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1429 Joan of Arc arrives to relieve the Siege of Orleans.
1945 The German Army in Italy unconditionally surrenders to the Allies.
1945 The Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops.
1968 The controversial musical Hair opens on Broadway.
1997 Chemical Weapons Convention went into effect, banning use of chemical weapons by many countries, including the U.S.
2011 Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Kate Middleton marry.
In The Star
April 29, 1938, in The Star: Sen. Lister Hill’s 574 votes in Calhoun County during Tuesday’s special election cost tax payers $2.09 each. The election saw Hill approved for the seat, which was vacated by Hugo Black. President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Black to the U.S. Supreme Court. Also on this date: The Anniston City Council approved a resolution calling for the city’s Water Department to hand over $14,000 to the city.
April 29, 1988, in The Star: A four-day workweek could be in store for Anniston Army Depot workers. And both the union and depot officials support the idea, which they say would save the government money, increase productivity and save on sick time. Also on this date: Calhoun County Sheriff Roy Snead presented to the County Commission a plan to turn the jail into a money-maker by housing prisoners for an inmate-transfer business.
Birthdays for April 29
Actor Keith Baxter is 80. Bluesman Otis Rush is 79. Singer Bob Miranda of The Happenings is 71. Country singer Duane Allen of The Oak Ridge Boys is 70. Singer Tommy James is 66. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is 59. Actress Kate Mulgrew (‘Star Trek: Voyager’) is 58. Actor Daniel Day-Lewis is 56. Actress Michelle Pfeiffer is 55. Singer Carnie Wilson of Wilson Phillips is 45. Actress Uma Thurman is 43. Rapper Master P is 43. Actress Darby Stanchfield (‘Scandal’) is 42. Country singer James Bonamy is 41. Bassist Mike Hogan of The Cranberries is 40. Actor Zane Carney (‘Dave’s World’) is 28.
The Voice, 7 p.m. on NBC: Each coach pits two of his or her team members against each other. Here's the catch: They don't find out until minutes beforehand who their competition is. After each singer performs a song of his or her own choosing, the coach decides who'll move on. Carson Daly hosts.
How I Met Your Mother, 7 p.m. on CBS: It's time for Barney's (Neil Patrick Harris) bachelor party, and it's gonna be legen -- wait for it -- dary! The gang goes all out to throw a bash that Barney won't forget in the new episode ``The Bro Mitzvah.'' Frances Conroy returns as Barney's mom, and Ralph Macchio plays himself. Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, Alyson Hannigan and Cobie Smulders also star.
90210, 8 p.m. on CW: To help Mark (Charlie Weber) out, Jordan (Robbie Jones) calls in a favor from his mother (Robin Givens), but it'll cost him his relationship with Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord). Being included in Annie's (Shenae Grimes) book has Liam (Matt Lanter) feeling betrayed. Michaela (Lyndon Smith) catches Adrianna and Navid (Jessica Lowndes, Michael Steger) in an intimate moment.
2 Broke Girls, 8 p.m. on CBS: A television show is shooting at the diner, and Max and Caroline (Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs) are invited to be extras. Then the director takes an interest in Caroline and offers her a bigger part -- but there's a catch. Matthew Moy also stars.
Mike & Molly, 8:30 p.m. on CBS: Molly (Melissa McCarthy) learns that her mother (Swoosie Kurtz) is a talented artist who gave it up when she became a parent. Determined not to let that happen to her and Mike (Billy Gardell), she decides they need to take up a new hobby, and she chooses roller skating. Reno Wilson also stars.
Hawaii Five-0, 9 p.m. on CBS: Aisha Tyler guest stars in this new episode as a talk show host who's following McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) and his colleagues for a day -- a day that turns dangerous when Five-0 has an encounter with Wo Fat (Mark Dacascos). Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park also star.
Warehouse 13, 9 p.m. on SYFY: The series picks up from the midseason cliffhanger. Artie (Saul Rubinek) has infected the Warehouse team -- and the world -- with the Black Orchid Artifact's deadly ``sweating sickness.'' If Pete, Myka, Claudia and Steve (Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Allison Scagliotti, Aaron Ashmore) can't reverse what Artie has done, the world will be engulfed by the deadliest pandemic since the Dark Ages.
The Big C: Hereafter, 9 p.m. on SHOW: The series will conclude with four one-hour episodes beginning tonight. Star Laura Linney shares her opinion on the series finale: "You sort of can't dangle, you know, a show set within the context of cancer and time and a life and then not be respectful to that idea or not be respectful to the fact that that's what you've given to an audience and then not, in some way, be responsible to the end of that narrative, whatever that might be."
Revolution, 9:01 p.m. on NBC: Nora and Charlie (Daniella Alonso, Tracy Spiridakos) rescue Miles (Billy Burke) after the tension between him and Monroe (David Lyons) comes to a head over Emma (Annie Wersching). Things will never be the same for Aaron (Zak Orth) when he accompanies Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell) on her journey to the Tower. Giancarlo Esposito also stars.
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