2004 - Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production.
1992 - Riots in Los Angeles, California, follow the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. Over the next three days 54 people are killed and hundreds of buildings are destroyed.
1967 - Aretha Franklin releases her famous hit song, "Respect"
1913 - Gideon Sundback, an American electrical engineer, patents the first zipper
1852 - First edition of Peter Roget's Thesaurus published
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1953 - First 3-D television telecast made by KECA, Los Angeles, CA
1958 - Broadway musical "My Fair Lady" opens in London; tickets sell out a month ahead of time.
1289 - Tripoli is captured by Qala'un, the Sultan of Egypt.
1986 - Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens sets record when he strikes out 20 Seattle Mariners
April 29th Holiday
International Dance Day - Promotes the importance of dance and the need to teach dance in all forms of education.
Today's Birthday Trivia
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