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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Today In History

More posts later today- here's something to get you started.
On this day in history:
1429 Joan of Arc entered the besieged city of Orleans to lead a victory over the English.

1861 Maryland's House of Delegates voted against seceding from the Union.

1862 New Orleans fell to Union forces during the Civil War.

1945 Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler married his longtime mistress Eva Braun in a Berlin bunker. The couple killed themselves the next day.

1945 American soldiers liberated the Dachau concentration camp in Germany.

1997 A worldwide treaty to ban chemical weapons went into effect.

1997 Astronaut Jerry Linenger and cosmonaut Vasily Tsibliyev went on the first U.S.-Russian space walk.

2002 A year after the loss of a seat it had held for over 50 years, the United States won election to the U.N. Human Rights Commission.

2004 A national monument to the 16 million U.S. men and women who served during World War II opened to the public in Washington D.C.

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