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This day in history

Monday, April 29, is the 119th day of 2013. There are 246 days left in the year.

Today’s birthdays: Poet Rod McKuen is 80. Bluesman Otis Rush is 79. Conductor Zubin Mehta is 77. Disgraced financier Bernard Madoff is 75. Singer Tommy James is 66. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is 59. Actress Kate Mulgrew is 58. Actor Daniel Day-Lewis is 56. Actress Michelle Pfeiffer is 55. Actress Eve Plumb is 55. Singer Carnie Wilson (Wilson Phillips) is 45. Actress Uma Thurman is 43. Tennis player Andre Agassi is 43. Rapper Master P is 43.

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In 1916, the Easter Rising in Dublin collapsed as Irish nationalists surrendered to British authorities.

In 1945, during World War II, US soldiers liberated the Dachau concentration camp.

In 1974, President Nixon announced he was releasing edited transcripts of some secretly made White House tape recordings related to Watergate.

In 1992, rioting resulting in 55 deaths erupted in Los Angeles after a jury in Simi Valley, Calif., acquitted four Los Angeles police officers of almost all state charges in the videotaped beating of Rodney King.

In 2011, Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton were married in an opulent ceremony at London’s Westminster Abbey.

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