Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/April 29

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This is a list of selected April 29 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled April 29, 2019 featured article or the April 29, 2019 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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1587Anglo-Spanish War: In the Bay of Cádiz, Francis Drake led the first of several naval raids on the Spanish Armada that destroyed so many ships that Philip II of Spain had to delay his plans to invade England for over a year. unreferenced section
1882 – German inventor Werner von Siemens began operating his Elektromote, the world's first trolleybus, in a Berlin suburb. refimprove sections
1911Tsinghua University, one of the leading universities in 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. refimprove section
1916First World War: Khalil Pasha of the Ottoman Army accepted the surrender of Major-General Charles Townshend and the British Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force, ending the Siege of Kut. refimprove section
1945Second World War: Allied forces began dropping food into parts of the occupied Netherlands, with the acquiescence of the occupying German forces, to feed people who were in danger of starvation due to the Dutch famine. refimprove
1946 – The International Military Tribunal for the Far East convened and indicted Hideki Tojo and 27 other Japanese leaders for war crimes. unreferenced section
1999Kosovo War: The Avala Tower on Avala mountain near Belgrade, Serbia, was destroyed by NATO bombardment in an attempt to put Radio Television of Serbia off the air. refimprove



April 29: Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare; Pesach Sheni (Judaism, 2018)

Replica of HMS Endeavour
Replica of HMS Endeavour

Thomas Cooper (d. 1594) · Georgia Hopley (b. 1858) · Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman (b. 1882)

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