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This Day in History for April 29

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

1852 – 1st edition of Peter Roget’s Thesaurus published.

1892 – Charlie Reilly is baseball’s 1st pinch hitter.

1918 – Tris Speaker ties career outfield record of 4 unassisted double plays.

1927 – Construction of Spirit of St. Louis (the monoplane which Charles Lindburgh was to fly across the Atlantic) is completed.

1940 – 1st radio broadcast of “Young Dr. Malone” on CBS.

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

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

1962 – 16th Tony Awards: “A Man For All Seasons” & “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” win.

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.

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

1981 – 1981 NFL Draft: George Rogers from University of South Carolina first pick by New Orleans Saints.

1986 – 800,000 books destroyed by fire in Los Angeles Central Library.

1992 – 27th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks and Reba McIntire win.

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.

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

2015 – German Measles is declared eradicated from North and South America – 1st world region to do so.

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