To­day in his­tory

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In 1429, Joan of Arc en­tered the be­sieged city of Or­leans to lead a French vic­tory over the English.

In 1861, the Mary­land House of Del­e­gates voted 53-13 against se­ced­ing from the Union. In Mont­gomery, Alabama, Pres­i­dent Jef­fer­son Davis asked the Con­fed­er­ate Congress for the au­thor­ity to wage war.

In 1945, dur­ing World War II, Amer­i­can sol­diers lib­er­ated the Dachau con­cen­tra­tion camp. Adolf Hitler mar­ried Eva Braun in­side his “Fuhrerbunker” and des­ig­nated Adm. Karl Doenitz pres­i­dent.

In 1946, 28 for­mer Ja­panese of­fi­cials went on trial in Tokyo as war crim­i­nals; seven ended up be­ing sen­tenced to death.

In 1992, a jury in Simi Val­ley, Cal­i­for­nia, ac­quit­ted four Los An­ge­les po­lice of­fi­cers of al­most all state charges in the video­taped beat­ing of mo­torist Rodney King; the ver­dicts were fol­lowed by ri­ot­ing in Los An­ge­les re­sult­ing in 55 deaths.

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