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Interesting historical events that occurred on April 29…

April 29, 2012

April 29.  Sunday.  246 days left in 2012.

1781 – American Revolutionary WarBritish and French ships clash in the Battle of Fort Royal off the coast of Martinique.

1861 – American Civil WarMaryland‘s House of Delegates votes not to secede from the Union.

1862 – American Civil War: New Orleans, Louisiana falls to Union forces under Admiral David Farragut.

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.

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 Captain class frigate 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 – FuehrerbunkerAdolf Hitler marries his longtime partner Eva Braun in a Berlin bunker and designates Admiral Karl Dönitz as his successor. Both Hitler and Braun will commit suicide the next day.

1945 – The Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops.

1953 – The first U.S. experimental 3D-TV broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV.

1967 – After refusing induction into the United States Army the day before (citing religious reasons), Muhammad Ali is stripped of his boxing title.

1970 – Vietnam War: United States and South Vietnamese forces invade Cambodia to hunt Viet Cong.

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Eve Plumb - "Jan"

1974 – Watergate ScandalPresident Richard Nixon announces the release of edited transcripts of White House tape recordings related to the scandal.

1975 – 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.

1986 – A fire at the Central library of the City of Los Angeles Public Library damages or destroys 400,000 books and other items.

1992 – Los Angeles riotsRiots 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.

1997 – The Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 enters into force, outlawing the production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons by its signatories.

1997 – The Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 enters into force, outlawing the production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons by its signatories.

2004 – Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production.


1899 – Duke Ellington, American jazz pianist and bandleader (d. 1974)

1938 – Bernard Madoff, American convict, Ponzi scheme operator

1951 – Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver (d. 2001)

1954 – Jerry Seinfeld, American comedian

1957 – Daniel Day-Lewis, British-Irish actor

1958 – Michelle Pfeiffer, American actress

1958 – Eve Plumb, American actress

1970 – Andre Agassi, American tennis player

1970 – Uma Thurman, American actress


1980 – Alfred Hitchcock, British film director (b. 1899)




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