Today in History April 29: What Happened on This Date?

  • 1853 Comet C/1853 G1 (Schweizer) approaches within 0.0839 AUs of Earth
  • 1854 Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, receives its charter from Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, making it the 1st degree-granting Black college in US
  • 1857 US Army, Pacific Div HQ permanently forms at Presidio (San Francisco)
  • 1861 Maryland’s House of Delegates votes against seceding from Union (US Civil War)
  • 1862 100,000 federal troops prepare to march into Corinth, Mississippi
  • 1862 New Orleans falls to Union forces during US Civil War

Today in History April 29: What Happened on This Date?

  • 1863 Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia (Fredericksburg, Wilderness Tavern)
  • 1864 -30] Skirmish at Jenkins’ Ferry, Arkansas
      • 1920 Duke Kahanamoku wins his 2nd gold medal of the day in the winning American 4 x 200m freestyle relay team with Perry McGillivray, Pua Kealoha and Norman Ross in world record 10:04.4
      • 1922 1st official International Weightlifting Federation Champ in Tallinn, Estonia
      • 1926 France and US reach accord on repayment of WW I
      • 1927 Construction of Spirit of St Louis (the monoplane which Charles Lindburgh was to fly across the Atlantic) 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 Britain-Australia goes into service
      • 1943 US 34th Division occupies Hill 609, North Tunisia
      • 1944 Raid by Dutch Resistance on the National Printing Office in The Hague to procure 10,000 Dutch identity cards.
      • 1945 First food drop by RAF above Nazi-occupied Holland (Operation Manna)
      • 1945 Japanese army evacuates Rangoon
      • 1945 German armies in Italy sign an unconditional surrender to the Western Allies to be carried out on 2 May
      • 1945 US Army liberates 31,601 people from the Dachau Nazi concentration camp in Germany
      • 1945 Venice & Mestre captured by the Allies
      • 1946 28 former Japanese leaders indicted in Tokyo as war criminals
      • 1951 China seizes the assets of the Asiatic Petroleum Company, a joint venture between the Shell and Royal Dutch oil companies in retaliation for the Hong Kong Government’s requisitioning of the tanker Yung Hao
      • 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
      • 1953 6th Cannes Film Festival: “The Wages of Fear” directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
      • 1955 Giovanni Gronchi elected third President of Italy
      • 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 at Fort Belvoir, Virginia
      • 1961 ABC’s “Wide World of Sports” debuts

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