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29 April

1091 – Byzantine Empire – Battle of Levounion. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Levounion

1297 – England – Earthquake, epicentre in Norfolk. http://www.quakes.bgs.ac.uk/historical/query_eq/

1386 – Belarus – Battle of Vikhra River. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Vikhra_River

1521 – Sweden – Battle of Västerås (Swedish War of Liberation). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_V%C3%A4ster%C3%A5s

1587 – Spain – Siege of Cádiz (Singeing of the King’s Beard – Anglo-Spanish War). https://www.loc.gov/rr/rarebook/catalog/drake/drake-7-cadizraid.html

1670 – Rome – Cardinal Emilio Altieri became Pope Clement X. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Clement_X

1770 – Australia – James Cook arrived at and named Botany Bay. http://www.environment.gov.au/heritage/places/national/kurnell  http://australianmuseum.net.au/botany-bay-bb4-archaeological-site-new-south-wales-np1059

1781 – USA – Battle of Fort Royal began (American Revolutionary War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fort_Royal

1794 – France – Second Battle of Boulou began (War of the Pyrenees). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Battle_of_Boulou

1882 – Germany – The “Elektromote” tested in Berlin. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromote

1903 – Canada – Landslide in Frank, Northwest Territories, 70 killed. http://www3.gendisasters.com/alberta/8365/frank-ab-landslide-disaster-apr-1903

1903 – Turkey – Earthquake measuring 6.7Mw, epicentre in Malazgirt, 600 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1903_Manzikert_earthquake

1910 – UK – Parliament passed first People’s Budget. http://www.parliament.uk/about/living-heritage/transformingsociety/private-lives/taxation/overview/newtaxes/

1916 – Ireland – Easter Rising ended. http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/easterrising/insurrection/index.shtml

1916 – Ottoman Empire – Siege of Kut Al Amara ended (WWI). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Kut

1918 – Belgium – Battle of the Lys ended (WWI). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Lys_(1918)

1941 – Australia – Earthquake measuring 7.2Mw, epicentre in Meeberrie. http://www.ga.gov.au/corporate_data/69530/69530.pdf

1942 – UK – Baedeker Blitz – German bombers hit Norwich (2nd time) (WWII). http://www.eafa.org.uk/catalogue/1292

1942 – Burma – Battle of Lashio (Yunnan-Burma Road Campaign – WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Yunnan-Burma_Road

1943 – USSR – Soviet Air Force plane crashed at Dmitrovskoye shosse, Moscow, 6 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430429-0

1944 – France – British Agent Nancy Wake parachuted into Auvergne. https://youtu.be/DP_ARJsLr6M?list=PLD8F0D5960FB8A149 WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Wake


1945 – Holland – Operation Manna began (WWII). https://youtu.be/0DHa5LrvM18 WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operations_Manna_and_Chowhound

1945 – Norwegian Sea – HMS Goodall sunk by German torpedo (WWII). http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?15795


1945 – Germany – Dachau Concentration Camp liberated by US forces (WWII). https://youtu.be/fxZaVjuy4ng WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005214

1945 – Italy – Battle of Fornovo di Taro ended, liberated by Brazilian forces (WWII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=304

1949 – Russia – Aeroflot plane crashed near Kirensk, 14 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19490429-1

1952 – Brazil – Pan Am Flight 202 crashed near Carolina, MA, 50 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19520429-1

1952 – South Korea – USAF plane crashed at Dentist C, 8 killed (Korean War). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19520429-2

1952 – Japan – USAF plane crashed near Ashiya Air Base, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19520429-4

1965 – USA – Earthquake measuring 6.5Mw, epicentre in Seattle-Tacoma, Washington, 7 killed. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/states/events/1965_04_29.php

1970 – Cambodia – Cambodian Campaign began (Vietnam War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambodian_Campaign


1975 – Vietnam – Operation Frequent Wind began (Vietnam War). https://youtu.be/N5AiKeXm0Oc WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Frequent_Wind

1986 – USA – Fire at Public Library, Los Angeles. http://www.ladowntownnews.com/news/remembering-the-day-the-library-burned/article_4b7f9458-8b3e-11e1-93a8-0019bb2963f4.html

1991 – Bangladesh – Cyclone hit Chittagong district, 138,000 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991_Bangladesh_cyclone

1991 – Georgia – Earthquake measuring 7Mw, epicentre in Racha, 270 killed. https://profile.usgs.gov/myscience/upload_folder/ci2009Apr221601094273745-Racha%20landslides,%20BSSA.pdf

1992 – USA – Los Angeles Riots began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1992_Los_Angeles_riots


2011 – UK – Prince William marries Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey. https://youtu.be/schQZY3QjCw https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wedding_of_Prince_William_and_Catherine_Middleton

2013 – Czech Republic – Prague gas explosion https://youtu.be/MNmi-Agdh-8 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_Prague_explosion

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1786 – James Proctor alias William Smith was executed at Tyburn Gallows. http://pastsearch-archaeo-history.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Criminals-and-Executions-Jan12.pdf


1942 – Baedeker Blitz – German bombers hit York (WWII). https://youtu.be/HCOz3_jw9Gs http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/features/history/blitz/