Today in History - April 29

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Friday, Apr 29 2011 by

711 – Islamic conquest of Hispania: Moorish troops led by Tariq ibn-Ziyad land at Gibraltar to begin their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula (Al-Andalus).

Gibraltar (UK) (Google Maps)
Gibraltar (UK)

1770 – James Cook arrives at and names Botany Bay, Australia.

Botany Bay (Google Maps)
Botany Bay