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 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)
- 1862American Civil War: New Orleans, Louisiana falls to Union forces under Admiral David Farragut.
- 1945The Italian commune of Fornovo di Taro is liberated from German forces by Brazilian forces.
- 1945World War II: Start of Operation Manna.
- 1953The first U.S. experimental 3D-TV broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV.
- 1965Pakistan’s Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) successfully launches its seventh rocket in its Rehber series.
- 1967After refusing induction into the United States Army the day before (citing religious reasons), Muhammad Ali is stripped of his boxing title.
- 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.
- 2004Dick Cheney and George W. Bush testify before the 9/11 Commission in a closed, unrecorded hearing in the Oval Office.
- 2005Syria completes withdrawal from Lebanon, ending 29 years of occupation.
Who were born on April 29?
- 1784Samuel Turell Armstrong, American politician and acting Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1850)
- 1848Raja Ravi Varma,Indian painter (d.1906)
- 1863Constantine P. Cavafy, Greek poet (d. 1933)
- 1931Frank Auerbach, German-born British painter
- 1936April Stevens, American singer
- 1938Klaus Voormann, German musician, artist, and record producer
- 1957Timothy Treadwell, American ecologist (d. 2003)
- 1958Martin Whitmarsh, British businessman, CEO of McLaren Racing
- 1975Eric Koston, Thai American professional skateboarder
- 1984Firass Dirani, Australian actor
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