Today in History - April 29

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1289        Apr 29, Qala'un, the Sultan of Egypt, captured Tripoli.
    (HN, 4/29/98)

1429        Apr 29, Joan of Arc led French troops to victory over the English at Orleans during the Hundred Years’ War. Legend has it that King Charles VII of France had a suit of armor made for Joan at a cost of 100 war horses. In 1996 a suit of armor was found and proposed to be Joan’s armor.
    (ATC, p.107) (SFC, 6/19/96, p.A10) (AP, 4/29/98)(HN, 4/29/98)

1522        Apr 29, Emperor Charles V named Frans van Holly inquisitor-gen of Netherlands.
    (MC, 4/29/02)

1535        Apr 29, John Houghton, English, was executed.
    (MC, 4/29/02)

1550        Apr 29, Emperor Charles V gave inquisitors additional authority.
    (MC, 4/29/02)

1553        Apr 29, A Flemish woman introduced to England the practice of starching linen.
    (MC, 4/29/02)

1584        Apr 29, Melchior Teschner, composer, was born.
    (MC, 4/29/02)

1623        Apr 29, 11 Dutch ships departed for the conquest of Peru.
    (MC, 4/29/02)

1624        Apr 29, Louis XIII appointed Cardinal Richelieu chief minister of the Royal Council.
    (HN, 4/29/98)

1636        Apr 29, Esaias Reusner, composer, was born.
    (MC, 4/29/02)

1661        Apr 29, Chinese Ming dynasty occupied Taiwan.
    (HN, 4/29/98)

1667        Apr 29, John Arbuthnot (d.1735), Scottish mathematician, was born. With Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift, John Gay and Thomas Parnell he founded the Scriblerus Club in 1714, whose purpose was to satirize bad poetry and pedantry. The club was short-lived.
    (http://www-gap.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/Arbuthnot.html)
    (MC, 4/29/02)

1672        Apr 29, King Louis XIV of France invaded the Netherlands.
    (HN, 4/29/99)

1676        Apr 29, Michiel A. de Ruyter (69), Dutch rear-admiral, (Newport), was killed.
    (MC, 4/29/02)

1707        Apr 29, English-Scottish parliament accepted Act of Union and formed Great Britain. [see May 1]
    (MC, 4/29/02)

1727        Apr 29, Jean-Georges Noverre, French dancer, choreographer (ballet d'action), was born.
    (MC, 4/29/02)

1745        Apr 29, Oliver Ellsworth, third Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, was born.
    (HN, 4/29/98)

1769        Apr 29, The Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) was born.
    (CFA, '96, p.44)

1771        Apr 29, Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli (b.1700), Italian architect, died in St. Petersburg. He was born in Paris and spent his entire career in Russia. His work included the Winter Palace (1754-1762) in St. Petersburg, which later became the Hermitage Museum.
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francesco_Bartolomeo_Rastrelli)

1781        Apr 29, French fleet stopped Britain from seizing the Cape of Good Hope.
    (MC, 4/29/02)

1783        Apr 29, David Cox (d.1857), English watercolorist, was born. He books included “Treatise on Landscape Painting" (1813).
    (SFC, 4/29/97, p.B5)(www.chrisbeetles.com/pictures/artists/Cox_David/Cox_David.htm)

1784        Apr 29, Premiere of Mozart's Sonata in B flat, K454 (Vienna).
    (MC, 4/29/02)

1798        Apr 28, Joseph Haydn's oratorio "The Creation" was rehearsed in Vienna, Austria, before an invited audience.
    (AP, 4/29/07)

1813        Apr 29, Rubber was patented.
    (HN, 4/29/98)

1834        Apr 29, Charles Darwin's expedition saw the top of Andes from Patagonia.
    (MC, 4/29/02)

1842        Apr 29, Karl Millocker, conductor, composer (Beggar Student), was born in Austria.
    (MC, 4/29/02)

1852        Apr 29, The first edition of Peter Mark Roget’s Thesaurus was published. Roget (1779-1869) was a London physician of French-Swiss ancestry who began to collect and organize English words to improve his public speaking.
    (HN, 4/29/98)(WSJ, 9/3/98, p.B1)

1854        Apr 29, Henri Poincare (1912), French mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, was born. He investigated the idea of space and led to the notion that space is too complex for mathematics. Rather space is an assumption, and it can be described and controlled only so far as we assume it. In other words there is no such thing as space. Instead, there are as many spaces as there are people... for every person can assume an indefinite number of different spaces.
    (V.D.-H.K.p.272)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Poincar%C3%A9)

1855        Apr 29, Anatol K. Liadov, Russian composer (Bewitched Lake) [OS], was born.
    (MC, 4/29/02)

1856        Apr 29, During the Tule River War Yokut Indians repelled a second attack by the 'Petticoat Rangers,' a band of civilian Indian fighters-some wearing body armor-at Four Creeks, California. The Yokuts lived along the shores of Tulare Lake in the Central Valley, which disappeared by 1900 due to water diversion and farming.
    (HN, 4/29/00)(WW, 6/99)
1856        Apr 29, A peace treaty between England and Russia was signed.
    (HN, 4/29/98)

1858        Apr 29, Austrian troops invaded Piedmont (Italy).
    (HN, 4/29/98)

1859        Apr 29, In the Italian Campaign some 150,000 Piedmontese troops invaded Piedmontese territory as the French army raced to support them and the Austrian army mobilized to oppose them.
    (HN, 4/29/00)

1860        Apr 29, Lorado Taft, US sculptor (Black Hawk), was born.
    (MC, 4/29/02)

1861        Apr 29, The Maryland House of Delegates voted against seceding from the Union.
    (AP, 4/29/98)(HN, 4/29/98)
1861        Apr 29, In Australia the Burke party shot one of their last 2 camels after it got stuck in mud. Supplies were divided between the 3 men and one camel.
    (ON, 12/01, p.4)

1862        Apr 29, Forts Philip and Jackson surrendered to Union forces under Admiral Farragut outside New Orleans.
    (AP, 4/29/98)(HN, 4/29/98)

1862        Apr 29, 100,000 federal troops prepared to march into Corinth, Miss.
    (MC, 4/29/02)

1863        Apr 29, William Randolph Hearst (d.1951), American newspaper publisher, was born. He helped launch the Spanish-American War. "Any man who has the brains to think and the nerve to act for the benefit of the people of the country is considered a radical by those who are content with stagnation and willing to endure disaster." In 1998 Ben Proctor authored “William Randolph Hearst – The Early Years, 1863-1910."
    (HN, 4/29/99)(SFEM, 12/12/98, p.8)(AP, 5/1/99)

1868        Apr 29, The US government and the Sioux Indians signed another treaty that ended Red Cloud’s War, but it did not last long. The treaty at Fort Laramie (Wyoming) made the Black Hills part of the Great Sioux Reservation.
    (www.suite101.com/lesson.cfm/17638/1146/8)(Econ, 8/2/08, p.37)(AH, 6/03, p.36)

1877        Apr 29, Tad Dorgen, cartoonist and columnist, was born.
    (HN, 4/29/01)

1879        Apr 29, Sir Thomas Beecham, founder of London Philharmonic, was born.
    (HN, 4/29/98)

1893        Apr 29, Harold C. Urey, physicist (Deuterium, Nobel 1934), was born in Indiana.
    (MC, 4/29/02)
1883        Apr 29, Franz Hermann Schulze-Delitzsch (b.1808), German economist, died. He was responsible for organizing of the world's first credit unions.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Hermann_Schulze-Delitzsch)(Econ, 5/24/14, p.79)

1894        Apr 29, The Commonweal of Christ, called Coxey's Army, arrived in Wash, DC, 500 strong to protest unemployment; Coxey was arrested for trespassing at Capitol.
    (MC, 4/29/02)

1895        Apr 29, Malcolm Sargent, English conductor (Promenade Concerts), was born.
    (MC, 4/29/02)

1899        Apr 29, Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (d.1974), jazz composer and musician was born in Washington DC.
    (SFEC, 2/21/99, DB p.32)(AP, 4/29/99)

1901        Apr 29, Hirohito, emperor of Japan (1926-1989), was born.
    (HN, 4/29/99)(MC, 4/29/02)
1901        Apr 29, In the 27th Kentucky Derby: Jimmy Winkfield on His Eminence won in 2:07.75.
    (MC, 4/29/02)
1901        Apr 29, Anti Semitic riot took place in Budapest.
    (MC, 4/29/02)

1907        Apr 29, Fred Zinnemann (d.3/14/97), Hollywood film director, was born in Vienna. His films included “A Hatful of Rain," “The Sundowners," “The Nun’s Story," “From Here to Eternity," “Julia" and “A Man for All Seasons" (1966) with Paul Scofield.
    (SFC, 3/15/97, p.A19)(AP, 4/29/07)

1909        Apr 29, Tom Ewell, [S Yewell Tompkins], actor (Tom Ewell Show, 7 Yr Itch), was born in Ky.
    (MC, 4/29/02)

1912        Apr 29, Henri Poincare (d.1912), French mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, died. He investigated the idea of space and led to the notion that space is too complex for mathematics. In 2002 Russian mathematician Grigory Perelman solved the 1904 Poincare Conjecture. In 2007 Donal O’Shea authored “The Poincare Conjecture."
    (V.D.-H.K.p.272)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Poincar%C3%A9)

1913        Apr 29, Gideon Sundback of Hoboken patented an all-purpose zipper. The name was coined by B.F. Goodrich, who used it to fasten rubber galoshes. [see Apr 21]
    (HN, 4/29/98)(SFEC, 5/23/99, p.B7)

1916        Apr 29, The Easter Rising in Dublin collapsed as Irish nationalists surrendered to British authorities. Irish nationalists set post office on fire in Dublin during Easter Uprising.
    (AP, 4/29/98)(HN, 4/29/98)(MC, 4/29/02)

1918        Apr 29, America's WWI Ace of Aces, Eddie Rickenbacker, scored his first victory with the help of Captain James Norman Hall. He eventually racked up 26 victories before the end of the war.
    (HN, 4/29/99)

1919        Apr 29, A parcel bomb aimed at US Senator Thomas Hardwick and designed to explode on May day, exploded unsuccessfully. It was one of nearly 30 devices sent by anarchist groups to politicians, judges and businessmen.
    (Econ, 11/6/10, p.74)

1922        Apr 29, A 100-mile-long battle raged near Peking, China.
    (HN, 4/29/98)

1924        Apr 29, Open revolt broke out in Santa Clara, Cuba.
    (HN, 4/29/98)

1927        Apr 29, Construction of the Spirit of St Louis was completed. B.F. Mahoney was the ‘mystery man’ behind the Ryan Aeronautical Company that built Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis. Engineer Donald Hall designed the $10,580 plane to carry 400 gallons of fuel.
    (HN, 4/29/98)(ON, 2/08, p.1)
1927        Apr 29, With concern that Mississippi flood waters could overflow the city of New Orleans the levee at Caernarvon, Louisiana, was dynamited downstream of the city, with the intention of increasing the speed of the river as it passed New Orleans and hence reducing the height of the anticipated flood wave.
    (www.rms.com/publications/1927_MississippiFlood.pdf)

1930        Apr 29, The film “All Quiet on the Western Front," based on Erich Maria Remarque's novel “Im Western Nichts Neues," premiered.
    (HN, 4/29/01)
1930        Apr 29, Telephone connection England-Australia went into service.
    (MC, 4/29/02)

1933        Apr 29, Constantine Cavafy (b.1863), Greek poet, died in Alexandria, Egypt. The 1996 Greek film "Cavafy" was a profile of the Greek homosexual poet, and a winner of Greece’s National Film Award for best feature of the year. Cavafy spent 30 years working as a clerk in the Ministry of Irrigation. In 2006 “The Collected Poems of C.P. Cavafy," translated by Aliki Barstone, was published.
    (SFC, 6/18/98, p.E4)(SSFC, 6/24/01, DB p.64)(www.kirjasto.sci.fi/kafavis.htm)

1935        Apr 29, It was reported that live rabbits were being sewn onto dog-track racing machines in the San Francisco Bay Area counties of San Mateo and Santa Clara.
    (SSFC, 4/25/10, DB p.54)

1936        Apr 29, Zubin Mehta, conductor (NY Philharmonic 1976), was born in Bombay, India.
    (MC, 4/29/02)

1939        Apr 29, Whitestone Bridge, connecting Bronx and Queens, opened.
    (MC, 4/29/02)

1940        Apr 29, Robert Sherwood's "There Shall be No Night," premiered in NYC.
    (MC, 4/29/02)
1940        Apr 29, Norwegian King Haakon and government fled to England.
    (MC, 4/29/02)

1942        Apr 29, Japanese troops marched into Lashio and cut off the Burma Road.
    (MC, 4/29/02)

1943        Apr 29, Noel Coward's "Present Laughter," premiered in London.
    (MC, 4/29/02)
1943        Apr 29, Internationally prominent theologian Dietrich Bonhoffer was arrested by Nazis.
    (MC, 4/29/02)
1943        Apr 29, Karl Adrian Wohlfart (68), composer, died.
    (MC, 4/29/02)

1945        Apr 29, American soldiers liberated 31,601 in the Dachau, Germany, concentration camp; that same day, Adolf Hitler married Eva Braun (b.1912) and designated Adm. Karl Doenitz his successor. Hitler and Braun committed suicide the next day. In 2011 Heike B. Gortemaker authored “Eva Braun: Life With Hitler."
    (AP, 4/29/98)(HN, 4/29/98)(SSFC, 10/30/11, p.F5)
1945        Apr 29, The German Army in Italy surrendered unconditionally to the Allies. Venice and Mestre were captured by the Allies. In 1956 Norman Kogan, historian at the Univ of Connecticut, wrote "Italy and the Allies."
    (HN, 4/29/99)(SFC, 9/21/99, p.E4)(MC, 4/29/02)
1945        Apr 29, Japanese army evacuated Rangoon.
    (MC, 4/29/02)
   
1946        Apr 29, In Japan 28 former leaders were indicted in Tokyo as war criminals; seven ended up being sentenced to death.
    (HN, 4/29/98)(AP, 4/29/07)

1947        Apr 29, Irving Fisher (b.1867), American economist, died. His Fisher hypothesis is the proposition that the real interest rate is independent of monetary measures, especially the nominal interest rate.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irving_Fisher)

1951        Apr 29, Ludwig Wittgenstein (b.1889), Austrian-born philosopher, died in Cambridge, England. His “Tractatus Logico-Philosophicos" (1921) purported to address all of philosophy’s major problems. His posthumous work was edited by Elizabeth Uncombed (d.2001), and included his "Philosophical Investigations" (1953).
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwig_Wittgenstein)(SFC, 1/16/01, p.C4)(WSJ, 2/28/09, p.W10)

1954        Apr 29, India’s Jawaharla Nehru and China’s Zhou Enlai signed the “Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence." In India this became known as the as the as the Panchsheel Treaty. It entered into force on June 3.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Principles_of_Peaceful_Coexistence)(Econ, 7/31/04, p.36)

1957        Apr 29, The 1st military nuclear power plant was dedicated at Fort Belvoir, Va.
    (MC, 4/29/02)

1958        Apr 29, Daniel Day-Lewis, actor (Last of the Mohicans, My Left Foot), was born in England.
    (MC, 4/29/02)
1958        Apr 29, Michelle Pfeiffer, actress, was born in Midway City, Calif.
    (MC, 4/29/02)

1959        Apr 29, Premier Castro denied any Cuban role, direct or indirect, in a Panamanian invasion.
    (DBD, p.824)

1961        Apr 29, ABC's "Wide World of Sports made its debut.
    (SFEC, 5/24/98, DB p.38)(MC, 4/29/02)
1961        Apr 29, The diesel-powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk was commissioned at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. In 1976 the ship was drydocked in Bremerton, Wa., for a year-long overhaul.
    (AP, 8/5/05)(www.kittyhawk.navy.mil/history/history.html)

1962        Apr 29, In the 16th Tony Awards: Man For All Seasons and How to Succeed won.
    (MC, 4/29/02)

1965        Apr 29, Seattle experienced an earthquake. 7 people were killed and damage was estimated at $12.5 million.
    (http://neic.usgs.gov)
1965        Apr 29, Australian government announced it would send troops to Vietnam.
    (MC, 4/29/02)

1968        Apr 29, The counterculture musical "Hair" opened on Broadway following limited engagements off-Broadway.
    (AP, 4/29/08)
1968        Apr 29, Dr. Ralph Abernathy led The Poor People's Campaign in Washington D.C., less than a month after the assassination of King. It concluded on June 23. The campaign was for reforms in welfare, employment and housing policies. Abernathy was the successor to Rev. Martin Luther King as head of the Southern Christian Leadership conference.
    (HNQ, 1/19/99)

1970        Apr 29, Andre Agassi, tennis star and winner of an Olympic gold medal in 1996, was born in Las Vegas, Nev.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andre_Agassi)
1970        Apr 29, Uma Thurman, actress, was born in Boston, Mass. Her films included “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" (1988) and “Pulp Fiction" (1994).
    (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000235/)
1970        Apr 29, In Australia a large wooden log was placed on the winding track in front of a royal train carrying Queen Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip to the town of Orange. The train did not derail as it was traveling too slowly. The incident was only revealed in 2009 by a retired detective.
    (AFP, 1/28/09)
1970        Apr 29, 50,000 US and South Vietnamese troops invaded Cambodia [see Apr 30].
    (SFEC, 4/23/00, p.A19)(www.democraticcentral.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=1972)

1971        Apr 29, Bill Graham announced the close of the Fillmore in SF and the Fillmore East in NYC along with his retirement from concert promotion. He was angered by his perceived greed of rock bands and the anger and distrust of his audience. He soon relented and put on shows with Led Zeppelin, the Allman Brothers, Pink Floyd, the Who and the Grateful Dead. The final concert at Fillmore East took place on June 27.
    (SFC,12/13/97, p.A15)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fillmore_East)

1974        Apr 29, President Nixon announced he was releasing edited transcripts of some secretly made White House tape recordings related to Watergate.
    (AP, 4/29/98)

1975        Apr 29, US forces pulled out of Vietnam. The US embassy was evacuated as North Vietnamese forces fought their way into Saigon. Just hours after the last American was lifted out by helicopter from the roof of the embassy, James Reston of the NY Times issued an apologia for the press. NVA shelled Tan Son Nhut air base in Saigon, killing two US Marines at the compound gate. The last C-130A Hercules at Tan Son Nhut Air Base carried 452 people to Thailand. South Vietnamese civilians looted the air base. President Ford ordered Operation Frequent Wind, the helicopter evacuation of 7000 Americans and South Vietnamese from Saigon. At Tan Son Nhut, frantic civilians begin swarming the helicopters. The evacuation then shifted to the walled-in American embassy, secured by US Marines in full combat gear. Thousands of civilians attempted to get into the compound. Three US aircraft carriers stood by off the coast to handle incoming Americans and South Vietnamese refugees. Many South Vietnamese pilots also landed on the carriers, flying American-made helicopters which were then pushed overboard to make room for more arrivals.
    (http://tinyurl.com/gmqh5)(WSJ, 10/5/98, p.A21)(http://tinyurl.com/qerc2wt)
1975        Apr 29, The last four Americans killed in action in Vietnam included two Marines: Lance Corporal Darwin Judge of Marshalltown, Iowa, and Corporal Charles McMahon Jr. of Woburn, Massachusetts, by rocket and artillery bombardment following an air raid on Tan Son Nhut. Two Marine helicopter pilots died when their chopper crashed into the sea near an aircraft carrier taking part in the evacuation: Captain William Craig Nystul of Coronado, California, and First Lieutenant Michael John Shea of El Paso, Texas.
    (www.dixiedavis.com/michaelshea.htm)

1977        Apr 29, Donald Evans (b.1945), American artist, died in a fire in the Netherlands. His work included the creation of postage stamp series for imaginary countries.
    (WSJ, 2/5/03, p.D10)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Evans_(artist))

1979        Apr 29, Democracy was restored in Ecuador. Jaime Roldos Aguilera was elected as president in a 2nd round of voting. He was killed in plane crash in 1981.
    (AP, 4/21/05)(Econ, 10/14/06, p.39)(www.binghamton.edu/cdp/era/elections/ecu79pres.html)

1980        Apr 29, Alfred Joseph Hitchcock (b.1899), British director (Psycho, Birds), died in Los Angeles.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Hitchcock)

1981        Apr 29, Truck driver Peter Sutcliffe (b.1946) admitted in a London court to being the "Yorkshire Ripper," the killer of 13 women in northern England during a five-year period. He was convicted on May 22 and sentenced to serve a minimum of 30 years.
    (AP, 4/29/00)(AP, 1/13/04)
1981        Apr 29, In Sydney, Australia, 16 patients died in a nursing home fire in suburban Sylvania Heights.
    (AP, 11/19/11)(http://tinyurl.com/6sq3xp8)

1982        Apr 29, The Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute, UNESCO, created International Dance Day to be celebrated every year on the 29th of April. The aim of International Dance Day is to celebrate dance as an art form and to bring people together in peace and friendship through the shared language of dance. The date was chosen in commemoration of the death of the greatly influential dancer, choreographer and innovator Jean-Georges Noverre (1727-1810).
    (http://www.pch.gc.ca/arts/dance/danse_e.htm)    
1982        Apr 29, Alfredo Magana was elected president of El Salvador.
    (www.cedmagic.com/museum/press/ced-timeline-1982.html)

1983        Apr 29, Harold Washington was sworn in as the first black mayor of Chicago.
    (AP, 4/29/98)(HN, 4/29/98)

1986        Apr 29, Some 350,000 books were damaged by fire and water in the LA Central Library.
    (http://tinyurl.com/y3ssgk)
1986        Apr 29, Raul Prebisch (b.1901), Argentine policy maker and economic diplomat, died in Santiago, Chile. In 2009 Edgar J. Dosman authored “The Life and Times of Raul Prebisch."
    (Econ, 3/7/09, p.90)(http://tinyurl.com/cgd359)
1986        Apr 29, Seamus McElwaine (25), Irish IRA-terrorist, was killed by undercover members of the British Army in County Fermanagh.
    (http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/sutton/chron/1986.html)

1988        Apr 29, Molloko, the 1st California condor chick conceived in captivity, was born in the San Diego Zoo.
    (www.highbeam.com/library/docFree.asp?DOCID=1G1:6703253)
1988        Apr 29, McDonald's announced it would open its first restaurants in Moscow.
    (AP, 4/29/98)
1988        Apr 29, James McCracken (61), US tenor, died.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_McCracken)
1988        Apr 29, In Pakistan Pres. Zia-ul Haq dismissed the government Mohammed Khan Junejo on charges of incompetence.
    (SFC, 1/30/97, p.A9)

1989        Apr 29, In a sign that student demonstrators in Beijing had gained influence, China's government conducted informal talks with leaders of the democracy protests, and then televised the discussions.
    (AP, 4/29/99)

1990        Apr 29, The space shuttle Discovery landed safely at Edwards Air Force Base in California after a mission which included deploying the Hubble Space Telescope.
    (AP, 4/29/00)

1991        Apr 29, US troops continued airlifting Iraqi refugees from a camp in southern Iraq to Saudi Arabia.
    (AP, 4/29/01)
1991        Apr 29, George Sperti (91), inventor of Preparation H, died.
    (www.msu.edu/~daggy/cop/bkofdead/obits-so.htm)
1991        Apr 29-1991 Apr 31, A cyclone in Bangladesh killed an estimated 131,000 people. 9 million were left homeless. Thousands of survivors died from hunger and water borne disease.
    (http://tinyurl.com/duk2u)(www.emergency-management.net/cyclone.htm)
1991        Apr 29, More than 100 people were killed and some 100,000 were left homeless when a strong earthquake struck Soviet Georgia.
    (AP, 4/29/01)

1992        Apr 29, "Falsettos" opened at John Golden Theater in NYC for 487 performances.
    (www.ibdb.com/production.asp?ID=4686)
1992        Apr 29, Exxon executive Sidney Reso was kidnapped outside his Morris Township, N.J., home by Arthur Seale, a former Exxon security official, and Seale's wife, Irene, and held for ransom; Reso died in captivity. Arthur Seale is serving a 95-year prison term, while his wife is serving a 20-year sentence.
    (AP, 4/29/02)
1992        Apr 29, Deadly rioting erupted in Los Angeles after a jury in Simi Valley acquitted four Los Angeles police officers of almost all state charges in the videotaped beating of Rodney King. White truck driver Reginald Denny was beaten by a mob in south Central LA angered by the acquittal of 4 police officers caught on video tape in the beating of black motorist Rodney King. Three days of violence ensued with 55 people killed, 2,300 injured and an estimated $1 billion [$717 million] in property damages. Rioters tore through the city following the not guilty verdicts on state charges for Los Angeles Police Department Sergeant Stacey C. Koon and officer Laurence M. Powell for beating Rodney King. 1093 buildings were damaged or destroyed. Of these, 764 retail stores were owned by Koreans. The US Congress later authorized $1 billion to revitalize south central Los Angeles.
    (TMC, 1994, p.1992)(SFC, 6/14/96, p. A4)(SFC, 1/1/97, p.A16)(SFC, 4/29/97, p.A8)(WSJ, 6/4/97, p.CA1)(AP, 4/29/98)(SFC, 2/5/00, p.A3)

1993        Apr 29, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II announced that, for the first time, Buckingham Palace would be opened to tourists to help raise money for repairs at fire-damaged Windsor Castle.
    (AP, 4/29/98)

1994        Apr 29, Israel and the PLO signed an agreement in Paris granting Palestinians broad authority to set taxes, control trade and regulate banks under self-rule in the Gaza Strip and Jericho.
    (AP, 4/29/99)
1994        Apr 29, A ferry boat capsized near Mombasa, Kenya, and 272 people were killed.
    (http://65.18.147.106/archive/102002/msg00163.html)
1994        Apr 29, Hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing the terror of ethnic massacres in Rwanda were pouring into Tanzania.
    (AP, 4/29/99)

1995        Apr 29, 10 days after the blast, rescue workers in Oklahoma City continued the grim task of searching for bodies and pulling debris from the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, where 168 people died.
    (AP, 4/29/00)

1996        Apr 29, "Rent" opened at Nederlander Theater in NYC.
    (www.broadway.com/_grp/groups_show.aspx?SI=1257)
1996        Apr 29, Opening ceremonies were held for The Stratosphere Tower of Robert Stupak in Las Vegas. The structure rises 1,149 feet. The last 149 feet consist of a needle perched atop a swollen bulb.
    (SFC, 5/26/96, T-3)

1997        Apr 29, The Global Anti-Golf Movement, GAG’M, proclaimed a World No-Golf Day.
    (Hem., 1/97, p.47)
1997        Apr 29, Staff Sgt. Delmar Simpson, a drill instructor at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, was convicted of raping six female trainees. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison and dishonorably discharged.
    (AP, 4/29/07)
1997        Apr 29, Astronaut Jerry Linenger and cosmonaut Vasily Tsibliyev went on the first U.S.-Russian space walk.
    (AP, 4/29/98)
1997        Apr 29, It was reported that a monster fountain of antimatter was discovered erupting from the core of the Milky Way. Observations from the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory launched by NASA in 1991 made the observations since last November.
    (SFC, 4/29/97, p.A5)
1997        Apr 29, Newspaper columnist Mike Royko died in Chicago at age 64.
    (WSJ, 4/30/97, p.A1)(AP, 4/29/98)
1997        Apr 29, In Brazil a court injunction stopped the privatization of the Companhia Vale do Rio Doce, the huge state-owned mining company. Some 1,000 demonstrators protested the attempted privatization in downtown Rio de Janeiro.
    (SFC, 4/30/97, p.A11)
1997        Apr 29, In China at Rongjiawan in Hunan province a train crash killed at least 67 and injured 260 people.
    (WSJ, 4/30/97, p.A1)
1997        Sep 29, The French oil company Total signed a $2 billion contract to explore for gas in Iran despite warnings from the Clinton administration.
    (SFC, 9/30/97, p.A14)
1997        Apr 29, In Indonesia police broke up a demonstration and 5 activists were given 7-13 year prison terms on charges of subversion.
    (SFC, 4/29/97, p.A10)
1997        Apr 29, The UN ban on chemical weapons went into effect. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) was formed this year to enforce the Chemical Weapons convention.
    (http://tinyurl.com/owskts7)(AP, 4/29/98)

1998        Apr 29, The United States, Canada, and Mexico agreed to eliminate tariffs on items accounting for $1 billion in trade at a meeting in Paris of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
    (AP, 4/29/99)
1998        Apr 29, The US and European powers decided to impose new sanctions and agreed to freeze the assets of Yugoslavia. A ban on investments would follow in 10 days if security police was not withdrawn from Kosova.
    (SFC, 4/30/98, p.A8)
1998        Apr 29, The US Supreme Court called for ending judicial delays of execution in a 5-4 vote. This reversed the US Court of Appeals Aug, 1997, reprieve for Thomas Thompson, accused of the 1981 murder of Ginger Fleischli in California and reinstated his death penalty.
    (SFC, 4/30/98, p.A1)
1998        Apr 29, In England it was reported that Nicholas van Hoogstraten was building the largest and most expensive house of the century in Sussex, named Hamilton Place at a cost of $50 million. The palace was to include a gallery for his French furniture and a mausoleum for his future.
    (WSJ, 4/29/98, p.A20)
1998        Apr 29, British writer Douglas Adams, author of the 1979 classic “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy," began marketing his CD-ROM game “Starship Titanic."
    (SFC, 4/29/98, p.E1)
1998        April 29, Israel formally opened the celebration of the 50th anniversary of its founding. According to the Gregorian calendar, the anniversary fell on May 14th.
    (WSJ, 4/30/98, p.A1)(AP, 4/29/03)
1998        Apr 29, In the Philippines Imelda Marco withdrew from the presidential race.
    (SFC, 4/30/98, p.A8)

1999        Apr 29, Rev. Jesse Jackson and a delegation of religious leaders arrived in Belgrade to talk with Pres. Milosevic concerning the release of 3 captured Americans.
    (SFC, 4/30/99, p.A13)
1999        Apr 29, The US decided to sell an early-warning radar system to Taiwan.
    (SFC, 4/30/99, p.D4)
1999        Apr 29, US planes bombed sites in the no-fly zone of northern Iraq after being attacked by missiles and anti-aircraft fire. Iraq said 20 civilians were injured in Mosul and 4 in separate attacks in the south.
    (SFC, 4/30/99, p.D8)
1999        Apr 29, NATO jets struck Yugoslav army headquarters in Belgrade and the federal interior ministry. A telecommunications tower was hit and knocked Serbian TV off the air.
    (SFC, 4/30/99, p.A1)
1999        Apr 29, In Bulgaria an errant NATO HARM missile hit a home in Gorna Banya on the outskirts of Sofia. There were no casualties.
    (SFC, 4/30/99, p.A13,D2)
1999        Apr 29, China announced that 1.6 million people would be allowed to move to Hong Kong over the next 10-13 years.
    (SFC, 4/30/99, p.D7)
1999        Apr 29, In Colombia a 2,500 member group of the Embera-Katio Indians called for a safe haven in Europe due to the civil war in their homeland.
    (SFC, 4/30/99, p.B1)
1999        Apr 29, In India Jessica Lall, a young New Delhi bartender, was shot and killed by Manu Sharma (24), after she refused him a drink at closing time. On Feb 21, 2006, Sharma the son of a powerful and wealthy politician with interests in sugar mills, and 8 friends were acquitted. Protesters took to the streets, holding candlelight vigils and waving signs calling for justice; officials from the president to the capital's police chief called for a review of the investigation. Courts convicted Sharma in 2006 and sentenced him to life in prison. In 2011 the Hindi film “No One Killed Jessica" was based on this story.
    (AP, 3/10/06)(Econ, 1/15/11, p.96)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Jessica_Lall)
1999        Apr 29, In Macedonia another 6,500 refugees arrived. 3 refugees were killed by a mine as they attempted to cross the border northwest of Blace.
    (SFC, 4/30/99, p.A13)
1999        Apr 29, In Japan Honda announced that its last EV Plus electric car was built in March.
    (SFC, 4/30/99, p.A1)
1999        Apr 29, In Russia Pres. Yeltsin approved a plan for upgrading thousands of short-range or tactical nuclear weapons.
    (SFC, 4/30/99, p.D5)
1999        Apr 29, Yugoslavia filed World Court cases against 10 countries, including the United States, claiming their bombing campaign breached international law.
    (AP, 4/29/00)

2000        Apr 29, Lennox Lewis knocked out Michael Grant in the second round at Madison Square Garden in New York to retain his WBC and IBF heavyweight titles.
    (AP, 4/29/01)
2000        Apr 29, Tens of thousands of angry Cuban-Americans marched peacefully through Miami’s Little Havana, protesting the raid in which armed federal agents yanked six-year-old Elian Gonzalez from the home of relatives.
    (AP, 4/29/01)
2000        Apr 29, In Washington DC some 1000 gay and lesbian couples proclaimed their love at the Lincoln Memorial as part of the events leading to the 4th annual Millennium March the next day.
    (SFEC, 4/30/00, p.A13)
2000        Apr 29, In Chechnya Alman Mesiyev, the mayor of Khattuni, was shot at close range by rebels for cooperating with Russian troops.
    (SFC, 5/4/00, p.A16)
2000        Apr 29, In Malaysia a court upheld the 1999 corruption conviction against former finance minister Anwar Ibrahim.
    (SFEC, 4/30/00, p.A17)
2000        Apr 29, In Pakistan it was reported that the worst drought in 100 years ravaged southern Sindh and Baluchistan provinces. Up to 500 people were dead from diseases related to the drought.
    (SFC, 4/29/00, p.A14)
2000        Apr 29, In the Philippines fighting on Basilan Island left 4 soldiers dead and 27 wounded. On Sulu Island kidnappers made a written demands that included the return of barter trade to the southern Philippines, a ban on large fishing boats to protect local fishermen, and full implementation of a 1976 agreement that called for a 13-province Muslim autonomous region.
    (SFEC, 4/30/00, p.C14)
2000        Apr 29, In Vietnam Pham Van Dong, former revolutionary and prime minister, died at age 94.
    (SFC, 5/3/00, p.A24)

2001        Apr 29, Nasa scientists reported that they had contacted the Pioneer 10 spacecraft, launched in 1972, after 8 months of no communication.
    (SFC, 4/30/01, p.A7)
2001        Apr 29, The International Monetary Fund endorsed a program to establish better procedures to prevent a repeat of the 1997-98 Asian currency crisis that plunged two-fifths of the world into recession.
    (AP, 4/29/02)
2001        Apr 29, China offered to allow US officials to inspect the US Navy spy plane on Hainan Island.
    (SFC, 4/30/01, p.A1)
2001        cApr 29, Sri Lanka appealed for peace talks following bloody battles and retreats in the north.
    (WSJ, 4/30/01, p.A1)
2001        cApr 29, In Uganda Pres. Museveni withdrew from a peace pact in anger over a UN report on plundering.
    (WSJ, 4/30/01, p.A1)

2002        Apr 29, A year after the loss of a seat it had held for over 50 years, the United States won election to the UN Human Rights Commission.
    (WSJ, 4/30/02, p.A1)(AP, 4/29/03)
2002        Apr 29, US forces in Afghanistan engaged al Qaeda fighters near the Pakistan border and killed 4.
    (SFC, 4/30/02, p.A14)
2002        Apr 29, The 1st 20 of some 2000 US soldiers landed in the former Soviet republic of Georgia.
    (SFC, 4/30/02, p.A14)
2002        Apr 29, Two suits were filed against Cardinal Roger Mahoney of LA for violation of racketeering laws by protecting priests who molested children.
    (SFC, 4/30/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 29, Britain decided to treat al Qaeda and Taliban fighters as prisoners of war and turn them over to the interim Afghan government.
    (SFC, 4/30/02, p.A15)
2002        Apr 29, Israeli forces went into Hebron and at least 9 people were killed and dozens arrested. It was a retaliation for the Apr 27 attack.
    (SFC, 4/30/02, p.A1)
2002        Apr 29, In Liberia Pres. Taylor suspended all political activity. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, leader of the opposition Unity Party, returned to Liberia to gear up for elections.
    (SFC, 4/30/02, p.A13)
2002        Apr 29, In Madagascar the High Court ruled that opposition leader Marc Ravalomanana received over 51% of the vote in December and that Pres. Ratsiraka won close to 36%. Ratsiraka said he would not abide by the vote.
    (SFC, 5/1/02, p.A13)
2002        Apr 29, Turkey officially agreed to take command of the peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan.
    (SFC, 4/30/02, p.A15)

2003        Apr 29, Pres. Bush embraced a plan for a $15 billion AIDS initiative that included money for groups that promote birth control and abortion.
    (SFC, 4/29/03, A3)
2003        Apr 29, The US said it would withdraw all combat forces from Saudi Arabia.
    (SFC, 4/29/03, A14)
2003        Apr 29, The governor of Virginia signed a tough anti-spam law that called for prison and asset seizures.
    (WSJ, 4/30/03, A1)
2003        Apr 29, Tyco Corp. reported some $1.2 billion in fresh accounting problems on top of some $265-325 million reported in March. [See Sep 29]
    (WSJ, 1/2/04, p.R9)
2003        Apr 29, The World Health Organization ended its warning that travelers avoid Toronto, Canada.
    (AP, 4/30/03)
2003        Apr 29, China reported 9 more deaths and more than 200 new cases, most of them in the capital Beijing.
    (AP, 4/29/03)
2003        Apr 29, In Colombia the high court has stripped President Alvaro Uribe of the emergency powers he assumed last year to battle leftist rebels.
    (AP, 4/30/03)
2003        Apr 29, Croatian wartime army chief Janko Bobetko (84), hailed at home as a hero of Croatia's 1991 struggle for independence but charged with war crimes by a UN court, died.
    (AP, 4/29/03)
2003        Apr 29, The leaders of France, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg, all critics of the U.S.-led war on Iraq, agreed to beef up their military cooperation in an effort to make Europe's defense less reliant on the US.
    (AP, 4/29/03)
2003        Apr 29, Indian troops raided a base of suspected Islamic militants in Kashmir, sparking a firefight that lasted more than five hours and resulted in 17 deaths.
    (AP, 4/29/03)
2003        Apr 29, Pakistani police arrested six men linked to al-Qaeda, including a Yemeni man, Tawfiq Attash Khallad (Waleed bin Attash), wanted in connection with the Sept. 11 attacks and the bombing of the USS Cole.
    (AP, 4/30/03)(WSJ, 5/1/03, A1)(AP, 4/29/04)
2003        Apr 29, The Palestinian parliament approved Mahmoud Abbas as prime minister, clearing the final obstacle to the launch of a U.S.-backed "road map" to peace.
    (AP, 4/29/04)
2003        Apr 29, A Palestinian suicide bombing killed 3 Israelis in a crowded Tel Aviv nightclub. The bomber, Asif Hanif (21), grew up in Britain. A 2nd bomber escaped.
    (AP, 4/30/03)(SFC, 5/2/03, p.A8)
2003        Apr 29, Qataris voted on their first permanent constitution.
    (AP, 4/29/03)

2004        Apr 29, The US Sep 11 panel held a joint interview behind closed doors with Pres. Bush and VP Cheney.
    (WSJ, 4/29/04, p.A1)
2004        Apr 29, A national monument to the 16 million U.S. men and women who served during World War II opened to the public in Washington DC. Official dedication was set for May 29.
    (AP, 4/29/04)(SFC, 4/30/04, p.A3)
2004        Apr 29, GM ended production of its Oldsmobile line (b.1897), named after Ransom E. Olds. The last Olds Alero rolled of a GM assembly line in Lansing, Mich.
    (SFC, 4/28/04, p.C1)
2004        Apr 29, Google unveiled an IPO that could raise as much as $2.7 billion.
    (SFC, 4/30/04, p.A1)
2004        Apr 29, Cleanup crews arrived at Suisun Marsh in the SF Bay area to tackle an estimated 60,000 gallon diesel fuel spill from a pipeline operated by Kinder Morgan Energy Partners of Houston, Texas.
    (SFC, 4/30/04, p.A1)
2004        Apr 29, Thousands of Cubans, young and old, played their favorite game into the night to break the world record for most people playing chess simultaneously.
    (AP, 4/29/04)
2004        Apr 29, US Marines announced an agreement to end a bloody, nearly month long siege of Fallujah, saying American forces will pull back and allow an all-Iraqi force commanded by one of Saddam Hussein's generals to take over security. Elsewhere 10 U.S. soldiers were killed, 8 of them from a car bomb south of Baghdad.
    (AP, 4/29/04)(WSJ, 4/30/04, p.A1)
2004        Apr 29, In Peru 800 people in a village near Lake Titicaca took five aldermen hostage Thursday after their mayor fled in fear of his life.
    (AP, 4/29/04)
2004        Apr 29, A Russian court acquitted 4 commando officers in the shooting deaths of 6 Chechen civilians, after the officers admitted in court that they mistakenly opened fire on their vehicle and set the car on fire to conceal the incident based on orders from superiors.
    (SFC, 4/30/04, p.A3)

2005        Apr 29, NASA again delayed the first space shuttle launch since the Columbia disaster, worrying that ice falling off fuel tank could doom Discovery.
    (AP, 4/29/06)
2005        Apr 29, Apple began selling the Tiger operating system, OS X version 10.4, for the Mac computer.
    (SFC, 4/30/05, p.C1)
2005        Apr 29, Afghan security forces opened fire during a celebration in a western city, killing a mother and her daughter. In central Afghanistan an airstrike on a suspected insurgent camp killed three civilians and four militants. A bomb tore through a jeep carrying Afghan anti-drug police in eastern Afghanistan, killing 3 officers and injuring two more, in the first deadly attack on the country's new counter-narcotics forces.
    (AP, 4/30/05)(AP, 5/1/05)
2005        Apr 29, In Colombia government troops consolidated their grip on Tacuejo, a mountain town retaken from leftist rebels, and the town's Indian residents slowly began to return despite fears of more violence.
    (AP, 4/29/05)
2005        Apr 29, The German government finally scaled back its 2005 growth forecasts, acknowledging that its earlier prognosis had been too optimistic in face of high oil prices and an unexpected economic contraction at the end of last year.
    (AFP, 4/29/05)
2005        Apr 29, An audiotape purportedly by America's most-wanted insurgent in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, posted on the Internet and threatened more attacks against U.S. forces and urges followers to be wary of any American attempts at dialogue.
    (AP, 4/29/05)
2005        Apr 29, Insurgents staged a series of car bombings and other attacks, killing at least 41 people, including three US soldiers, a day after the country's first democratically elected government was approved.
    (AP, 4/29/05)(AP, 4/29/06)
2005        Apr 29, India signed a pact with the United Nations to combat HIV infections among military personnel after defense authorities sounded a health alert last week.
    (AP, 4/29/05)
2005        Apr 29, The head of India's new task force, fighting to save the nation's dwindling stock of tigers, said the big cats were on the verge of extinction, because of rampant poaching for their body parts.
    (AP, 4/29/05)
2005        Apr 29, Insurgents set off at least 17 bombs in Iraq, killing at least 50 people, including 5 US soldiers, in a series of attacks aimed at shaking Iraq's newly formed government.
    (SFC, 4/30/05, p.A1)(AP, 5/1/05)
2005        Apr 29, Italy and the United States said they had failed to agree on whether U.S. soldiers were at fault in the death of an Italian intelligence agent in Iraq.
    (AP, 4/30/05)
2005        Apr 29, Italy slashed its 2005 growth forecast by almost half to 1.2 percent and warned its budget deficit could hit 4 percent of gross domestic product.
    (AP, 4/29/05)
2005        Apr 29, Japanese PM Junichiro Koizumi wooed India, aiming to build a partnership with New Delhi to cope with the growing clout of China in a changing continent.
    (AP, 4/29/05)
2005        Apr 29, Heavy rains in western Romania have flooded hundreds of villages, forcing 3,700 people to abandon their homes and disrupting rail and road traffic.
    (Reuters, 4/29/05)
2005        Apr 29, Russian President Vladimir Putin laid a wreath on the late-Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's tomb and held talks with Arafat's successor, Mahmoud Abbas, but Palestinians held out little hope for concrete results.
    (AP, 4/29/05)
2005        Apr 29, Sri Lanka's government ordered a "full-scale investigation" into the slaying of a senior Tamil journalist who was abducted overnight as he left a restaurant.
    (AP, 4/29/05)
2005        Apr 29, The UN health agency reported 18 new cases of polio in Yemen and said more people are believed infected, sparking fears of an epidemic in the Middle Eastern country with a low immunization rate among children.
    (AP, 4/29/05)
2005        Apr 29, Vietnam marked the 30th anniversary of war's end.
    (AP, 4/29/06)

2006        Apr 29, Thousands of US anti-war demonstrators converged on lower Manhattan to call for an immediate withdrawal of troops from Iraq.
    (AP, 4/29/06)
2006         Apr 29, A rock slide at Ferguson Ridge, 8 miles west of El Portal, Ca., shut down the Highway 140 connection to Yosemite National Park.
    (SSFC, 6/25/06, p.B1)
2006        Apr 29, John Kenneth Galbraith (97), an influential liberal Canadian-born economist and author, died in Massachusetts. His more than 40 works included “American Capitalism" (1952), "The Affluent Society" (1958), in which he argued that the US had become rich in consumer goods but poor in social services and “The New Industrial State" (1967).
    (Reuters, 4/30/06)(Econ, 5/6/06, p.86)
2006        Apr 29, Afghan security forces clashed with Taliban militants hiding in a cave complex in the southern Helmand province, killing 11 insurgents after militants killed three policemen and wounded another in an ambush. An Afghan cell phone company confirmed that an Indian contractor was being held hostage by the Taliban. Afghan soldiers and police attacked a Taliban camp co miles north of Lashkar Gah and killed at least 2 militants.
    (AP, 4/30/06)(SSFC, 4/30/06, p.A3)
2006        Apr 29, Bolivia's new left-leaning president, Evo Morales, signed a pact with Cuba and Venezuela on rejecting US-backed free trade and promising a socialist version of regional commerce and cooperation. Bolivia became the 3rd member of the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas (ALBA).
    (AP, 4/29/06)(Econ, 5/6/06, p.38)
2006        Apr 29, A cyclone hit Burma with 150 mph winds. Scattered deaths and injuries were reported.
    (SSFC, 4/30/06, p.A3)
2006        Apr 29, A coalition of Chinese Web activists launched a petition decrying censorship of the Internet and challenging the legality of government information controls on China's more than 100 million net users.
    (Reuters, 5/1/06)
2006        Apr 29, In northwestern China a gas explosion at a coal mine killed at least 30 miners and left eight missing at the Wayaobao Coal Mine in Shaanxi province.
    (AP, 4/30/06)(AP, 5/1/06)
2006        Apr 29, It was reported that just over 8% of workers in France belonged to a trade union compared with 12% in America and nearly 30% in Britain.
    (Econ, 4/29/06, p.54)
2006        Apr 29, In Hong Kong while riding a bus Elvis Ho asked Roger Chan to lower his voice while talking on his cellphone. Chan proceeded to berate Ho for nearly 6 minutes and the encounter was captured on video camera by another passenger, Jon Fong. The video became famous as “Bus Uncle." Some phrases in the video, such as “I’ve got pressure" and “It’s not over," quickly became part of Hong Kong’s lexicon.
    (WSJ, 6/6/06, p.A1)
2006        Apr 29, In central India 13 people abducted by insurgents were found dead but 37 others were freed. 2 people were found dead a day earlier. Rebels had abducted 52 people from a single village in the district of Dantewada in Chhattisgarh state on April 25.
    (AFP, 4/29/06)
2006        Apr 29, In Iraq 6 people were killed in scattered violence. A top Iraqi official said sectarian violence has forced about 100,000 families across Iraq to flee their homes. A US Army soldier died when a roadside bomb hit his convoy near Baghdad.
    (AP, 4/29/06)
2006        Apr 29, In Kyrgyzstan thousands of protesters demanding reform gathered in the main square in Bishkek but dispersed peacefully after President Bakiyev and PM Felix Kulov addressed the crowd.
    (AP, 4/29/06)
2006        Apr 29, Newly returned Nepalese legislators demanded that King Gyanendra be stripped of control over the 90,000-strong army, fearing he could use it to regain power after his recent concession to weeks of pro-democracy protests.
    (AP, 4/29/06)
2006        Apr 29, A car bombing in the Nigerian oil city of Warri destroyed at least five tanker trucks. The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), which demands more local control over the southern delta's oil wealth, said it had used a mobile phone to detonate 30 kg (66 lb) of dynamite in the bombing.
    (Reuters, 4/30/06)
2006        Apr 29, North Korea claimed that the US conducted about 160 spy flights against the communist state this month.
    (AP, 4/29/06)
2006        Apr 29, Peru recalled its ambassador from Venezuela over what it called President Hugo Chavez's "persistent and flagrant interference" in its upcoming presidential elections.
    (AP, 4/29/06)
2006        Apr 29, In the Philippines military intelligence agents captured Abdasil Malangka Dima, an alleged member of the Muslim extremist Abu Sayyaf group, in Isabela, the capital of the southern island province of Basilan. He was allegedly involved in the abduction of three Americans, including a missionary couple, from a resort five years ago.
    (AP, 4/29/06)
2006        Apr 29, A Qatar newspaper reported that Qatar has frozen bilateral free trade talks with the US, saying Washington was imposing preconditions that were not in Doha's interest.
    (AP, 4/29/06)
2006        Apr 29, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told his Iranian counterpart Manouchehr Mottaki to suspend enriching uranium and ensure full-scale cooperation with the UN nuclear watchdog, the IAEA.
    (Reuters, 4/29/06)
2006        Apr 29, The UN said reports of a Ugandan army incursion into Congo were "credible" after peacekeepers conducted a verification mission in the remote northeastern border region.
    (Reuters, 4/29/06)
2006        Apr 29, Scientists tried to discover why some 400 dolphins washed up dead on a beach popular with tourists on the northern coast of Zanzibar.
    (AP, 4/29/06)(WSJ, 4/29/06, p.A1)

2007        Apr 29, A stretch of highway near the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge collapsed after a gasoline tanker crashed and burst into flames, leaving one of the nation's busiest spans in a state of near paralysis. Officials said traffic could be disrupted for months. Driver James Mosqueda (51) managed to away with 2nd degree burns.
    (AP, 4/29/07)(SFC, 5/1/07, p.A1)
2007        Apr 29, In Kansas City, Mo., David W. Logsdon, driving a dead woman’s car, was shot and killed by police after he killed 2 people in the parking lot of a mall.
    (SFC, 4/30/07, p.A3)(AP, 4/29/08)
2007        Apr 29, St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Josh Hancock, 29, was killed in the crash of his sport utility vehicle.
    (AP, 4/29/08)
2007        Apr 29, Hundreds of angry protesters chanting "Death to Bush" demonstrated in eastern Afghanistan after six people, including a woman and a teenage girl, were reportedly killed when US-led coalition and Afghan forces raided a suspected car bomb cell. Afghanistan's education minister said at least 85 students and teachers were killed last year in attacks blamed on insurgents who oppose education for girls and teaching boys anything other than religion. In western Afghanistan coalition and Afghan forces attacked the insurgents and called in an airstrike, destroying seven Taliban positions and killing 87 fighters during a 14-hour engagement in Herat province.
    (AP, 4/29/07)(AP, 4/30/07)
2007        Apr 29, Octavio Frias de Oliveira (94), who published Brazil's biggest newspaper and Web site and helped modernize the country's media, died of kidney failure.
    (AP, 4/30/07)
2007        Apr 29, In China 7 suspects went on trial in the beating death of a reporter at an illegal coal mine in northern Shanxi province. Lan Chengzhang was attacked along with a colleague when they went to interview Hou Zhenrun, the owner of the small unlicensed coal mine outside the northern city of Datong on Jan 10. He died the next day from head injuries.
    (AP, 4/30/07)
2007        Apr 29, Colombia's navy made the largest drug seizure in the nation's history as it uncovered up to 27 tons of cocaine buried along the Pacific coast.
    (AP, 4/30/07)
2007        Apr 29, In Ethiopia 7 Chinese oil workers and two Africans kidnapped during a rebel attack on a Chinese oil field near the Somali border were released.
    (AP, 4/29/07)
2007        Apr 29, In Egypt police arrested two lawmakers and at least 10 other members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood group as part of an ongoing campaign against the country's strongest opposition group.
    (AP, 4/30/07)
2007        Apr 29, American troops also detained 72 suspected insurgents and seized nitric acid and other bomb-making materials during raids targeting al-Qaida in Iraq in Anbar province. Britain said one of its soldiers was shot to death while on patrol in southern Iraq. In Basra 5 people were reported killed by an explosion. Iraqi police initially said it was a car bomb, but the British military said it appeared the blast accidentally occurred while explosives and weapons were being moved. A roadside bomb killed 3 American soldiers and an Iraqi interpreter on a combat patrol in eastern Baghdad. A Marine was killed during combat operations in Anbar province.
    (AP, 4/29/07)(AP, 4/30/07)
2007        Apr 29, Japan and the resources-rich United Arab Emirates agreed to launch a high-level dialogue aimed at boosting economic ties and to speed up talks on a free trade pact. Officials of the governmental Japan Bank for International Cooperation decided to extend massive loans to Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. in exchange for securing a stable oil supply for Japan.
    (AP, 4/29/07)(http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20070430a2.html)
2007        Apr 29, Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah held an unannounced meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to discuss the recent escalation in Israeli-Palestinian tensions. Saudi Arabia banned the sale of concentrated fertilizer, a favorite component of homemade terrorist bombs.
    (AP, 4/30/07)(Econ, 5/5/07, p.60)
2007        Apr 29, Tamil Tiger rebels bombed a fuel refinery and gasoline storage facility near the Sri Lankan capital, and authorities cut power to the city. Hours later, the military pounded rebel positions in the north.
    (AP, 4/29/07)
2007        Apr 29, Protests took place around the world to demand that world leaders act to prevent further bloodshed in Darfur on the fourth anniversary of the conflict's start.
    (AP, 4/29/07)
2007        Apr 29, Suspected Muslim insurgents in southern Thailand killed two Buddhist villagers, beheading one of them, and left a note saying the attack was revenge for a deadly weekend bombing at a mosque.
    (AP, 4/30/07)
2007        Apr 29, Some 700,000 Turks waving the red national flag flooded central Istanbul to demand the resignation of the government, saying the Islamic roots of Turkey's leaders threatened to destroy the country's modern foundations.
    (AP, 4/29/07)
2007        Apr 29, President Hugo Chavez said that Venezuela hopes to gradually sell off its refineries in the United States and build a new network of refineries in Latin America, part of a plan to offer his leftist allies in the region a stable oil supply.
    (AP, 4/30/07)

2008        Apr 29, Sen. Barack Obama, US presidential candidate, angrily repudiated Rev. Jeremiah Wright, his former pastor, for his recent remarks on race and US foreign policy.
    (WSJ, 4/30/08, p.A1)
2008        Apr 29, California’s Gov. Gov. Schwarzenegger said the state deficit could grow to as much as $20 billion.
    (SFC, 4/30/08, p.A1)
2008        Apr 29, James Woodward (55) walked out of a Dallas court after DNA testing overturned his conviction over 27 years ago for the murder and rape of his girlfriend.
    (Reuters, 4/30/08)
2008        Apr 29, The videogame “Grand Theft Auto IV," produced by Take-Two Interactive Software, hit the stores with expectations of record sales. First week sales topped $50 million.
    (WSJ, 4/29/08, p.B7)(WSJ, 5/8/08, p.B8)
2008        Apr 29, In Afghanistan a suicide bomb tore through a team preparing to eradicate opium poppy fields, killing at least 19 people and injuring over 40 others in eastern Nangarhar province. 12 police officers were among the dead.
    (AFP, 4/29/08)(SFC, 4/30/08, p.A2)
2008        Apr 29, Australia's government promised to spend about $2.9 billion to buy river water from farmers in a bid to address the country's worst drought in a century.
    (AP, 4/29/08)
2008        Apr 29, A Chinese court jailed 30 people for terms ranging from three years to life for their roles in Tibet's deadly riots, which triggered anti-China protests across the globe ahead of the Beijing Olympics.
    (AP, 4/29/08)
2008        Apr 29, In China a newspaper reported that thousands of children in southwest China have been sold into slavery like "cabbages," to work as laborers in more prosperous areas such as the booming southern province of Guangdong.
    (Reuters, 4/29/08)
2008        Apr 29, Colombia police killed Victor Manuel Mejia in a raid at his ranch hideout. The government initially said it was his brother Miguel Angel. Both were wanted for extradition to the United States, with US$5 million rewards for their capture. In 2009 Miguel Angel Mejia was extradited to the US on drug trafficking charges.
    (AP, 4/30/08)(SFC, 3/5/09, p.A2)
2008        Apr 29, Gastao Salsinha, the leader of a group of East Timor rebels accused of trying to assassinate President Jose Ramos-Horta, surrendered with 12 of his men, raising hopes that the troubled young nation can find some rare stability.
    (Reuters, 4/29/08)
2008        Apr 29, European nations failed to convince Lithuania to allow the EU to launch talks on a new partnership pact with Russia.
    (AFP, 4/29/08)
2008        Apr 29, EU nations signed a premembership trade-and-aid pact with Serbia to help pro-Western parties win elections. The deal would only be implemented if Belgrade fully cooperates with the Yugoslav war-crimes tribunal.
    (WSJ, 4/30/08, p.A11)
2008        Apr 29, A $7 billion gas pipeline that would link Iran and India topped the agenda as the Islamic republic's president made his first visit to New Delhi, despite strong US objections to the project.
    (AP, 4/30/08)
2008        Apr 29, In Iraq a roadside bomb hit Dhia Jodi Jaber, director general at the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, as he left his Baghdad home in his car. Militants killed the nephew of Maj. Gen. Abdul-Karim Khalaf, an Interior Ministry spokesman, and hanged the body from an electric pole in Baghdad. The attack was in apparent retaliation for the spokesman's role in a government crackdown against Shiite militias. US soldiers killed 28 militants during a four-hour firefight in Baghdad's Shiite militia stronghold of Sadr City. 2 US were killed soldiers in separate attacks in Baghdad.
    (AP, 4/29/08)(AP, 4/30/08)(SFC, 5/1/08, p.A2)
2008        Apr 29, Migrant rights activists applauded a vote by Mexico's Congress to remove long-standing criminal penalties for undocumented migrants found in the country. President Felipe Calderon's office declined to say whether he would sign the popular measure into law.
    (AP, 4/29/08)
2008        Apr 29, Human rights watchdog Amnesty International accused Mozambique police of killing and torturing people with impunity as the country struggles to deal with growing crime.
    (AP, 4/29/08)
2008        Apr 29, The International Criminal Court in The Hague published an arrest warrant for Bosco Ntaganda (35), known as "the Terminator," a Congo militia leader wanted for allegedly using child soldiers.
    (Reuters, 4/29/08)
2008        Apr 29, Russia announced it was beefing up its peacekeeping force in Georgia's breakaway Abkhazia and South Ossetia regions, saying it had evidence Tbilisi was readying its forces for an attack.
    (Reuters, 4/29/08)
2008        Apr 29, Workers returned to the Grangemouth refinery in central Scotland after a 48-hour strike that forced the closure of a major North Sea pipeline system.
    (AP, 4/29/08)
2008        Apr 29, An explosion in southwestern Somalia killed four Ethiopian troops and the subsequent gunfire killed two civilians.
    (AP, 4/29/08)
2008        Apr 29, Albert Hofmann (102), the father of the mind-altering drug LSD, died. His medical discovery inspired, and arguably corrupted, millions in the 1960s hippie generation. The Swiss chemist discovered lysergic acid diethylamide-25 in 1938 while studying the medicinal uses of a fungus found on wheat and other grains at the Sandoz pharmaceuticals firm in Basel. He became the first human guinea pig of the drug when a tiny amount of the substance seeped onto his finger during a laboratory experiment on April 16, 1943. Hofmann to LSD for the last time when he was 97.
    (AP, 4/30/08)(Econ, 5/31/08, p.21)
2008        Apr 29, In Taiwan the de facto US envoy assured incoming president Ma Ying-jeou that Washington will continue to back Taiwan militarily while it pushes for peace talks with China.
    (AP, 4/29/08)
2008        Apr 29, A power outage left wide swaths of Venezuela without electricity, including much of the capital. The blackout was caused by a forest fire that overheated power lines in the central state of Guarico.
    (AP, 4/29/08)

2009        Apr 29, The Obama administration joined a federal judge in urging Congress to end a racial disparity by equalizing prison sentences for dealing and using crack versus powdered cocaine.
    (AP, 4/29/09)
2009        Apr 29, It was reported that more than 50 million American retirees can expect to receive $250 payments from the government in the next few weeks as their share of the economic stimulus package enacted in February.
    (AP, 4/29/09)
2009        Apr 29, In Florida Juwhan Yun, a Korean American who had served prison time for attempting to broker the sale of nerve gas bombs to Iran, was indicted in Miami on charges of trying to help South Korea obtain advanced Russian rocket technology.
    (SFC, 4/30/09, p.A4)
2009        Apr 29, In New York Teresa Tambunting of Scarsdale was charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property. Prosecutors said she had stolen over $12 million in gold over six years from the Queens jewelry manufacturer where she worked. Police found 450 pounds of gold at her home.
    (SFC, 4/30/09, p.A4)
2009        Apr 29, The WHO raised its alert for swine flu from level 4 to level 5, its 2nd highest alert level. Austria and Germany confirmed cases of swine flu, becoming the third and fourth European countries hit by the disease. US health officials reported that a 23-month-old child in Texas has died from the disease. The World Health Organization called an emergency meeting to consider its pandemic alert level.
    (AP, 4/29/09)(SFC, 4/30/09, p.A8)
2009        Apr 29, In Afghanistan US-led troops battled militants and announced they killed 42 suspected insurgents. Two attacks on German forces killed one soldier and wounded nine as Germany's foreign minister began a two-day visit to the country.
    (AFP, 4/29/09)(AP, 4/29/09)
2009        Apr 29, Australia announced it will increase by almost one half its troops in Afghanistan to about 1,550 as part of the US-led surge of international forces to bolster the faltering fight against Taliban insurgents.
    (AP, 4/29/09)
2009        Apr 29, Two boats carrying almost 80 people were intercepted off Australia's northern coast as the conservative political opposition called for an independent inquiry into refugee policy.
    (AFP, 4/29/09)
2009        Apr 29, Britain’s PM Gordon Brown said it will boost its troops in Afghanistan to 9,000 to help the country through upcoming elections, unveiling a new strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan.
    (AP, 4/29/09)
2009        Apr 29, Britain and Libya ratified a prisoner transfer deal that could potentially allow Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi (57), the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombings, to serve out the remainder of his sentence in the North African country.
    (AP, 4/29/09)
2009        Apr 29, The prime ministers of China and Japan pledged to lay a stronger foundation for cooperation between the historic Asian rivals amid global economic and health crises.
    (AFP, 4/29/09)
2009        Apr 29, China Mobile said it would buy 12% of Far EasTone Telecommunications, a big Taiwanese mobile operator.
    (Econ, 5/9/09, p.65)
2009        Apr 29, A Boeing 737 on a test flight from Brazzaville crashed southeast of Kinshasa, killing 7 people.
    (AP, 4/30/09)
2009        Apr 29, In Cuba a statement published in state newspapers said that effective midnight, flights from Cuba to Mexico would be grounded due to swine flu. After that, airlines can fly presumably empty planes to the island and pickup Mexico travels. This amended a blanket 48-hour ban on flights between Mexico and Cuba announced a day earlier.
    (AP, 4/29/09)
2009        Apr 29, Egypt began slaughtering the roughly 300,000 pigs in the country as a precautionary measure against the spread of swine flu even though no cases have been reported here yet.
    (AP, 4/29/09)
2009        Apr 29, An Iraqi-US patrol was ambushed while distributing grants to Iraqi businesses near the northern city of Kirkuk. Iraqi officials said two civilians were killed when the Americans returned fire, but the US military said those killed were enemy fighters. Five bombs hit various neighborhoods of Baghdad, killing at least 48 people in another powerful strike by suspected Sunni insurgents seeking a return to sectarian chaos.
    (AP, 4/29/09)(SFC, 4/30/09, p.A2)
2009        Apr 29, Youssef Magied al-Molqui, one of the 4 Palestinians who hijacked the Achille Lauro cruise ship and killed an American passenger in 1985, left prison in Palermo, Sicily, after more than 23 years in jail. Ibrahim Fatayer Abdelatif, another convicted Achille Lauro hijacker, was released last year.
    (AP, 4/30/09)
2009        Apr 29, Lebanon released four generals held for nearly four years in the 2005 truck-bomb assassination of former PM Rafik Hariri after a UN-backed tribunal in the Netherlands ordered them freed, setting off celebrations with fireworks and dancing.
    (AP, 4/29/09)
2009        Apr 29, Mexican police arrested suspected Zeta gang leader Gregorio Sauceda Gamboa, one of Mexico's 24 most-wanted drug traffickers.
    (AP, 4/29/09)
2009        Apr 29, NATO and Russia resumed formal contacts eight months after they were suspended because of last year's war with Georgia.
    (AP, 4/29/09)
2009        Apr 29, Pakistani airstrikes killed dozens of Taliban fighters in a fierce struggle to drive them from the Buner district, within 60 miles (100 kilometers) of Islamabad. Troops faced an estimated 450-500 militants in Buner and forecast that the operation to drive them out would take about a week. Gun attacks in the mega-city of Karachi killed at least 34 people and threatened to ignite ethnic tension. 2 Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) activists were gunned down by unknown shooters, sparking street violence.
    (AP, 4/29/09)(AP, 4/30/09)
2009        Apr 29, A South Korean presidential advisory committee announced that South Korea will lift a three-year ban on human stem cell research.
    (AP, 4/29/09)
2009        Apr 29, In Sri Lanka the visiting French and British foreign ministers urged Sri Lanka to accept a cease-fire in its war with ethnic Tamil rebels, saying it needed to act quickly to save the lives of civilians in the war zone.
    (AP, 4/29/09)
2009        Apr 29, Taiwan said it had persuaded China to allow it to participate in a key UN body, offering a victory for President Ma Ying-jeou's campaign to win greater international recognition for the democratic island. China confirmed that Taiwan will attend next month's meeting of the World Health Assembly in Geneva as an observer.
    (AP, 4/29/09)
2009        Apr 29, In Tanzania huge blasts rocked an ammunition dump at an army camp in the coastal city of Dar es Salaam. More than a dozen people were killed.
    (AP, 4/29/09)(SFC, 2/18/11, p.A2)
2009        Apr 29, In southeastern Turkey suspected Kurdish rebels detonated a roadside bomb that killed nine soldiers in a US-made armored personnel carrier.
    (AP, 4/29/09)
2009        Apr 29, Zimbabwe's teachers vowed to go on strike when the new school term begins next week after government reneged on a pledge to increase their salaries.
    (AFP, 4/29/09)

2010        Apr 29, The US Navy said the first US women allowed to serve aboard submarines will be reporting for duty by 2012.
    (AP, 4/29/10)
2010        Apr 29, Alabama shrimpers filed a class-action lawsuit against oil giant BP Plc and owners of the drilling platform that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, as claims for economic losses anticipated from the disaster began to mount.
    (Reuters, 4/30/10)
2010        Apr 29, ChronoZoom was first publicly announced and demonstrated at the University of California, Berkeley during the 97th Annual Faculty Research Lecture series. On Apr 12, 2011, Professor Alvarez introduced ChronoZoom, a free interactive zoomable timeline for the history of everything being developed at UC Berkeley. By 2012 there were about 30 people working on the project at Microsoft Research, Moscow State Univ. and the Univ. of Calif.
    (http://eps.berkeley.edu/~saekow/chronozoom/introductionvideo/index.html)(Econ, 6/2/12, TQ p.10)
2010        Apr 29, In Oakland, Ca., Parking director Noel Pinto issued a memo curtailing nighttime parking enforcement, effecting as of May 13. The recently begun practice had enraged local residents.
    (SFC, 5/11/10, p.C3)
2010        Apr 29, Australia said it will force tobacco companies to strip all logos and color from their packaging, in a move aimed at driving people away from smoking.
    (SFC, 4/30/10, p.A2)
2010        Apr 29, A giant NASA science balloon crashed during take-off in Australia, destroying its multi-million-dollar payload, toppling a large car and narrowly missing frightened observers.
    (AFP, 4/29/10)
2010        Apr 29, NATO troops in Nangarhar province raided the home of a prominent Afghan lawmaker overnight, killing one of her relatives. In Laghman province a suicide bomber blew up a car packed with explosives near an Afghan army training facility, killing a soldier.
    (AP, 4/29/10)
2010        Apr 29, Belgium's lower house of parliament banned burqa-type Islamic dress in public, but the measure faced a challenge in the Senate which will delay early enactment of the law. There were two abstentions. No one voted against.
    (AP, 4/30/10)
2010        Apr 29, The president of the Central African Republic scrapped plans to hold polls May 16 after the elections commission told him it would be unable to organize them in time.
    (AFP, 4/29/10)
2010        Apr 29, In eastern China a knife-wielding jobless man, Xu Yuyuan (47), attacked a kindergarten class of 4-year-olds, slashing 29 children and 3 teachers in what an expert said was a copycat rampage of two other episodes at Chinese schools in the past month. On May 15 Xu Yuyuan was sentenced to death. He appealed the death sentence, saying the punishment was too severe considering no one was killed.
    (AP, 4/29/10)(AP, 5/15/10)
2010        Apr 29, Colombian authorities detained Congressman Luis Carlos Restrepo Orozco on allegations of receiving drug money.
    (AP, 4/29/10)
2010        Apr 29, Avigdor Arikha (b.1929), Holocaust surviving artist, died in Paris. He was perhaps the best painter from life in the last decades of the 20th century.
    (Econ, 5/15/10, p.94)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avigdor_Arikha)
2010        Apr 29, The prime ministers of India and Pakistan agreed to resume peace talks between their top diplomats and work toward rebuilding trust shattered by the deadly 2008 Mumbai terror attacks that New Delhi blamed on Pakistani militants.
    (AP, 4/29/10)
2010        Apr 29, Iraq's election commission said recounting all the ballots from the key Baghdad province will take around 2 to 3 weeks, further delaying the formation of a long awaited new government. 8 people were killed and 20 injured in car bomb outside a Baghdad liquor store. Iraq's banned Baath party, booted out of power in the 2003 US-led invasion, held its first public meeting in the Syrian capital.
    (AP, 4/29/10)(AFP, 4/30/10)
2010        Apr 29, Mexican police said that a crowd of villagers in Guerrero state chased down a group of alleged kidnappers, freed their victims and shot 3 men to death. The men had apparently entered the hamlet of La Union, near the coastal resort of Zihuatanejo, and abducted a man and two boys. They allegedly also shot another man to death.
    (AP, 4/29/10)
2010        Apr 29, In Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi filed a lawsuit with the country’s Supreme Court in an attempt to prevent the dissolution of her party under a controversial new election law.
    (AFP, 4/29/10)
2010        Apr 29, Thailand's "Red Shirt" protesters called on the European Union to send observers to prevent a crackdown by the army, but the government warned others not to meddle in its internal affairs. Theo-establishment activists demanded military action against anti-government protesters and an end to "anarchy" in the capital.
    (AFP, 4/29/10)(AP, 4/29/10)
2010        Apr 29, In Venezuela Father Esteban Woods (68), an American priest, was slain inside his apartment in the eastern city of Puerto Ordaz.
    (AP, 4/29/10)
2010        Apr 29, In Vietnam a Javan rhino, one of the world's rarest large mammals, was found shot dead with its horn chopped off in a southern national park, a suspected victim of poachers. There were only three to five Javan rhinos believed left in Vietnam. The animal was first caught on camera at the park in 1999.
    (AP, 5/10/10)

2011        Apr 29, The US Federal Transit Administration determined that New Jersey must repay the federal government the entire $271 million it spent on early design and engineering work for a New Jersey - New York train tunnel that was scrapped by Gov. Chris Christie.
    (SFC, 4/30/11, p.A6)
2011        Apr 29, Benjamin Arellano Felix, one of the first Mexican drug kingpins to oversee mass shipments of cocaine, was extradited to the United States to face drug-trafficking charges. Benjamin was captured by the Mexican military in 2002 in central Mexico.
    (AP, 4/30/11)
2011        Apr 29, The state of Utah filed a lawsuit against the federal government over an Obama administration plan to make millions of acres of undeveloped land in the West eligible for federal wilderness protection.
    (AP, 4/29/11)
2011        Apr 29, In Australia a gunman killed three neighbors then shot a police officer in the face during a shootout and siege in the normally sleepy city of Adelaide.
    (AP, 4/29/11)
2011        Apr 29, Brazil's population climbed to more than 190.7 million people in 2010, according to initial results of the decennial census released by the country's official institute of geography and statistics.
    (AFP, 4/29/11)
2011        Apr 29, In London Kate Middleton married Prince William in a union that promised to revitalize the British monarchy.
    (AP, 4/29/11)
2011        Apr 29, In Northampton, England, university lecturer Jifeng Ding (46), his wife Helen Chui (47), and their daughters Xing (18) and Alice (12) were stabbed to death. Anxiang Du (53), a former business associate of the family who lived in Coventry, was named as the only suspect in the case shortly after the bodies were discovered. On July 7, 2012, a man believed to be Anxiang Du was arrested in Tangiers.
    (AFP, 7/8/12)
2011        Apr 29, Cambodian and Thai troops broke a brief cease-fire and clashed for an eighth day, shattering hopes of a quick end to a long-running border conflict that has forced nearly 100,000 villagers to flee. The death toll rose to 16.
    (AP, 4/29/11)
2011        Apr 29, An Egyptian soldier of the border guard unit was killed in an exchange of gunfire with tunnel smugglers near the border with Gaza.
    (AFP, 4/29/11)
2011        Apr 29, In Egypt at least 20 people drowned in the Nile while on a trip to visit the grave of a relative. 5 people were also missing after a minibus hired for the traditional graveyard visit slipped from the ferry that carried it across the river in Beni Suef province.
    (Reuters, 4/30/11)
2011        Apr 29, In Germany 3 suspected members of the al-Qaida terror organization were arrested. The suspects had been under surveillance since April 15.
    (AP, 4/29/11)
2011        Apr 29, In eastern India villagers protesting a noisy stone crushing plant burned to death its three owners and four employees in Orissa state's remote Bandaguda village.
    (AP, 4/30/11)
2011        Apr 29, In Iraq attacks around the country killed six people, including the 8-year-old daughter of an imam who preached against violence and three brothers who fought al-Qaida. In southern Iraq an American soldier was killed while conducting military operations.
    (AP, 4/29/11)(AP, 4/30/11)
2011        Apr 29, In Japan senior nuclear advisor Toshiso Kosako resigned saying the government was not adequately protecting the public from radiation.
    (SSFC, 5/1/11, p.A7)
2011        Apr 29, In Libya Moammar Gadhafi's forces holed up inside the airport in the key western city of Misrata have been shelling a civilian neighborhood around it. Rebels said at least two men died in the morning fighting. NATO warships intercepted several boats laying anti-shipping mines outside the harbor of Misrata. Forces loyal to Gaddafi fought a gun battle with Tunisian troops in a frontier town.
    (AP, 4/29/11)(Reuters, 4/29/11)
2011        Apr 29, Mexican federal police discovered a basement arsenal hidden behind the mirrors of a home gym in Ciudad Juarez that included three anti-aircraft guns, dozens of grenades, a grenade launcher, AK-47s and other high-powered weapons.
    (AP, 4/30/11)
2011        Apr 29, Philippines’s Pres. Benigno Aquino forced the resignation of ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez, the state’s chief prosecutor of official corruption. She was accused of failing to prosecute cases of alleged corruption within the administration of former president Gloria Arroyo, who had appointed her.
    (Econ, 5/7/11, p.46)
2011        Apr 29, Thousands of Syrians called for the toppling of President Bashar al-Assad and pledged support for the city of Deraa where tanks and troops have tried to crush resistance to his authoritarian rule. At least 65 people were killed with 36 of the deaths in the Daraa province, 27 in the central Homs region, one in Latakia and another in the Damascus countryside. Tamer Mohammed al-Sharei (15) disappeared in Daraa. Activists on June 9 released video of his dead body and said he was tortured by security forces.
    (AP, 4/29/11)(AP, 4/30/11)(SFC, 6/10/11, p.A2)
2011        Apr 29, In Tunisia more than 800 prisoners escaped from prisons in Kasserine and Gafsa after fires were started in cells. Some 11,000 inmates have escaped since Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali fled into exile in January.
    (SFC, 4/30/11, p.A2)
2011        Apr 29, Ugandan army troops and police fired live bullets at rioting demonstrators, and at least two people were killed and 120 wounded in the largest anti-government protest in sub-Saharan Africa this year. Demonstrations over the last three weeks left eight people dead and wounded more than 250 others.
    (AP, 4/29/11)(AP, 5/1/11)
2011        Apr 29, Yemeni activists said police in plainclothes opened fire at protesters calling for President Ali Abdullah Saleh's ouster in the western port city of Hodeida ahead of mass demonstrations nationwide.
    (AP, 4/29/11)

2012        Apr 29, In NYC an out of control SUV flew off an elevated portion of the Bronx River Parkway, falling more than 50 feet before landing in a horrific crash that left seven people dead.
    (SFC, 4/30/12, p.A5)
2012        Apr 29, Thomas Preston (83), Texas gambler also known as Amarillo Slim, died in Amarillo. His 1972 win in the fledgling World Series of Poker in Las Vegas helped make him an ambassador for the game.
    (Econ, 5/12/12, p.98)(http://tinyurl.com/8xlfd8l)
2012        Apr 29, In eastern Afghanistan a buried bomb killed two children who triggered the explosive when they were playing outside near their village in Paktika province.
    (AFP, 4/30/12)
2012        Apr 29, Algerian security forces killed 20 members of an al-Qaida splinter group who were allegedly about to attack two fuel tankers.
    (AP, 4/30/12)
2012        Apr 29, In Austria the body of former Libyan oil minister Shukri Ghanem (69), was found floating in the Danube river. Police said he died from drowning.
    (AP, 4/30/12)
2012        Apr 29, In Bangladesh 9 small bombs exploded in Dhaka, after an opposition supporter was shot dead the previous evening in clashes ahead of a 4th nationwide strike in eight days.
    (AFP, 4/29/12)
2012        Apr 29, British police arrested James Allen (36), of Lothian Road, Middlesbrough, for the deaths of Colin Dunford (81) from Middlesbrough, and Julie Davison (50) from Whitby, North Yorkshire. Their bodies were discovered last week.
    (AFP, 5/2/12)
2012        Apr 29, The CongoDRC military launched an offensive against Bosco Ntaganda, who is wanted by The Hague for alleged war crimes. On May 5 the army announced a five-day cease-fire to give army defectors a chance to return. Defections began early this month, with ex-CNDP members claiming that the government had failed to implement the provisions in the 2009 accord. On May 6 they formed a new group taking the name - March 23 - from the date of the 2009 peace accord signed by rebel groups and the Congolese government.
    (AFP, 5/9/12)(AFP, 5/28/12)
2012        Apr 29, Egypt's Islamist-dominated parliament decided to suspend sessions for a week in protest at the ruling military refusing to sack the government and name the Muslim Brotherhood's party to head a new one. One person was killed and 119 injured in clashes between Abu Ismail supporters and residents of the Abbassiya neighborhood in Cairo, where the defense ministry is located.
    (AFP, 4/29/12)(AFP, 5/2/12)
2012        Apr 29, In India a head-on collision between two buses killed 20 passengers and injured at least 18 others in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.
    (AFP, 4/29/12)
2012        Apr 29, In Japan a bus carrying dozens of vacationers to Tokyo Disneyland has crashed on a highway, killing 7 passengers.
    (AP, 4/29/12)
2012        Apr 29, In Kenya one person died and 15 people were wounded when a grenade was thrown at God's House of Miracles International Church in Nairobi during Sunday service. A church elder said his church may have been targeted by neighbors who claim to own the land on which it is built. On May 15 police charged Ibrahim Kibe Kagwa, a Kenyan, with six counts of causing grievous body harm during the grenade attack.
    (AP, 4/29/12)(AP, 5/16/12)
2012        Apr 29, Libya's National Transitional Council decided that the interim government should stay in place, notably to ensure the success of June elections for a constituent assembly.
    (AFP, 4/29/12)
2012        Apr 29, Malaysian police freed all 471 people arrested a day earlier during a demonstration for free and fair elections, including senior opposition lawmaker Tian Chia.
    (AFP, 4/29/12)
2012        Apr 29, Myanmar state media said a series of attacks in the conflict-hit north have left at least four officials dead in Kachin state, in rare acknowledgement of ethnic unrest that has marred the regime's reformist image.
    (AFP, 4/29/12)
2012        Apr 29, In northern Nigeria gunmen attacked church services on the Bayero University campus in Kano, using small explosives to draw out and gun down panicking worshippers in an assault that killed around 20 people. On May 18 police arrested Augustine Effiong (25), aka Abubakar Garba, a Boko Haram Islamist. He confessed to have participated in a series of attacks including the attack and killings in Bayero University Kano (BUK).
    (AP, 4/29/12)(AFP, 4/30/12)(AFP, 5/21/12)
2012        Apr 29, In Pakistan the beheaded body of a kidnapped British doctor working for the International Committee of the Red Cross was found by the roadside in the southwestern city of Quetta. Khalil Rasjed Dale (60) was abducted by suspected militants on January 5 while on his way home from work.
    (Reuters, 4/29/12)
2012        Apr 29, In Pakistan 3 militants were killed and two others wounded in a US drone attack in Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan. A remote-controlled car bomb in the Khyber tribal region killed two people and wounded five others.
    (AFP, 4/29/12)
2012        Apr 29, In the Philippines clashes between army troops and communist guerrillas in two provinces left 10 people dead.
    (SFC, 4/30/12, p.A2)
2012        Apr 29, In Spain tens of thousands of people protested against education and health care cuts as the country suffered its 2nd recession in three years.
    (SFC, 4/30/12, p.A2)
2012        Apr 29, In Syria Maj. Gen. Robert Mood, head of the UN observer mission, arrived in Damascus to take charge of an advance team of 16 UN monitors. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said government snipers shot dead two people in the Homs neighborhood of Joret al-Shayah. The group also said one civilian was killed and four wounded in random gunfire by security forces in the village of al-Saliha in the central Hama province.
    (AP, 4/29/12)
2012        Apr 29, In the northern United Arab Emirates security agents in the emirate of Ras al-Khaimah detained Saleh al-Dhufairi, a rights activist, as part of an apparent widening crackdown on perceived opposition figures.
    (AP, 4/29/12)
2012        Apr 29, In southern Yemen Al-Qaeda freed 73 soldiers captured in battles on March 4, as three suspected militants were killed in an air strike in the north of the country.
    (AFP, 4/29/12)
2012        Apr 29, In Zimbabwe Benias Gwenhamo Madhakasi, who works as a street vendor in South Africa, was arrested at the Beit Bridge border post on charges of insulting or undermining the authority of the president. He had cartoons on his cell phone that showed a bony-looking Robert Mugabe in the nude. On July 24 a magistrate tossed out the case.
    (AFP, 7/25/12)

2013        Apr 29, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed legislation allowing immigrant students to pay at the tuition rate other in-state students pay at state colleges. Colorado became the 14th state to allow such payments.
    (AP, 4/30/13)
2013        Apr 29, NBA beteran basketball player Jason Collins (34) announced that he was gay, smashing through one of the final frontiers in US sports with a frank personal statement and winning warm praise as a groundbreaker.
    (Reuters, 4/29/13)
2013        Apr 29, A California jury in Santa Ana convicted Catherine Kieu (50) of torture and aggravated mayhem. She was accused of drugging her husband (60) and then severing his penis and tossing it into the garbage disposal. She was jealous of his plans to divorce her because he was seeing his ex-girlfriend. On June 28 she was sentenced to life in prison.
    (SFC, 4/30/13, p.A4)(SFC, 6/29/13, p.A4)
2013        Apr 29, It was reported that 62 prisoners have died in California from 2006 through 2013 after coming down with a fungal infection called valley fever. The highes rates were reported at Pleasant Valley and Avenal prisons. The federal manager of health care in the state’s prisons ordered officials to transfer 3,300 inmates out of Pleasant Valley and Avenal.
    (SFC, 4/29/13, p.C4)(SFC, 4/30/13, p.C1)
2013        Apr 29, SpaceShipTwo made its first powered flight. A special jet climbed to 48,000 feet over the Mojave Deset, released the craft and pilots triggered the ship’s rocket engine.
    (SFC, 4/30/13, p.A4)
2013        Apr 29, In Afghanistan a civilian cargo plane owned by an American company crashed at Bagram Air Field, north of Kabul, soon after takeoff, killing all seven people aboard.
    (AP, 4/29/13)
2013        Apr 29, The Catholic Church in Brazil said it has excommunicated Father Roberto Francisco Daniel for defending homosexuality, open marriage and other practices counter to Church teaching in online videos.
    (Reuters, 4/30/13)
2013        Apr 29, Mohammed Saleem (82), a grandfather, was stabbed to death as he walked home from his mosque in the Small Heath area of Birmingham. On July 22 Pavlo Lapshyn (25), a Ukrainian in the UK on a sponsored work placement scheme, was charged with Saleem’s murder. On Oct 21 Lapshyn pleaded to stabbing Saleem and planting bombs near three British mosques. On Oct 25 Lapshyn was sentenced to 40 years.
    (Reuters, 7/23/13)(http://tinyurl.com/llgflpp)(AFP, 10/25/13)
2013        Apr 29, Cameroon’s Supreme Court announced that the party of entrenched ruler Paul Biya won 56 of the 70 contested seats in the nation's first-ever senatorial election.
    (AP, 4/30/13)
2013        Apr 29, In the Czech Rep. a powerful explosion badly damaged an office building in the center of Prague, injuring up to 40 people. Authorities believed people may still be buried in the rubble. Police later confirmed that the explosion was caused by a natural gas leak.
    (AP, 4/29/13)(AP, 5/9/13)
2013        Apr 29, A Dubai court sentenced three British tourists to four years in prison on drug charges in a case that drew international scrutiny over claims of abuses in custody. Suneet Jeerh, Grant Cameron and Karl Williams, were arrested last July with what police said was the synthetic drug known as Spice.
    (AP, 4/29/13)
2013        Apr 29, France’s Pres. Hollande announced a clutch of pro-business measures, such as cutting the capital gains tax he had raised just six months earlier.
    (Econ, 5/4/13, p.67)
2013        Apr 29, France said it will effectively freeze its military spending for the next several years, cutting nearly 10% of defense jobs. A defense review white paper opted to keep air, ground and sea capabilities, while freezing defense budgets over 6 years and cutting 34,000 mioitary posts between 2014 and 2019.
    (SFC, 4/30/13, p.A2)(Econ, 5/4/13, p.55)
2013        Apr 29, German federal prosecutors say they have charged three German-Iranian dual nationals and a German man with breaking export laws for allegedly supplying Iran with parts needed to build a nuclear reactor in violation of the country's trade embargo.
    (AP, 4/29/13)
2013        Apr 29, A cargo ship, the Pirireis, sank off southern Greece within minutes of colliding with another freighter in fair weather, leaving two Syrian seamen dead and 8 others missing. 7 sailors were rescued. It was not clear exactly why the Antigua- and Barbuda-flagged Consouth collided with the Cook Islands-flagged Pirireis.
    (AP, 4/29/13)
2013        Apr 29, In central and southern Iraq 5 car bombs struck in predominantly Shiite cities and districts, killing 36 people and wounding dozens in the latest wave of violence roiling the country.
    (AP, 4/29/13)
2013        Apr 29, Ireland's Supreme Court ruled that a paralyzed Irish woman, who wants to die, cannot legally commit suicide with her partner's help. Judges said lawmakers could pass such a law to permit Marie Fleming (59) to die at a time of her choosing, but no such statute existed yet.
    (AP, 4/29/13)
2013        Apr 29, A Kosovo court found two citizens guilty of human trafficking and organized crime in a trial against 7 people suspected of running an int’l. organ trafficking ring.
    (SFC, 4/30/13, p.A2)
2013        Apr 29, A Kuwait appeals court said online activist Sager al-Hashash must serve a jail sentence for Twitter posts deemed offensive to the Gulf nation's ruler, but the prison term was reduced from two years to one.
    (AP, 4/29/13)
2013        Apr 29, Mexico said all contact for US law enforcement will now go through "a single window," the federal Interior Ministry, the agency that controls security and domestic policy. The new policy was a dramatic shift from the direct sharing of resources and intelligence between US and Mexican law enforcement under former President Felipe Calderon.
    (AP, 4/29/13)
2013        Apr 29, A Nigerian military official said at least 17 people have been killed in fighting between Islamic extremists and security forces in Bama, Borno state.
    (AP, 4/30/13)
2013        Apr 29, North Korea approved the withdrawal of most of the remaining South Korean personnel at a jointly run industrial park in the North, with a final seven set to stay behind to negotiate unpaid wages for North Korean workers.
    (AP, 4/29/13)
2013        Apr 29, In northwestern Pakistan a suicide bomber targeting a police van killed at least 8 people in Peshawar, including the son and nephew of an Afghan official involved in peace negotiations with the Taliban.
    (AP, 4/29/13)
2013        Apr 29, Syria’s PM Wael al-Halqi was unhurt in a bombing near his convoy in Damascus. At least 5 people were reported killed.
    (AP, 4/29/13)(AP, 4/30/13)

2014        Apr 29, Washington's deadline for reaching a peace deal between Israel and Palestine expired today with the sides bitterly divided.
    (AFP, 4/29/14)
2014        Apr 29, The US targeted companies from China and Dubai for allegedly helping Iran evade weapons and oil sanctions, a signal Washington will keep pressure on Tehran over its nuclear program.
    (Reuters, 4/29/14)
2014        Apr 29, US Attorney General Eric Holder said the United States is determined to help Ukraine find and recover billions of dollars of assets it says were stolen by its former president and his aides. Holder spoke at the start of a two-day international meeting in London, jointly organized by Britain and the United States and attended by representatives from 35 countries, which is aimed at helping Ukraine's government recover money from President Viktor Yanukovich.
    (Reuters, 4/29/14)
2014        Apr 29, A federal judge struck down Wisconsin’s voter ID law declaring that it imposes an unfair burden on poor and minority voters.
    (SFC, 4/30/14, p.A6)
2014        Apr 29, Laws in Chicago and NYC went into effect subjecting electronic cigarettes to the same regulations as tobacco.
    (SFC, 4/30/14, p.A6)
2014        Apr 29, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced that Donald Sterling (80), the owner of the LA Clippers, would be banned from the NBA for life and fined $2.5 million for his recent racist comments. Additional punishment included barring Sterling from any NBA games or practices.
    (SFC, 4/30/14, p.A1)
2014        Apr 29, In Georgia a FedEx employee wearing ammunition draped across his chest opened fire at a packaging sorting center outside Atlanta, wounding six people before apparently committing suicide.
    (SFC, 4/30/14, p.A6)
2014        Apr 29, Oklahoma halted a double execution after Clayton Lockett (38) appeared to twitch and gag after being declared unconscious. Vein failure was cited. Locket, convicted of shooting a woman in 1999 and having buried her alive, soon died of a heart attack. The execution of Charles Warner (46) was stayed for 14 days. He had been convicted of the rape and murder of an 11-month-old girl in 1997.
    (SFC, 4/30/14, p.A9)
2014        Apr 29, US payment-card firm Visa said it would suspend network services to Russian banks SMP and InvestCapitalbank, which were sanctioned a day earlier by the US, in order to comply with US law.
    (Reuters, 4/29/14)
2014        Apr 29, In Bahrain female activists Nafisa al-Asfoor and Rayhana al-Musawi were convicted, along with three male accomplices in connection with what authorities say was an attempt to bomb last year's Formula One race. No explosives were detonated at the 2013 race.
    (AP, 4/29/14)
2014        Apr 29, CongoDRC officials said nearly 40,000 Congolese citizens have been deported over the last two weeks from neighboring Republic of Congo because they did not have immigration papers.
    (SFC, 4/30/14, p.A2)
2014        Apr 29, An Egyptian court sentenced 29 people, described as Islamist supporters of ousted Pres. Morsi, to five years imprisonment on charges that included rioting.
    (SFC, 4/30/14, p.A2)
2014        Apr 29, In Egypt Bassem Sabry (31), one of the country’s most respected bloggers who campaigned for civil rights and against repression, died. Security officials said Sabry accidently fell from a balcony under unclear circumstances.
    (AP, 4/30/14)
2014        Apr 29, Ethiopian police said they have arrested several people for "serious criminal activities." Rights groups said they were journalists and “Zone 9" bloggers detained in a sweeping crackdown against free speech. On Oct 16, 2015, Four of the bloggers and journalists were acquitted of terrorism after 18 months in jail. Journalist Befekadu Hailu, while being acquitted of terrorism charges, remained in custody on charges of inciting violence. Soleyana Gebremichael, in exile in the US, was acquitted of all charges in absentia.
    (AFP, 4/29/14)(AFP, 10/16/15)
2014        Apr 29, The EU released the names of 15 new people it is targeting for sanctions because of their roles in the Ukraine crisis.
    (AP, 4/29/14)
2014        Apr 29, Indian police and paramilitary officers said they have detained more than 600 Kashmiri residents over the last five days in a crackdown on suspected separatists ahead of voting in a general election.
    (AP, 4/29/14)
2014        Apr 29, In Indonesia Rudi Rubiandin, the former head of energy regulator SKKMigas, was sentenced to seven years in prison for his role in a major graft scandal that reached the top levels of the oil ministry.
    (Reuters, 4/29/14)
2014        Apr 29, In Iraq a pair of back-to-back bombs ripped through an outdoor market in al-Saadiyah, 140km northeast of Baghdad, killing at least 17 people and wounding 42.
    (AP, 4/29/14)
2014        Apr 29, In Mexico gunmen in homemade armored vehicles engaged in a day of running gunbattles that left 14 people dead in the border city of Reynosa, across the border from McAllen, Texas.
    (AP, 4/30/14)
2014        Apr 29, Moldova's PM Iurie Leanca said neighboring Romania will export gas to his country this year, reducing the former Soviet republic's dependence on Russia for gas.
    (AP, 4/29/14)
2014        Apr 29, A Palestinian-built protest boat, Gaza's Ark, which was preparing to run Israel's naval blockade of the territory, was badly damaged in an explosion that organizers blamed on Israel.
    (AFP, 4/29/14)
2014        Apr 29, In the Philippines Muslim militants launched a surprise attack to regain control of a jungle training camp in a southern province. 25 Abu Sayyaf militants were killed and 24 wounded. One Philippine marine had died and 19 were wounded.
    (AP, 5/1/14)
2014        Apr 29, In Russia 10 people died after a fire broke out at a military warehouse in the Siberian Baikal region.
    (AP, 4/30/14)
2014        Apr 29, Turkey’s PM Tayyip Erdogan said he would ask the United States to extradite Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom he accuses of plotting to topple him and undermine Turkey with concocted graft accusations and secret wire taps. Gulen has lived in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania since 1997.
    (Reuters, 4/29/14)
2014        Apr 29, In Syria two car bombs exploded in a pro-government neighborhood, killing at least 40 people just hours after one of the deadliest mortar strikes in the heart of Damascus killed at least 14. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said it will send a team to Syria to investigate recent allegations about the use of chlorine gas in the war.
    (AP, 4/29/14)(SFC, 4/30/14, p.A4)
2014        Apr 29, Thailand's state anti-corruption body indicted 36 senators for alleged misconduct in attempting to amend the constitution to make the Senate fully elected, which a court ruled was unconstitutional last year.
    (AP, 4/29/14)
2014        Apr 29, In Ukraine demonstrators demanding more power for eastern regions stormed the regional administration building in Luhansk, one of the largest cities in the troubled east.
    (AP, 4/29/14)
2014        Apr 29, The UAE convicted American drummer James Kottak of insulting Islam and being under the influence of alcohol while in transit at Dubai airport and sentenced him to one month in jail.
    (SFC, 4/30/14, p.A2)
2014        Apr 29, Yemeni troops, backed by air force planes, launched a major offensive against al Qaeda strongholds in the south of the country to try to eradicate the Islamist militant group that had killed hundreds since 2011.
    (Reuters, 4/29/14)

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