May 29rd Events

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May 29th, 2005 (May 29 2005)EventFrance resoundingly rejects the European Constitution.
May 29th, 2004 (May 29 2004)EventThe World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
May 29th, 2004 (May 29 2004)EventThe Al-Khobar massacres in Saudi Arabia kill 22.
May 29th, 2001 (May 29 2001)EventU.S. Supreme Court rules that disabled golfer Casey Martin can use a cart to ride in tournaments.
May 29th, 2001 (May 29 2001)EventInternational Day of United Nations Peacekeepers inaugurated.
May 29th, 1999 (May 29 1999)EventOlusegun Obasanjo takes office as President of Nigeria, the first elected and civilian head of state in Nigeria after 16 years of military rule.
May 29th, 1999 (May 29 1999)EventSpace Shuttle Discovery completes the first docking with the International Space Station.
May 29th, 1990 (May 29 1990)EventBoris Yeltsin is elected president of the Russian SFSR by the Russian parliament.Boris Yeltsin Quotes
May 29th, 1988 (May 29 1988)EventU.S. President Ronald Reagan begins his first visit to the Soviet Union as he arrives in Moscow for a superpower summit with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.Ronald Reagan Quotes
May 29th, 1985 (May 29 1985)EventHeysel Stadium disaster: At the European Cup final in Brussels, Belgium, 39 football fans die and hundreds are injured when a dilapidated retaining wall collapses after Liverpool F.C. fans breach a fence separating them from Juventus F.C. fans.
May 29th, 1985 (May 29 1985)EventAmputee Steve Fonyo completes cross-Canada marathon at Victoria, British Columbia, after 14 months.
May 29th, 1982 (May 29 1982)EventPope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff ever to visit Canterbury Cathedral.
May 29th, 1973 (May 29 1973)EventTom Bradley is elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles, California.
May 29th, 1972 (May 29 1972)Event26 people are killed and dozens more injured when three Japanese gunmen open fire on crowds at Lod International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel.
May 29th, 1968 (May 29 1968)EventManchester United win the European Cup, the first English Club to do so.
May 29th, 1964 (May 29 1964)EventThe Arab League meets in East Jerusalem to discuss the Palestinian situation in Israel, leading to the formation of the Palestinian Liberation Organization.
May 29th, 1954 (May 29 1954)EventFirst of the annual Bilderberg conferences.
May 29th, 1953 (May 29 1953)EventSir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay are the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest, on Tenzing Norgay s (adopted) 39th birthday.Edmund Hillary Quotes
May 29th, 1950 (May 29 1950)EventSt. Roch, first ship to circumnavigate North America, arrives in Halifax, Nova Scotia .
May 29th, 1948 (May 29 1948)EventCreation of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force the United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation
May 29th, 1942 (May 29 1942)EventBing Crosby, the Ken Darby Singers and the John Scott Trotter Orchestra record Irving Berlin s "White Christmas", the best-selling Christmas album in history, for Decca Records in Los Angeles.John Scott Quotes
May 29th, 1932 (May 29 1932)EventWorld War I Veterans begin to assemble in Washington, DC in the Bonus Army to request cash bonuses promised to them to be paid in 1945.
May 29th, 1924 (May 29 1924)EventAEK Athens FC is established on the anniversary of the siege of Constantinople by the Turks.
May 29th, 1919 (May 29 1919)EventEinstein s theory of general relativity is tested (later confirmed) by Arthur Eddington s observation of a total solar eclipse in Principe and by Andrew Crommelin in Sobral, Ceara, Brazil.
May 29th, 1919 (May 29 1919)EventThe Republic of Prekmurje founded
May 29th, 1914 (May 29 1914)EventOcean liner RMS Empress of Ireland sinks in the Gulf of St. Lawrence; 1,024 lives lost.
May 29th, 1913 (May 29 1913)EventIgor Stravinsky s ballet score The Rite of Spring is premiered in Paris, provoking a riot.Igor Stravinsky Quotes
May 29th, 1903 (May 29 1903)EventMay coup d etat: Alexander Obrenovich, King of Serbia, and Queen Draga, are assassinated in Belgrade by the Black Hand (Crna Ruka) organization.
May 29th, 1886 (May 29 1886)EventChemist John Pemberton places his first advertisement for Coca-Cola, the ad appearing in the Atlanta Journal.
May 29th, 1868 (May 29 1868)EventThe assassination of Michael Obrenovich III, Prince of Serbia, in Belgrade.
May 29th, 1867 (May 29 1867)EventThe Austro-Hungarian agreement known as Ausgleich ("the Compromise") is born through Act 12, which establishes the Austro-Hungarian Empire; on June 8 Emperor Franz Joseph is crowned King of Hungary.
May 29th, 1864 (May 29 1864)EventEmperor Maximilian of Mexico arrives in Mexico for the first time.
May 29th, 1848 (May 29 1848)EventWisconsin is admitted as the 30th U.S. state.
May 29th, 1790 (May 29 1790)EventRhode Island becomes the last of the original United States colonies to ratify the Constitution and is admitted as the 13th U.S. state.
May 29th, 1780 (May 29 1780)EventLieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton massacres Colonel Abraham Buford s continentals allegedly after the continentals surrender. 113 Americans are killed. Abraham Quotes
May 29th, 1765 (May 29 1765)EventPatrick Henry in a speech (on his birthday, see below) denouncing the Stamp Act is believed to have said, "If this be treason, make the most of it!"Patrick Henry Quotes
May 29th, 1733 (May 29 1733)EventThe right of Canadians to keep Indian slaves is upheld at Quebec City.
May 29th, 1727 (May 29 1727)EventPeter II becomes Tsar of Russia.
May 29th, 1677 (May 29 1677)EventTreaty of Middle Plantation establishes peace between the Virginia colonists and the local Indians.
May 29th, 1660 (May 29 1660)EventEnglish Restoration: Charles II (on his birthdaysee below) is restored to the throne of Great Britain.
May 29th, 1592 (May 29 1592)EventAt the Battle of Sacheon, the Korean navy led by Admiral Yi Sun Shin, repels a Japanese army that outnumbers it nearly 3 to 1.
May 29th, 1453 (May 29 1453)EventByzantine-Ottoman Wars: Ottoman armies under Sultan Mehmed II Fatih capture Constantinople after a siege, ending the Byzantine Empire.
May 29th, 1414 (May 29 1414)EventCouncil of Constance.
May 29th, 1176 (May 29 1176)EventBattle of Legnano, in which the Lombard League defeats Emperor Frederick I.
May 29th, 1167 (May 29 1167)EventBattle of Monte PorzioA Roman army supporting Pope Alexander III is defeated by Christian of Buch and Rainald of DasselAlexander Pope Quotes
May 29th, 0363 (May 29 0363)EventRoman Emperor Julian defeats the Sassanid army in the Battle of Ctesiphon, under the walls of the Sassanid capital, but is unable to take the city. Julian Quotes

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