Saturday, 29 May 2010

May 29 - Summary

May 29th Summary:

May 29 - Events

May 29th Details:
May 28th Events:
363 – Roman Emperor Julian defeats the Sassanid army in the Battle of Ctesiphon.
1167 – Battle of Monte Porzio – A Roman army supporting Pope Alexander III is defeated by Christian of Buch & Rainald of Dassel.
1176 – The Lombard League defeats Emperor Frederick I in the Battle of Legnano.
1414 – Council of Constance.
1453 – The Fall of Constantinople - although the date of May 29, 1453 is that of the Julian Calendar, Istanbul commemorates the event on this day of the present Gregorian calendar.
1660 – Charles II is restored to the throne of Great Britain.
1677 – Treaty of Middle Plantation - the Virginia colonists & the local Natives agree a peace treaty.
1727 – Peter II becomes Tsar of Russia.
1733 – The right of Canadians to keep Indian slaves is upheld at Quebec City.
1780 – Battle of Waxhaws - Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton massacres Colonel Abraham Buford's continentals allegedly after the continentals surrender (American Revolutionary War).
1790 – Rhode Island becomes the last of the original United States' colonies to ratify the Constitution & is admitted as the 13th U.S. state.
1848 – Wisconsin is admitted as the 30th U.S. state.
1864 – The arrival in Mexico for the first time of Emperor Maximilian of Mexico.
1867 – The Austro-Hungarian agreement (known as Ausgleich, "the Compromise") is born through Act 12 establishing the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
1868 – Assassination of Michael Obrenovich III, Prince of Serbia, in Belgrade.
1900 – N'Djamena was founded as Fort-Lamy by French commander Émile Gentil.
1903 – May coup d'etat - Alexander Obrenovich, King of Serbia, & Queen Draga, are assassinated in Belgrade by the Black Hand (Crna Ruka) organization.
1913 – The Rite of Spring, a ballet score by Igor Stravinsky, receives its premiere performance in Paris.
1914 – Ocean liner RMS Empress of Ireland sinks in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
1919 – Einstein's theory of general relativity is tested (later confirmed) by Arthur Eddington's observation of a total solar eclipse in Principe & by Andrew Crommelin in Sobral, Ceará, Brazil.
1919 – The Republic of Prekmurje founded
1939 – Tefik Mborja (Albanian fascist leader) is appointed as member of the Italian Chamber of Fasces & Corporations.
1942 – Bing Crosby, the Ken Darby Singers & the John Scott Trotter Orchestra record Irving Berlin's "White Christmas".
1948 – Creation of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force the United Nations Truce Supervision Organisation
1953 – Edmund Hillary & Sherpa Tenzing Norgay become the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest - the day is Tenzing Norgay's (adopted) 39th birthday.
1954 – First of the annual Bilderberg conferences.
1964 – The Arab League meets to discuss the Palestinian question - this leads to the formation of the Palestinian Liberation Organization.
1969 – General strike in Córdoba, Argentina.
1982 – Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit Canterbury Cathedral.
1985 – Heysel Stadium disaster - at European Cup final in Brussels, Belgium occurs when a dilapidated retaining wall collapses after Liverpool F.C. fans breach a fence separating them from Juventus F.C. fans.
1985 – Amputee Steve Fonyo completes cross-Canada marathon at Victoria, British Columbia, after 14 months.
1988 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan begins his first visit to the Soviet Union.
1990 – Boris Yeltsin is elected by the Russian parliament as president of the Russian SFSR.
1999 – Olusegun Obasanjo takes office as President of Nigeria.
1999 – Space Shuttle Discovery completes the first docking with the International Space Station.
1999 – Charlotte Perrelli wins the Eurovision Song Contest 1999 for Sweden.
2001 – U.S. Supreme Court rules that disabled golfer Casey Martin can use a cart to ride in tournaments.
2004 – The World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.


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May 29 - Deaths

May 29th Details:
May 28th Deaths:
1259 – King Christopher I of Denmark (b. 1219)
1379 – King Henry II of Castile (b. 1334)
1405 – Philippe de Mézières - advisor to Charles V of France
1425 – Hongxi Emperor of China (b. 1378)
1453 – Constantine XI Palaeologus - last Byzantine Emperor (b. 1404)
1500 – Bartolomeu Dias - Portuguese explorer
1546 – David Beaton - Scottish Catholic cardinal
1593 – John Penry - Welsh Protestant leader (b. 1559)
1660 – Frans van Schooten - Dutch mathematician (b. 1615)
1691 – Cornelis Tromp - Dutch admiral (b. 1629)
1790 – Israel Putnam - American Revolutionary War general (b. 1718)
1796 – Carl Fredrik Pechlin - Swedish politician (b. 1720)
1814 – Joséphine de Beauharnais - Empress of France (b. 1763)
1829 – Humphry Davy - English chemist (b. 1778)
1847 – Emmanuel, marquis de Grouchy - French marshal (b. 1766)
1866 – Winfield Scott - American general (b. 1786)
1868 – Michael Obrenovich III - Prince of Serbia (b. 1823)
1873 – Prince Friedrich of Hesse & by Rhine (b. 1870)
1882 – Vasily Perov - Russian painter (b. 1833)
1892 – Bahá'u'lláh - Persian founder of the Bahá'í Faith (b. 1817)
1896 – Gabriel Auguste Daubrée - French geologist (b. 1814)
1903 – Draga Mašin - Queen of Serbia (b. 1864)
1903 – Bruce Price - American architect (b. 1845)
1910 – Mily Balakirev - Russian composer (b. 1837)
1911 – William S. Gilbert - English dramatist (b. 1836)
1917 – Kate Harrington - American teacher, writer & poet (b. 1831)
1919 – Robert Bacon - 39th United States Secretary of State (b. 1860)
1935 – Josef Suk - Czech composer & violinist (b. 1874)
1939 – Ursula Julia Ledochowska - Polish-Austrian Catholic saint (b. 1865)
1942 – John Barrymore - American actor (b. 1882)
1946 – Martin Gottfried Weiss - Commandant of Dachau concentration camp (b. 1905)
1948 – Dame May Whitty - English actress (b. 1865)
1951 – Fanny Brice - American singer/comedian (b. 1891)
1951 – Dimitrios Levidis - Greek composer (b. 1885)
1953 – Man Mountain Dean - American professional wrestler (b. 1891)
1958 – Juan Ramón Jiménez - Spanish writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1881)
1970 – John Gunther - American writer (b. 1901)
1972 – Moe Berg - American baseball player & spy (b. 1902)
1972 – Stephen Timoshenko - Ukrainian-born mechanical engineer (b. 1878)
1973 – P. Ramlee - Malaysian film actor, director, singer & songwriter. (b. 1929)
1977 – Ba Maw - Burmese politician (b. 1893)
1979 – Mary Pickford - Canadian-born American actress & studio founder (b. 1892)
1979 – John H. Wood, Jr. - American federal judge (b. 1916)
1982 – Romy Schneider - Austrian actress (b. 1938)
1983 – Arvīds Pelše - Soviet Latvian statesman (b. 1899)
1989 – John Cipollina - American musician (Quicksilver Messenger Service) (b. 1943)
1993 – Billy Conn - American boxer (b. 1917)
1994 – Erich Honecker - leader of East Germany (b. 1912)
1996 – Tamara Toumanova - Ballet star & actress (b. 1919)
1997 – Jeff Buckley - American musician (b. 1966)
1997 – George Fenneman - American radio & television announcer (b. 1919)
1998 – Barry M. Goldwater - U.S. Senator from Arizona & presidential candidate (b. 1909)
2002 – Mildred Benson - American writer (b. 1905)
2003 – David Jefferies - British motorcycle racer (b. 1972)
2004 – Archibald Cox - Watergate special prosecutor (b. 1912)
2004 – Samuel Dash - American Congressional counsel (b. 1925)
2005 – George Rochberg - American composer (b. 1918)
2005 – Hamilton Naki - South African medical assistant (b. 1926)
2006 – Steve Mizerak - American pool player (b. 1944)
2006 – Jacques Bouchard - Quebec advertising executive (b. 1930)
2007 – Dave Balon - Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1938)
2007 – Lois Browne-Evans - Bermudian politician (b. 1927)
2008 – Luc Bourdon - Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1987)
2008 – Harvey Korman - American actor (b. 1927)
2009 – Karine Ruby - French snowboarder & Olympic champion (b. 1978)
2010 – Dennis Hopper - American actor & director (b. 1936)

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May 29 - Births

May 29th Details:
May 29th Births:
1594 – Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim - Bavarian general (d. 1632)
1627 – Anne, Duchess of Montpensier - French writer & Princess (d. 1693)
1630 – Charles II of England (d. 1685)
1675 – Humphry Ditton - English mathematician (d. 1715)
1716 – Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton - French naturalist (d. 1800)
1722 – James FitzGerald - 1st Duke of Leinster, Irish politician (d. 1773)
1736 – Patrick Henry - American patriot, 1st & 6th Governor of Virginia (d. 1799)
1773 – Princess Sophia of Gloucester (d. 1844)
1794 – Johann Heinrich von Mädler - German astronomer (d. 1874)
1823 – John H. Balsley - American carpenter (d. 1895)
1860 – Isaac Albéniz - Spanish composer (d. 1909)
1863 – Arthur Mold - English cricketer (d. 1921)
1874 – G. K. Chesterton - English novelist (d. 1936)
1880 – Oswald Spengler - German philosopher (d. 1936)
1892 – Alfonsina Storni - Argentine writer (d. 1938)
1893 – Max Brand - American author & war correspondent (d. 1944)
1894 – Beatrice Lillie - Canadian actress (d. 1989)
1894 – Josef von Sternberg - Austrian-born writer & film director (d. 1969)
1897 – Erich Wolfgang Korngold - Austrian composer (d. 1957)
1903 – Bob Hope - British-born comedian & actor (d. 2003)
1905 – Sebastian Shaw - English actor (d. 1994)
1906 – T.H. White - British author (d. 1964)
1907 – Hartland Molson - Canadian businessman & senator (d. 2002)
1911 – Armida - Mexican-American stage, vaudeville & film star (d. 1989)
1913 – Tony Zale - American boxer (d. 1997)
1914 – Stacy Keach, Sr. - American actor (d. 2003)
1915 – Karl Münchinger - German conductor (d. 1990)
1917 – John F. Kennedy - 35th President of the United States (d. 1963)
1920 – John Harsanyi - Hungarian-born economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2000)
1922 – Iannis Xenakis - Greek composer & architect, major contributor to musical modernism (d. 2001)
1924 – Lars Bo - Danish artist & writer (d. 1999)
1926 – Charles Denner - French actor (d. 1995)
1927 – Jean Coutu - Quebec businessman (Jean Coutu Group)
1929 – Harry Frankfurt - American philosopher
1932 – Richie Guerin - former basketball player
1932 – Paul R. Ehrlich - American biologist & author who founded the group Zero Population Growth
1933 – Helmuth Rilling - German conductor
1937 – Charles W. Pickering - American judge
1937 – Irmin Schmidt - German musician (Can)
1937 – Hibari Misora - Japanese singer (d. 1989)
1938 – Fay Vincent - baseball commissioner
1939 – Al Unser, Sr. - American race car driver
1940 – Farooq Leghari - President of Pakistan
1941 – Doug Scott - British mountaineer
1942 – Pierre Bourque - Former mayor of Montreal
1942 – Kevin Conway - American actor
1943 – Robert W. Edgar - Theologian
1945 – Gary Brooker - musician (Procol Harum)
1945 – Joyce Tenneson - American photographer
1946 – Fernando Buesa - Basque politician (d. 2000)
1947 – Gene Robinson - American ecclesiastic
1947 – Anthony Geary - American actor
1948 – Nick Mancuso - Italian-Canadian actor
1949 – Andrew Clements - American author
1949 – Brian Kidd - English footballer
1949 – Robert Axelrod - American actor
1950 – Rebbie Jackson - American musician
1951 – Peter Chernin - President of News Corporation
1953 – Danny Elfman - American musician (Oingo Boingo)
1953 – Aleksandr Abdulov - Russian actor (d. 2008)
1955 – John Hinckley, Jr. - American attempted assassin
1955 – Sut Jhally - Kenyan-born American educator
1955 – Ken Schrader - American race car driver
1956 – LaToya Jackson - American singer
1957 – Jeb Hensarling - Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas
1957 – Ted Levine - American actor
1958 – Annette Bening - American actress
1958 – Willem Holleeder - Dutch criminal
1959 – Rupert Everett - English actor
1959 – Adrian Paul - English actor
1960 – Carol Kirkwood - Scottish weather presenter
1960 – Neil Crone - Canadian actor
1961 – Melissa Etheridge - American musician
1962 – Eric Davis - American baseball player
1962 – John D. LeMay - American actor
1962 – Fandi Ahmad - Singapore footballer
1963 – Blaze Bayley - British singer (ex-Iron Maiden)
1963 – Tracey E. Bregman - American actress
1963 – Ukyo Katayama - Japanese racing driver
1963 – Lisa Whelchel - American actress
1964 – Howard Mills III - New York State politician
1967 – Noel Gallagher - English musician (former Oasis)
1967 – Mike Keane - Canadian hockey player
1967 – Iñaki Ochoa de Olza - Spanish mountaineer (d. 2008)
1968 – Tate George - American basketball player
1969 – Chan Kinchla - Canadian musician (Blues Traveler)
1970 – Natarsha Belling - Australian news presenter
1971 – Eric Lucas - Quebec professional boxer
1971 – Bernd Mayländer - Formula One Safety Car driver
1972 – Közi - Japanese visual kei artist
1972 – Stanislas Renoult - French singer
1972 – Bill Curley - American basketball player
1972 – Simon Jones - British musician (The Verve)
1973 – Anthony Azizi - American actor
1973 – Mark Lee - American musician (guitarist for Third Day)
1973 – Alpay Özalan - Turkish footballer
1974 – Myf Warhurst - Australian radio presenter on Triple J & TV personality
1974 – Marc Gené - Spanish Formula One driver
1974 – Stephen Larkham - Australian rugby player
1975 – Melanie Brown - English musician & actress (Spice Girls)
1975 – Daniel Tosh - American comedian
1975 – Anthony Wall - English golfer
1976 – David Buckner - American musician (Papa Roach)
1976 – Caçapa - Brazilian footballer
1976 – Jerry Hairston Jr. - American baseball player
1976 – Yūsuke Iseya - Japanese model & actor
1976 – Raef LaFrentz - American basketball player
1976 – Egor Titov - Russian footballer
1977 – Antonio Lebo-Lebo - Angolan footballer
1977 – Scott Allen - American figure skater
1977 – Massimo Ambrosini - Italian footballer
1977 – Danny Gerard - American actor
1978 – Pelle Almqvist - Swedish musician (The Hives)
1978 – Sébastien Grosjean - French tennis player
1978 – Lorenzo Odone - American patient (d. 2008)
1978 – Adam Rickitt - British actor
1979 – Brian Kendrick - American professional wrestler
1979 – Arne Friedrich - German football player
1979 – John Rheinecker - baseball player
1979 – Casey Sheehan - American soldier; son of Cindy Sheehan (d. 2004)
1979 – Ahmad Latiff Khamaruddin - Singapore footballer
1979 – Shweta Gulati - Indian television actress
1980 – Ernesto Farías - Argentine footballer
1981 – Andrei Arshavin - Russian footballer
1981 – Justin Chon - American actor
1982 – Ailyn - Spanish singer (Sirenia)
1982 – Ana Beatriz Barros - Brazilian model
1982 – Joanne Borgella - American model & singer
1982 – Anita Briem - Icelandic actress
1982 – Matt Macri - American baseball player
1983 – Joanna Higson - English actress
1984 – Carmelo Anthony - American basketball player
1986 – Jaslene Gonzalez - Puerto Rican/American fashion model
1986 – Hornswoggle - American professional wrestler
1986 – Valy - Iranian/German singer
1987 – Kelvin Maynard - Dutch footballer
1987 – Alessandra Torresani - American actress
1987 – Noah Reid - Canadian actor
1988 – Elysee De Luna - American Gangsta'
1989 – Riley Keough - American model
1991 – Kristen Alderson - American actress

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