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

Events in History

Events 101 - 126 of 126


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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
  • 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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2011 Hong Kong student activist group Scholarism started by Joshua Wong and Ivan Lam

Activist Joshua Wong
Activist
Joshua Wong
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • 2017 Violent storm and high winds in Moscow, Russia leaves 13 dead

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