Historical Events on 29th May
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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 - At the Battle of Sacheon the Korean navy led by Admiral Yi Sun Shin repels a Japanese army that outnumbers it nearly 3 to 1.
Holy Roman Empire Frederick Barbarossa 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.
King Charles II 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."
Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate Sojourner Truth 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
Composer Igor Stravinsky 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).
Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein 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
Singer and Actor Bing Crosby 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 and Tenzing Norgay are first to reach the summit of Mount Everest
Mountaineer and Explorer Edmund Hillary 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
Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand 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.
264th Pope John Paul II 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
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
Country Singer Johnny Cash 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
NBA Legend Larry Bird 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
Baseball Player Ted Williams 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
Russian President Boris Yeltsin 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
Indy Car Driver Al Unser Jr. 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.
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
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