Friday, April 28, 2017

April 29

  • April 29, 1091
    Byzantium Emperor Alexios I Komnenos beats Pechenegs, a semi-nomadic Turkic people of the Central Asian steppes, at the Battle of Levounion
  • April 29, 1289
    Al Mansur Qalawun, the seventh Mamluk sultan of Egypt, captures city of Tripoli ending the Crusader County of Tripoli
  • April 29, 1429
    As a French sortie distracts the English troops on the west side of Orleans, Joan of Arc enters unopposed by its eastern gate, bringing greatly needed supplies and reinforcements and inspiring the French to a passionate resistance
  • April 29, 1661
    Chinese Ming dynasty occupies Taiwan
  • April 29, 1672
    King Louis XIV of France invades the Netherlands beginning Franco-Dutch War
  • April 29, 1707
    English-Scottish parliament accept Act of Union and form Great Britain
  • April 29, 1859
    Austria starts Second Italian War of Independence with Sardinia after the King of Sardinia denies to complete demobilization of the Sardinian army, which draws France into the conflict
  • April 29, 1882
    The Electromote, a forerunner of the trolleybus, is given its first trial run by Ernst Werner von Siemens in Berlin, Germany
  • April 29, 1942
    Jews forced to wear a Jewish Star in Netherlands and Vichy-France
  • April 29, 1970
    50,000 US and South Vietnamese troops invade Cambodia during escalation the Civil War
  • April 29, 1982
    Iran begins offensive on several axes – Bostan, Susangerd, the west bank of the Karun River, and Ahvaz forcing the Iraqi forces to retreat during the Iran–Iraq War
  • April 29, 2006
    The Global Night Commute, organized by the makers of the film Invisible Children, takes place in over 130 cities around the world to show support for Ugandan children who walk every night into city centers attempting to avoid capture by the Lord's Resistance Army
  • April 29, 2011
    Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Middleton wed at Westminster Abbey in London

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