On This Day

What Happened on May 29, 1910

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Pope's encyclical on Editae Saepe, against church reformers

Famous Birthdays

  • Agnes Beatrice Read, medical social worker (d. 1996)

Person of interestDorothy Hodgkin

Dorothy Hodgkin, British chemist who developed protein crystallography, 3rd woman to win a Nobel Prize (1964), born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1994)

  • Ralph Metcalfe, American athlete, politician (Rep-D-Ill; joint world record 100m, Olympic gold 4x100m relay 1936), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1978)

Famous Deaths

  • Mily Balakirev, Russian pianist and composer (Islamej, Tamara), dies at 73