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1992Jury acquits LA police officers of beating Rodney King, riots begin

1996"Rent", starring Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs, opens at Nederlander Theater NYC

1986Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens strikes out 20 Seattle Mariners

1948Bradman scores 107 Aust v Worcs, 152 mins, 15 fours

1672Franco-Dutch War: Louis XIV of France invades the Netherlands.

1910Ex-president Theodore Roosevelt visits Amsterdam

1984Betsy King wins LPGA Freedom/Orlando Golf Classic

1834Charles Darwin's expedition sees top of Andes from Patagonia

2004Dick Cheney and George W. Bush testify before the 9/11 Commission in a closed, unrecorded hearing in the Oval Office.

1982American mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski murders pharmacist Paul Hoffman by beating him with a tire iron

1429Joan of Arc arrives at the seige of Orleans

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship

1987Chicago Cub Andre Dawson hits for cycle

1956Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open

April 29th Historical Events
Date Event
1091
Battle at Monte Levunium: Emperor Alexius I beats Petshegenes 
1429
Joan of Arc arrives at the seige of Orleans 
1522
Emperor Charles V names Frans van Holly inquisitor-gen of Netherlands 
1540
Emperor Charles declares all privileges of Gent ended 
1550
Emperor Charles V gives inquisiters additional authority 
1553
Flemish woman introduces practice of starching linen into England 
1623
11 Dutch ships depart for the conquest of Peru 
1628
Sweden & Denmark sign defense treaty against Duke of Wallenstein 
1636
Prince Frederik Henry occupies Schenkenschans 
1644
Farm leader Li Zicheng becomes emperor of China & flees Peking 
1661
Chinese Ming dynasty occupies Taiwan 
1670
Pope Clemens X elected 
1672
Franco-Dutch War: Louis XIV of France invades the Netherlands. 
1701
Drenthe, Netherlands, adopts Gregorian calendar, tomorrow is May 12, 1701 
1706
Emperor Jozef I becomes monarch of Cologne and Bavaria 
1707
English and Scottish parliaments accept Act of Union; form United Kingdom of Great Britain 
1715
John Flamsteed observes Uranus for 6th time 
1781
French fleet occupies Tobago during American War of Independence 
1781
French fleet stopped Britain from seizing the Cape of Good Hope 
1784
Premiere of Mozart's Sonata in B flat, K454 (Vienna) 
1793
Cornerstone laid for Groningen's new town hall 
1813
Ist US Rubber patent granted to Jacob F Hummel 
1834
Charles Darwin's expedition sees top of Andes from Patagonia 
1845
Macon B Allen & Robert Morris Jr, 1st African Americans to open a law practice in the US 
1852
1st edition of Peter Roget's Thesaurus published 
1853
Comet C/1853 G1 (Schweizer) approaches within 0.0839 AUs of Earth 
1856
Peace between Britain & Russia 
1857
US Army, Pacific Div HQ permanently forms at Presidio (SF) 
1861
Maryland's House of Delegates votes against seceding from Union (US Civil War) 
1862
100,000 federal troops prepare to march into Corinth, Miss 
1862
New Orleans fell to Union forces during US Civil War 
1863
Battle of Chancellorsville, VA (Fredericksburg, Wilderness Tavern) 
1864
-30] Skirmish at Jenkins' Ferry, Arkansas 
1864
The Theta Xi fraternity is founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. 
1864
Battle of Gate Pa (Pukehinahina): 1,700 British troops suffer their worst defeat of the New Zealand Wars at the hands of 230 entrenched Maori warriors in Tauranga, leaving 31 British troops dead and 80 wounded. Maori losses were 25 killed and an unknown number wounded. 
1882
The "Elektromote" - forerunner of the trolleybus - is tested by Ernst Werner von Siemens in Berlin. 
1886
1st public Dutch electricity opens 
1888
Old Kavallison, Congo: Henry Morton Stanley meets Emin Pasha 
1892
Charlie Reilly is baseball's 1st pinch hitter 
1894
Commonwealth of Christ (Coxey's Army) arrives in Wash, DC 500 strong to protest unemployment; Coxey arrested for trespassing at Capitol 
1901
27th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Winkfield on His Eminence wins in 2:07.75 
1901
Antisemitic riot in Budapest 
1902
Congress extends the Chinese Exclusion Act (of 1882) prohibiting immigration of Chinese laborers from territories to the mainland, a rule clearly aimed at Chinese in the Philippines 
1903
Limestone slides at Turtle Mountain kills 9 (Frank, Alberta) 
1905
2" rain falls in 10 mins in Taylor, TX 
1905
Pierre de Brazza lands in Libreville Gabon 
1910
Ex-president Theodore Roosevelt visits Amsterdam 
1912
108°F (42°C), Tuguegarao, Philippines (Oceania record) 
1912
Frank Wedekind's "Tod und Teufel" premieres in Berlin 
1916
Irish nationalists set post office on fire in Dublin 
1918
Tris Speaker ties career outfield record of 4 unassisted double plays 
1922
1st official Intl Weightlifting Federation Champ (Tallinn, Estonia) 
1926
France & US reach accord on repayment of WW I 
1927
Construction of Spirit of St Louis is completed 
1930
123 runs are scored in 7 major league games 
1930
North Sea floodgate at Ijmuiden (biggest in world) officially opens 
1930
Telephone connection England-Australia goes into service 
1931
Cleve Indian Wes Ferrell no-hits St Louis Browns, 9-0 
1934
Pitts is last major league city to play a home game on a Sunday 
1936
1st pro baseball game in Japan is played Nagoya defeats Daitokyo, 8-5 
1939
Whitestone Bridge connecting Bronx & Queens opens 
1940
1st radio broadcast of "Young Dr Malone" on CBS 
1940
Norwegian King Haakon & government flee to Britain 
1940
Robert Sherwood's "There Shall be No Night" premieres in NYC 
1942
Japanese troop march into Lashio, cut off Burma Road 
1942
Jews forced to wear a Jewish Star in Netherlands & Vichy-France 
1943
Dietrich Bonhoeffer arrested by nazis 
1943
Noel Coward's "Present Laughter" premieres in London 
1943
US 34th Division occupies Hill 609, North Tunisia 
1944
Surprise attack by Van de Peat on General Landsdrukkerij in the Hague 
1945
1st food drop by RAF above Nazi-occupied Holland (operation Manna) 
1945
Japanese army evacuates Rangoon 
1945
Terms of surrender of German armies in Italy signed 
1945
US liberates 31,601 in Nazi concentration camp in Dachau Germany 
1945
Venice & Mestre were captured by the Allies 
1946
28 former Jap leaders indicted in Tokyo as war criminals 
1948
Bradman scores 107 Aust v Worcs, 152 mins, 15 fours 
1953
Joe Adcock is 1st to homer into Polo Grounds' center field bleachers 
1953
The first U.S. experimental 3D-TV broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV. 
1955
Giovanni Gronchi elected third president of Italy 
1956
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open 
1956
WLUC TV channel 6 in Marquette, MI (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting 
1956
WSPA TV channel 7 in G'ville-Spartanburg, SC (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1956
WWBT TV channel 12 in Richmond, VA (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1957
1st military nuclear power plant dedicated, Fort Belvoir Va 
1961
ABC's "Wide World of Sports" debuts 
1962
16th Tony Awards: Man For All Seasons & How to Succeed win 
1962
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship 
1963
KRE-AM in Berkeley CA changes call letters to KPAT 
1964
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1965
Australian government announces it would send troops to Vietnam 
1965
Earthquake hits Seattle; 5 die 
1965
Malta is 18th member of Council of Europe 
1967
Aretha Franklin releases "Respect" 
1968
"Hair" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 1750 performances 
1969
"Trumpets of the Lord" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 7 perfs 
1970
50,000 US & South Vietnamese troops invade Cambodia 
1971
Bill Graham closes down Fillmore & Fillmore East 
1971
Boeing receives contract for Mariner 10, Mercury exploration 
1971
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1973
Gloria Ehret wins LPGA Birmingham Golf Classic 
1974
President Nixon said he will release edited tapes made in White House 
1975
Ethiopia nationalizes all land 
1975
Flyers 4-Isles 0-Semifinals-Flyers hold 1-0 lead 
1975
Vietnam War: Operation Frequent Wind: The U.S. begins to evacuate US citizens from Saigon prior to an expected North Vietnamese takeover. U.S. involvement in the war comes to an end. 
1976
Minister Irene Vorrink begins fluoridating Dutch drinking water 
1977
British Aerospace forms 
1979
Jane Blalock wins LPGA Otey Crisman Golf Classic 
1980
Corazones Unidos Siempre Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority Inc. is founded. 
1981
Peter Sutcliffe admits he is the Yorkshire Ripper (murdered 13 women) 
1981
Phillie Steve Carlton is 1st lefty to strike out 3,000 batters 
1982
17th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, Barbara Mandrell 
1982
Alfredo Magana elected pres of El Salvador 
1982
Nordiques 2-Isles 5-Semifinals-Isles hold 2-0 lead 
1982
American mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski murders pharmacist Paul Hoffman by beating him with a tire iron 
1983
Harold Washington sworn in as Chicago's 1st black mayor 
1984
"Oliver!" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 17 performances 
1984
Betsy King wins LPGA Freedom/Orlando Golf Classic 
1985
17th space shuttle mission (51-B)-Challenger 7 launched 
1985
Ranger Larry Parrish is 5th to hit 3 HRs in a game in both leagues 
1985
Tony Tubbs TKOs Greg Page in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 
1986
800,000 books destroyed by fire in LA Central Library 
1986
Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens strikes out 20 Seattle Mariners 
1987
Chicago Cub Andre Dawson hits for cycle 
1987
Japan's premier Nakasone visits the US 
1988
Orioles beat White Sox 9-0 for 1st 1988 win after 21 loses 
1989
2nd government of Lubbers falls 
1990
"Change in the Heir" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 16 performances 
1990
Dan Quisenberry (all-time AL save king, 238) announces his retirement 
1990
STS-31 (Discovery 10) lands 
1990
Wrecking cranes began tearing down Berlin Wall at Brandenburg Gate 
1991
"Our Country's Good" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 48 perfs 
1991
Croatia declares independence 
1991
Cyclone strikes Bangladesh, 139,000 die/10 million homeless 
1991
Earthquake in Georgia, kills 100 
1992
"Falsettos" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 487 performances 
1992
27th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks 
1992
Country singer Doug Stone, 35, undergoes quadruple bypass surgery 
1992
Jury acquits LA police officers of beating Rodney King, riots begin 
1992
Sheena Easton collapses on stage while performing in "Man of LaMancha" 
1992
Voting ends on choice of Elvis stamps 
1994
Ferry boat smashes into Mombasa Harbor Kenya, kills over 300 
1994
Israel & PLO sign economic accord 
1995
Final TV broadcast of "Empty Nest" on NBC TV 
1995
KC Royal John Nonely is 70th to HR on his 1st at bat 
1995
Longest sausage ever, at 28.77 miles, made in Kitchener, Ontario 
1996
"Rent", starring Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs, opens at Nederlander Theater NYC 
1996
Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Fresno CA on KFRR 104.1 FM 
1997
"Candide" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 103 performances 
1997
KC Royal Chili Davis is 75th to hit 300 HRs 
1997
The Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 comes into force, outlaws production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons among its signatories. 
1998
15th Miss Hawaiian Tropic crowned 
1999
Avala TV Tower near Belgrade is destroyed in NATO bombing of Yugoslavia. 
2002
The United States is re-elected to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, one year after losing the seat it had held for 50 years. 
2004
Dick Cheney and George W. Bush testify before the 9/11 Commission in a closed, unrecorded hearing in the Oval Office. 
2004
Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production. 
2005
Syria completes withdrawal from Lebanon, ending 29 years of occupation. 
2005
New Zealand's first civil union takes place. 
2007
Republic Protests in Turkey. 
2012
International Chemical Weapons Convention deadline for chemical weapon stockpiles comes into effect 
2013
7 people are killed after a Boeing 747 crashes in Bagram, Afghanistan 
2016
Comcast to buy Dreamworks Animation for $3.8bn 
2016
North Korea Sentences American to 10 Years for Spying, Reports Say 
2016
Russia, China in Agreement on North Korea, South China Sea 
2016
China, Russia urge US to drop Korea missile defense proposal 
2016
NFL draft: Cal QB Jared Goff goes to Los Angeles Rams with No. 1 pick 
2016
Eagles go all in with QB Carson Wentz at No. 2 pick in NFL draft 
2016
US election 2016: Former House Speaker Boehner calls Ted Cruz 'Lucifer' 
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