April 29 Events in History - April 29 Birthdays - April 29 Deaths
2015 A new birdlike dinosaur, Yi qi, has been discovered in China; the fossils suggest that it lived about 160 million years ago and had membranous, bat-like wings that not been seen in other dinosaur species
2014 A partial solar eclipse takes place, only viewable from certain regions of Australia and Antarctica; the annular eclipse was formed as the moon blocked out the center of the sun, leaving a ring of solar rays
2014 The cast has been announced for the next film in the "Star Wars" series, due out in 2015; the cast includes some original cast members as well as actors new to the franchise
2013 Prosecutors for Boston Marathon bomber and Islamic terrorist Dzhokar Tsarnaev discuss a plea deal to avoid the death penalty in exchange for life in prison without parole
2013 An NBA league committee recommends NBA owners reject the big from a group led by Chris Hansen and Steve Ballmer to purchase the Sacramento Kings and move them to Seattle
2012 Accused of spying, Sudan arrest four foreigners in the disputed border region with South Sudan
2012 The decision of the Economic Community of West African States to deploy troops to the country is rejected by Mali coup leader Amadou Haya Sanogo
2010 Economic losses mount and class action lawsuits are filed as the U.S. Coast Guard plans a controlled burn to remove spilled oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster
1998 15th Miss Hawaiian Tropic crowned
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
1996 "Rent," opens at Nederlander Theater New York City
1996 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Fresno, California on KFRR 104.1 FM
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
1994 Ferry boat smashes into Mombasa Harbor Kenya, kills over 300
1994 Israel and PLO sign economic accord
1992 "Falsettos" opens at John Golden Theater New York City for 487 performances
1992 27th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks
1992 Country singer Doug Stone, 35, undergoes quadruple bypass surgery
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
1991 "Our Country's Good" opens at Nederlander Theater New York City for 48 performances
1991 Croatia declares independence
1991 Cyclone strikes Bangladesh, 139,000 die/10 million homeless
1991 Earthquake in Georgia, kills 100
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
1989 2nd government of Lubbers falls
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
1987 Chicago Cub Andre Dawson hits for cycle
1987 Japan's premier Nakasone visits the U.S.
1986 800,000 books destroyed by fire in Los Angeles Central Library
1986 Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens strikes out 20 Seattle Mariners
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
1984 "Oliver!" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City for 17 performances
1984 Betsy King wins LPGA Freedom/Orlando Golf Classic
1983 Harold Washington sworn in as Chicago's 1st black mayor
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
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
1979 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Otey Crisman Golf Classic
1977 British Aerospace forms
1976 Minister Irene Vorrink begins fluoridating Dutch drinking water
1975 Ethiopia nationalizes all ground/earth
1975 Flyers 4-Isles 0-Semifinals-Flyers hold 1-0 lead
1974 President Nixon said he will release edited tapes made in White House
1973 Gloria Ehret wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic
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
1970 50,000 U.S. and South Vietnamese troops invade Cambodia
1969 "Trumpets of the Lord" opens at Brooks Atkinson New York City for 7 performances
1968 "Hair" opens at Biltmore Theater New York City for 1750 performances
1967 Aretha Franklin releases "Respect"
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
1964 Princess Irene marries Spanish prince Carel Hugo de Bourbon Parma
1964 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1963 KRE-AM in Berkeley, California changes call letters to KPAT
1962 16th Tony Awards: Man For All Seasons and How to Succeed win
1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1961 ABC's "Wide World of Sports, debuts
1957 1st military nuclear power plant dedicated, Fort Belvoir Va
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
1955 G. Gronchi elected president of Italy
1953 Joe Adcock is 1st to homer into Polo Grounds' center field bleachers
1948 Bradman scores 107 Australia vs. Worcs, 152 minutes, 15 fours
1946 28 former Japanese leaders indicted in Tokyo as war criminals
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
1944 Surprise attack by Van de Peat on General Landsdrukkerij in the Hague
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
1942 Japanese troop march into Lashio, cuts off Burma Road
1942 Jews forced to wear a Jewish Star in Netherlands and Vichy-France
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
1939 Whitestone Bridge connecting Bronx and Queens opens
1936 1st pro baseball game in Japan is played Nagoya defeats Daitokyo, 8-5
1934 Pittsburgh is last major league city to play a home game on a Sunday
1931 Cleveland Indian Wes Ferrell no-hits St. Louis Browns, 9-0
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
1927 Construction of Spirit of St. Louis is completed
1926 France and U.S. reach accord on repayment of WW I
1925 Netherlands returns to gold standard
1922 1st official International Weightlifting Federation Champ (Tallinn, Estonia)
1918 Tris Speaker ties career outfield record of 4 unassisted double plays
1916 Irish nationalists set post office on fire in Dublin
1913 Swedish engineer Gideon Sundback of Hoboken patents all-purpose zipper
1912 108 degrees F (42 degrees C), Tuguegarao, Philippines (Oceania record)
1912 Frank Wedekind's "Tod und Teufel," premieres in Berlin
1910 Ex-president Theodore Roosevelt visits Amsterdam
1905 2" rain falls in 10 minutes in Taylor, Texas
1905 Pierre de Brazza lands in Libreville Gabon
1903 Limestone slides at Turtle Mountain kills 9 (Frank Alberta)
1901 27th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Winkfield on His Eminence wins in 2:07.75
1901 Anti semitic riot in Budapest
1894 Commonweal of Christ (Coxey's Army) arrives in Wash, DC 500 strong to protest unemployment; Coxey arrested for trespassing at Capitol
1892 Charlie Reilly is baseball's 1st pinch hitter
1888 Old Kavallison, Congo: Stanley meet Emin Pasha
1886 1st public Dutch electricity opens
1864 Skirmish at Jenkins' Ferry, Arkansas
1862 100,000 federal troops prepare to march into Corinth, Mississippi
1862 New Orleans fell to Union forces during Civil War
1861 Maryland's House of Delegates votes against seceding from Union
1857 U.S. Army, Pacific Div HQ permanently forms at Presidio
1856 Peace between England and Russia
1853 Comet C/1853 G1 (Schweizer) approaches within 0.0839 AUs of Earth
1852 1st edition of Peter Roget's Thesaurus published
1845 Macon B. Allen and Robert Morris, Jr., 1st blacks to open law practice
1834 Charles Darwin's expedition sees top of Andes from Patagonia
1813 Rubber is patented
1793 Cornerstone laid for Groningen's new townhall
1784 Premiere of Mozart's Sonata in B flat, K454 (Vienna)
1781 French fleet occupies Tobago
1781 French fleet stopped Britain from seizing the Cape of Good Hope
1715 John Flamsteed observes Uranus for 6th time
1707 English/Scottish parliament accept Act of Union, form Great Britain
1706 Emperor Jozef I becomes monarch of Cologne/Bavaria
1701 Drenthe Netherlands adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is May 12, 1701
1670 Pope Clemens X elected
1661 Chinese Ming dynasty occupies Taiwan
1644 Farm leader Li Zicheng becomes emperor of China and flees Peking
1636 Prince Frederik Henry occupies Schenkenschans
1628 Sweden and Denmark sign defense treaty against Duke of Wallenstein
1623 11 Dutch ships depart for the conquest of Peru
1553 Flemish woman introduces practice of starching linen into England
1550 Emperor Charles V gives inquisiters additional authority
1540 Emperor Charles declares all privileges of Gent ended
1522 Emperor Charles V names Frans van Holly inquisitor-general of Netherlands
1429 Joan of Arc leads Orleans, France, to victory over English
1091 Battle at Monte Levunium: Emperor Alexius I beats Petshegenes