Saturday, March 2, 2024 (Week 09)

April 29 in History

What happened on April 29 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on april 29 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on april 29 in history.

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1992
Four Los Angeles police offices are acquitted of charges stemming from the beating of Rodney King. Rioting ensues.
1983
Harold Washington is sworn in as Chicago’s first black mayor.
1975
The U.S. embassy in Vietnam is evacuated as North Vietnamese forces fight their way into Saigon.
1946
Former Japanese leaders are indicted in Tokyo as war criminals.
1945
The German Army in Italy surrenders unconditionally to the Allies.
1945
The Nazi concentration camp of Dachau is liberated by Allied troops.
1930
The film All Quiet on the Western Front, based on Erich Maria Remarque’s novel Im Western Nichts Neues, premiers.
1927
Construction of the Spirit of St. Louis is completed.
1924
Open revolt breaks out in Santa Clara, Cuba.
1918
America’s WWI Ace of Aces, Eddie Rickenbacker, scores his first victory with the help of Captain James Norman Hall.
1916
Irish nationalists surrender to the British in Dublin.
1913
Gideon Sundback of Hoboken patents the all-purpose zipper.
1862
Forts Philip and Jackson surrender to Admiral David Farragut outside New Orleans.
1861
The Maryland House of Delegates votes against seceding from Union.
1859
As the French army races to support them and the Austrian army mobilizes to oppose them, 150,000 Piedmontese troops invade Piedmontese territory.
1858
Austrian troops invade Piedmont.
1856
Yokut Indians repel a second attack by the ‘Petticoat Rangers,’ a band of civilian Indian fighters at Four Creeks, California.
1852
The first edition of Peter Roget’s Thesaurus is published.
1813
Rubber is patented.
1672
King Louis XIV of France invades the Netherlands.
1661
The Chinese Ming dynasty occupies Taiwan.
1624
Louis XIII appoints Cardinal Richelieu chief minister of the Royal Council of France.
1429
Joan of Arc leads French forces to victory over English at Orleans.
1289
Qalawun, the Sultan of Egypt, captures Tripoli.