April 29

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May 28, 2022

April 29 is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 246 days remaining until the end of the year.

Name days

Finnish calendar: Teijo Finnish-Swedish calendar: Henning Orthodox calendar: Mauno Sámi calendar: Hennet in older calendars: Agapius, Germanus, Sewerus, Sybilla, Tornia, Tychicus, Tycho, Tyko, Tykö

Events

711 - The Moors, led by Tarik ibn Zijad, landed in Gibraltar to launch the Islamic conquest of the Iberian Peninsula (Al-Andalus). 1429 - Jeanne d'Arc and troops liberate Orléans from English siege. 1483 - The Kingdom of Castile conquers Gran Canaria, a major event in the enlargement of the united Spain. 1661 - Taiwan's Ming Dynasty takes over Taiwan. 1670 - Emilio Altier becomes Pope Clement X. 1770 - British explorer James Cook lands in Botany Bay as the first European off the east coast of Australia. 1833 - The University of Zurich is founded 1894 - A statue of Emperor Alexander II, sculpted by Walter Runeberg, is unveiled in Helsinki's Senate Square. 1916 - The Irish Easter Rebellion ends with the surrender of the Irish. 1918 - Finnish Civil War: The Whites take over Vyborg. 1942 - World War II: Trondheim is bombed by the British. 1945 - World War II: Adolf Hitler marries Eva Braun to the Führerbunker in Berlin. 1945 - World War II: US forces liberate the Dachau concentration camp in Germany. 1945 - Women are granted the right to vote in France. 1975 - Vietnam War: The United States begins to evacuate its troops from Saigon. 1988 - Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev promises to increase religious freedom in the spirit of glasnost. 1992 - Racial riots in Los Angeles: Police accused of beating Rodney King are released and massive riots begin. In three days, 54 people were killed and hundreds of buildings destroyed. 2004 - The last Oldsmobilet is manufactured. 2009 - The first suspicion of swine flu in Finland. 2011 - Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton 2016 - A helicopter crash killed 13 people in Norway.

Born

1722 - Christian Friedrich Schröder, Turku City Architect (d. 1789) 1745 - Oliver Ellsworth, American politician and judge (c. 1807) 1758 - Georg Carl von Döbeln, Swedish general (c. 1820) 1762 - Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, French Count and Marshal (d. 1833) 1774 - Anna Gottlieb, Austrian soprano (d. 1856) 1785 - Karl Drais, German inventor (d. 1851) 1797 - Gaetano Donizetti, Italian composer (Lucia di Lammermoor) (c. 1848) 1803 - James Brooke, British soldier and adventurer (c. 1868) 1818 - Alexander II, Emperor of Russia and Grand Duke of Finland (d. 1881) 1848 - Ravi Varma, Indian painter (d. 1906) 1854 - Henri Poincaré, French mathematician and physicist (d. 1912) 1863 - William Randolph Hearst, American publisher (model of Kizen in Citizen Kane) (d. 1951) 1863 - Konstantínos Kaváfis, Greek poet (d. 1933) 1879 - Thomas Beecham, British conductor (d. 1961) 1891 - Esko Riekki, Finnish Chief of Police (Director of the Central Detective Police in 1923–1938) (d. 1973) 1893 - Toivo Ellenberg (“Toppo Elonperä”), Finnish actor (b. 1953) 1893 - Harold Clayton Urey, 1934 Nobel Prize-winning chemist (b. 1981) 1895 - Malcolm Sargent, British conductor (d. 1967) 1895 - Nanny Westerlund-Serlachius, Finnish actress (d. 1989) 1898 - Lennart Mathias Jurvanen (“Matti Jurva”), Finnish composer (d. 1943) 1899 - Edward Kennedy Ellington (“Duke Ellington”), American jazz pianist and composer (b. 1974) 1901 - Hirohito, Emperor of Japan 1926-1989 (d. 1989) 1907 - Airi Säilä, Finnish dancer and choreographer (k