Monarchists.Wiki:Selected anniversaries/April 29
This is a list of selected April 29 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.
Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only five to six events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled April 29, 2020 featured article or the April 29, 2020 featured picture.
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- 1587 – Anglo-Spanish War: In the Bay of Cádiz, Francis Drake led the first of several naval raids on the Spanish Armada that destroyed so many ships that Philip II of Spain had to delay his plans to invade England for over a year.
- 1916 – First World War: Khalil Pasha of the Ottoman Army accepted the surrender of Major-General Charles Townshend and the British Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force, ending the Siege of Kut.
- 1944 – Second World War: British agent Nancy Wake parachuted into Auvergne, becoming a liaison between the Special Operations Executive and the local Maquis group.
- 1945 – Second World War: Allied forces began dropping food into parts of the occupied Netherlands, with the acquiescence of the occupying German forces, to feed people who were in danger of starvation due to the Dutch famine.
- 1945 – The Holocaust: The Seventh U.S. Army liberated Dachau, the first Nazi concentration camp.
- 2011 – A worldwide television audience of tens of millions of people watched the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey in London.