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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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).
- 1483Gran Canaria, the main of the Canary Islands is conquered by the Kingdom of Castile, very important step in the expansion of Spain.
- 1832Évariste Galois released from prison.
- 1882The “Elektromote” – forerunner of the trolleybus – is tested by Ernst Werner von Siemens in Berlin.
- 1945World War II: Start of Operation Manna.
- 1965Pakistan’s Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) successfully launches its seventh rocket in its Rehber series.
- 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.
- 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.
- 2011Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Kate Middleton.
Who were born on April 29?
- 1769Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, Anglo-Irish statesman (d. 1852)
- 1780Charles Nodier, French writer (d. 1844)
- 1863William Randolph Hearst, American publisher (d. 1951)
- 1868Alice Keppel, English socialite and mistress of King Edward VII (d. 1947)
- 1944Princess Benedikte of Denmark
- 1954Jake Burton Carpenter, American snowboarder
- 1967Master P, American rapper
- 1978Tony Armas, Jr., Venezuelan baseball player
- 1983Yuriko Shiratori, Japanese gravure idol and actress
- 1984Taylor Cole, American actress
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