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April 29: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on April 29

April 29th is officially celebrated as We Jump The World Day as well as Zipper Day.

Today is the 119th day of the year, and there are 246 days left of the year.

Everyone who was born on April 29th shares the zodiac sign of Taurus.

If today is important to you, then you’ve found the right place to learn all about the history of April 29th, including a timeline of historical events that happened on this day, as well as some interesting facts that you probably didn’t know.

Did you know that on this day in 1953, Space Patrol aired the first 3D television episode? It was the first time US broadcasting had experimented with 3D.

Keep reading for more facts about April 29th in history!

What Happened On April 29 In History?

2019

Indonesia announced plans to move their capital city from Jakarta due to the city sinking.

OTD in 2019: Indonesia announced plans to move their capital city from Jakarta due to the city sinking.
Jakarta is a city of 10 million people and it is suffering one of the fastest rates of sinking in the world.
Source BBC
2018

The Simpson’s 636th episode aired, making it the longest episode count of any TV series in history.

2011

Prince William and Kate Middleton tied the knot.

The couple had been in a relationship for many years. 1,900 people attended the ceremony, 1 million lined London's streets, and 2 billion watched on worldwide TV.
Source Royal UK
2011

An EF4 multiple-vortex tornado destroyed areas of two major Alabama cities: Tuscaloosa and Birmingham.

The tornado was one of the 364 tornadoes that occurred during the 2011 Super Outbreak which is known as the largest tornado outbreak in United States history.
1996

The TV Land Network made its debut.

Upon its launch, TV Land saw 5 million subscribers. It was originally a spin off of Nick At Nite.
1990

The first pieces of the Berlin Wall were dismantled, starting at Brandenburg Gate.

1967

Aretha Franklin’s song “Respect” became Billboards Song of the Year.

1953

Space Patrol aired the first 3D television show.

The show also made history by being the first West Coast morning network program beamed to the East Coast.
1945

Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun got married in Berlin, Germany.

OTD in 1945: Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun got married in Berlin
The two were married for less than 40 hours before committing suicide in their bunker.
1945

The US Army freed 32,000 concentration camp prisoners in Dachau, Germany.

1826

The galaxy Centaurus A was discovered by Scottish astronomer James Dunlop.

The galaxy is also known as NGC 5128 or Caldwell 77 and was discovered from Dunlop's home in Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.

Did you know that on this day, April 29th 1953, Space Patrol aired the first 3D television episode?