April 29: Day of the Week
April 29, 2021 was the 119th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 246 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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.
- 1672Franco-Dutch War: Louis XIV of France invades the Netherlands.
- 1781American Revolutionary War: British and French ships clash in the Battle of Fort Royal off the coast of Martinique.
- 1861American Civil War: Maryland’s House of Delegates votes not to secede from the Union.
- 1862American Civil War: New Orleans, Louisiana falls to Union forces under Admiral David Farragut.
- 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.
- 1946The International Military Tribunal for the Far East convenes and indicts former Prime Minister of Japan Hideki Tojo and 28 former Japanese leaders for war crimes.
- 1951Tibetan delegates to the Central People’s Government arrive in Beijing and draft a Seventeen Point Agreement for Chinese sovereignty and Tibetan autonomy.
- 1974Watergate Scandal: President Richard Nixon announces the release of edited transcripts of White House tape recordings related to the scandal.
- 1999The Avala TV Tower near Belgrade is destroyed in the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia.
Who were born on April 29?
- 1863Maria Theresa Ledochowska, Polish-Austrian Catholic nun (d. 1922)
- 1908Jack Williamson, American writer (d. 2006)
- 1929Ray Barretto, American jazz musician (d. 2006)
- 1931Lonnie Donegan, British musician (d. 2002)
- 1932Joy Clements, American soprano (d. 2005)
- 1938Bernard Madoff, American convict, Ponzi scheme operator
- 1954Jerry Seinfeld, American comedian
- 1958Gary Cohen, Baseball broadcaster
- 1971Sam Michael, Australian engineer
- 1984Firass Dirani, Australian actor
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