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On This Day: April 29th

This is 119th day of the year and 246 days remain in the year.

in history
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. It was estimated that more than 2 billion people watched the event.

April 29 BirthdaysWilliam Randolph Hearst1863–1951, American journalist and publisher, born in San Francisco.
Andre Agassitennis player
Michelle Pfeifferactor
Uma Thurmanactor
Dale Earnhardtauto racer
Duke Ellingtonmusician
HirohitoJapanese emperor
Jerry Seinfeldcomedian
Sir Thomas Beechamconductor
Zubin Mehtaconductor
Daniel Day-Lewisactor



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