ANDREWS MCMEEL ALMANAC
Today is the 119th day of 2017 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: Daniel Day-Lewis is the only actor in history to win the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role three times.
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: "Once you start doing only what you've already proven you can do, you're on the road to death." -- Jerry Seinfeld
TODAY'S NUMBER: 19 -- age of Joan of Arc at the time of her death.
TODAY'S MOON: Between new moon (April 26) and first quarter moon (May 2).