April 29: Day of the Week
April 29, 2019 was the 119th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 246 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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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.
- 1832Évariste Galois released from prison.
- 1882The “Elektromote” – forerunner of the trolleybus – is tested by Ernst Werner von Siemens in Berlin.
- 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.
- 1970Vietnam War: United States and South Vietnamese forces invade Cambodia to hunt Viet Cong.
- 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.
- 2004Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production.
- 2005Syria completes withdrawal from Lebanon, ending 29 years of occupation.
Who were born on April 29?
- 1667John Arbuthnot, English physician and satirist (d. 1735)
- 1918George Allen, American football player and coach (d. 1990)
- 1922Helmut Krackowizer, Austrian motorcyclist (d. 2001)
- 1926Elmer Kelton, American Western novelist (d. 2009)
- 1931Lonnie Donegan, British musician (d. 2002)
- 1933Mark Eyskens, Prime Minister of Belgium
- 1934Otis Rush, American musician
- 1951Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver (d. 2001)
- 1964Mohammad Qatanani, Muslim Imam
- 1974Jasper Wood, Canadian violinist
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