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1851Sojourner Truth addresses 1st Black Women's Rights Convention (Akron)

1994Patty Sheehan wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Golf Game

1990Rickey Henderson steals record 893rd base, breaking Ty Cobb's record

1994Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Jr.wins in 3:06:29.006 (255.89 kph)

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

1953Edmund Hillary (NZ) and Tenzing Norgay (Nepal) are first to reach the summit of Mount Everest as part of a British Expedition

1994Beth Daniel wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

1984Boston Red Sox retires #9 (Ted Williams) & #4 (Joe Cronin)

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

1988Sherri Turner wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

1980Larry Bird beats out Magic Johnson for NBA rookie of year

1992White Sox Tim Raines swipes his 700th career base

1660On his 30th birthday Charles II returns to London from exile in the Netherlands to claim the English throne after the Puritan Commonwealth comes to an end

1913Igor Stravinsky's ballet score The Rite of Spring is premiered in Paris, provoking a riot.

1919Albert Einstein's light-bending prediction confirmed by Arthur Eddington

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

1990Boris Yeltsin is elected president of the Russian republic

1962Barbra Streisand appears on "Garry Moore Show"

1959Charles de Gaulle forms French government

1983Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

1978Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship

1176Battle at Legnano: Lombard League beats Frederick Barbarossa and the Holy Roman Empire

May 29th Historical Events
Date Event
363
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. 
757
St Paul I begins his reign as Catholic Pope 
1138
Anti-Pope Victor IV (Gregorio) submitted himsself to Pope Innocentius II 
1167
Battle of Monte Porzio - A Roman army supporting Pope Alexander III is defeated by Christian of Buch and Rainald of Dassel 
1176
Battle at Legnano: Lombard League beats Frederick Barbarossa and the Holy Roman Empire 
1414
Council of Constance deposes Pope John XXIII 
1453
Constantinople falls to Muhammad II (Turks); ends Byzantine Empire 
1453
French banker Jacques Coeurs possessions confiscated 
1576
Spanish army under Mondragon conquerors Zierik sea 
1592
Battle of Sacheon: Korean navy led by Admiral Yi Sun Shin repels a Japanese fleet - first use of Korean Turtle ship 
1630
Gov John Winthrop begins "History of New England" 
1652
Battle of Goodwin Sands, off Folkestone, Kent: English 'General at Sea' Robert Blake drives out Dutch fleet under Lieutenant Admiral Maarten Tromp 
1660
On his 30th birthday Charles II returns to London from exile in the Netherlands to claim the English throne after the Puritan Commonwealth comes to an end 
1677
Treaty of Middle Plantation establishes peace between the Virginia colonists and the local Indians. 
1692
Battle at La Hogue: English & Dutch fleet beat France 
1692
Royal Hospital Chelsea Founder's Day first celebrated 
1721
South Carolina formally incorporated as a royal colony 
1727
Peter II becomes Tsar of Russia aged 11 
1733
The right of Canadians to keep Indian slaves is upheld at Quebec City. 
1753
Joseph Haydn's "Krumme Teufel" premieres 
1765
Patrick Henry's historic speech against the Stamp Act, answering a cry of "Treason!" with, "If this be treason, make the most of it!" 
1780
Battle of Waxhaw Creek: alleged massacre of 113 of Colonel Abraham Buford's continentals by Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton's troops after the continentals raised a white flag 
1787
"Virginia Plan" proposed 
1790
Rhode Island becomes last of original 13 colonies ratifying US Constitution 
1848
Battle at Curtazone: Austrians beat Sardinia-Piemonte 
1848
Wisconsin becomes 30th state 
1849
Lincoln says "You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time." 
1851
Sojourner Truth addresses 1st Black Women's Rights Convention (Akron) 
1861
Dorothea Dix offers help in setting up hospitals for Union Army 
1864
Mexican Emperor Maximilian arrives at Vera Cruz 
1868
The assassination of Michael Obrenovich III, Prince of Serbia, in Belgrade. 
1874
Present constitution of Switzerland takes effect 
1884
1st steam cable trams start in highgate 
1889
August Strindberg's "Hemsoborna" premieres in Copenhagen 
1897
31st Belmont: J Scherrer aboard Scottish Cheiftain wins in 2:23.25 
1900
25th Preakness: H Spencer aboard Hindus wins in 1:48.4 
1900
Trademark "Escalator" registered by Otis Elevator Co 
1902
Dutch State Mine law forms 
1903
May coup d'etat: Alexander Obrenovich, King of Serbia, and Queen Draga, are assassinated in Belgrade by the Black Hand (Crna Ruka) organization. 
1905
Pogrom against Jewish community in Brisk Lithuania 
1909
Frank "Home Run" Baker's 1st career home run 
1910
Pope's encyclical on Editae Saepe, against church reformers 
1912
15 young women fired by Curtis Publishing for dancing "Turkey Trot" during their lunch break 
1913
Igor Stravinsky's ballet score The Rite of Spring is premiered in Paris, provoking a riot. 
1914
Ship rams Canadian ship Empress of Ireland on St Lawrence River; 1,024 die 
1916
NY Giants win 17th consecutive road game 
1916
Official flag of president of US adopted 
1916
US forces invade Dominican Republic, stay until 1924 
1919
Charles Strite files patent for the pop-up toaster 
1919
Albert Einstein's light-bending prediction confirmed by Arthur Eddington 
1919
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). 
1922
Ecuador becomes independent 
1922
US Supreme Court rules organized baseball is a sport & not a business & thus not subject to antitrust laws 
1924
AEK Athens FC is established on the anniversary of the siege of Constantinople by the Turks. 
1928
Fritz von Opel reaches 200 kph in experimental rocket car 
1932
The Bonus Army of World War I veterans begins to assemble in Washington, DC in to request cash bonuses promised to them to be paid in 1945. 
1935
French liner Normandie begins its maiden voyage, arrived in NYC on June 3rd 
1935
Hague local museum opens 
1940
Adolf Kiefer swims world record 100 yards backstroke (58.8 sec) 
1940
Arthur Seyss-Inquart installed as Reich commissar of The Hague, Netherlands 
1940
In WW II, Germans capture Ostend & Ypres in Belgium & Lille in France 
1942
Bing Crosby records "White Christmas", greatest selling record to date 
1943
Confederacy of Algiers (Churchill-Marshall-Eisenhower) 
1943
Meat & cheese rationed in US 
1944
British troops occupy Aprilia, Italy 
1945
US 1st Marine division conquerors Shuri Castle, Okinawa 
1946
KVP wins Provincial National election in Netherlands 
1949
Candid Camera, TV comedy show, moves to NBC 
1951
1st North Pole flight in single engine plane-CF Blair 
1952
2nd Round Conference between Dutch Antilles & Suriname ends 
1953
Edmund Hillary (NZ) and Tenzing Norgay (Nepal) are first to reach the summit of Mount Everest as part of a British Expedition 
1954
Pope Pius X issues holy declaration 
1954
First of the annual Bilderberg conferences. 
1955
Jordan government of Tewfik Abdul Huda resigns 
1956
Arnold Schoenberg's "Modern Psalm" premieres 
1956
WESH TV channel 2 in Daytona Beach-Orlando, FL (NBC) 1st broadcast 
1957
Algerian rebels kill 336 collaborators 
1957
Laos government of prince Suvanna Phuma resigns 
1957
NYC Mayor Robert Wagner says he plans to confer with the Giants & Dodgers about the proposed move to the west coast 
1959
Charles de Gaulle forms French government 
1960
Everly Brothers "Cathy's Clown" hits #1 
1962
Barbra Streisand appears on "Garry Moore Show" 
1962
4th Grammy Awards: Moon River, Peter Nero wins 
1965
Phillies Dick Allen hits 529' HR out of Connie Mack Stadium 
1966
Carol Mann wins LPGA Baton Rouge Ladies Golf Invitational 
1967
Australian Paul McManus water skis barefoot for 1:30:19 
1967
Pope Paul VI names 27 new cardinals, including Karol Wojtyla, archbishop of Krakow, who later became Pope John Paul II 
1968
Manchester United wins 13rd Europe Cup 1 in London 
1968
US Truth in Lending Act signed into law 
1968
UN resolves sanctions on white-minority-ruled Rhodesia 
1969
Britain's Trans-Arctic expedition makes 1st crossing of Arctic Sea ice 
1969
General strike in Cordoba, Argentina, leading to the Cordobazo civil unrest. 
1970
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
1971
Court Room by Clarence Carter hits #61 
1971
Indianapolis 500: Al Unser wins in 3:10:11.545 (253.850 km/h) 
1972
Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship 
1972
The Official IRA announce a ceasefire 
1973
Thomas Bradley elected 1st black mayor of Los Angeles, California 
1973
Columbia Records fires president Clive Davis for misappropriating $100,000 in funds, Davis will start Arista records 
1974
Northern Ireland is brought under direct rule from Westminster 
1976
"One Piece At A Time" by Johnny Cash hits #29 
1976
Only HR of Joe Niekro's 22-year career, comes off brother Phil 
1977
Indianapolis 500: A J Foyt wins for a record 4th time 
1977
NBC News & Information Service (24 hr news) ends on radio 
1977
Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open 
1977
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1977
Janet Guthrie becomes 1st woman to drive in Indy 500 
1977
Sue Press is 1st woman golfer to hit consecutive holes-in one 
1978
US 1st class postage rises to 15 cents (13 cents for 3 years) 
1978
Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship 
1978
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1979
Bishop Abel Muzorewa is sworn in as Zimbabwe's 1st black PM 
1979
Radio's 1st rock network "Source" premieres 
1980
"Billy Bishop Goes to War" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 12 perfs 
1980
53rd National Spelling Bee: Jacques Bailly wins spelling elucubrate 
1980
Attempted assassination on Vernon Jordan Jr National Urban League pres 
1980
JMW Turner's "Juliet & Her Nurse" sold for $6,400,000 in NYC 
1980
Larry Bird beats out Magic Johnson for NBA rookie of year 
1981
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1982
"I Know What Boys Like" by The Waitresses hits #62 
1982
1st papal visit to Britain since 1531 
1982
Pentagon plans 1st strategy to fight a nuclear war 
1983
Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic 
1983
Yuri Dumchev of USSR throws discus a record 71.86 m 
1983
Indianapolis 500: Tom Sneva wins in 3:05:03.092 (260.902 km/h) 
1984
Boston Red Sox retires #9 (Ted Williams) & #4 (Joe Cronin) 
1985
Juventus wins 30th Europe Cup 1 in Brussels, 39 die in riot 
1985
Amputee Steve Fonyo completes cross-Canada marathon at Victoria, British Columbia, after 14 months. 
1986
59th National Spelling Bee: Jon Pennington wins spelling odontalgia 
1987
"Twilight Zone" director John Landis found innocent in death of actor 
1987
Michael Jackson attempts to buy Elephant Man's remains 
1987
Robin Ventura set a college baseball record with hits in 57 games 
1988
Graeme Hick scores his 1,000th run of 1st-class cricket season 
1988
Pakistan President Zia ul-Haq dismisses government and disbands parliament 
1988
Sherri Turner wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic 
1989
Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt, 39, retires 
1989
Student protesters in China construct a replica of Statue of Liberty 
1990
An earthquake hit Peru, killing 56 
1990
Boris Yeltsin is elected president of the Russian republic 
1990
Dow Jones average hits a record 2,870.49 
1990
NY Mets fire manager Davey Johnson & hire Bud Harrelson 
1990
Rickey Henderson steals record 893rd base, breaking Ty Cobb's record 
1991
"Les Miserables" opens at Aotea Theatre in Auckland, New Zealand 
1991
Crevena Zvezda wins 36th Europe Cup I 
1992
NY Mets score in 9th to end home shut-out streak at 3 games 
1992
White Sox Tim Raines swipes his 700th career base 
1993
Neo-Nazis kill 5 Turkish women in Solingen, Germany 
1993
Texas Ranger Jose Canseco pitches 8th inning in 15-1 loss to Red Sox, he gives up 3 runs on 2 hits & 3 walks, he damages his arm 
1994
"Joseph & the Amazing Dreamcoat" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 223 performances 
1994
"Picnic" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances 
1994
Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Jr.wins in 3:06:29.006 (255.89 kph) 
1994
Beth Daniel wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic 
1994
Great iceball comet seen above North Sea 
1994
Hungary's Socialist Party wins parliamentary election 
1994
Patty Sheehan wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Golf Game 
1996
Space Shuttle STS 77 Endeavour 11), lands 
1997
70th National Spelling Bee: Rebecca Sealfon wins spelling euonym 
1997
Jesse Timmedequas found guilty of rape/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
U.S. Supreme Court rules that disabled golfer Casey Martin can use a cart to ride in tournaments. 
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
Indianapolis 500: Dan Wheldon wins in 3:10:21.0769 (253.637 km/h) 
2011
Indianapolis 500: Dan Wheldon wins in 2:56:11.7267 (274.015 km/h) 
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 
2016
Judge orders release of documents in Trump University suit 
2016
Cincinnati zoo gorilla shot dead as boy falls into enclosure 
2016
Gorilla drags boy through moat in Cincinnati zoo 
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