On this day in 1429 Joan of Arc led Orleans, France, to victory over Britain.
In 1852 the first edition of Peter Roget’s Thesaurus was published.
In 1862 New Orleans fell to Union forces during the Civil War.
And in 1945 the German Army in Italy surrendered unconditionally to the Allies.
Quote of the Day
“You can’t let one bad moment spoil a bunch of good ones.”
Today is Duke Ellington’s birthday.