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Notable Historical Events for April 29th

1987Chicago Cub Andre Dawson hits for cycle

199227th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks

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

1910Ex-president Theodore Roosevelt visits Amsterdam

1982American mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski murders pharmacist Paul Hoffman by beating him with a tire iron

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

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship

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

1986Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens strikes out 20 Seattle Mariners

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

April 29th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 29th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

April 29th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on April 29th

1945Adolf Hitler marries Eva Braun

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

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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