London and the local maquis group.
  • 1945
    World War II: The German army in Italy unconditionally surrenders to the Allies.
  • 1945
    World War II: Start of Operation Manna.
  • 1945
    World War II: The sclass- Captain HMS Goodall (K479) is torpedoed by U-286 outside the Kola Inlet becoming the last ship of the Royal Navy sunk in the European theatre of World War II.
  • 1945
    World War II: Führerbunker: Adolf Hitler marries his longtime partner Eva Braun in a Berlin bunker and designates Admiral Karl Dönitz as his successor. Both Hitler and Braun commit suicide the following day.
  • 1945
    The Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops.
  • 1945
    The Italian commune of Fornovo di Taro is liberated from German forces by Brazilian forces.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1953
    The first U.S. experimental 3D television broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV.
  • 1965
    Pakistan’s Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) successfully launches its seventh rocket in its Rehber series.
  • 1967
    After refusing induction into the United States Army the day before (citing religious reasons), Muhammad Ali is stripped of his boxing title.
  • 1968
    The controversial musical Hair, a product of the hippie counter-culture and sexual revolution of the 1960s, opens at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway, with its song becoming anthems of the anti-Vietnam War movement.

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