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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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)
- 1587Francis Drake leads a raid in the Bay of Cádiz, sinking at least 23 ships of the Spanish fleet.
- 1781American Revolutionary War: British and French ships clash in the Battle of Fort Royal off the coast of Martinique.
- 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.
- 1953The first U.S. experimental 3D-TV broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV.
- 1968The controversial musical Hair opens on Broadway.
- 1970Vietnam War: United States and South Vietnamese forces invade Cambodia to hunt Viet Cong.
- 1992Los Angeles riots: Riots in Los Angeles, California, following the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. Over the next three days 53 people are killed and hundreds of buildings are destroyed.
- 1997The Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 enters into force, outlawing the production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons by its signatories.
- 2004Dick Cheney and George W. Bush testify before the 9/11 Commission in a closed, unrecorded hearing in the Oval Office.
Who were born on April 29?
- 1686Peregrine Bertie, 2nd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English statesman (d. 1742)
- 1863Constantine P. Cavafy, Greek poet (d. 1933)
- 1926Elmer Kelton, American Western novelist (d. 2009)
- 1938Fred Dibnah, British television personality (d. 2004)
- 1944Richard Kline, American actor and director
- 1956Sofia Sakorafa, Greek javelin thrower and politician
- 1957Daniel Day-Lewis, British-Irish actor
- 1958Gary Cohen, Baseball broadcaster
- 1979Matt Tong, British drummer (Bloc Party)
- 1980Kelly Shoppach, American baseball player
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