Today is the 120th day of 2016 and the 41st day of spring.
TODAY'S HISTORY: In 1429, 17-year-old Joan of Arc led French forces in relieving the besieged city of Orleans, France.
In 1862, Union forces officially took possession of New Orleans.
In 1945, the Dachau concentration camp in Germany was liberated by U.S. troops.
In 1992, riots broke out in Los Angeles after four police officers were acquitted of using excessive force during the arrest of motorist Rodney King.
In 2011, Great Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton were married in London.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS: William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951), publisher/politician; Thomas Beecham (1879-1961), orchestra conductor; Duke Ellington (1899-1974), jazz musician; 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.
TODAY'S FACT: Besides running his own catering business, Duke Ellington's father worked as a butler at a number of homes in Washington, D.C., including the White House.
TODAY'S SPORTS: In 2015, the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox set the all-time low attendance record for a Major League Baseball game, when fans were not allowed to attend due to violent protests in Baltimore.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "A two-year-old is kind of like having a blender, but you don't have a top for it." -- Jerry Seinfeld
TODAY'S NUMBER: 19 -- age of Joan of Arc at the time of her death.
TODAY'S MOON: Last quarter moon (April 29).