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)
- 1587Francis Drake leads a raid in the Bay of Cádiz, sinking at least 23 ships of the Spanish fleet.
- 1861American Civil War: Maryland’s House of Delegates votes not to secede from the Union.
- 1864Theta Xi fraternity is founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the only fraternity to be founded during the Civil War.
- 1903A 30 million cubic-metre landslide kills 70 in Frank, Alberta, Canada.
- 1916Easter Rebellion: Martial law in Ireland is lifted and the rebellion is officially over with the surrender of Irish nationalists to British authorities in Dublin.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Who were born on April 29?
- 1810Thomas Adolphus Trollope, British author and journalist, (d. 1892)
- 1929Peter Sculthorpe, Australian composer
- 1932Joy Clements, American soprano (d. 2005)
- 1936Zubin Mehta, Indian-born conductor
- 1955Leslie Jordan, American actor
- 1957Timothy Treadwell, American ecologist (d. 2003)
- 1960Phil King, British bassist
- 1970Andre Agassi, American tennis player
- 1975Béres Zoo, Hungarian radio DJ
- 1975Rafael Betancourt, Venezuelan baseball player
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