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Notable Historical Events for April 29th

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

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

1429Joan of Arc arrives at the seige of Orleans

1984Betsy King wins LPGA Freedom/Orlando Golf Classic

1987Chicago Cub Andre Dawson hits for cycle

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

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

1956Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open

1910Ex-president Theodore Roosevelt visits Amsterdam

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

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Notable Birthdays on April 29th

1970Uma Thurman, Boston Mass, actress (Baron Munchausen, Pulp Fiction)

1899Duke Ellington, Washington, District of Columbia, American bandleader, composer and pianist (Take the A Train)

1957Daniel Day-Lewis, England, actor (Last of the Mohicans, My Left Foot)

1863William Randolph Hearst, San Francisco California, newspaper publisher (SF Examiner, Seattle P-I)

1963Mike Babcock, Manitouwadge Ontario, NHL Coach (Anaheim, Detroit, Team Canada)

1933Willie Nelson, Abbott Texas, American country singer (On the Road Again)

1954Jerome 'Jerry' seinfeld, Brooklyn New York, comedian/actor ('Seinfeld')

1970Andre Agassi, Las Vegas Nevada, tennis star (Oly-gold-96, US Open 1994)

April 29th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on April 29th

2011Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Kate Middleton.

1885Novelist Edith Wharton (23) weds Edward Robbins Wharton (35)

April 29th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on April 29th

1980Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, English director (Psycho, Birds, Rear Window), dies of renal failure at 80

1864Abraham Gesner, Canadian geologist (inventor of kerosene), dies at 66

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