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Events and People Who Made History on April 29

11th Century

1091 - Battle at Monte Levunium: Emperor Alexius I beats Petshegenes

15th Century

1429 - Joan of Arc leads Orleans, France, to victory over English

16th Century

1522 - Emperor Charles V names Frans van Holly inquisitor-general of Netherlands
1540 - Emperor Charles declares all privileges of Gent ended
1550 - Emperor Charles V gives inquisiters additional authority
1553 - Flemish woman introduces practice of starching linen into England

17th Century

1623 - 11 Dutch ships depart for the conquest of Peru
1628 - Sweden and Denmark sign defense treaty against Duke of Wallenstein
1636 - Prince Frederik Henry occupies Schenkenschans
1644 - Farm leader Li Zicheng becomes emperor of China and flees Peking
1661 - Chinese Ming dynasty occupies Taiwan
1670 - Pope Clemens X elected

18th Century

1701 - Drenthe Netherlands adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is May 12, 1701
1706 - Emperor Jozef I becomes monarch of Cologne/Bavaria
1707 - English/Scottish parliament accept Act of Union, form Great Britain
1715 - John Flamsteed observes Uranus for 6th time
1781 - French fleet occupies Tobago
1781 - French fleet stopped Britain from seizing the Cape of Good Hope
1784 - Premiere of Mozart's Sonata in B flat, K454 (Vienna)
1793 - Cornerstone laid for Groningen's new townhall

19th Century

1813 - Rubber is patented
1834 - Charles Darwin's expedition sees top of Andes from Patagonia
1845 - Macon B. Allen and Robert Morris, Jr., 1st blacks to open law practice
1852 - 1st edition of Peter Roget's Thesaurus published
1853 - Comet C/1853 G1 (Schweizer) approaches within 0.0839 AUs of Earth
1856 - Peace between England and Russia
1857 - U.S. Army, Pacific Div HQ permanently forms at Presidio
1861 - Maryland's House of Delegates votes against seceding from Union
1862 - 100,000 federal troops prepare to march into Corinth, Mississippi
1862 - New Orleans fell to Union forces during Civil War
1864 - Skirmish at Jenkins' Ferry, Arkansas
1886 - 1st public Dutch electricity opens
1888 - Old Kavallison, Congo: Stanley meet Emin Pasha
1892 - Charlie Reilly is baseball's 1st pinch hitter
1894 - Commonweal of Christ (Coxey's Army) arrives in Wash, DC 500 strong to protest unemployment; Coxey arrested for trespassing at Capitol

20th Century

1901 - 27th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Winkfield on His Eminence wins in 2:07.75
1901 - Anti semitic riot in Budapest
1903 - Limestone slides at Turtle Mountain kills 9 (Frank Alberta)
1905 - 2" rain falls in 10 minutes in Taylor, Texas
1905 - Pierre de Brazza lands in Libreville Gabon
1910 - Ex-president Theodore Roosevelt visits Amsterdam
1912 - 108 degrees F (42 degrees C), Tuguegarao, Philippines (Oceania record)
1912 - Frank Wedekind's "Tod und Teufel," premieres in Berlin
1913 - Swedish engineer Gideon Sundback of Hoboken patents all-purpose zipper
1916 - Irish nationalists set post office on fire in Dublin
1918 - Tris Speaker ties career outfield record of 4 unassisted double plays
1922 - 1st official International Weightlifting Federation Champ (Tallinn, Estonia)
1925 - Netherlands returns to gold standard
1926 - France and U.S. reach accord on repayment of WW I
1927 - Construction of Spirit of St. Louis is completed
1930 - 123 runs are scored in 7 major league games
1930 - North Sea floodgate at Ijmuiden (biggest in world) officially opens
1930 - Telephone connection England-Australia goes into service
1931 - Cleveland Indian Wes Ferrell no-hits St. Louis Browns, 9-0
1934 - Pittsburgh is last major league city to play a home game on a Sunday
1936 - 1st pro baseball game in Japan is played Nagoya defeats Daitokyo, 8-5
1939 - Whitestone Bridge connecting Bronx and Queens opens
1940 - 1st radio broadcast of "Young Dr. Malone" on CBS
1940 - Norwegian King Haakon and government flees to England
1940 - Robert Sherwood's "There Shall be No Night," premieres in New York City
1942 - Japanese troop march into Lashio, cuts off Burma Road
1942 - Jews forced to wear a Jewish Star in Netherlands and Vichy-France
1943 - Dietrich Bonhoffer arrested by nazis
1943 - Noel Coward's "Present Laughter," premieres in London
1943 - U.S. 34th Division occupies Hill 609, North Tunisia
1944 - Surprise attack by Van de Peat on General Landsdrukkerij in the Hague
1945 - 1st food drop by RAF above nazi-occupied Holland (operation Manna)
1945 - Japanese army evacuates Rangoon
1945 - Terms of surrender of German armies in Italy signed
1945 - U.S. liberates 31,601 in Nazi concentration camp in Dachau Germany
1945 - Venice and Mestre were captured by the Allies
1946 - 28 former Japanese leaders indicted in Tokyo as war criminals
1948 - Bradman scores 107 Australia vs. Worcs, 152 minutes, 15 fours
1953 - Joe Adcock is 1st to homer into Polo Grounds' center field bleachers
1955 - G. Gronchi elected president of Italy
1956 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
1956 - WLUC TV channel 6 in Marquette, MI (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1956 - WSPA TV channel 7 in G'ville-Spartanburg, South Carolina (CBS) begins broadcasting
1956 - WWBT TV channel 12 in Richmond, Virginia (NBC) begins broadcasting
1957 - 1st military nuclear power plant dedicated, Fort Belvoir Va
1961 - ABC's "Wide World of Sports, debuts
1962 - 16th Tony Awards: Man For All Seasons and How to Succeed win
1962 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1963 - KRE-AM in Berkeley, California changes call letters to KPAT
1964 - Princess Irene marries Spanish prince Carel Hugo de Bourbon Parma
1964 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1965 - Australian government announces it would send troops to Vietnam
1965 - Earthquake hits Seattle; 5 die
1965 - Malta is 18th member of Council of Europe
1967 - Aretha Franklin releases "Respect"
1968 - "Hair" opens at Biltmore Theater New York City for 1750 performances
1969 - "Trumpets of the Lord" opens at Brooks Atkinson New York City for 7 performances
1970 - 50,000 U.S. and South Vietnamese troops invade Cambodia
1971 - Bill Graham closes down Fillmore and Fillmore East
1971 - Boeing receives contract for Mariner 10, Mercury exploration
1971 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1973 - Gloria Ehret wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
1974 - President Nixon said he will release edited tapes made in White House
1975 - Ethiopia nationalizes all ground/earth
1975 - Flyers 4-Isles 0-Semifinals-Flyers hold 1-0 lead
1976 - Minister Irene Vorrink begins fluoridating Dutch drinking water
1977 - British Aerospace forms
1979 - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Otey Crisman Golf Classic
1981 - Peter Sutcliffe admits he is the Yorkshire Ripper (murdered 13 women)
1981 - Phillie Steve Carlton is 1st lefty to strike out 3,000 batters
1982 - 17th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, Barbara Mandrell
1982 - Alfredo Magana elected President of El Salvador
1982 - Nordiques 2-Isles 5-Semifinals-Isles hold 2-0 lead
1983 - Harold Washington sworn in as Chicago's 1st black mayor
1984 - Betsy King wins LPGA Freedom/Orlando Golf Classic
1984 - "Oliver!" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 17 performances
1985 - 17th space shuttle mission (51-B)-Challenger 7 launched
1985 - Ranger Larry Parrish is 5th to hit 3 home runs in a game in both leagues
1985 - Tony Tubbs TKOs Greg Page in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1986 - 800,000 books destroyed by fire in Los Angeles Central Library
1986 - Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens strikes out 20 Seattle Mariners
1987 - Chicago Cub Andre Dawson hits for cycle
1987 - Japan's premier Nakasone visits the U.S.
1988 - "60 Minutes" newscaster Diane Sawyer weds Mike Nichols
1988 - Burt Reynolds and Loni Anderson marry
1988 - Orioles beat White Sox 9-0 for 1st 1988 win after 21 loses
1989 - 2nd government of Lubbers falls
1990 - "Change in the Heir" opens at Edison Theater New York City for 16 performances
1990 - Dan Quisenberry (all-time AL save king, 238) announces his retirement
1990 - STS-31 (Discovery 10) lands
1990 - Wrecking cranes began tearing down Berlin Wall at Brandenburg Gate
1991 - Croatia declares independence
1991 - Cyclone strikes Bangladesh, 139,000 die/10 million homeless
1991 - Earthquake in Georgia, kills 100
1991 - "Our Country's Good" opens at Nederlander Theater New York City for 48 performances
1992 - 27th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks
1992 - Country singer Doug Stone, 35, undergoes quadruple bypass surgery
1992 - "Falsettos" opens at John Golden Theater New York City for 487 performances
1992 - Jury acquits Los Angeles police officers of beating Rodney King, riots begin
1992 - Sheena Easton collapses on stage while performing in "Man of LaMancha"
1992 - Voting ends on choice of Elvis stamps
1994 - Ferry boat smashes into Mombasa Harbor Kenya, kills over 300
1994 - Israel and PLO sign economic accord
1995 - Final TV broadcast of "Empty Nest" on NBC TV
1995 - Kansas City Royal John Nonely is 70th to home run on his 1st at bat
1996 - Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Fresno, California on KFRR 104.1 FM
1996 - "Rent," opens at Nederlander Theater New York City
1997 - "Candide," opens at Gershwin Theater New York City for 103 performances
1997 - Kansas City Royal Chili Davis is 75th to hit 300 home runs
1998 - 15th Miss Hawaiian Tropic crowned


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