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Calendar for April 29th, 2013


  • 1813: Jacob Hummel received patent for varnish of elastic gum

  • 1860s

  • Born 1863: William Hearst (editor/publisher)

  • 1864: Theta Xi, first professional fraternity, founded, Troy, New York

  • 1890s

  • Born 1899: Duke Ellington (musician)

  • 1900s

  • Born 1901: Hirohito (emperor of Japan)

  • 1903: A landslide in Frank, Alberta, killed at least 70 people

  • Born 1907: Fred Zinnemann (director of film)

  • 1940s

  • 1945: Prisoners liberated at Dachau

  • 1950s

  • Born 1951: Dale Earnhardt (race car driver)

  • Born 1954: Jerry Seinfeld (comedian & actor)

  • Born 1957: Daniel Day-Lewis (actor)

  • Born 1958: Eve Plumb (actress)

  • 1960s

  • 1961: ABC's Wide World of Sports premiered

  • Born 1968: Carnie Wilson (singer)

  • 1970s

  • Born 1970: Uma Thurman (actress)

  • Born 1970: Andre Agassi (tennis player)

  • 1980s

  • Died 1980: Alfred Hitchcock (director)

  • 1988: The first condor to be conceived in captivity hatched at the San Diego Wild Animal Park helping to bring the species back from the brink of extinction

  • 2000s

  • 2004: The World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., opened to the public

  • Died 2005: William J. Bell (writer and producer)

  • 2008: A perfect pink ring around the Sun was visible for several hours from Key Largo to Key West, Florida. It's known as the rare halo phenomenon, a refraction of light through multiple layers of ice-crystal clouds in the upper levels of the atmosphere. A halo usually indicates that rain is on the way.

  • 2010s

  • 2011: Prince William married Catherine Middleton

  • 2014: Annular Eclipse of the Sun.

  • Died 2014: Bob Hoskins (actor)

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