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Wednesday April 29, 2020

April 29: Day of the Week

April 29, 2020 is the 120th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 246 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.

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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.

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April 29 Historical Event(s)

  • 1429
    Joan of Arc arrives to relieve the Siege of Orleans.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Maryland’s House of Delegates votes not to secede from the Union.
  • 1903
    A 30 million cubic-metre landslide kills 70 in Frank, Alberta, Canada.
  • 1945
    The Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops.
  • 1945
    World War II: Start of Operation Manna.
  • 1946
    The 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.
  • 1970
    Vietnam War: United States and South Vietnamese forces invade Cambodia to hunt Viet Cong.
  • 1975
    Vietnam 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.
  • 1999
    The Avala TV Tower near Belgrade is destroyed in the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia.
  • 2004
    Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production.

Who were born on April 29?

  • 1837
    Georges Boulanger, French general and politician (d. 1891)
  • 1875
    Rafael Sabatini, Italian/British writer (d. 1950)
  • 1919
    Gérard Oury, French film actor and director (d. 2006)
  • 1948
    Bruce Cutler, American attorney
  • 1952
    Nora Dunn, American actress
  • 1952
    Ron Washington, American baseball manager(Texas Rangers)
  • 1958
    Martin Whitmarsh, British businessman, CEO of McLaren Racing
  • 1975
    Rafael Betancourt, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1981
    George McCartney, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1988
    Jonathan Toews, Canadian ice hockey player

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