Historical Events on 29th May

  • 363 Roman 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.
  • 757 St Paul I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1138 Anti-Pope Victor IV (Gregorio) submitted himsself to Pope Innocentius II
  • 1167 Battle of Monte Porzio - A Roman army supporting Pope Alexander III is defeated by Christian of Buch and Rainald of Dassel

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1176 Battle at Legnano: Lombard League beats Frederick Barbarossa and the Holy Roman Empire

Holy Roman Empire Frederick Barbarossa
Holy Roman Empire
Frederick Barbarossa
  • 1414 Council of Constance deposes Pope John XXIII
  • 1453 Constantinople, capital of the Eastern Roman Empire falls to Muhammad II (Turks); ends Byzantine Empire
  • 1453 French banker Jacques Coeurs possessions confiscated
  • 1576 Spanish army under Mondragon conquerors Zierik sea
  • 1592 Battle of Sacheon: Korean navy led by Admiral Yi Sun Shin repels a Japanese fleet - first use of Korean Turtle ship

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1630 John Winthrop begins "History of New England"

Founder of the Massachusetts Bay Colony John Winthrop
Founder of the Massachusetts Bay Colony
John Winthrop
  • 1652 Battle of Goodwin Sands, off Folkestone, Kent: English 'General at Sea' Robert Blake drives out Dutch fleet under Lieutenant Admiral Maarten Tromp

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1660 On his 30th birthday Charles II returns to London from exile in the Netherlands to claim the English throne after the Puritan Commonwealth comes to an end

  • 1677 Treaty of Middle Plantation establishes peace between the Virginia colonists and the local Indians.
  • 1692 Battle at La Hogue: English & Dutch fleet beat France
  • 1692 Royal Hospital Chelsea Founder's Day first celebrated
  • 1721 South Carolina formally incorporated as a royal colony
  • 1727 Peter II becomes Tsar of Russia aged 11
  • 1733 The right of Canadians to keep Indian slaves is upheld at Quebec City.
  • 1753 Joseph Haydn's "Krumme Teufel" premieres
  • 1765 Patrick Henry's historic speech against the Stamp Act, answering a cry of "Treason!" with, "If this be treason, make the most of it!"
  • 1780 Battle of Waxhaw Creek: alleged massacre of 113 of Colonel Abraham Buford's continentals by Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton's troops after the continentals raised a white flag
  • 1787 "Virginia Plan" proposed

Person-of-interestConstitution of the United States

1790 Rhode Island becomes last of original 13 colonies ratifying US Constitution

  • 1848 Battle at Curtazone: Austrians beat Sardinia-Piemonte
  • 1848 Wisconsin becomes 30th state
  • 1849 Lincoln says "You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time."

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1851 Sojourner Truth addresses 1st Black Women's Rights Convention (Akron)

Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate Sojourner Truth
Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate
Sojourner Truth
  • 1861 Dorothea Dix offers help in setting up hospitals for Union Army
  • 1864 Mexican Emperor Maximilian arrives at Vera Cruz
  • 1868 The assassination of Michael Obrenovich III, Prince of Serbia, in Belgrade.
  • 1874 Present constitution of Switzerland takes effect
  • 1884 1st steam cable trams start in highgate
  • 1886 Chemist John Pemberton begins to advertise Coca-Cola
  • 1889 August Strindberg's "Hemsoborna" premieres in Copenhagen
  • 1897 31st Belmont: J Scherrer aboard Scottish Cheiftain wins in 2:23.25
  • 1900 25th Preakness: H Spencer aboard Hindus wins in 1:48.4
  • 1900 Trademark "Escalator" registered by Otis Elevator Co
  • 1902 Dutch State Mine law forms
  • 1903 May coup d'etat: Alexander Obrenovich, King of Serbia, and Queen Draga, are assassinated in Belgrade by the Black Hand (Crna Ruka) organization.
  • 1905 Pogrom against Jewish community in Brisk Lithuania
  • 1909 Frank "Home Run" Baker's 1st career home run
  • 1910 Pope's encyclical on Editae Saepe, against church reformers
  • 1912 Ballets Russes premieres their ballet L'apr├Ęs-midi d'un faune (The Afternoon of a Faun) in Paris, choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky
  • 1912 15 young women fired by Curtis Publishing for dancing "Turkey Trot" during their lunch break

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1913 Igor Stravinsky's ballet score The Rite of Spring is premiered in Paris, provoking a riot.

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Igor Stravinsky
  • 1914 Ship rams Canadian ship Empress of Ireland on St Lawrence River; 1,024 die
  • 1916 NY Giants win 17th consecutive road game
  • 1916 Official flag of president of US adopted
  • 1916 US forces invade Dominican Republic, stay until 1924
  • 1919 Charles Strite files patent for the pop-up toaster

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1919 Albert Einstein's light-bending prediction confirmed by Arthur Eddington

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • 1919 The Republic of Prekmurje founded - a short-lived, unrecognised state, which on June 6, 1919 was incorporated into the newly established Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (renamed "Yugoslavia" in 1929).
  • 1919 An expedition sponsored by the Royal Society of London observes a total eclipse of the sun in the Gulf of Guinea, off the African continent
  • 1922 Ecuador becomes independent
  • 1922 US Supreme Court rules organized baseball is a sport & not a business & thus not subject to antitrust laws
  • 1924 AEK Athens FC is established on the anniversary of the siege of Constantinople by the Turks.
  • 1928 Fritz von Opel reaches 200 kph in experimental rocket car
  • 1932 The Bonus Army of World War I veterans begins to assemble in Washington, D.C. in to request cash bonuses promised to them to be paid in 1945.
  • 1935 French liner Normandie begins its maiden voyage, arrived in NYC on June 3rd
  • 1935 Hague local museum opens
  • 1940 Adolf Kiefer swims world record 100 yards backstroke (58.8 sec)
  • 1940 Arthur Seyss-Inquart installed as Reich commissar of The Hague, Netherlands
  • 1940 In WW II, Germans capture Ostend & Ypres in Belgium & Lille in France

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1942 Bing Crosby records "White Christmas", greatest selling record to date

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby

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1943 Confederacy of Algiers (Churchill-Marshall-Eisenhower)

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1943 Meat & cheese rationed in US
  • 1944 British troops occupy Aprilia, Italy
  • 1945 US 1st Marine division conquerors Shuri Castle, Okinawa
  • 1946 KVP wins Provincial National election in Netherlands
  • 1948 47th Men's French Championships: Frank Parker beats Jaroslav Drobny (6-4, 7-5, 5-7, 8-6)
  • 1948 47th Women's French Championships: Nelly Landry beats Shirley Fry (6-2, 0-6, 6-0)
  • 1949 Candid Camera, TV comedy show, moves to NBC
  • 1949 1st British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Best Years of Our Lives" Best Film
  • 1949 2nd British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Hamlet" Best Film
  • 1950 3rd British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Bicycle Thieves" Best Film
  • 1951 1st North Pole flight in single engine plane-CF Blair
  • 1952 2nd Round Conference between Dutch Antilles & Suriname ends

Person-of-interestTenzing Norgay on the Summit of Mount Everest

1953 Edmund Hillary (NZ) and Tenzing Norgay (Nepal) are first to reach the summit of Mount Everest as part of a British Expedition

  • 1953 500th anniversary of the fall of Constantinople and the end of the Byzantine Empire (to Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II)
  • 1954 Pope Pius X issues holy declaration
  • 1954 First of the annual Bilderberg conferences.

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1954 53rd Men's French Championships: Tony Trabert beats Art Larsen (6-4, 7-5, 6-1)

Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion Tony Trabert
Tennis Player and Five-Time Major Champion
Tony Trabert
  • 1954 53rd Women's French Championships: Maureen Connolly beats Ginette Bucaille (6-4, 6-1)
  • 1955 Jordan government of Tewfik Abdul Huda resigns

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1956 Arnold Schoenberg's "Modern Psalm" premieres

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • 1956 WESH TV channel 2 in Daytona Beach-Orlando, FL (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1957 Algerian rebels kill 336 collaborators
  • 1957 Laos government of prince Suvanna Phuma resigns
  • 1957 NYC Mayor Robert Wagner says he plans to confer with the Giants & Dodgers about the proposed move to the west coast

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1959 Charles de Gaulle forms French government

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • 1960 Everly Brothers "Cathy's Clown" hits #1

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1962 Barbra Streisand appears on "Garry Moore Show"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1962 4th Grammy Awards: Moon River, Peter Nero wins
  • 1965 Phillies Dick Allen hits 529' HR out of Connie Mack Stadium

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1965 64th Men's French Championships: Fred Stolle beats Tony Roche (3-6, 6-0, 6-2, 6-3)

Tennis Player and Coach Tony Roche
Tennis Player and Coach
Tony Roche
  • 1965 64th Women's French Championships: Lesley Turner Bowrey beats Margaret Smith (6-3, 6-4)
  • 1966 Carol Mann wins LPGA Baton Rouge Ladies Golf Invitational
  • 1967 Australian Paul McManus water skis barefoot for 1:30:19

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1967 Pope Paul VI names 27 new cardinals, including Karol Wojtyla, archbishop of Krakow, who later became Pope John Paul II

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1968 US Truth in Lending Act signed into law
  • 1968 UN resolves sanctions on white-minority-ruled Rhodesia
  • 1968 12th European Cup: Manchester United beats Benfica 4-1 at London
  • 1969 Britain's Trans-Arctic expedition makes 1st crossing of Arctic Sea ice
  • 1969 General strike in Cordoba, Argentina, leading to the Cordobazo civil unrest.
  • 1970 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1971 Court Room by Clarence Carter hits #61
  • 1971 Indianapolis 500: Al Unser wins in 3:10:11.545 (253.850 km/h)
  • 1972 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • 1972 The Official IRA announce a ceasefire
  • 1973 Thomas Bradley elected 1st black mayor of Los Angeles, California
  • 1973 Columbia Records fires president Clive Davis for misappropriating $100,000 in funds, Davis will start Arista records
  • 1974 Northern Ireland is brought under direct rule from Westminster

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1976 "One Piece At A Time" by Johnny Cash hits #29

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
  • 1976 Only HR of Joe Niekro's 22-year career, comes off brother Phil

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1977 Indianapolis 500: A. J. Foyt wins for a record 4th time

Racing Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Driver
A. J. Foyt
  • 1977 NBC News & Information Service (24 hr news) ends on radio
  • 1977 Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • 1977 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1977 Janet Guthrie becomes 1st woman to drive in Indy 500
  • 1977 Sue Press is 1st woman golfer to hit consecutive holes-in one
  • 1978 US 1st class postage rises to 15 cents (13 cents for 3 years)

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1978 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • 1978 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1979 Bishop Abel Muzorewa is sworn in as Zimbabwe's 1st black PM
  • 1979 Radio's 1st rock network "Source" premieres
  • 1979 CBS premiere of Melissa Anderson's modern "Survival of Dana", her first "bad girl role", in which Anderson's title character leaves her 'Prairie' like North Dakota town for Los Angeles after her parents divorce
  • 1980 "Billy Bishop Goes to War" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • 1980 53rd National Spelling Bee: Jacques Bailly wins spelling elucubrate
  • 1980 Attempted assassination on Vernon Jordan Jr National Urban League pres
  • 1980 JMW Turner's "Juliet & Her Nurse" sold for $6,400,000 in NYC

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1980 Larry Bird beats out Magic Johnson for NBA rookie of year

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird
NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • 1981 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1982 "I Know What Boys Like" by The Waitresses hits #62
  • 1982 1st papal visit to Britain since 1531
  • 1982 Pentagon plans 1st strategy to fight a nuclear war

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1983 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • 1983 Yuri Dumchev of USSR throws discus a record 71.86 m
  • 1983 Indianapolis 500: Tom Sneva wins in 3:05:03.092 (260.902 km/h)

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1984 Boston Red Sox retires #9 (Ted Williams) & #4 (Joe Cronin)

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1985 Amputee Steve Fonyo completes cross-Canada marathon at Victoria, British Columbia, after 14 months.
  • 1985 29th European Cup: Juventus beats Liverpool 1-0 at Brussels
  • 1986 59th National Spelling Bee: Jon Pennington wins spelling odontalgia
  • 1987 "Twilight Zone" director John Landis found innocent in death of actor
  • 1987 Michael Jackson attempts to buy Elephant Man's remains
  • 1987 Robin Ventura set a college baseball record with hits in 57 games
  • 1988 Graeme Hick scores his 1,000th run of 1st-class cricket season
  • 1988 Pakistan President Zia ul-Haq dismisses government and disbands parliament

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1988 Sherri Turner wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Sherri Turner
LPGA Golfer
Sherri Turner

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1989 Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt, 39, retires

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt
  • 1989 Student protesters in China construct a replica of Statue of Liberty
  • 1990 An earthquake hit Peru, killing 56

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1990 Boris Yeltsin is elected President of the Russian Republic

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • 1990 Dow Jones average hits a record 2,870.49
  • 1990 NY Mets fire manager Davey Johnson & hire Bud Harrelson

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1990 Rickey Henderson steals record 893rd base, breaking Ty Cobb's record

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
MLB Legend Ty Cobb
MLB Legend
Ty Cobb
  • 1991 "Les Miserables" opens at Aotea Theatre in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1991 35th European Cup: Red Star Belgrade beats Marseille (0-0, 5-3 on penalties) at Bari
  • 1992 NY Mets score in 9th to end home shut-out streak at 3 games

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1992 White Sox Tim Raines swipes his 700th career base

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
  • 1993 Neo-Nazis kill 5 Turkish women in Solingen, Germany
  • 1993 Texas Ranger Jose Canseco pitches 8th inning in 15-1 loss to Red Sox, he gives up 3 runs on 2 hits & 3 walks, he damages his arm
  • 1993 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Los Angeles Kings beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 3
  • 1994 "Joseph & the Amazing Dreamcoat" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 223 performances
  • 1994 "Picnic" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances

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1994 Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Jr.wins in 3:06:29.006 (255.89 kph)

Indy Car Driver Al Unser Jr.
Indy Car Driver
Al Unser Jr.

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1994 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 1994 Great iceball comet seen above North Sea
  • 1994 Hungary's Socialist Party wins parliamentary election
  • 1994 Patty Sheehan wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Golf Game
  • 1996 Space Shuttle STS 77 Endeavour 11), lands
  • 1996 NHL Western Conference Final: Colorado Avalanche beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 2
  • 1997 70th National Spelling Bee: Rebecca Sealfon wins spelling euonym
  • 1997 Jesse Timmedequas found guilty of rape/murder of Megan Kanka, 7
  • 1997 Span scientists announce new human species in 780,000 year old fossil
  • 1999 44th Eurovision Song Contest: Charlotte Nilsson for Sweden wins singing "Take Me to Your Heaven" in Jerusalem
  • 1999 Olusegun Obasanjo takes office as President of Nigeria, the first elected and civilian head of state in Nigeria after 16 years of military rule.
  • 1999 Space Shuttle Discovery completes the first docking with the International Space Station.
  • 2001 U.S. Supreme Court rules that disabled golfer Casey Martin can use a cart to ride in tournaments.
  • 2001 International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers inaugurated.
  • 2001 Natural gas futures plunge 6% to a 10-month low on speculation that growing US inventories will help power plants meet summer demand for air-conditioning
  • 2004 The World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
  • 2004 The Al-Khobar massacres in Saudi Arabia kill 22.
  • 2005 France resoundingly rejects the European Constitution.
  • 2005 Indianapolis 500: Dan Wheldon wins in 3:10:21.0769 (253.637 km/h)
  • 2010 55th Eurovision Song Contest: Lena for Germany wins singing "Satellite" in Oslo
  • 2010 Philadelphia Phillies' Roy Halladay becomes 20th pitcher to throw a perfect game (1-0 vs Florida)
  • 2011 Indianapolis 500: Dan Wheldon wins in 2:56:11.7267 (274.015 km/h)
  • 2012 Thousands march in protest in Johannesburg against Brett Murray's controversial painting The Spear
  • 2012 Facebook's problematic public listing could cost those involved $115 million from technical glitches
  • 2012 A 5.9 magnitude earthquake kills 24 people near Bologna, northern Italy
  • 2012 Indonesian police make the biggest drug bust in ten years after seizing over a million ecstasy pills valued at $45 million

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2014 President Obama approves US military training of 'moderate' Syrian rebels to fight the regime of Bashar Assad and al Qaeda-linked groups

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Final: New York Rangers beat Montreal Canadians, 4 games to 2
  • 2015 Heat wave in India centered in Telengana and Andhra Pradesh states is reported to have killed 1800 people in a week
  • 2015 "Jurassic World", directed by Colin Trevorrow and starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard premieres in Paris
  • 2015 Muhammadu Buhari is sworn in as the President of Nigeria
  • 2015 Sepp Blatter is elected to a fifth term as president of FIFA
  • 2015 NHL Eastern Conference Finals: Tampa Bay Lightning beat New York Rangers, 4 games to 3