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This Day In History: Apr. 29

This Day in History

1429: Joan of Arc lifts the siege of Orleans, France.
1945: U.S. troops liberate the concentration camp in Dachau, Germany.
1952: Workers go on strike immediately after a court declares Pres. Harry Truman's April 8 seizure of the nation's steel mills unconstitutional.
1957: Congress approves the first civil rights bill for blacks since Reconstruction, to protect voting rights.
1975: At the end of the Vietnam War , the United States begins evacuating Americans and some South Vietnamese from Saigon as Communist forces complete their takeover of South Vietnam.
1992: Riots sweep south-central Los Angeles after a jury acquits 4 white policemen on all but 1 count in the videotaped 1991 beating of black motorist Rodney King.
2002: The Israeli cabinet refuses to allow a UN fact-finding mission to carry out an inquiry into alleged Israeli atrocities at the Jenin refugee camp in early April.
2004: Pres. George W. Bush and Vice Pres. Richard B. Cheney meet with the 9/11 Commission.

Today's Birthdays

1863: William Randolph Hearst, newspaper editor/publisher (San Francisco, CA; died 1951)
1879: Thomas Beecham, orchestra conductor (Saint Helens, Lancashire; died 1961)
1899: Duke Ellington, jazz musician/bandleader/composer (Washington, D.C.; died 1974)
1901: Emperor Hirohito, emperor of Japan during World War II (Tokyo, Japan; died 1989)
1915: Donald Mills, singer and member of the Mills Brothers (Piqua, OH; died 1999)
1919: Celeste Holm, actress (New York, NY)
1934: Luis Aparacio, baseball player (Maracaibo, Venezuela)
1936: Zubin Mehta, conductor (Bombay, India)
1952: Nora Dunn, actress/comedian (Chicago, IL). Dale Earnhardt, auto racer (Kannapolis, NC; died 2001)
1954: Jerry Seinfeld, actor/comedian (New York, NY)
1955: Kate Mulgrew, actress (Dubuque, IA)
1957: Daniel Day-Lewis, actor (London, England). Michelle Pfeiffer, actress (Santa Ana, CA):
1958: Eve Plumb, actress (Burbank, CA)
1970: Andre Agassi, tennis champion (Las Vegas, NV). Uma Thurman, actress (Boston, MA):

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