April 29 in Pop Culture History

29April 29 in Pop Culture History
1429 – 17 year-old Joan of Arc arrived to relieve the Siege of Orléans.

1864 – Theta Xi fraternity was founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,

1962 – ABC’s Wide World of Sports premiered.

1945 – The US Seventh Army’s 45th Infantry Division liberated the Dachau concentration camp.

1945 – Adolf Hitler married his longtime partner Eva Braun in a Berlin bunker.

1950 – #1 Hit April 29, 1950 – July 14, 1950: Anton KarasThe Third Man Theme

1953 – In the first 3D television broadcast, an episode of Space Patrol was shown on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV.

1968 – The musical Hair opened at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway.

1979 – #1 Hit April 28, 1979 – May 4, 1979: BlondieHeart of Glass

1991 (Cyclone) Bangladesh Cyclone, in Bangladesh killed 135,000 people.

1993 – A cartoon version of Barry White appeared on the fourth season finale of The Simpsons.

1992 – Rodney King trial verdict announced. Four police officers who had been charged with using excessive force in arresting black motorist Rodney King a year earlier were aquitted. Roiting ensued – over the next three days 53 people were killed and hundreds of buildings were destroyed.

1996 – TV Land network made its debut.

2011 – The Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Kate (Catherine) Middleton.

2015 A baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox sets the all-time low attendance mark for Major League Baseball. Zero (0) fans were in attendance for the game, because the stadium was officially closed to the public due to the 2015 Baltimore protests.

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