The Wedding of Prince William of Wales and Kate Middleton (photo by Robbie Dale)

APRiL 29 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1770 ~ JAMES COOK arrived at and named Botany Bay in Australia on the 29th day of April in 1770.

Official portrait of Captain James Cook by Nathaniel Dance  ~ 1775 (National Maritime Museum, Greenwich)
Official portrait of Captain James Cook by Nathaniel Dance  ~ 1775 (National Maritime Museum, Greenwich)

1899 ~ DUKE ELLiNGTON the American jazz pianist and bandleader was born on the 29th day of April in 1899 (died in 1974 aged 75)

1931LONNiE DONEGAN the British skiffle musician known as the “King of Skiffle” was born on the 29th day of April in 1931 (died in 2002 aged 71). Lonnie Donegan had more than 20 UK Top 30 hits, and The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums states he was “Britain’s most successful and influential recording artist before The Beatles”. Lonnie had 24 successive Top 30 hits, and was the first UK male to score 2 U.S. Top 10s.

1945 ~ The MARRiAGE of ADOLF HiTLER & EVA BRAUN at the FUEHRERBUNKER was held on the 29th day of April in 1945. The following day, after the wedding both Hitler and Braun committed suicide.

The Führerbunker where Hitler & Eva Braun were married, and also committed suicide the following day (German Federal Archive)
The Führerbunker where Hitler & Eva Braun were married, and also committed suicide the following day (German Federal Archive)
Adolf Hitler & Eva Braun about 2 years before their marriage (Photo: German Federal Archive)
Adolf Hitler & Eva Braun about 2 years before their marriage (Photo: German Federal Archive)

1954JERRY SEiNFELD the American comedian was born on the 29th day of April in 1954.

1958MiCHELLE PFEiFFER the American actress was born on the 29th day of April in 1958.

1961The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) was conceived on the 29th April 1961, under the name of World Wildlife Fund. Official websites: www.WorldWildLife.org & www.WWF.panda.org

1970 ~ UMA THURMAN the American actress was born on the 29th day of April in 1970.

World Organization for the Performing Arts ~ International Dance Day.org
World Organization for the Performing Arts ~ International Dance Day.org

1982 ~ iNTERNATiONAL DANCE DAY was introduced on the 29th day of April in 1982.

International Dance Day.org website
International Dance Day.org website

1983Megan Boone the American actress was born on the 29th April 1983. Megan Boone is best known as the rookie FBI profiler Elizabeth Keen in The Blacklist television series, where she stars opposite James Spader.

1989 ~ FOXES the English singer and songwriter was born Louisa Rose Allen on the 29th April 1989. YouTube video: Clarity (2013) ~ Zedd Union Mix featuring Foxes.. 

2011 ~ The WEDDiNG of PRiNCE WiLLiAM & KATE MiDDLETON took place at 11:00 am on the 29th day of April in 2011 at Westminster Abbey in London. The royal wedding was watched by 1 million people along the route between Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. The ceremony was also viewed live by tens of millions more around the world, including 72 million on the YouTube Royal Channel, and 36.7 million on television in United Kingdom. This wedding day only cost about £20 million.

The Wedding of Prince William of Wales and Kate Middleton (photo by Robbie Dale from AnOnlineGreenWorld.com)
The Wedding of Prince William of Wales and Kate Middleton (photo by Robbie Dale from AnOnlineGreenWorld.com)*

*The photo of Prince William and Kate Middleton in the carriage after the marriage is by Robbie Dale from www.AnOnlineGreenWorld.com more of Robbie’s royal pics can be found on AnOnlineGreenWorld’s Flickr Photostream   

Today in History for April 29th ~ video presented by the Associated Press

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