AP Highlight in History: On April 29, 2012, Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton were married in an opulent ceremony at London's Westminster Abbey. Queen Elizabeth II conferred the titles duke and duchess of Cambridge on her grandson and his new wife.
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Joan of Arc entered the besieged city of Orleans to lead a victory over the English.
Maryland's House of Delegates voted against seceding from the Union.
New Orleans fell to Union forces during the Civil War.
Jazz musician and bandleader Duke Ellington was born Edward Kennedy Ellington in Washington, D.C.
The Easter uprising in Dublin collapsed as Irish nationalists surrendered to British authorities.
Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler married his longtime mistress Eva Braun in a Berlin bunker. (The couple killed themselves the next day.)
American soldiers liberated the Dachau concentration camp in Germany.
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Truck driver Peter Sutcliffe admitted in a London court to being the "Yorkshire Ripper," the killer of 13 women in northern England over five years.
Rioting erupted in Los Angeles after a jury acquitted four Los Angeles police officers of almost all charges in the videotaped beating of Rodney King. Fifty-four people were killed.
The musical "Rent" opened on Broadway.
A worldwide treaty to ban chemical weapons went into effect.