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On April 29th, 1945, American
soldiers liberated the Dachau concentration camp;
that same day, Adolf Hitler married Eva
and designated Admiral Karl Doenitz his
In 1429, 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.
In 1862, New
Orleans fell to Union forces during the Civil
In 1899, jazz
legend Duke Ellington was born in Washington DC.
In 1916, the
Easter Rising in Dublin collapsed as Irish
nationalists surrendered to British authorities.
In 1946, 28 former
Japanese leaders were indicted as war criminals.
In 1974, President
Nixon announced he was releasing edited
transcripts of some secretly made White House
tape recordings related to Watergate.
In 1981, truck
driver Peter Sutcliffe admitted in a London court
to being the "Yorkshire Ripper," the
killer of 13 women in northern England during a
In 1983, Harold
Washington was sworn in as the first black mayor
In 1992, deadly
rioting erupted in Los Angeles after a jury in
Simi Valley, California, acquitted four Los
Angeles police officers of almost all state
charges in the videotaped beating of Rodney King.
Ten years ago: The
space shuttle "Discovery" landed safely
at Edwards Air Force Base in California after a
mission which included the deployment of the
Hubble Space Telescope.
Five years ago:
Rescue workers in Oklahoma City continued the
grim task of searching for bodies and pulling
debris from the bombed-out Alfred P. Murrah
Federal Building, where the remains of more than
120 of the 168 victims had been recovered.
One year ago:
Yugoslavia filed World Court cases against ten
alliance members, including the United States,
claiming their bombing campaign breached
international law. The Reverend Jesse Jackson
arrived in Belgrade on a mission to win freedom
for three American POW's held by Yugoslavia.
"News is history
shot on the wing."
Gene Fowler, American journalist (1890-1960).