On This Day

What Happened on May 29, 2012

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • A 5.9 magnitude earthquake kills 24 people near Bologna, northern Italy
  • Facebook's problematic public listing could cost those involved $115 million from technical glitches
  • Indonesian police make the biggest drug bust in ten years after seizing over a million ecstasy pills valued at $45 million
  • Thousands march in protest in Johannesburg against Brett Murray's controversial painting The Spear

Famous Deaths

  • Doc Watson, American bluegrass musician, dies from complications following surgery at 89