Today In History




Today in History: Friday, April  29, 2016
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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On this date in:
1429Joan of Arc entered the besieged city of Orleans to lead a victory over the English.
1861Maryland's House of Delegates voted against seceding from the Union.
1862New Orleans fell to Union forces during the Civil War.
1899Jazz musician and bandleader Duke Ellington was born Edward Kennedy Ellington in Washington, D.C.
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1916The Easter uprising in Dublin collapsed as Irish nationalists surrendered to British authorities.
1945Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler married his longtime mistress Eva Braun in a Berlin bunker. (The couple killed themselves the next day.)
1945American soldiers liberated the Dachau concentration camp in Germany.
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1981Truck driver Peter Sutcliffe admitted in a London court to being the "Yorkshire Ripper," the killer of 13 women in northern England over five years.
1992Rioting 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.
1996The musical "Rent" opened on Broadway.
1997A worldwide treaty to ban chemical weapons went into effect.
 
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Actress Uma Thurman turns 46 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Luis AparicioBaseball Hall of Famer82
Otis RushBlues musician81
Zubin MehtaConductor80
Duane AllenCountry singer (The Oak Ridge Boys)73
Tommy JamesSinger (The Shondells)69
Debbie StabenowU.S. senator, D-Mich.66
Kate MulgrewActress ("Star Trek: Voyager," "Orange is the New Black")61
Daniel Day-LewisActor59
Michelle PfeifferActress58
Eve PlumbActress ("The Brady Bunch")58
Carnie WilsonSinger (Wilson Phillips)48
Andre AgassiTennis player46
Actor-comedian Jerry Seinfeld ("Seinfeld") turns 62 years old today.
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SOURCE: The Associated Press