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Notable Historical Events for April 29th

1956Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship

1429Joan of Arc arrives at the seige of Orleans

1834Charles Darwin's expedition sees top of Andes from Patagonia

1987Chicago Cub Andre Dawson hits for cycle

1986Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens strikes out 20 Seattle Mariners

199227th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks

1984Betsy King wins LPGA Freedom/Orlando Golf Classic

2004Dick Cheney and George W. Bush testify before the 9/11 Commission in a closed, unrecorded hearing in the Oval Office.

1992Jury acquits LA police officers of beating Rodney King, riots begin

April 29th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 29th

1963Mike Babcock, Manitouwadge Ontario, NHL Coach (Anaheim, Detroit, Team Canada)

1970Uma Thurman, Boston Mass, actress (Baron Munchausen, Pulp Fiction)

1933Willie Nelson, Abbott Texas, American country singer (On the Road Again)

1970Andre Agassi, Las Vegas Nevada, tennis star (Oly-gold-96, US Open 1994)

1957Daniel Day-Lewis, England, actor (Last of the Mohicans, My Left Foot)

1954Jerome 'Jerry' seinfeld, Brooklyn New York, comedian/actor ('Seinfeld')

1863William Randolph Hearst, San Francisco California, newspaper publisher (SF Examiner, Seattle P-I)

1899Duke Ellington, Washington, District of Columbia, American bandleader, composer and pianist (Take the A Train)

April 29th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on April 29th

1945Adolf Hitler marries Eva Braun

1885Novelist Edith Wharton (23) weds Edward Robbins Wharton (35)

April 29th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on April 29th

1864Abraham Gesner, Canadian geologist (inventor of kerosene), dies at 66

1980Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, English director (Psycho, Birds, Rear Window), dies of renal failure at 80

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