On this day: April 29

Published: Apr 26 2013 10:02:00 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 29 2015 02:00:00 AM EDT

American troops liberate the Dachau concentration camp, the U.S. begins evacuating American citizens from Saigon, Alfred Hitchcock dies, Roger Clemens sets a strikeout record, and riots consume Los Angeles, all on this day.

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2014: British actor Bob Hoskins, best known for his roles in movies such as "The Long Good Friday," "Mona Lisa," "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" and "Hook," dies of pneumonia at age 71 in London, England.

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