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1429

Joan of Arc entered the city of Orléans. She would end its months-long siege and would become known as the "Maid of Orléans."

1916

The Easter rebellion in Ireland ended with the surrender of Irish nationalists.

1945

American soldiers liberated the Dachau concentration camp.

1978

Japan's Naomi Uemura, traveling by sled dog, became the first person to reach the North Pole alone.

1980

Film director Alfred Hitchcock died at age of 80.

1986

Pitcher Roger Clemens set a major league baseball record by striking out 20 batters in a regular nine-inning game. He repeated his feat in 1996.

1992

A Los Angeles jury acquitted four police officers accused of beating Rodney King. Massive rioting and looting ensued.

1997

The first joint U.S.-Russian space walk was made by Jerry Linenger and Vasily Tsibliyev from space station Mir.

2011

Kate Middleton marries Prince William in a lavish royal wedding at Westminster Abbey in London.

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