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April 29: This Day That Year

April 29

- 1864 - Abraham Gesner, Canadian geologist (inventor of kerosene), dies at 66 (born May 2, 1797).

- 1954 - Birthday: Jerome 'Jerry' Seinfeld, comedian/actor ('Seinfeld'), born in Brooklyn, New York.

- 1955 - Italy: Giovanni Gronchi elected 3rd president.

- 1970 - Birthday: Andre Agassi, tennis player born in Las Vegas, Nevada.

- 1970 - Birthday; Uma Thurman, actress born in Boston, Massachusetts.

- 1986 - Fire in Los Angeles Central Library destroys 800,000 books.

- 1991 - Bangladesh: Cyclone kills around 139,000+ & leaves 10+ million people homeless.

- 1997 - The Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 implemented law against production, stockpiling & use of chemical weapons among its signatories.

- 2002 - The United States is re-elected to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. (US had held this position for 50 years before being revoked in 2001).

- 2012 - International Chemical Weapons Convention deadline for chemical weapon stockpiles comes into effect.

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