April 29

April 29 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2017 Daily Holidays that fall on April 29, include:

  • Astronomy Day - April 29, 2017 (A Saturday from mid-April to mid May, on or before 1st quarter moon)
  • Bob Wills Day - April 29, 2017 (Last Saturday in April)
  • Confederate Memorial Day - (Mississippi)
  • Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare 
  • Eeyore's Birthday Day - April 29, 2017 (Last Saturday of April)
  • Healthy Kids Day - April 29, 2017
  • Independent Bookstore Day - April 29, 2017 (Last Saturday of April)
  • International Dance Day 
  • International Table Top Day - April 29, 2017
  • National Go Birding Day - April 29, 2017 (Last Saturday of April)
  • National Kiss of Hope Day - April 29, 2017
  • National Rebuilding Day - April 29, 2017 (Last Saturday of April)
  • National Sense of Smell Day - April 29, 2017 (Last Saturday of April)
  • National Shrimp Scampi Day 
  • Peace Rose Day 
  • Save the Frogs Day - April 29, 2017 (Last Saturday in April)
  • Spring Astronomy Day - April 29, 2017
  • World Day for Animals in Laboratories - April 29, 2017 (Last Saturday in April)
  • World Healing Day - April 29, 2017 (Last Saturday in April)
  • World Tai Chi & Qigong Day - April 29, 2017 (Last Saturday in April)
  • World Veterinary Day - April 29, 2017 (Last Saturday in April)
  • World Wish Day 
  • Zipper Day

2017 Weekly Holidays that include April 29, are:

  • Administrative Professional's Week - April 23-29, 2017 (Last Week of April)
  • Air Quality Awareness Week - April 23-29, 2017
  • American Quilters Society Week - April 26-29, 2017
  • Bed Bug Awareness Week - April 23-29, 2017
  • Christian Education Week - April 24-30, 2017
  • Fibroid Awareness Week - April 23-29, 2017 (Fourth Week in April)
  • Holocaust Remembrance Week - April 23-30, 2017 (Starts the Sunday before Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, and continues through the following Sunday)
  • Medical Laboratory Professionals Week - April 23-29, 2017 (Third Full Week of April)
  • Money Smart Week - April 22-29, 2017
  • National And Global Youth Service Days - April 28-30, 2017 (Last Weekend in April)
  • National Dance Week - April 23-29, 2017
  • National Dream Hotline - April 28-30, 2017 (Last Weekend in April)
  • National Environmental Education Week - April 23-29, 2017
  • National Infertility Awareness Week - April 23-29, 2017
  • National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week - April 23-29, 2017 (Last Full Week of April)
  • National Occupational Health Nursing Week - April 24-30
  • National Princess Week - April 23-29, 2017 (Last Full Week of April)
  • National Volunteer Week - April 23-29, 2017 (Last Week of April)
  • Preservation Week - April 23-29, 2017
  • Sky Awareness Week - April 23-29, 2017 (Last Full Week in April)
  • Spring Astronomy Week - April 23-29, 2017 (Week that has Spring Astronomy Day in it)
  • UN Global Road Safety Week - April 23-29
  • World Immunization Week - April 24-30

2017 Monthly Holidays that include April 29, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our April Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of April.

NOTE:

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.

World Festivals and Events

  • Interstate Mullet Toss - April 28-30, 2017 (Last Full Weekend in April)

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for April 29 is Taurus.


Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for April are:

  • Daisy - signifies innocence, loyal love, and purity
  • Sweet Pea - signify blissful pleasure, but are also used to say good-bye.


Birthstone

The Birthstone(s) for April is the diamond, a symbol of enduring love.


The Birthstone for April is the diamond, a symbol of enduring love.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1863 - William Randolph Heart, American newspaper publisher who founded the Hearst Corporation, politician, and builder of Hearst Castle in San Simeon, CA (d. 1951)
  • 1899 - Duke Ellington, American bandleader, composer and pianist (b. 1974)
  • 1947 - Tommy James, American singer, songwriter, guitarist (Tommy James and the Shondells - Crimson and Clover, Crystal Blue Persuasion)
  • 1947 - Johnny Miller, American golfer
  • 1951 - Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver (d. 2001)
  • 1954 - Jerry Seinfeld, American comedian, actor, and producer (Seinfeld)
  • 1957 - Daniel Day-Lewis, English-Irish actor (The Last of the Mohicans, Lincoln)
  • 1958 - Michelle Pfeiffer, American actress and singer (The Fabulous Baker Boys, Dangerous Liaisons, Batman Returns)
  • 1958 - Eve Plumb, American actress (The Brady Bunch)
  • 1968 - Carnie Wilson, American actress, singer, songwriter (Wilson Phillips)
  • 1970 - Andre Agassi, American tennis player
  • 1970 - Uma Thurman, American actress


Famous Deaths

  • 1980 - Alfred Hitchcock, English-American director and producer (Birds) (b. 1899)


Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1885 - Edith Wharton, novelist (The Age of Innocence), marrieds Edward Robbins Wharton
  • 1945 - Adolf Hitler married Eva Braun
  • 1988 - Diane Sawyer, television journalist marries Mike Nichols, film director and producer
  • 1988 - Burt Reynolds, actor marries Loni Anderson, actress
  • 1989 - Jon Bon Jovi, Bon Jovi lead singer marries Dorothea Hurley
  • 2011 - Prince William, Duke of Cambridge marries Kate Middleton, at Westminster Abbey


Quote of the Day


Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

Today, April 29th, 2019 is HEALTHY KIDS DAY!

Today, April 29th, 2017 is HEALTHY KIDS DAY!  Kerry has a great section on her Healthy Diet Habits website, called Healthy Kids, but today, I wanted to focus on one page in the section called, Children's Nutrition and Discipline.

Food should be enjoyed by all, but not as the way of showing love, reward, or discipline to your kids! Healthy kids with a right relationship to food, should be the goal of every parent.

This Day in History

  • 1862 - During the American Civil War, New Orleans, Louisiana falls to the Union Forces
  • 1945 - During World War II, the German army in Italy surrenders to the Allies
  • 1945 - U.S. Troops liberate the Dachuau concentration camp
  • 1975 - During the Vietnam War, the U.S. begins to evacuate U.S. citizens from Saigorn due to an expected North Vietnamese takeover
  • 2004 - George W. Bush and Dick Cheney testify before the 9/11 Commission in a closed hearing
  • 2004 - Oldsmobile builds its final car after 107 years of production

This Day in Music

  • 1784 - Mozart's Sonata in B flat, K454 premieres in Vienna
  • 1968 - The musical Hair opens at the Biltmore Theater in NYC for 1,750 performances
  • 1972 - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face by Roberta Flack is in it's third week of being the #1 song
  • 1978 - Too Much, Too Little, Too Late by Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams is in it's third week as #1 on the R&B charts (shown below)


This Day in Sports

  • 1967 - Muhammad Ali is stripped of his boxing title after refusing induction in the U.S. Army the previous day


Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Anapest (noun)

1. (US, prosody) A metrical foot consisting of three syllables, two short and one long (e.g the word "velveteen").
2. (US, prosody) A fragment, phrase or line of poetry or verse using this meter; e.g. “Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot, but the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville, did NOT!” (Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas.)

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