April 29: Day of the Week
April 29, 2020 is the 120th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 246 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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April 29 Historical Event(s)
- 1429Joan of Arc arrives to relieve the Siege of Orleans.
- 1861American Civil War: Maryland’s House of Delegates votes not to secede from the Union.
- 1903A 30 million cubic-metre landslide kills 70 in Frank, Alberta, Canada.
- 1945The Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops.
- 1945World War II: Start of Operation Manna.
- 1946The International Military Tribunal for the Far East convenes and indicts former Prime Minister of Japan Hideki Tojo and 28 former Japanese leaders for war crimes.
- 1970Vietnam War: United States and South Vietnamese forces invade Cambodia to hunt Viet Cong.
- 1975Vietnam War: Operation Frequent Wind: The U.S. begins to evacuate U.S. citizens from Saigon prior to an expected North Vietnamese takeover. U.S. involvement in the war comes to an end.
- 1999The Avala TV Tower near Belgrade is destroyed in the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia.
- 2004Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production.
Who were born on April 29?
- 1837Georges Boulanger, French general and politician (d. 1891)
- 1875Rafael Sabatini, Italian/British writer (d. 1950)
- 1919Gérard Oury, French film actor and director (d. 2006)
- 1948Bruce Cutler, American attorney
- 1952Nora Dunn, American actress
- 1952Ron Washington, American baseball manager(Texas Rangers)
- 1958Martin Whitmarsh, British businessman, CEO of McLaren Racing
- 1975Rafael Betancourt, Venezuelan baseball player
- 1981George McCartney, Northern Irish footballer
- 1988Jonathan Toews, Canadian ice hockey player
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