Tuesday, April 29, 2008

On This Day

On this day in history...
1429: Joan of Arc, a 17-year-old French peasant convinced she has a divine mission to expel the British from France, leads troops into the besieged city of Orléans.

1945: German dictator Adolf Hitler marries Eva Braun in a Berlin bunker; the following day they commit suicide.

1980: British-born director Alfred Hitchcock, best known for psychological suspense films such as Psycho, dies at 80.

1984: Britain announces that its administration of Hong Kong will cease in 1997, when it will return the colony to China.

1992: One of the worst riots in U.S. history erupts in Los Angeles, California, when a jury acquits four white police officers of beating black motorist Rodney King.

but also in 1978: my parents were married!

Congratulations on your 30th wedding anniversary Mama and Daddy!

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