About May 29

May 29, 2021 is the 149th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 216 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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Gemini is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 248 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On May 29

  • 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.
  • 1167
    Battle of Monte Porzio – A Roman army supporting Pope Alexander III is defeated by Christian of Buch and Rainald of Dassel
  • 1176
    Battle of Legnano: The Lombard League defeats Emperor Frederick I.
  • 1414
    Council of Constance.
  • 1727
    Peter II becomes Tsar of Russia.
  • 1790
    Rhode Island becomes the last of the original United States’ colonies to ratify the Constitution and is admitted as the 13th U.S. state.
  • 1852
    Jenny Lind left New York after her wildly successful two-year American tour.
  • 1861
    The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce was founded, in Hong Kong.
  • 1864
    Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico arrives in Mexico for the first time.
  • 1903
    May coup d'etat: Alexander Obrenovich, King of Serbia, and Queen Draga, are assassinated in Belgrade by the Black Hand (Crna Ruka) organization.
  • 1914
    Ocean liner RMS Empress of Ireland sinks in the Gulf of St. Lawrence with the loss of 1,024 lives.
  • 1919
    Albert 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, Ceará, Brazil.
  • 1945
    First combat mission of the Consolidated B-32 Dominator heavy bomber.
  • 1948
    Creation of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization
  • 1954
    First of the annual Bilderberg conferences.
  • 1964
    The Arab League meets in East Jerusalem to discuss the Palestinian question, leading to the formation of the Palestinian Liberation Organization.
  • 1985
    Amputee Steve Fonyo completes cross-Canada marathon at Victoria, British Columbia, after 14 months.
  • 1985
    Heysel Stadium disaster: At the European Cup final in Brussels, Belgium, 39 association football fans die and hundreds are injured when a dilapidated retaining wall collapses after Liverpool F.C. fans breach a fence separating them from Juventus F.C. fans.
  • 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.

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