About May 29

May 29, 2020 is the 150th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 216 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 259 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.
  • 1660
    English Restoration: Charles II is restored to the throne of Great Britain.
  • 1677
    Treaty of Middle Plantation establishes peace between the Virginia colonists and the local Natives.
  • 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.
  • 1868
    The assassination of Michael Obrenovich III, Prince of Serbia, in Belgrade.
  • 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.
  • 1919
    The Republic of Prekmurje founded
  • 1942
    Bing Crosby, the Ken Darby Singers and the John Scott Trotter Orchestra record Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas”, the best-selling Christmas single in history, for Decca Records in Los Angeles.
  • 1945
    First combat mission of the Consolidated B-32 Dominator heavy bomber.
  • 1950
    The St. Roch, the first ship to circumnavigate North America, arrives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  • 1969
    General strike in Córdoba, Argentina, leading to the Cordobazo civil unrest.
  • 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.
  • 1988
    U.S. President Ronald Reagan begins his first visit to the Soviet Union when he arrives in Moscow for a superpower summit with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
  • 1990
    The Russian parliament elects Boris Yeltsin president of the Russian SFSR.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    The World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.

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