It's about one-five-thousandth as long as Columbus' voyage to America
In other words, 0.0000290 years is 0.000 times the length of Columbus' voyage to America, and the length of Columbus' voyage to America is 5,000 times that amount.(1492) (first voyage)
Attempting to find a western route to Asia, Christopher Columbus set sail on August 3rd, 1492 and landed in the Bahamas on October 12th — 0.20 years later. After one of Columbus' ships, the Santa Maria ran aground in present-day Haiti, he ordered that the timber be used to used to build a fort and settlement called La Navidad; it remains missing to archaeologists to this day.
It's about one-six-thousandth as long as The Voyage of the Mayflower
In other words, 0.0000290 years is 0.0002 times the length of The Voyage of the Mayflower, and the length of The Voyage of the Mayflower is 6,300 times that amount.(1620)
Having left Southampton, England on September 16th (new style), 1620, the Mayflower dropped anchor near Cape Cod, Massachusetts 0.180 years later on November 21st (new style), 1620. The voyagers had planned to travel in a convoy of two ships, but the smaller Speedwell was found to be leaking (evidently as a result of sabotage) and all passengers had to be moved to the Mayflower instead.
It's about one-eight-thousand-five-hundredth as long as The First spaceflight (Sputnik)
In other words, 0.0000290 years is 0.0001 times the length of The First spaceflight (Sputnik), and the length of The First spaceflight (Sputnik) is 8,300 times that amount.(a.k.a. Sputnik 1, a.k.a. Спутник-1, a.k.a. "Satellite-1", a.k.a. Простейший Спутник-1) (1957) (total time in orbit)
Launched from Kazakhstan in 1957, Sputnik was the first artificial satellite placed into orbit around Earth, where it remained for 0.250 years. During its voyage, it traveled about 70,000,000 km (43,495,983.46 mi), completing an orbit of the planet every 0.00018 years.
It's about one-ten-thousandth as long as The Spanish-American War
In other words, 0.0000290 years is 0.0000972 times the length of The Spanish-American War, and the length of The Spanish-American War is 10,300 times that amount.(1898)
The War between Spain and the United States over the liberation of Cuba began on April 25th, 1898 and lasted until the signing of the Treaty of Paris on August 12th, 1898, 0.2960 years. The Treaty gave the United States control of Cuba, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Guam.
It's about one-ten-thousandth as long as The First artificial heart patient's survival
In other words, 0.0000290 years is 0.0000945 times the length of The First artificial heart patient's survival, and the length of The First artificial heart patient's survival is 10,600 times that amount.(1982) (Dr. Barney Bailey Clark; first permanent, pneumatic device)
On December 2nd, 1982 Dr. William DeVries implanted the first artificial heart into Dr. Barney Bailey Clark, who went on to live for 0.3070 years. This early model of the artificial heart was controlled and powered by an external, 146.51 kg (323 lb) machine that Dr. Clark had to cart with him as he moved throughout the hospital.
It's about one-one-hundred-thousandth as long as The Korean War
In other words, 0.0000290 years is 0.00000939 times the length of The Korean War, and the length of The Korean War is 106,500 times that amount.(1951-53) (to armistice signing)
The Korean War between North Korea (a.k.a. Democratic People's Republic of Korea, a.k.a. DPRK) and South Korea (a.k.a. Republic of Korea, a.k.a. ROK) began on June 25th, 1950 during the Cold War. The war paused with the signing of an armistice on July 27th, 1953 — 3.088 years — although the war is officially ongoing and marked by occasional border conflicts.
It's about one-one-hundred-fifty-thousandth as long as The Civil War (American)
In other words, 0.0000290 years is 0.00000726 times the length of The Civil War (American), and the length of The Civil War (American) is 138,000 times that amount.(a.k.a. War Between the States, a.k.a. the Great Rebellion, a.k.a. the War of the Rebellion) (1861-65) (United States)
The deadliest war in American history, the American Civil War is generally considered to have begun on with the attack on Fort Sumter on April 12th, 1861 and to have lasted until the surrender of Robert E. Lee's army on April 9th, 1865 — 3.990 years. A total of 620,000 American (including Confederate) soldiers are estimated to have lost their lives due to the war.