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Notable Historical Events for April 29th

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

1996"Rent", starring Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs, opens at Nederlander Theater NYC

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

1910Ex-president Theodore Roosevelt visits Amsterdam

1984Betsy King wins LPGA Freedom/Orlando Golf Classic

1948Bradman scores 107 Aust v Worcs, 152 mins, 15 fours

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

1956Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open

199227th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks

1672Franco-Dutch War: Louis XIV of France invades the Netherlands.

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Notable Birthdays on April 29th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on April 29th

2011Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Kate Middleton.

1945Adolf Hitler marries Eva Braun

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Notable Deaths on April 29th

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

2006John Kenneth Galbraith, Canadian economist (b. 1908)

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