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  • Tokyo, Japan
    Monday Apr 29, 1901

    Hirohito

    Born

    Tokyo, Japan
    Monday Apr 29, 1901

    Born in Tokyo's Aoyama Palace (during the reign of his grandfather, Emperor Meiji) on 29 April 1901, Hirohito was the first son of 21-year-old Crown Prince Yoshihito (the future Emperor Taishō) and 17-year-old Crown Princess Sadako (the future Empress Teimei). He was the grandson of Emperor Meiji and Yanagihara Naruko. His childhood title was Prince Michi.




  • Szolnok, Hungary
    Tuesday Apr 29, 1919

    Hungarian–Romanian War

    Breaking Through The Tisza River defense Lines

    Szolnok, Hungary
    Tuesday Apr 29, 1919

    The Hungarians retreated to Szolnok and from there across the Tisza River. They established two concentric defense lines extending from the Tisza River around Szolnok. Between 29 April and 1 May, the Romanian Army broke through these lines.




  • Berlin, Germany
    Sunday Apr 29, 1945

    Adolf Hitler

    Marriage

    Berlin, Germany
    Sunday Apr 29, 1945

    After midnight on the night of 28–29 April, Hitler married Eva Braun in a small civil ceremony in the Führerbunker.




  • Berlin, Germany
    Sunday Apr 29, 1945

    Adolf Hitler

    Hitler removed Göring from all government positions

    Berlin, Germany
    Sunday Apr 29, 1945

    Göring sent a telegram from Berchtesgaden, arguing that since Hitler was isolated in Berlin, Göring should assume leadership of Germany. Göring set a deadline, after which he would consider Hitler incapacitated. Hitler responded by having Göring arrested, and in his last will and testament of 29 April, he removed Göring from all government positions.




  • Obersalzberg, Berchtesgaden, Germany
    Sunday Apr 29, 1945

    Martin Bormann

    Bormann was Named Executor of The Estate

    Obersalzberg, Berchtesgaden, Germany
    Sunday Apr 29, 1945

    In the early morning hours of 29 April 1945, Wilhelm Burgdorf, Goebbels, Hans Krebs, and Bormann witnessed and signed Hitler's last will and testament. Bormann was named executor of the estate. That same night, Hitler married Eva Braun in a civil ceremony.




  • Berlin, Germany
    Sunday Apr 29, 1945

    World War II

    German forces surrender

    Berlin, Germany
    Sunday Apr 29, 1945

    Soviet and Polish forces stormed and captured Berlin in late April. In Italy, German forces surrendered on 29 April. On 30 April, the Reichstag was captured, signaling the military defeat of Nazi Germany, Berlin garrison surrendered on 2 May.




  • Saigon, South Vietnam
    Tuesday Apr 29, 1975

    Vietnam War

    The Largest Helicopter evacuation in history

    Saigon, South Vietnam
    Tuesday Apr 29, 1975

    Schlesinger announced early in the morning of 29 April 1975 the evacuation from Saigon by helicopter of the last U.S. diplomatic, military, and civilian personnel. Frequent Wind was arguably the largest helicopter evacuation in history.


  • Musicland Studios, Munich, West Germany (Present Day in Germany)
    Monday Apr 29, 1985

    Freddie Mercury

    Mr. Bad Guy

    Musicland Studios, Munich, West Germany (Present Day in Germany)
    Monday Apr 29, 1985

    His first album, Mr. Bad Guy, debuted in the top ten of the UK Album Charts.


  • Bangladesh
    Monday Apr 29, 1991

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    1991 Bangladesh Cyclone

    Bangladesh
    Monday Apr 29, 1991

    The 1991 Bangladesh cyclone (IMD designation: BOB 01, JTWC designation: 02B) was among the deadliest tropical cyclones on record. On the night of April 29, 1991, it struck the Chittagong district of southeastern Bangladesh with winds of around 250 km/h (155 mph). The storm forced a 6-metre (20 ft) storm surge inland over a wide area, killing at least 138,866 people and leaving as many as 10 million homeless.


  • Tuzla, Bosna and Herzegovina
    Friday Apr 29, 1994

    Bosnian War

    A Danish contingent (Nordbat 2) on peacekeeping duty in Bosnia

    Tuzla, Bosna and Herzegovina
    Friday Apr 29, 1994

    Around 29 April 1994, a Danish contingent (Nordbat 2) on peacekeeping duty in Bosnia, as part of UNPROFOR's Nordic battalion located in Tuzla, was ambushed when trying to relieve a Swedish observation post (Tango 2) that was under heavy artillery fire by the Bosnian Serb Šekovići brigade at the village of Kalesija.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Apr 29, 1999

    Dwayne Johnson

    SmackDown!

    U.S.
    Thursday Apr 29, 1999

    On April 29, 1999, WWF aired the pilot episode of SmackDown!, a term derived from one of The Rock's catchphrases. In the episode, The Rock continued his feud with The Corporate Ministry. This led to a match with Triple H, at Over the Edge, which The Rock won, and a match for the WWF Championship against The Undertaker, at King of the Ring, which The Rock lost. The Rock then lost a number one contender's match to Triple H, at Fully Loaded, after interference from "Mr. Ass" Billy Gunn.


  • London, England
    Monday Apr 29, 2002

    Rafael Nadal

    First won match

    London, England
    Monday Apr 29, 2002

    On 29 April 2002, at 15 years and 10 months, the world No. 762 Nadal won his first ATP match, defeating Ramón Delgado, and became the ninth player in the Open Era to do so before the age of 16.


  • Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Friday Apr 29, 2005

    MacOS

    First Intel Macs

    Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Friday Apr 29, 2005

    In 2005, the first Intel Macs released used a specialized version of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger.


  • Canada
    Sunday Apr 29, 2007

    Justin Trudeau

    Easily won the party's nomination

    Canada
    Sunday Apr 29, 2007

    Trudeau faced off against Mary Deros, a Montreal city councilor and Basilio Giordano, the publisher of a local Italian-language newspaper for the Liberal nomination. On April 29, 2007, he easily won the party's nomination, picking up 690 votes to 350 for Deros and 220 for Giordano.


  • Munich, Germany
    Sunday Apr 29, 2007

    Michael Ballack

    Ballack had Undergone Ankle Surgery in Munich

    Munich, Germany
    Sunday Apr 29, 2007

    On 29 April 2007, Chelsea released a statement on their official website, informing fans that Ballack had undergone ankle surgery in Munich. As a result, Ballack did not play in the FA Cup final against Manchester United, which Chelsea won 1–0 through Didier Drogba's extra time goal.


  • Westminster Abbey, London, United Kingdom
    Friday Apr 29, 2011

    Prince William

    The Wedding

    Westminster Abbey, London, United Kingdom
    Friday Apr 29, 2011

    The wedding took place on 29 April 2011 in Westminster Abbey, London. A few hours before the ceremony, William's new titles Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn, and Baron Carrickfergus were announced.


  • FIFA headquarters, Zurich, Switzerland
    Monday Apr 29, 2013

    Sepp Blatter

    2013 FIFA Ethics Committee investigation

    FIFA headquarters, Zurich, Switzerland
    Monday Apr 29, 2013

    On 29 April 2013, FIFA's Ethics Committee concluded its investigation into allegations of illegal payments to FIFA officials from the organisation's former marketing partner International Sports and Leisure (ISL), which went bankrupt in 2001, and published its report.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 29, 2015

    Uber

    UberFRESH available in New York City and Chicago

    U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 29, 2015

    UberFRESH, which launched in the Los Angeles area in August 2014, rebrands itself as UberEATS. The rebranding is linked to an effort to rapidly expand to other areas. The service is already available in New York City and Chicago and plans to expand to many other locations.


  • Turkey
    Saturday Apr 29, 2017

    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

    Erdoğan blocks Wikipedia

    Turkey
    Saturday Apr 29, 2017

    On 29 April 2017 Erdoğan's administration began an internal Internet block of all the Wikipedia online encyclopaedia site via Turkey's domestic Internet filtering system. This blocking action took place after the government had first made a request for Wikipedia to remove what it referred to as "offensive content". In response, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales replied via a post on Twitterating, "Access to information is a fundamental human right."


  • Houston, Texas, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 29, 2020

    Juneteenth

    Al Edwards died

    Houston, Texas, U.S.
    Wednesday Apr 29, 2020

    Representative Al Edwards died of natural causes April 29, 2020 at the age of 83, but the annual prayer breakfast and commemorative celebration continued at Ashton Villa with the late legislator's son, Jason Edwards, speaking in his father’s place.


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