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This Day in History – April 29

This Day In History1813 – 1st US Rubber patent granted to Jacob F Hummel.

1845 – Macon B Allen & Robert Morris, Jr. are 1st African Americans to open a law practice in the US.

1862 – 100,000 federal troops prepare to march into Corinth, Mississippi.

1902 – Congress extends the Chinese Exclusion Act (of 1882) prohibiting immigration of Chinese laborers from territories to the mainland, a rule clearly aimed at Chinese in the Philippines.

1926 – France and US reach accord on repayment of WW I.

1934 – Pittsburgh is last major league city to play a home game on a Sunday.

1945 – US Army liberates 31,601 in Nazi concentration camp in Dachau, Germany.

1953 – The first U.S. experimental 3D-TV broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV.

1957 – 1st military nuclear power plant dedicated at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

1961 – ABC’s “Wide World of Sports” debuts.

1965 – Earthquake hits Seattle; 5 die.

1967 – “Respect” single released by Aretha Franklin (Billboard Song of the Year 1967)

1968 – “Hair: opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 1750 performances.

1971 – Boeing receives contract for Mariner 10, Mercury exploration.

1974 – US President Richard Nixon said he will release edited tapes made in the White House.

1975 – Vietnam War: US begins to evacuate its citizens from Saigon in Operation Frequent Wind in response to advancing North Vietnamese forces, bringing an end to US involvement in the war.

1982 – 17th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, Merle Haggard, and Barbara Mandrell win.

1992 – Jury acquits LA police officers of beating Rodney King, riots begin.

2004 – Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production.

2006 – 2006 NFL Draft: Mario Williams from North Carolina State first pick of Houston Texans.

2017 – 3 tornadoes hit south east of Dallas, Texas, killing 5.

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