April 29: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1770 - James Cook arrives at and names Botany Bay, Australia.
- 1882 - The "Elektromote" - forerunner of the trolleybus - is tested by Ernst Werner von Siemens in Berlin.
- 1910 - The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the People's Budget, the first budget in British history with the expressed intent of redistributing wealth among the British public.
- 1953 - The first U.S. experimental 3D-TV broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV.
- 2011 - The Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Kate Middleton.
- Famous birthdays: Raja Ravi Varma (Indian painter), Henri Poincaré (French mathematician, physicist, and engineer), Harold Urey (American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate), Duke Ellington (American pianist, composer, and bandleader), Mary Petty (American illustrator)
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