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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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)
- 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.
- 1862American Civil War: New Orleans, Louisiana falls to Union forces under Admiral David Farragut.
- 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.
- 1910The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the People’s Budget, the first budget in British history with the expressed intent of redistributing wealth among the British public.
- 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.
- 1945The Italian commune of Fornovo di Taro is liberated from German forces by Brazilian forces.
- 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.
- 2004Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production.
Who were born on April 29?
- 1769Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, Anglo-Irish statesman (d. 1852)
- 1848Raja Ravi Varma,Indian painter (d.1906)
- 1922Toots Thielemans, Belgian jazz guitarist and harmonica player
- 1934Otis Rush, American musician
- 1947Jim Ryun, American athlete and politician
- 1971Sam Michael, Australian engineer
- 1978Craig Gower, Australian rugby league and union player
- 1978Tony Armas, Jr., Venezuelan baseball player
- 1981George McCartney, Northern Irish footballer
- 1986Renee Alway, American model
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