On This Day in History for May 29 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 123 of 123

  • 1990 Dow Jones average hits a record 2,870.49
  • 1993 Neo-Nazis kill 5 Turkish women in Solingen, Germany
  • 1994 Great iceball comet seen above North Sea
  • 1994 Hungary's Socialist Party wins parliamentary election
  • 1996 Space Shuttle STS 77 Endeavour 11), lands
  • 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 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 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.
  • 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 al-Assad and al Qaeda-linked groups

President of Syria Bashar al-Assad
President of Syria
Bashar al-Assad
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2015 Heat wave in India centered in Telengana and Andhra Pradesh states is reported to have killed 1800 people in a week

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2015 Muhammadu Buhari is sworn in as the President of Nigeria

President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari
President of Nigeria
Muhammadu Buhari
  • 2015 Sepp Blatter is elected to a fifth term as president of FIFA

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