29 April 17000
On this date in 1700…
Sieur d’Iberville, Pierre le Moynevisited the Pascagoula Indian village, one day’s walk from French Biloxi. The Indians have been hit hard by diseases brought by Europeans, but d’Iberville is still impressed by the beauty of the Pascagoula women.
- 1862 – Federal troops under Admiral David Farragut occupied New Orleans, Louisiana.
- 1967 – Muhammad Ali (formerly known as Cassius Clay) was stripped of his world boxing title after refusing to submit to the U.S. military draft.
- 1974 – U.S. President Richard Nixon announced the release of edited transcripts of White House tape recordings relating to the Watergate scandal.
- 1975 – In Operation Frequent Wind, the U.S. evacuated U.S. citizens from Saigon before an expected North Vietnamese takeover.
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