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This Day in History – April 29

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

1852—100,000 federal troops prepare to march into Corinth, Miss.
 
1892—Charlie Reilly is baseball’s 1st pinch hitter.
 
1901—27th Kentucky Derby; Jimmy Winkfield on His Eminence wins in 2:07:75.
 
1905— 2 inches of rain in 10 minutes in Taylor, Texas.
 
1934—Pittsburgh is last major league city to play a home game on a Sunday.
 
1945—US liberates 31,601 in Nazi concentration camp in Dachau, Germany.
 
1957—1st military nuclear power plant dedicated, Fort Belvoir, Va.
 
1961—ABC’s “Wide World of Sports” debuts.
 
1967—Aretha Franklin releases “Respect”
 
1968—“Hair” opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 1750 performances.
 
1974—US President Richard Nixon said he will release edited tapes made in White House.
 
1981—Peter Sutcliffe admits he is the Yorkshire Ripper (murdered 13 women)
 
1981—Phillie Steve Carlton is 1st lefty to strike out 3,000 hitters.
 
1983—Harold Washington sworn in as Chicago’s 1st black mayor.
 
1986—Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens strikes out 20 Seattle Mariners.
 
1992—27th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks
 
1992—Jury acquits LA police officers of beating Rodney King, riots begin.
 
1992—Voting ends on choice of Elvis stamps.
 
2004—Dick Cheney and George W. Bush testify before the 9/11 Commission in a closed, unrecorded hearing in the Oval Office.
 
2004—Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production.
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