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.
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
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.
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