To put things in perspective, some highlights from Wikipedia’s entry on 29 April, ‘the 119th day of the year':
711 – Moorish troops led by Tariq ibn-Ziyad land at Gibraltar to begin their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula.
1429 – Joan of Arc arrives to relieve the Siege of Orleans.
1672 – Louis XIV of France invades the Netherlands.
1909 – The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the People’s Budget, the first budget in British history with the expressed intent of redistributing wealth among the British public.
1916 – The British 6th Indian Division surrenders to Ottoman Forces at the Siege of Kut.
1945 – Adolf Hitler marries Eva Braun in a Berlin bunker.
1945 – The Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops.
1951 – Wittgenstein dies.
1970 – United States and South Vietnamese forces invade Cambodia.
1974 – Richard Nixon announces the release of edited transcripts of White House tape recordings related to the Watergate scandal.
1975 – The US begins to evacuate US citizens from Saigon.
1991 – A cyclone strikes the Chittagong district of southeastern Bangladesh with winds of around 155 mph, killing at least 138,000 people and leaving as many as 10 million homeless.
1992 – Riots in Los Angeles, California, following the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King.
1997 – The Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 enters into force, outlawing the production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons by its signatories.
1999 – The Avala TV Tower near Belgrade is destroyed in the Nato bombing of Yugoslavia.