29th April

The events happened on 29th April are :

1913 : Zipper patented : Swedish Canadian Gideon Sundback received a U.S. patent this day in 1913 for the modern “hookless” zipper, which improved on the clasp locker exhibited by Whitcomb Judson at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

1992 : Riots erupted in Los Angeles in response to the verdict of a highly publicized trial of four white Los Angeles police officers who were acquitted of charges related to the 1991 beating of Rodney King, a black motorist who had resisted arrest.

1945 : The U.S. Seventh Army liberated tens of thousands of inmates at the Nazi concentration camp in Dachau, Germany.

1936 : Orchestral conductor Zubin Mehta was born in Bombay (Mumbai), India.

1916 : About 10,000 British troops surrendered to Ottoman Turks at Al-Kūt, Iraq, following a five-month siege during World War I.

1899 : American composer, bandleader, and pianist Duke Ellington, among the most significant figures in jazz history, was born.

1429 : French national heroine Joan of Arc and her troops entered the besieged city of Orléans during the Hundred Years' War.

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