On This Day

What Happened on May 29, 1919

Historical Events

Historic 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

Historic Invention

Charles Strite files patent for the automatic 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
1919 Highlights

About May 29, 1919

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 2 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Gemini