Today in History, English
Today in History, English

49081April 28Holiday and observanceNational Day (Sardinia) (see it:Moti rivoluzionari sardi)
49082April 28Holiday and observanceRestoration of Sovereignty Day (Japan)
49083April 28Holiday and observanceThe first day of the Floralia, in honor of Flora. (Roman Empire)
49084April 29Event1091 – Battle of Levounion: The Pechenegs are defeated by Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos.
49085April 29Event1386 – Battle of the Vikhra River: The Principality of Smolensk is defeated by the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and becomes its vassal.
49086April 29Event1429 – Joan of Arc arrives to relieve the Siege of Orléans.
49087April 29Event1483 – Gran Canaria, the main island of the Canary Islands is conquered by the Kingdom of Castile.
49088April 29Event1521 – 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 Janu
49089April 29Event1770 – James Cook arrives at and names Botany Bay, Australia.
49090April 29Event1781 – American Revolutionary War: British and French ships clash in the Battle of Fort Royal off the coast of Martinique.
49091April 29Event1832 – Évariste Galois is released from prison.
49092April 29Event1861 – American Civil War: Maryland's House of Delegates votes not to secede from the Union.
49093April 29Event1862 – American Civil War: New Orleans falls to Union forces under Admiral David Farragut.
49094April 29Event1864 – Theta Xi fraternity is founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the only fraternity to be founded during the American Civil War.
49095April 29Event1882 – The "Elektromote", forerunner of the trolleybus, is tested by Ernst Werner von Siemens in Berlin.
49096April 29Event1903 – A 30 million cubic-metre landslide kills 70 in Frank, North-West Territories, Canada.
49097April 29Event1910 – 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.
49098April 29Event1916 – 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.
49099April 29Event1916 – 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.
49100April 29Event1944 – 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.
49101April 29Event1945 – World War II: The German army in Italy unconditionally surrenders to the Allies.
49102April 29Event1945 – World War II: Start of Operation Manna.
49103April 29Event1945 – 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.
49104April 29Event1945 – World War II: Führerbunker: 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.
49105April 29Event1945 – The Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops.
49106April 29Event1945 – The Italian commune of Fornovo di Taro is liberated from German forces by Brazilian forces.
49107April 29Event1946 – 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.
49108April 29Event1946 – 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.
49109April 29Event1951 – Tibetan delegates to the Central People's Government arrive in Beijing and draft a Seventeen Point Agreement for Chinese sovereignty and Tibetan autonomy.
49110April 29Event1953 – The first U.S. experimental 3D television broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV.

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