GOOD MORNING – TODAY IS WEDNESDAY, April 29, the 119th day of 2015 with 246 to follow. Sunrise in the Boston area is @ 5:43 and sunset is @ 7:40. The moon is waxing. The morning stars are stars are Mercury, Neptune & Saturn. The evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Uranus & Venus.
ON THIS DAY IN:
1429 – Joan of Arc entered the besieged city of Orleans to lead a victory over the English.
1813 – A patent for rubber was given to J.F. Hummel of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1852 – The first edition of Peter Roget’s “Thesaurus” was published.
1854 – Ashmun Institute, the first college founded solely for African-American students, was officially chartered.
1861 – Maryland voted against seceding from the Union.
1862 – New Orleans fell to Union forces during the Civil War.
1864 – Theta Xi, a fraternity, was founded — in Troy, New York.
1913 – Swedish-born U.S. inventor Gideon Sundback patented the zipper.
1945 – American soldiers liberated the Dachau concentration camp, the first concentration camp established by the Nazi regime.
1945 – Adolf Hitler married Eva Braun and designated Admiral Karl Doenitz his successor. Hitler killed himself the next day.
1946 – Twenty-eight former Japanese leaders were indicted as war criminals.
1992 – Four white policemen in Los Angeles were acquitted of beating Rodney King, a black motorist, despite videotape evidence.
2003 – The Palestinian parliament approved Mahmoud Abbas as prime minister.