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
  • 1414
    Council of Constance.
  • 1453
    Fall of Constantinople: Ottoman armies under Sultan Mehmed II Fatih capture Constantinople after a 53-day siege, ending the Byzantine Empire. Although the date of May 29, 1453, is that of the Julian Calendar, the event is commemorated in Istanbul on this day of the present Gregorian calendar.
  • 1677
    Treaty of Middle Plantation establishes peace between the Virginia colonists and the local Natives.
  • 1864
    Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico arrives in Mexico for the first time.
  • 1868
    The assassination of Michael Obrenovich III, Prince of Serbia, in Belgrade.
  • 1914
    Ocean liner RMS Empress of Ireland sinks in the Gulf of St. Lawrence with the loss of 1,024 lives.
  • 1918
    Armenia defeats the Ottoman Army in the Battle of Sardarapat.
  • 1939
    Albanian fascist leader Tefik Mborja is appointed as member of the Italian Chamber of Fasces and Corporations.
  • 1948
    Creation of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization
  • 1950
    The St. Roch, the first ship to circumnavigate North America, arrives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  • 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.
  • 1973
    Tom Bradley is elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles, California.
  • 1982
    Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit Canterbury Cathedral.
  • 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.
  • 1989
    Signing of an agreement Egypt - U.S. manufacturing parts of the fighter F-16 in Egypt.
  • 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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