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This Day in History – April 29, 2011




1553 Flemish woman introduces practice of starching linen into England 1813 Rubber is patented 1852 1st edition of Peter Roget’s Thesaurus published 1861 Maryland’s House of Delegates votes against seceding from Union 1862 100,000 federal troops prepare to march into Corinth MS 1862 New Orleans falls to Union forces during Civil War 1905 2″ rain falls in 10 minutes in Taylor TX 1910 Ex-President Theodore Roosevelt visits Amsterdam 1913 Gideon Sundback of Hoboken patents all-purpose zipper 1926 France & US reach accord on repayment of WWI 1927 Construction of the Spirit of St Louis is completed 1930 123 runs are scored in 7 major league games 1945 Adolf Hitler marries Eva Braun 1957 1st military nuclear power plant dedicated, Fort Belvoir VA 1961 ABC’s “Wide World of Sports, debuts 1967 Aretha Franklin releases “Respect” 1974 President Richard Nixon said he will release edited tapes made in White House 1975 US Forces pull out of Vietnam 1981 Peter Sutcliffe admits he is the Yorkshire Ripper (murdered 13 women) 1991 Earthquake in Georgia kills 100 1992 Jury acquits Los Angeles police officers of beating Rodney King, riots begin 1992 Sheena Easton collapses on stage while performing in “Man of LaMancha” 1995 Longest sausage ever, at 2877 miles, made in Kitchener Ontario Canada]]]]> ]]>

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