April 29: Day of the Week
April 29, 2019 is the 119th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 246 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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)
- 711Islamic conquest of Hispania: Moorish troops led by Tariq ibn-Ziyad land at Gibraltar to begin their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula (Al-Andalus).
- 1672Franco-Dutch War: Louis XIV of France invades the Netherlands.
- 1832Évariste Galois released from prison.
- 1903A 30 million cubic-metre landslide kills 70 in Frank, Alberta, Canada.
- 1945World War II: Start of Operation Manna.
- 1946Father Divine, a controversial religious leader who claims to be God, marries the much-younger Edna Rose Ritchings, a celebrated anniversary in the International Peace Mission movement.
- 1968The controversial musical Hair opens on Broadway.
- 1991A cyclone strikes the Chittagong district of southeastern Bangladesh with winds of around 155 mph, killing at least 138,000 people and leaving as many as 10 million homeless.
- 1992Los Angeles riots: Riots in Los Angeles, California, following the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. Over the next three days 53 people are killed and hundreds of buildings are destroyed.
- 2004Dick Cheney and George W. Bush testify before the 9/11 Commission in a closed, unrecorded hearing in the Oval Office.
Who were born on April 29?
- 1863William Randolph Hearst, American publisher (d. 1951)
- 1907Fred Zinnemann, Austrian-born American film director (d. 1997)
- 1944Princess Benedikte of Denmark
- 1952David Icke, British writer
- 1954Jerry Seinfeld, American comedian
- 1969Paul Adelstein, American actor
- 1970China Forbes, American singer and songwriter (Pink Martini)
- 1980Magdalena Tul, Polish pop singer
- 1981Émilie Mondor, Canadian athlete (d. 2006)
- 1984Vasilis Xanthopoulos, Greek basketball player
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