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    • May 29, 0363 "Roman Emperor Julian defeats the Sassanid army in the Battle of Ctesiphon, under the walls of the Sassanid capital, but is unable to take the city."

    • May 29, 0757 Paul I succeeds Stephen II as pope.

    • May 29, 1167 Battle of Monte Porzio - A Roman army supporting Pope Alexander III is defeated by Christian of Buch and Rainald of Dassel

    • May 29, 1167 Lombard League defeat Frederick Barbarossa at Battle of Legnano

    • May 29, 1176 Battle at Legnano: Lombardi League beats Frederik Barbarossa

    • May 29, 1176 "Battle of Legnano, in which the Lombard League defeats Emperor Frederick I."

    • May 29, 1414 Council of Constance.

    • May 29, 1415 Council of Konstanz

    • May 29, 1453 "Byzantine-Ottoman Wars: Ottoman armies under Sultan Mehmed II Fatih capture Constantinople after a siege, ending the Byzantine Empire."

    • May 29, 1453 Constantinople falls to Muhammad II (Turks); ends Byzantine Empire

    • May 29, 1453 French banker Jacques Coeurs possessions confiscated

    • May 29, 1506 Earl Willem I van Nassau-Dillenburg weds countess Walburg van Egmont

    • May 29, 1576 Spanish army under Mondrag¢n conquerors Zierik sea

    • May 29, 1630 "Governor John Winthrop begins ""History of New England"""

    • May 29, 1660 Charles II restored to English throne after Puritan Commonwealth

    • May 29, 1660 English Restoration: Charles II (on his birthday - see below) is restored to the throne of Great Britain.

    • May 29, 1677 Treaty of Middle Plantation establishes peace between the Virginia colonists and the local Indians.

    • May 29, 1692 Battle at La Hogue: English & Dutch fleet beat France

    • May 29, 1692 Royal Hospital Founders Day first celebrated

    • May 29, 1721 South Carolina formally incorporated as a royal colony

    • May 29, 1727 Peter II Aleksei (11) becomes czar of Russia

    • May 29, 1727 Peter II becomes Tsar of Russia.

    • May 29, 1733 Right of Canadians to keep Indian slaves upheld at Quebec City.

    • May 29, 1753 "Joseph Haydns ""Krumme Teufel"" premieres"

    • May 29, 1765 "Patrick Henry historic speech against the Stamp Act, answering a cry of ""Treason!"" with, ""If this be treason, make the most of it!"""

    • May 29, 1765 "Patrick Henry in a speech (on his birthday, see below) denouncing the Stamp Act is said to have said, ""If this be treason, make the most of it!"""

    • May 29, 1780 Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton brutally massacred Colonel Abraham Buford's continentals even after the continentals surrendered. 113 Americans were killed.

    • May 29, 1787 """Virginia Plan"" proposed"

    • May 29, 1790 Rhode Island becomes last of original 13 colonies ratifying Constitution

    • May 29, 1848 Battle at Curtazone: Austrians beat Sardinia-Piemonte

    • May 29, 1848 Wisconsin becomes 30th state

    • May 29, 1848 Wisconsin becomes the 30th state to join the US

    • May 29, 1848 Wisconsin is admitted as the 30th U.S. state.

    • May 29, 1849 "Lincoln says ""You can fool some of the people all of the time, & of people some of time, but you can't fool all of the people all of time"""

    • May 29, 1849 Patent for lifting vessels granted to Abraham Lincoln

    • May 29, 1861 Dorothea Dix offers help in setting up hospitals for Union Army

    • May 29, 1864 Emperor Maximilian of Mexico arrives in Mexico for the first time.

    • May 29, 1864 M‚xican Emperor Maximilian arrives at Vera Cruz

    • May 29, 1867 "Austro-Hungarian agreement called Ausgleich (""the Compromise"") is born through Act 12, which established the Austro-Hungarian Empire; on June 8 Emperor Franz Joseph was crowned King of Hungary."

    • May 29, 1868 "The assassination of Michael Obrenovich III, Prince of Serbia, in Belgrade."

    • May 29, 1874 Present constitution of Switzerland takes effect

    • May 29, 1884 The first steam cable trams start in highgate

    • May 29, 1886 Putney Bridge opens in west London.

    • May 29, 1900 "Trademark ""Escalator"" registered by Otis Elevator Co"

    • May 29, 1902 Dutch State Mine law forms

    • May 29, 1903 "May coup d'etat: Alexander Obrenovich, King of Serbia, and Queen Draga, are assassinated in Belgrade by the Black Hand (Crna Ruka) organization."

    • May 29, 1905 Pogrom against Jewish community in Brisk Lithuania

    • May 29, 1909 "Frank ""Home Run"" Baker's first career homerun"

    • May 29, 1910 "Pope's encyclical on Editae Saepe, against church reformers"

    • May 29, 1911 "The first Indianapolis 500 car race, Ray Harroun wins at 74.59 mph (120 kph)"

    • May 29, 1912 "15 young women fired by Curtis Publishing for dancing the ""Turkey Trot"" during their lunch break"

    • May 29, 1913 Igor Stravinsky's ballet score The Rite of Spring is premiered in Paris.

    • May 29, 1914 "Ocean liner Empress of Ireland sinks in the Gulf of St. Lawrence; 1,024 lives lost."

    • May 29, 1914 Ship rams Canadian ship Empress of Ireland on St Lawrence R; 1024 die

    • May 29, 1915 "Attack on Quinn's Post, Gallipoli"

    • May 29, 1916 Official flag of President of US adopted

    • May 29, 1916 The US Presidential Flag is adopted

    • May 29, 1916 "US forces invade Dominican Republic, stay until 1924"

    • May 29, 1917 John F. Kennedy was born on may 29 1917

    • May 29, 1919 Einstein's light-bending prediction confirmed by Arthur Eddington

    • May 29, 1919 "Einstein's theory of general relativity is tested (later confirmed) by Arthur Eddington's observation of a total solar eclipse in Principe and by Andrew Crommelin in Sobral, Cear, Brazil."

    • May 29, 1922 Ecuador becomes independent

    • May 29, 1928 Fritz von Opel reaches 200 kph in experimental rocket car

    • May 29, 1932 "World War I Veterans begin to assemble in Washington, DC in the Bonus Army to request cash bonuses promised to them to be paid in 1945."

    • May 29, 1935 Hague local museum opens

    • May 29, 1940 Arthur Seyss-Inquart installed as Reich Commissioner of Hague Netherlands

    • May 29, 1940 "HMS WAKEFUL, sunk off Nieuport, Belgium by 1 torpedo from German E-boat S-30."

    • May 29, 1940 "In WWII, Germans capture Ostend & Ypres in Belgium & Lille in France"

    • May 29, 1942 Actor John Barrymore dies in Hollywood at age 60

    • May 29, 1942 "Bing Crosby records ""White Christmas"" greatest selling record to date"

    • May 29, 1942 "Bing Crosby, the Ken Darby Singers and the John Scott Trotter Orchestra record Irving Berlin's ""White Christmas"", the best-selling Christmas album in history, for Decca Records in Los Angeles."

    • May 29, 1942 HMAS Perth damaged during Crete evacuation

    • May 29, 1943 Confederacy of Algiers (Churchill-Marshall-Eisenhower)

    • May 29, 1943 Meat & cheese rationed in US

    • May 29, 1945 US first Marine division conquerors Shuri-castle Okinawa

    • May 29, 1946 KVP wins Provincial National election in Netherlands

    • May 29, 1949 "Candid Camera, TV comedy Variety, moves to NBC"

    • May 29, 1950 "St. Roch, first ship to circumnavigate North America, arrives in Halifax, Nova Scotia ."

    • May 29, 1951 The first North Pole flight in single engine plane-CF Blair

    • May 29, 1952 2nd Round Conference between Dutch Antilles & Suriname ends

    • May 29, 1953 "Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay are the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest, on Tenzing Norgay's 39th birthday."

    • May 29, 1953 The first two individuals to reach the top of Everest were Tensing Norkay of Nepal and Sir Edmund Hillary of New Zealand reached the summit on 1953


    • May 29, 1954 First of the annual Bilderberg conferences.

    • May 29, 1954 Kirk & Anne Douglas married

    • May 29, 1955 Jordan government of Tewfik Abdul Huda resigns

    • May 29, 1957 Algerian rebels kill 336 collaborators

    • May 29, 1957 Laos Government of prince Suvanna Phuma resigns

    • May 29, 1958 Real Madrid wins 3rd Europe Cup 1 in Brussels

    • May 29, 1959 Charles de Gaulle forms French Government

    • May 29, 1960 "Everly Brothers ""Cathy's Clown"" hits #1"

    • May 29, 1962 "Buck O'Neil becomes the first black coach in major league baseball, accepting a job with the Chicago Cubs"

    • May 29, 1964 The Arab League meets in East Jerusalem to discuss the Palestinian situation in Israel which leads to the formation of the Palestinian Liberation Organization.

    • May 29, 1967 Australian Paul McManus waterskis barefoot for 1:30:19

    • May 29, 1967 "Pope Paul VI names 27 new cardinals, including Karol Wojtyla, archbishop of Krakow, who later became Pope John Paul II"

    • May 29, 1968 Manchester United become the first English team to win European Championship soccer tournament beating Benfica of Portugal 4-1 at Wembley after an added 30 minutes 1968 Truth in Lending Act signed into law

    • May 29, 1968 UN resolves sanctions on white-minority-ruled Rhodesia

    • May 29, 1969 Britain's Trans-Arctic expedition makes first crossing of Arctic Sea ice

    • May 29, 1971 """Court Room"" by Clarence Carter hits #61"

    • May 29, 1972 "26 people are killed and dozens more injured when three Japanese gunmen opened fire on crowds at Lod International Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel."

    • May 29, 1973 "Columbia Records fires president Clive Davis for misappropriating $100,000 in funds, Davis will start Arista records"

    • May 29, 1973 Tom Bradley is elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles

    • May 29, 1974 Northern Ireland is brought under direct rule from Westminster

    • May 29, 1976 """One Piece At A Time"" by Johnny Cash hits #29"

    • May 29, 1977 Janet Guthrie becomes first woman to drive in the Indianapolis 500

    • May 29, 1977 NBC News & Information Service (24 hour news) ends on radio

    • May 29, 1977 Sue Press is first woman golfer to hit consecutive holes-in one

    • May 29, 1978 "A 1 oz letter costs 15-cents to mail today, as the US post office raises the old rate by two cents"

    • May 29, 1979 Bishop Abel Muzorewa is sworn in as Zimbabwe's first black PM

    • May 29, 1980 53rd National Spelling Bee: Jacques Bailly wins spelling elucubrate

    • May 29, 1980 "J Turners ""Juliet & Her Nurse"" sold for $6,400,000 in NYC"

    • May 29, 1980 Larry Bird beats out Magic Johnson for NBA rookie of year

    • May 29, 1982 """I Know What Boys Like"" by The Waitresses hits #62"

    • May 29, 1982 Number one hit on UK music charts - Madness - House Of Fun

    • May 29, 1985 "Amputee Steve Fonyo completes cross-Canada marathon at Victoria, British Columbia, after 14 months."

    • May 29, 1985 Heysel Stadium Disaster - 39 die and 500 injured in rioting between British & Italians at European Cup soccer; English clubs banned from playing in European competition for five years

    • May 29, 1985 "Heysel Stadium disaster: In Brussels, Belgium, 39 football fans die and hundreds are injured by Liverpool fans at a European Cup match."

    • May 29, 1985 Thirty-five spectators die when rioting erupts at the European Cup soccer final in Brussels

    • May 29, 1986 59th National Spelling Bee: Jon Pennington wins spelling odontalgia

    • May 29, 1987 """Twilight Zone"" director John Landis found innocent in death of actor Vic Morrow"

    • May 29, 1987 Michael Jackson attempts to buy Elephant Man's remains

    • May 29, 1988 "Graeme Hick scores his 1,000th run of 1st-class cricket season"

    • May 29, 1988 President Zia ul-Haq fires government/disbands parliament in Pakistan

    • May 29, 1989 Student protesters in Tiananmen Square China construct a replica of the Statue of Liberty

    • May 29, 1990 "An earthquake hits Peru, killing 56"

    • May 29, 1990 Boris Yeltsin is elected president by the Russian parliament

    • May 29, 1991 Crevena Zvezda wins 36th Europe Cup I

    • May 29, 1993 Nazis kill 5 Turkish women in Solingen Germany

    • May 29, 1994 Al Unser Jr wins 78th Indianapolis 500 in 3:06:29.006 (255.89 kph)

    • May 29, 1994 Great comet-iceball seen above North Sea

    • May 29, 1994 Hungary's Socialist Party wins parliamentary election

    • May 29, 1996 "Space Shuttle STS 77 (Endeavour 11), lands"

    • May 29, 1997 70th National Spelling Bee: Rebecca Sealfon wins spelling euonym

    • May 29, 1997 "Jesse Timmedequas, found guilty of rape/murder of Megan Kanka, 7"

    • May 29, 1997 "Scientists announce new human species in 780,000 year old fossil"

    • May 29, 1998 Former Arizona senator Barry Goldwater dies at age 89

    • May 29, 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."

    • May 29, 2004 The Al-Khobar massacres in Saudi Arabia kill 22.

    • May 29, 2004 "The World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C."

    • May 29, 2005 "France, one of the founders of a united Europe, resoundingly rejects the European Constitution."

    • May 29, 2010 "Actor, director and artist Dennis Hopper died - age 74 - USA"

    • May 29, 2010 Robbers stole $5.5 million from a southern Iraqi state bank after giving guards tea laced with a sleeping drug







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