What Happened on May 29, 1919

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • 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
  • Charles Strite files patent for the pop-up toaster
  • 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)

Famous Deaths

  • Robert Bacon, American politician (39th United States Secretary of State), dies at 58