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

  • 1167
    Battle of Monte Porzio – A Roman army supporting Pope Alexander III is defeated by Christian of Buch and Rainald of Dassel
  • 1733
    The right of Canadians to keep Indian slaves is upheld at Quebec City.
  • 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.
  • 1798
    United Irishmen Rebellion: Between 300 and 500 United Irishmen are massacred by the British Army in County Kildare, Ireland.
  • 1848
    Wisconsin is admitted as the 30th U.S. state.
  • 1864
    Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico arrives in Mexico for the first time.
  • 1900
    N'Djamena is founded as Fort-Lamy by French commander Émile Gentil
  • 1903
    May coup d'etat: Alexander Obrenovich, King of Serbia, and Queen Draga, are assassinated in Belgrade by the Black Hand (Crna Ruka) organization.
  • 1913
    Igor Stravinsky’s ballet score The Rite of Spring receives its premiere performance in Paris, provoking a riot.
  • 1918
    Armenia defeats the Ottoman Army in the Battle of Sardarapat.
  • 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.
  • 1932
    World War I Veterans begin to assemble in Washington, D.C. in the Bonus Army to request cash bonuses promised to them to be paid in 1945.
  • 1945
    First combat mission of the Consolidated B-32 Dominator heavy bomber.
  • 1953
    Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay become the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest, on Tenzing Norgay’s (adopted) 39th birthday.
  • 1964
    The Arab League meets in East Jerusalem to discuss the Palestinian question, leading to the formation of the Palestinian Liberation Organization.
  • 1969
    General strike in Córdoba, Argentina, leading to the Cordobazo civil unrest.
  • 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.

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