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the "separable fastener," awarded April 29, 1913.
Monday is also International Dance Day. April 29 was selected for this observance because it is the anniversary of the birth of Jean-Georges Noverre (born April 29, 1727), the inventor of the modern ballet. (Now we know who to blame.)
Duke Ellington was born April 29, 1899. Monday is also the 150th anniversary of the birth of William Randolph Hearst (born April 29, 1863) and the 79th birthday of Hall of Fame shortstop Luis (Little Looie) Aparicio.
Japanese Emperor Hirohito was born on April 29, 1901, and Usual Suspect Holiday Insights says that Greenery Day is celebrated in Japan in his honor.