Friday, April 29, 2011


1945:American troops liberate the Dachau concentration camp near Munich, Germany, liberating approximately 32,000 prisoners. In a fortified bunker in Berlin, Adolf Hitler marries his longtime mistress, Eva Braun. They will reportedly commit suicide the next day.

1429: After hearing a series of religious revelations calling her to the defense of France during the Hundred Years’ War, 17-year-old Joan of Arc arrives in Orleans to lead the French forces to liberate the city, under siege by the English.

1968: The counterculture musical Hair, written by and featuring James Rado and Gerome Ragni with music by Galt MacDermot, premieres on Broadway at the Biltmore Theatre for the first of 1,750 performances of the “American tribal love-rock musical.”
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