And on this day in 1910 the Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the People’s Budget, the first budget in British history with the expressed intent of redistributing wealth among the British public, in 1945 in the last few days of World War II in Europe, in his Fuehrerbunker, Adolf Hitler marries his longtime partner Eva Braun in a Berlin bunker and designates Admiral Karl Dönitz as his successor. Both Hitler and Braun will commit suicide the next day and in 1968 the controversial musical Hair opens on Broadway.
It was also on this day in 1991 a cyclone strikes the Chittagong district of southeastern Bangladesh with winds of around 155 mph, killing at least 138,000 people and leaving as many as 10 million homeless, in 1992 the Los Angeles riots begins with Riots in Los Angeles, California, following the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. Over the next three days 53 people are killed and hundreds of buildings are destroyed and in 2011 the Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Kate Middleton takes place.
Some birthdays you may want to remember on this day are Duke Ellington, American jazz pianist and bandleader (1899-1974), April Stevens, American singer (1936), Jerry Seinfeld, American comedian (1954), Michelle Pfeiffer, American actress (1958), Andre Agassi, American tennis player and Uma Thurman, American actress (both born in 1970).
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