Monday April 29, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

April 29: Day of the Week

April 29, 2024 was the 120th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 246 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

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

April 2024

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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.

April 29 Historical Event(s)

Theta Xi fraternity is founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the only fraternity to be founded during the Civil War.
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.
World War II: The German Army in Italy unconditionally surrenders to the Allies.
Father 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.
After refusing induction into the United States Army the day before (citing religious reasons), Muhammad Ali is stripped of his boxing title.
Vietnam War: United States and South Vietnamese forces invade Cambodia to hunt Viet Cong.
A fire at the Central library of the City of Los Angeles Public Library damages or destroys 400,000 books and other items.
A 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.
Syria completes withdrawal from Lebanon, ending 29 years of occupation.
Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Kate Middleton.

Who were born on April 29?

Thomas Adolphus Trollope, British author and journalist, (d. 1892)
Donald Mills, American singer (Mills Brothers) (d. 1999)
Edward Blishen, English author (d. 1996)
Carl Gardner, American singer (The Coasters)
Walter Kempowski, German author (d. 2007)
Frank Auerbach, German-born British painter
Kate Mulgrew, American actress
Rocío Carrasco, Spanish TV host and socialite
Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan, American tennis players
Yuriko Shiratori, Japanese gravure idol and actress

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