In 1429, Joan of Arc led French forces in relieving the besieged city of Orléans, France. In 1862, Union forces officially took possession of New Orleans. In 2011, Prince William, the second-in-line heir to the British throne, and Kate Middleton were married in London, England.
Thomas Beecham (1879-1961), orchestra conductor; Duke Ellington (1899-1974), musician; Willie Nelson (1933- ), singer/songwriter; Dale Earnhardt (1951-2001), race car driver; Jerry Seinfeld (1954- ), comedian; Daniel Day-Lewis (1957- ), actor; Michelle Pfeiffer (1958- ), actress; Andre Agassi (1970- ), tennis player; Uma Thurman (1970- ), actress; Bob Bryan (1978- ), tennis player; Mike Bryan (1978- ), tennis player; Jonathan Toews (1988- ), hockey player
In 2013, 34-year-old NBA center Jason Collins publicly announced that he was gay, making Collins the first openly gay active male athlete in a major U.S. pro team sport.
Duke Ellington's father worked as a butler in Washington, DC, at a number of homes—including the White House.
"I've worked for four presidents and watched two others up close, and I know that there's no such thing as a routine day in the Oval Office." – Dick Cheney