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Notable Historical Events for May 29th

1990Boris Yeltsin is elected president of the Russian republic

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

1994Beth Daniel wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

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

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

1992White Sox Tim Raines swipes his 700th career base

1989Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt, 39, retires

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

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

1959Charles de Gaulle forms French government

May 29th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 29th

1906T.H. White, Bombay India, English author (King Arthur)

1958Annette Bening, Topeka KS, actress (Grifters, Bugsy, Valmont) [or 5/5]

1903Bob Hope, [Leslie Townes Hope], Eltham Kent, British born American entertainer

1967Noel Gallagher, Manchester, English pop musician (Oasis)

1953Danny Elfman, Los Angeles California, composer (Simspon Show Theme)

1630Charles II, St. James's Palace, London, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1660-85)

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Notable Weddings on May 29th

1944Boxing champion Sugar Ray Robinson (23) weds Edna Mae Holly

1992Actor Robert Downey Jr (27) weds actress/singer Deborah Falconer (26)

1849Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur (26) weds secretary Marie Laurent (23) in Strasbourg, France

1939Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin (25) weds Aliza Arnold

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Notable Divorces on May 29th

2010Five-time Grammy Award singer Shania Twain (42) divorces music producer Robert John Lange (59) after 14 years of marriage

1952Country music legend Hank Williams and Audrey Sheppard granted divorce for the second and final time after seven years of marriage. Their first divorce was in 1948.

May 29th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on May 29th

1911William Schwenck Gilbert, English dramatist (Gilbert & Sullivan), dies at 74

1979Mary Pickford, actress (Coquette, Suds, Secrets), dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 87

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