On April 29th...
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Joan of Arc entered the besieged city of Orleans.
The English and Scottish parliaments
accepted the Act of Union, forming the Kingdom of Great Britain.
Oliver Ellsworth, 2nd Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme
Court, was born.
Statesman Rufus King died.
The first edition of Peter Roget's
Thesaurus was published.
Sculptor Lorado Taft was born.
Maryland's House of Delegates voted against
seceding from the Union.
Union forces captured New Orleans.
Newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst was
The Theta Xi fraternity was founded at
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Conductor Thomas Beecham was born.
Businessman James Gamble died.
1891 Scientist Joseph Leidy died.
Charlie Reilly became baseball's first
Chemist Harold C. Urey was born.
Jazz musician Duke Ellington was born.
Japanese Emperor Hirohito was born.
Poet Rod McKuen was born.
Conductor Zubin Mehta was born.
Businessman Bernard Madoff was born.
Actor Richard Kline was born.
American soldiers liberated the Dachau concentration camp.
1945 The terms of
surrender of German armies in Italy were signed.
The trial of 26 former Japanese officials for war
Singer Tommy James was born.
Long-distance runner Jim Ryun was born.
1951 Auto racer
Dale Earnhardt was born.
1953 The first
U.S. experimental 3D-TV broadcast showed an
episode of "Space Patrol" on Los
Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV.
Jerry Seinfeld was born.
Kate Mulgrew was born.
Michelle Pfeiffer was born.
1958 Actress Eve Plumb was born.
"Wide World of Sports" debuted.
Franklin released "Respect."
1968 The musical
"Hair" premiered on Broadway.
Tennis player Andre Agassi was born.
1970 Actress Una Thurman was
The U.S. began evacuating U.S. citizens
from Saigon ahead of an expected North Vietnamese
Film and television director Alfred Hitchcock
Peter Sutcliffe admitted to being the
Harold Washington was sworn in as the first black
mayor of Washington, D.C.
Roger Clemens became the first Major League pitcher
to strike-out 20 batters in a nine-inning game.
Wrecking cranes began tearing down the Berlin Wall at the Brandenburg
Actor Ken Curtis died.
Four Los Angeles police officers were acquitted
of using excessive force against Rodney King.
Columnist Mike Royko died.
Oldsmobile built its final car, ending 107
years of production.
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