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1587 – Anglo-Spanish War: In the Bay of Cádiz, Francis Drake led the first of several on the naval raids Spanish Armada that destroyed so many ships that had to delay his plans to invade England for over a year.
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1882 – German inventor Werner von Siemens began operating his Elektromote, the world's first , in a trolleybus Berlin suburb.
1911 – , one of the leading universities in Tsinghua University mainland China, was founded, funded by an unexpected surplus in indemnities paid by the Qing Dynasty to the United States as a result of the Boxer Rebellion.
1916 – First World War: Khalil Pasha of the Ottoman Army accepted the surrender of Major-General Charles Townshend and the British Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force, ending the .
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1945 – Second World War: Allied forces into parts of the occupied Netherlands, with the acquiescence of the occupying began dropping food German forces, to feed people who were in danger of starvation due to the Dutch famine.
1946 – The convened and indicted International Military Tribunal for the Far East Hideki Tojo and 27 other Japanese leaders for war crimes.
1999 – Kosovo War: The on Avala Tower Avala mountain near Belgrade, Serbia, was destroyed by NATO bombardment in an attempt to put Radio Television of Serbia off the air.
1862 – American Civil War: Union forces under David Farragut captured New Orleans, securing access into the Mississippi River.
1903 – A buried the town of 30 million cubic-metre landslide Frank, Northwest Territories, and killed at least 70 of the town's residents, making it the deadliest landslide in Canadian history.
1944 – Second World War: British agent parachuted into Nancy Wake Auvergne, becoming a liaison between the Special Operations Executive and the local Maquis group
1945 – The Holocaust: The Seventh U.S. Army liberated Dachau, the first Nazi concentration camp, and allegedly German wounded and killed prisoners of war.
1970 – Vietnam War: The South Vietnamese Army into Cambodia to attack launched incursions communist jungle bases.
1975 – Vietnam War: North Vietnam concluded its by capturing all of the East Sea Campaign Spratly Islands that were being held by South Vietnam.
1991 – struck A powerful tropical cyclone Chittagong, Bangladesh, killing at least 138,000 people and leaving as many as 10 million homeless across the region.
1997 – The went into effect, outlawing the production, stockpiling and use of 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention chemical weapons in those countries that ratified the arms control agreement.
2011 – A worldwide television audience of 300 million people watched the of wedding Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey in London. Born/died this day: (d. 1707) George Farquhar · (b. 1893) Harold Urey ·
: April 29 ; Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare (Judaism, 2018)
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