On This Day

What Happened on May 29, 1919

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

DiscoveryHistoric Expedition

Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity, that when light passes a large body, gravity will bend the rays confirmed by Arthur Eddington's expedition to photograph a solar eclipse on the island of Principe, West Africa

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • 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