It was on this day in 1429 that Joan of Arc entered the besieged city of Orleans, which nine days later resulted in her first military victory over the English. It was also on this day, but in 1862, that Union forces captured the rebel city of New Orleans. *cue spooky music*
The first event listed by Wiki for this day is “711 – Islamic conquest of Hispania: Moorish troops led by Tariq ibn-Ziyad land at Gibraltar to begin their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula (Al-Andalus)” and the most recent is “2005 – Syria completes withdrawal from Lebanon, ending 29 years of occupation.”
A few other things that also happened are:
1968 – Hair opens on Broadway.
1991 – Over 138,000 people are killed and more than 10 million left homeless after a cyclone rips through southeast Bangladesh.
1992 – Three days of rioting begin in Los Angeles in response to police officers being acquitted in the beating of Rodney King. Over 50 people are killed and several hundred buildings destroyed.
Happy birthday wishes to Eve Plumb, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mark Kendal, Jerry Seinfeld, Tommy James, Richard Kline, Uma Thurman, Carnie Wilson, Duane Allen and Otis Rush.