On This Day

On This Day in History for May 29 (Part 2)

Events in History


Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1990 Boris Yeltsin is elected President of the Russian Republic

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • 1990 Dow Jones average hits a record 2,870.49
  • 1993 Neo-Nazis kill 5 Turkish women in Solingen, Germany
  • 1994 Great iceball comet seen above North Sea
  • 1994 Hungary's Socialist Party wins parliamentary election

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1996 Space Shuttle STS 77 Endeavour 11), lands

Astronaut Marc Garneau
Astronaut
Marc Garneau
  • 1997 70th National Spelling Bee: Rebecca Sealfon wins spelling euonym
  • 1997 Jesse Timmedequas found guilty of rape and murder of Megan Kanka, 7
  • 1997 Span scientists announce new human species in 780,000 year old fossil
  • 1999 Olusegun Obasanjo takes office as President of Nigeria, the first elected and civilian head of state in Nigeria after 16 years of military rule
  • 1999 Space Shuttle Discovery completes the first docking with the International Space Station.
  • 2001 International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers inaugurated.
  • 2001 Natural gas futures plunge 6% to a 10-month low on speculation that growing US inventories will help power plants meet summer demand for air-conditioning
  • 2004 The World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
  • 2004 The Al-Khobar massacres in Saudi Arabia kill 22
  • 2005 France resoundingly rejects the European Constitution

  • 2005 Senior PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Laurel Valley GC: Mike Reid wins his first of 2 Champions Tour major titles with a birdie on the first playoff hole against Jerry Pate and Dana Quigley

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2011 Hong Kong student activist group Scholarism started by Joshua Wong and Ivan Lam

Activist Joshua Wong
Activist
Joshua Wong
  • 2012 Thousands march in protest in Johannesburg against Brett Murray's controversial painting The Spear
  • 2012 Facebook's problematic public listing could cost those involved $115 million from technical glitches
  • 2012 A 5.9 magnitude earthquake kills 24 people near Bologna, northern Italy
  • 2012 Indonesian police make the biggest drug bust in ten years after seizing over a million ecstasy pills valued at $45 million

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2014 President Obama approves US military training of 'moderate' Syrian rebels to fight the regime of Bashar al-Assad and al Qaeda-linked groups

President of Syria Bashar al-Assad
President of Syria
Bashar al-Assad
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2015 Heat wave in India centered in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states is reported to have killed 1800 people in a week

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015 Muhammadu Buhari is sworn in as the President of Nigeria

President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari
President of Nigeria
Muhammadu Buhari
  • 2015 Sepp Blatter is elected to a fifth term as president of FIFA
  • 2016 Senior PGA Championship Men's Golf, GC at Harbor Shores: Rocco Mediate wins his lone career major title by 3 strokes from Colin Montgomerie of Scotland
  • 2017 Violent storm and high winds in Moscow, Russia leaves 13 dead
  • 2018 Missouri Governor Eric Greitens resigns over an extramarital affair and illegal use of a donor list
  • 2018 Heatwave in Karachi, Pakistan, kills 65 as temperatures soar above 110 degrees Fahrenheit
  • 2018 Starbucks closes more than 8,000 US stores early for racial bias training after two black men wrongly arrested in a store in April
  • 2018 Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko fakes his own death with Ukrainian security services to foil an assassination plot
  • 2018 Death toll on Puerto Rico 70 times higher than official figure, likely 4,600 died from Hurricane Maria according to Harvard University study

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019 US Special Counsel Robert Mueller says charging President Donald Trump with a crime never an option as no legal means to charge a sitting president; and that his report does not exonerate the president

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2019 16 people charged for setting fire to and murdering a teenager who reported sexual harassment at an Islamic school in Feni, Bangladesh
  • 2019 World's smallest surviving baby, a girl, discharged from Sharp March Birch Hospital in San Diego after being born at 23 weeks weighing 8.6 ounces (245 grams)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019 British politician Boris Johnson ordered to appear in court over claims he lied to the public during Britain's Brexit campaign

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Boris Johnson

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2019 Israel's Knesset calls a snap election after Benjamin Netanyahu fails to form a government

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister of Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu
  • 2019 Transgender no longer classified as a mental health illness by the World Health Organization
  • 2019 Tourist boat sinks after colliding with another boat on the Danube River in Budapest, Hungary, killing 28 people

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