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Wednesday April 29, 2020

April 29: Day of the Week

April 29, 2020 was the 120th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 246 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

April 2020

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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)

  • 711
    Islamic conquest of Hispania: Moorish troops led by Tariq ibn-Ziyad land at Gibraltar to begin their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula (Al-Andalus).
  • 1672
    Franco-Dutch War: Louis XIV of France invades the Netherlands.
  • 1910
    The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the People’s Budget, the first budget in British history with the expressed intent of redistributing wealth among the British public.
  • 1916
    World War I: The British 6th Indian Division surrenders to Ottoman Forces at the Siege of Kut in one of the largest surrenders of British forces up to that point.
  • 1945
    The Italian commune of Fornovo di Taro is liberated from German forces by Brazilian forces.
  • 1967
    After refusing induction into the United States Army the day before (citing religious reasons), Muhammad Ali is stripped of his boxing title.
  • 1974
    Watergate Scandal: President Richard Nixon announces the release of edited transcripts of White House tape recordings related to the scandal.
  • 2004
    Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production.
  • 2005
    Syria completes withdrawal from Lebanon, ending 29 years of occupation.
  • 2011
    Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Kate Middleton.

Who were born on April 29?

  • 1780
    Charles Nodier, French writer (d. 1844)
  • 1917
    Maya Deren, Ukraine-born American avant-garde filmmaker (d. 1961)
  • 1929
    Ray Barretto, American jazz musician (d. 2006)
  • 1942
    Galina Kulakova, Soviet cross country skier
  • 1950
    Debbie Stabenow, American politician, junior senator of Michigan
  • 1952
    Nora Dunn, American actress
  • 1956
    Sofia Sakorafa, Greek javelin thrower and politician
  • 1960
    Phil King, British bassist
  • 1975
    Eric Koston, Thai American professional skateboarder
  • 1983
    Sam Jones III, American actor

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