Today is Sunday, April 29, the 119th day of 2018. There are 246 days left in the year.


On this date in:

1429: Joan of Arc enters the besieged city of Orleans to lead a French victory over the English.

1945: During World War II, American soldiers liberate the Dachau concentration camp, and Adolf Hitler marries Eva Braun inside his “Fuhrerbunker” and designates Adm. Karl Doenitz president.

1957: The SM-1, the first military nuclear power plant, is dedicated at Fort Belvoir, Va.

1968: The counterculture rock musical “Hair” heralding the “Age of Aquarius” opens at Broadway’s Biltmore Theater after limited engagements off-Broadway, beginning a run of 1,750 performances.

1977: Pope Paul VI and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Donald Coggan, participate in a Christian unity service in the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel.

1983: Harold Washington is sworn in as the first black mayor of Chicago.

1992: A jury in Simi Valley, Calif., acquits four Los Angeles police officers of almost all state charges in the videotaped beating of motorist Rodney King; the verdicts are followed by rioting in Los Angeles resulting in 55 deaths.

1993: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II announces that for the first time, Buckingham Palace will be opened to tourists.

2008: Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama denounces his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, for what he terms “divisive and destructive” remarks on race.

2011: Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton are married in an opulent ceremony at London’s Westminster Abbey.

2017: President Donald Trump marks his 100th day in office with a rally in Harrisburg, Pa.


1993: General Motors Corp., the nation’s largest automaker, earned $513 million in the first quarter of the year, a dramatic turnaround in its North American business.

Girard Municipal Court Prosecutor John Master-nick says he will investigate why a Girard man sat in the Trumbull County Jail for two months after charges filed against him by city police were dropped.

Wal-Mart submits a purchase proposal for Phar-mor’s vacated flagship store in Shops at Boardman Park.

1978: The Youngstown Board of Health gives Mahoning County Sheriff Michael Yarosh until May 26 to clean up and fix up the county jail following an inspection that found unsanitary conditions and substandard food.

A raging fire fed by lumber destroys the Mahoning Lumber Co. at 99 E. Indianola Ave. Acting Youngstown Fire Chief Charles Tobias estimates the loss at $400,000.

U.S. District Judge Frank J. Battisti denies a motion by the NAACP to circumvent state laws and enable the Cleveland school board to impose higher taxes. Battisti has ordered up to 52,000 of the district’s 113,000 students to be bused under a desegregation plan.

1968: Speaking at the Mahoning County AFL-CIO dinner at the Idora Park Ballroom, John J. Gilligan, Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, tells 1,000 people that the fight will continue to provide the dream of equality for all.

More than 450 people attend the Lake to River Girl Scout Council Open House at Camp Millwood on Gault Road near North Jackson.

Nearly 500 people attend the C.C. Choffin Appreciation Day open house ceremonies during which a portrait of the late Mr. Choffin was unveiled by his daughter, Mrs. Dudley Thomas.

1943: A special grand jury meeting at the Mahoning County courthouse enters its second day of calling witnesses in its investigation of the “bug” rackets in Youngstown.

Capts. Walter Bartz and Nathan Belinky, two former local doctors who were serving on Corregidor when it fell to the Japanese, are prisoners of war, relatives are notified.

Don't Miss a Story

Sign up for our newsletter to receive daily news directly in your inbox.