In 1429, Joan of Arc led French forces in relieving the besieged city of Orléans, France. In 1862, Union forces officially took possession of the city of New Orleans. In 2011, Prince William, the second-in-line heir to the British throne, and Kate Middleton were married in London, England.
William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951), publisher; Duke Ellington (1899-1974), musician; Willie Nelson (1933- ), singer/songwriter; Dale Earnhardt (1951-2001), race car driver; Jerry Seinfeld (1954- ), comedian; Daniel Day-Lewis (1957- ), actor; Michelle Pfeiffer (1958- ), actress; Andre Agassi (1970- ), tennis player; Uma Thurman (1970- ), actress; Bob Bryan (1978- ), tennis player; Mike Bryan (1978- ), tennis player; Jonathan Toews (1988- ), hockey player
In 2013, 34-year-old NBA center Jason Collins publicly announced that he was gay, making Collins the first openly gay active male athlete in a major U.S. pro team sport.
Duke Ellington's father worked as a butler in Washington, DC, at a number of homes—including the White House.
"I've worked for four presidents and watched two others up close, and I know that there's no such thing as a routine day in the Oval Office." – Dick Cheney
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