April 29 events in history

711 Islamic conquest of Hispania: Moorish troops led by Tariq ibn-Ziyad land at Gibraltar to begin their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula (Al-Andalus)
1091 Battle of Levounion: The Pechenegs are defeated by Byzantine Emperor Alexius I
1386 Battle of the Vikhra River: The Principality of Smolensk is defeated by the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and becomes its vassal
1429 Joan of Arc arrives to relieve the Siege of Orleans
1483 Gran Canaria, the main island of the Canary Islands is conquered by the Kingdom of Castile
1521 Swedish War of Liberation: Swedish troops under Gustav Vasa defeat a Danish force under Didrik Slagheck in the Battle of Västerås and soon capture the city of Västerås. The Danish-held castle, however, does not surrender to the Swedes until 31 January the following year, after a nine-month siege
1770 James Cook arrives at and names Botany Bay, Australia
1781 American Revolutionary War: British and French ships clash in the Battle of Fort Royal off the coast of Martinique
1832 Évariste Galois is released from prison
1861 American Civil War: Maryland's House of Delegates votes not to secede from the Union
1862 American Civil War: New Orleans, Louisiana falls to Union forces under Admiral David Farragut
1864 Theta Xi fraternity is founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the only fraternity to be founded during the American Civil War
1882 The "Elektromote" – forerunner of the trolleybus – is tested by Ernst Werner von Siemens in Berlin
1903 A 30 million cubic-metre landslide kills 70 in Frank, North-West Territories, Canada
1910 The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the People's Budget, the first budget in British history with the expressed intent of redistributing wealth among the British public
1916 World War I: The British 6th Indian Division surrenders to Ottoman Forces at the Siege of Kut in one of the largest surrenders of British forces up to that point
1916 Easter Rising: Martial law in Ireland is lifted and the rebellion is officially over with the surrender of Irish nationalists to British authorities in Dublin
1944 World War II: British agent Nancy Wake, a leading figure in the French Resistance and the Gestapo's most wanted person, parachutes back into France to become a liaison between London and the local maquis group
1945 World War II: The German army in Italy unconditionally surrenders to the Allies
1945 World War II: Start of Operation Manna
1945 World War II: The Captain class frigate HMS Goodall K479 is torpedoed by U-286 outside the Kola Inlet becoming the last ship of the Royal Navy sunk in the European theatre of World War II
1945 World War II – Fuehrerbunker: Adolf Hitler marries his longtime partner Eva Braun in a Berlin bunker and designates Admiral Karl Dönitz as his successor. Both Hitler and Braun commit suicide the following day
1945 The Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops
1945 The Italian commune of Fornovo di Taro is liberated from German forces by Brazilian forces
1946 The International Military Tribunal for the Far East convenes and indicts former Prime Minister of Japan Hideki Tojo and 28 former Japanese leaders for war crimes
1946 Father Divine, a controversial religious leader who claims to be God, marries the much-younger Edna Rose Ritchings, a celebrated anniversary in the International Peace Mission movement
1951 Tibetan delegates to the Central People's Government arrive in Beijing and draft a Seventeen Point Agreement for Chinese sovereignty and Tibetan autonomy
1953 The first U.S. experimental 3D television broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV
1965 Pakistan's Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) successfully launches its seventh rocket in its Rehber series
1967 After refusing induction into the United States Army the day before (citing religious reasons), Muhammad Ali is stripped of his boxing title
1968 The controversial musical Hair, a product of the hippie counter-culture and sexual revolution of the 1960s, opens at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway, with its song becoming anthems of the anti-Vietnam War movement
1970 Vietnam War: United States and South Vietnamese forces invade Cambodia to hunt Viet Cong
1974 Watergate Scandal: President Richard Nixon announces the release of edited transcripts of White House tape recordings relating to the scandal
1975 Vietnam War: Operation Frequent Wind: The U.S. begins to evacuate U.S. citizens from Saigon prior to an expected North Vietnamese takeover. U.S. involvement in the war comes to an end
1975 Vietnam War: The North Vietnamese Army completes its capture of all parts of South Vietnamese-held Trường Sa Islands
1986 A fire at the Central library of the City of Los Angeles Public Library damages or destroys 400,000 books and other items
1986 The Chernobyl Disaster: American and European Spy Satellites capture the ruins of the 4th Reactor at the Chernobyl Power Plant
1991 A cyclone strikes the Chittagong district of southeastern Bangladesh with winds of around 155 miles per hour (249 km/h), killing at least 138,000 people and leaving as many as 10 million homeless
1992 Los Angeles riots: Riots in Los Angeles, California, following the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. Over the next three days 53 people are killed and hundreds of buildings are destroyed
1997 The Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 enters into force, outlawing the production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons by its signatories
1999 The Avala TV Tower near Belgrade is destroyed in the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia
2004 Dick Cheney and George W. Bush testify before the 9/11 Commission in a closed, unrecorded hearing in the Oval Office
2004 Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production
2005 Syria completes withdrawal from Lebanon, ending 29 years of occupation
2011 The Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Kate Middleton
2013 A powerful explosion occurs in an office building in Prague, Czech Republic, believed to have been caused by natural gas, injures 43 people