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29th of May 0363 EVENT 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.
29th of May 1167 EVENT Battle of Monte Porzio : A Roman army supporting Pope Alexander III is defeated by Christian of Buch and Rainald of Dassel
29th of May 1176 EVENT Battle of Legnano: The Lombard League defeats Emperor Frederick I.
29th of May 1414 EVENT Council of Constance.
29th of May 1453 EVENT 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.
29th of May 1660 EVENT English Restoration: Charles II (on his birthday : see below) is restored to the throne of Great Britain.
29th of May 1677 EVENT Treaty of Middle Plantation establishes peace between the Virginia colonists and the local Natives.
29th of May 1727 EVENT Peter II becomes Tsar of Russia.
29th of May 1733 EVENT The right of Canadians to keep Indian slaves is upheld at Quebec City.
29th of May 1780 EVENT American Revolutionary War: At the Battle of Waxhaws Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton massacres Colonel Abraham Buford's continentals allegedly after the continentals surrender. 113 Americans are killed.
29th of May 1790 EVENT Rhode Island becomes the last of the original United States' colonies to ratify the Constitution and is admitted as the 13th U.S. state.
29th of May 1798 EVENT United Irishmen Rebellion: Between 300 and 500 United Irishmen are massacred by the British Army in County Kildare, Ireland.
29th of May 1848 EVENT Wisconsin is admitted as the 30th U.S. state.
29th of May 1864 EVENT Emperor Maximilian of Mexico arrives in Mexico for the first time.
29th of May 1867 EVENT The Austro-Hungarian agreement known as Ausgleich ("the Compromise") is born through Act 12, which establishes the Austro-Hungarian Empire; on June 8 Emperor Franz Joseph is crowned King of Hungary.
29th of May 1868 EVENT The assassination of Michael Obrenovich III, Prince of Serbia, in Belgrade.
29th of May 1886 EVENT Chemist John Pemberton places his first advertisement for Coca-Cola, the ad appearing in the Atlanta Journal.
29th of May 1900 EVENT N'Djamena is founded as Fort-Lamy by French commander Emile Gentil
29th of May 1903 EVENT May coup d'etat: Alexander Obrenovich, King of Serbia, and Queen Draga, are assassinated in Belgrade by the Black Hand (Crna Ruka) organization.
29th of May 1913 EVENT Igor Stravinsky's ballet score The Rite of Spring receives its premiere performance in Paris, provoking a riot.
29th of May 1914 EVENT Ocean liner RMS Empress of Ireland sinks in the Gulf of St. Lawrence with the loss of 1,024 lives.
29th of May 1918 EVENT Armenia defeats the Ottoman Army in the Battle of Sardarapat.
29th of May 1919 EVENT 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, Ceara, Brazil.
29th of May 1919 EVENT The Republic of Prekmurje founded
29th of May 1924 EVENT AEK Athens FC is established on the anniversary of the siege of Constantinople by the Turks.
29th of May 1932 EVENT World War I Veterans begin to assemble in Washington, DC in the Bonus Army to request cash bonuses promised to them to be paid in 1945.
29th of May 1594 BIRTHDAY Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Bavarian general (d. 1632)
29th of May 1627 BIRTHDAY Anne, Duchess of Montpensier, French writer and Princess (d. 1693)
29th of May 1630 BIRTHDAY Charles II of England (d. 1685)
29th of May 1675 BIRTHDAY Humphry Ditton, English mathematician (d. 1715)
29th of May 1716 BIRTHDAY Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton, French naturalist (d. 1800)
29th of May 1722 BIRTHDAY James FitzGerald, 1st Duke of Leinster, Irish politician (d. 1773)
29th of May 1736 BIRTHDAY Patrick Henry, American patriot, 1st & 6th Governor of Virginia (d. 1799)
29th of May 1773 BIRTHDAY Princess Sophia of Gloucester (d. 1844)
29th of May 1794 BIRTHDAY Johann Heinrich von Madler, German astronomer (d. 1874)
29th of May 1823 BIRTHDAY John H. Balsley, American carpenter (d. 1895)
29th of May 1860 BIRTHDAY Isaac Albeniz, Spanish composer (d. 1909)
29th of May 1863 BIRTHDAY Arthur Mold, English cricketer (d. 1921)
29th of May 1874 BIRTHDAY G. K. Chesterton, English novelist (d. 1936)
29th of May 1880 BIRTHDAY Oswald Spengler, German philosopher (d. 1936)
29th of May 1892 BIRTHDAY Alfonsina Storni, Argentine writer (d. 1938)
29th of May 1893 BIRTHDAY Max Brand, American author and war correspondent (d. 1944)
29th of May 1894 BIRTHDAY Josef von Sternberg, Austrian-born writer and film director (d. 1969)
29th of May 1894 BIRTHDAY Beatrice Lillie, Canadian actress (d. 1989)
29th of May 1897 BIRTHDAY Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Austrian composer (d. 1957)
29th of May 1903 BIRTHDAY Bob Hope, British-born comedian and actor (d. 2003)
29th of May 1905 BIRTHDAY Sebastian Shaw, English actor (d. 1994)
29th of May 1906 BIRTHDAY T.H. White, British author (d. 1964)
29th of May 1907 BIRTHDAY Hartland Molson, Canadian businessman and senator (d. 2002)
29th of May 1911 BIRTHDAY Armida, Mexican-American stage, vaudeville and film star (d. 1989)
29th of May 1913 BIRTHDAY Tony Zale, American boxer (d. 1997)
29th of May 1914 BIRTHDAY Stacy Keach, Sr., American actor (d. 2003)
29th of May 1915 BIRTHDAY Karl Munchinger, German conductor (d. 1990)
29th of May 1917 BIRTHDAY John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States (d. 1963)
29th of May 1920 BIRTHDAY John Harsanyi, Hungarian-born economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2000)
29th of May 1921 BIRTHDAY Norman Hetherington, Australian cartoonist and puppeteer (Mr Squiggle) (d. 2010)
29th of May 1922 BIRTHDAY Iannis Xenakis, Greek composer and architect (d. 2001)
29th of May 1923 BIRTHDAY Bernard Clavel, French novelist (d. 2010)
29th of May 1924 BIRTHDAY Lars Bo, Danish artist and writer (d. 1999)
29th of May 1926 BIRTHDAY Charles Denner, French actor (d. 1995)
29th of May 1927 BIRTHDAY Thanasis Vegos, Greek actor (d. 2011)
29th of May 1927 BIRTHDAY Jean Coutu, Quebec businessman (Jean Coutu Group)
29th of May 1929 BIRTHDAY Harry Frankfurt, American philosopher
29th of May 1932 BIRTHDAY Richie Guerin, American basketball player
29th of May 1932 BIRTHDAY Paul R. Ehrlich, American biologist and author
29th of May 1933 BIRTHDAY Helmuth Rilling, German conductor
29th of May 1937 BIRTHDAY Charles W. Pickering, American jurist
29th of May 1937 BIRTHDAY Irmin Schmidt, German musician (Can)
29th of May 1937 BIRTHDAY Hibari Misora, Japanese singer (d. 1989)
29th of May 1938 BIRTHDAY Fay Vincent, American baseball commissioner
29th of May 1939 BIRTHDAY Al Unser, Sr., American race car driver
29th of May 1940 BIRTHDAY Farooq Leghari, Pakistani politician
29th of May 1940 BIRTHDAY Taiho Koki, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 48th Yokozuna
29th of May 1941 BIRTHDAY Doug Scott, British mountaineer
29th of May 1942 BIRTHDAY Pierre Bourque, French-Canadian politician
29th of May 1942 BIRTHDAY Kevin Conway, American actor
29th of May 1943 BIRTHDAY Robert W. Edgar, American theologian
29th of May 1945 BIRTHDAY Joyce Tenneson, American photographer
29th of May 1945 BIRTHDAY Gary Brooker, English musician (Procol Harum)
29th of May 1946 BIRTHDAY Fernando Buesa, Basque politician (d. 2000)
29th of May 1947 BIRTHDAY Gene Robinson, American ecclesiastic
29th of May 1947 BIRTHDAY Anthony Geary, American actor
29th of May 1948 BIRTHDAY Nick Mancuso, Italian-Canadian actor
29th of May 1949 BIRTHDAY Robert Axelrod, American actor
29th of May 1949 BIRTHDAY Andrew Clements, American author
29th of May 1949 BIRTHDAY Brian Kidd, English footballer
29th of May 1949 BIRTHDAY Francis Rossi, British musician
29th of May 1950 BIRTHDAY Rebbie Jackson, American musician
29th of May 1951 BIRTHDAY Peter Chernin, American television executive
29th of May 1953 BIRTHDAY Aleksandr Abdulov, Russian actor (d. 2008)
29th of May 1953 BIRTHDAY Danny Elfman, American musician (Oingo Boingo)
29th of May 1954 BIRTHDAY Jerry Moran, American politician, junior senator of Kansas
29th of May 1955 BIRTHDAY John Hinckley, Jr., American attempted assassin
29th of May 1955 BIRTHDAY David Kirschner, American film producers
29th of May 1955 BIRTHDAY Sut Jhally, Kenyan-born American educator
29th of May 1955 BIRTHDAY Ken Schrader, American race car driver
29th of May 1956 BIRTHDAY LaToya Jackson, American singer
29th of May 1957 BIRTHDAY Jeb Hensarling, American politician
29th of May 1957 BIRTHDAY Ted Levine, American actor
29th of May 1958 BIRTHDAY Annette Bening, American actress
29th of May 1958 BIRTHDAY Willem Holleeder, Dutch criminal
29th of May 1958 BIRTHDAY Karen Maruyama, Japanese-American actress and comedienne
29th of May 1958 BIRTHDAY Juliano Mer-Khamis, Israeli actor, director, filmmaker and political activist (d. 2011)
29th of May 1959 BIRTHDAY Rupert Everett, English actor
29th of May 1959 BIRTHDAY Adrian Paul, English actor
29th of May 1960 BIRTHDAY Carol Kirkwood, Scottish weather presenter
29th of May 1960 BIRTHDAY Neil Crone, Canadian actor
29th of May 1961 BIRTHDAY Melissa Etheridge, American musician
29th of May 1962 BIRTHDAY Eric Davis, American baseball player
29th of May 1962 BIRTHDAY John D. LeMay, American actor
29th of May 1962 BIRTHDAY Fandi Ahmad, Singapore footballer
29th of May 1963 BIRTHDAY Tracey E. Bregman, American actress
29th of May 1963 BIRTHDAY Blaze Bayley, British singer (Iron Maiden)
29th of May 1963 BIRTHDAY Ukyo Katayama, Japanese racing driver
29th of May 1963 BIRTHDAY Lisa Whelchel, American actress
29th of May 1964 BIRTHDAY Howard Mills III, American politician
29th of May 1967 BIRTHDAY Steven Levitt, American economist
29th of May 1967 BIRTHDAY Mike Keane, Canadian hockey player
29th of May 1967 BIRTHDAY Noel Gallagher, English musician (Oasis)
29th of May 1967 BIRTHDAY Inaki Ochoa de Olza, Spanish mountaineer (d. 2008)
29th of May 1968 BIRTHDAY Tate George, American basketball player
29th of May 1969 BIRTHDAY Chan Kinchla, Canadian musician (Blues Traveler)
29th of May 1970 BIRTHDAY Natarsha Belling, Australian news presenter
29th of May 1971 BIRTHDAY Eric Lucas, Quebec professional boxer
29th of May 1971 BIRTHDAY Bernd Maylander, Formula One Safety Car driver
29th of May 1972 BIRTHDAY Kozi, Japanese visual kei artist
29th of May 1972 BIRTHDAY Stanislas Renoult, French singer
29th of May 1972 BIRTHDAY Bill Curley, American basketball player
29th of May 1972 BIRTHDAY Simon Jones, British musician (The Verve)
29th of May 1973 BIRTHDAY Anthony Azizi, American actor
29th of May 1973 BIRTHDAY Mark Lee, American musician (guitarist for Third Day)
29th of May 1973 BIRTHDAY Alpay Ozalan, Turkish footballer
29th of May 1974 BIRTHDAY Myf Warhurst, Australian radio presenter TV personality
29th of May 1974 BIRTHDAY Aaron McGruder, American cartoonist
29th of May 1974 BIRTHDAY Stephen Larkham, Australian rugby player
29th of May 1975 BIRTHDAY Melanie Brown, English musician and actress (Spice Girls)
29th of May 1975 BIRTHDAY Daniel Tosh, American comedian
29th of May 1975 BIRTHDAY Anthony Wall, English golfer
29th of May 1976 BIRTHDAY Cacapa, Brazilian footballer
29th of May 1976 BIRTHDAY David Buckner, American musician (Papa Roach)
29th of May 1976 BIRTHDAY Raef LaFrentz, American basketball player
29th of May 1976 BIRTHDAY Egor Titov, Russian footballer
29th of May 1976 BIRTHDAY Jerry Hairston Jr., American baseball player
29th of May 1976 BIRTHDAY Yusuke Iseya, Japanese model and actor
29th of May 1977 BIRTHDAY Antonio Lebo-Lebo, Angolan footballer
29th of May 1977 BIRTHDAY Scott Allen, American figure skater
29th of May 1977 BIRTHDAY Massimo Ambrosini, Italian footballer
29th of May 1977 BIRTHDAY Danny Gerard, American actor
29th of May 1978 BIRTHDAY Pelle Almqvist, Swedish musician (The Hives)
29th of May 1978 BIRTHDAY Sebastien Grosjean, French tennis player
29th of May 1978 BIRTHDAY Lorenzo Odone, American patient (d. 2008)
29th of May 1978 BIRTHDAY Adam Rickitt, British actor
29th of May 1979 BIRTHDAY Brian Kendrick, American professional wrestler
29th of May 1979 BIRTHDAY Arne Friedrich, German football player
29th of May 1979 BIRTHDAY John Rheinecker, American baseball player
29th of May 1979 BIRTHDAY Casey Sheehan, American soldier; son of Cindy Sheehan (d. 2004)
29th of May 1979 BIRTHDAY Ahmad Latiff Khamaruddin, Singapore footballer
29th of May 1979 BIRTHDAY Shweta Gulati, Indian television actress
29th of May 1980 BIRTHDAY Ernesto Farias, Argentine footballer
29th of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Andrei Arshavin, Russian footballer
29th of May 1981 BIRTHDAY Justin Chon, American actor
29th of May 1982 BIRTHDAY Ailyn, Spanish singer (Sirenia)
29th of May 1982 BIRTHDAY Joanne Borgella, American model and singer
29th of May 1982 BIRTHDAY Ana Beatriz Barros, Brazilian model
29th of May 1982 BIRTHDAY Anita Briem, Icelandic actress
29th of May 1982 BIRTHDAY Matt Macri, American baseball player
29th of May 1983 BIRTHDAY Joanna Higson, English actress
29th of May 1984 BIRTHDAY Carmelo Anthony, American basketball player
29th of May 1986 BIRTHDAY Jaslene Gonzalez, Puerto Rican fashion model
29th of May 1986 BIRTHDAY Hornswoggle, American professional wrestler
29th of May 1987 BIRTHDAY Lina Andrijauskaite, Lithuanian athlete
29th of May 1987 BIRTHDAY Kelvin Maynard, Dutch footballer
29th of May 1987 BIRTHDAY Timur Ozgoz, German footballer
29th of May 1987 BIRTHDAY Alessandra Torresani, American actress
29th of May 1987 BIRTHDAY Noah Reid, Canadian actor
29th of May 1989 BIRTHDAY Riley Keough, American model
29th of May 1991 BIRTHDAY Kristen Alderson, American actress
29th of May 1992 BIRTHDAY Gregg Sulkin, British Actor
29th of May 1259 DEATH King Christopher I of Denmark (Born 1219)
29th of May 1379 DEATH King Henry II of Castile (Born 1334)
29th of May 1405 DEATH Philippe de Mezieres, advisor to Charles V of France
29th of May 1425 DEATH Hongxi Emperor of China (Born 1378)
29th of May 1453 DEATH Constantine XI Palaeologus, last Byzantine Emperor (Born 1404)
29th of May 1500 DEATH Bartolomeu Dias, Portuguese explorer
29th of May 1546 DEATH David Beaton, Scottish Catholic cardinal
29th of May 1593 DEATH John Penry, Welsh Protestant leader (Born 1559)
29th of May 1628 DEATH Anaukpetlun, King of Burma (Born 1578)
29th of May 1660 DEATH Frans van Schooten, Dutch mathematician (Born 1615)
29th of May 1691 DEATH Cornelis Tromp, Dutch admiral (Born 1629)
29th of May 1790 DEATH Israel Putnam, American Revolutionary War general (Born 1718)
29th of May 1796 DEATH Carl Fredrik Pechlin, Swedish politician (Born 1720)
29th of May 1814 DEATH Josephine de Beauharnais, Empress of France (Born 1763)
29th of May 1829 DEATH Humphry Davy, English chemist (Born 1778)
29th of May 1847 DEATH Emmanuel, marquis de Grouchy, French marshal (Born 1766)
29th of May 1866 DEATH Winfield Scott, American general (Born 1786)
29th of May 1868 DEATH Michael Obrenovich III, Prince of Serbia (Born 1823)
29th of May 1873 DEATH Prince Friedrich of Hesse and by Rhine (Born 1870)
29th of May 1882 DEATH Vasily Perov, Russian painter (Born 1833)
29th of May 1892 DEATH Baha'u'llah, Persian founder of the Baha'i Faith (Born 1817)
29th of May 1896 DEATH Gabriel Auguste Daubree, French geologist (Born 1814)
29th of May 1903 DEATH Draga Masin, Queen of Serbia (Born 1864)
29th of May 1903 DEATH Bruce Price, American architect (Born 1845)
29th of May 1910 DEATH Mily Balakirev, Russian composer (Born 1837)
29th of May 1911 DEATH W. S. Gilbert, English dramatist (Born 1836)
29th of May 1917 DEATH Kate Harrington, American teacher, writer and poet (Born 1831)
29th of May 1919 DEATH Robert Bacon, 39th United States Secretary of State (Born 1860)
29th of May 1935 DEATH Josef Suk, Czech composer and violinist (Born 1874)
29th of May 1939 DEATH Ursula Julia Ledochowska, Polish-Austrian Catholic saint (Born 1865)
29th of May 1942 DEATH John Barrymore, American actor (Born 1882)
29th of May 1946 DEATH Martin Gottfried Weiss, Commandant of Dachau concentration camp (Born 1905)
29th of May 1948 DEATH Dame May Whitty, English actress (Born 1865)
29th of May 1951 DEATH Fanny Brice, American singer/comedian (Born 1891)
29th of May 1951 DEATH Dimitrios Levidis, Greek composer (Born 1885)
29th of May 1953 DEATH Man Mountain Dean, American professional wrestler (Born 1891)
29th of May 1958 DEATH Juan Ramon Jimenez, Spanish writer, Nobel laureate (Born 1881)
29th of May 1970 DEATH John Gunther, American writer (Born 1901)
29th of May 1972 DEATH Moe Berg, American baseball player and spy (Born 1902)
29th of May 1972 DEATH Stephen Timoshenko, Ukrainian-born mechanical engineer (Born 1878)
29th of May 1973 DEATH P. Ramlee, Malaysian film actor, director, singer and songwriter. (Born 1929)
29th of May 1977 DEATH Ba Maw, Burmese politician (Born 1893)
29th of May 1979 DEATH John H. Wood, Jr., American federal judge (Born 1916)
29th of May 1979 DEATH Mary Pickford, Canadian-born American actress and studio founder (Born 1892)
29th of May 1982 DEATH Romy Schneider, Austrian actress (Born 1938)
29th of May 1983 DEATH Arvids Pelse, Soviet Latvian statesman (Born 1899)
29th of May 1989 DEATH John Cipollina, American musician (Quicksilver Messenger Service) (Born 1943)
29th of May 1993 DEATH Billy Conn, American boxer (Born 1917)
29th of May 1994 DEATH Erich Honecker, leader of East Germany (Born 1912)
29th of May 1996 DEATH Tamara Toumanova, Ballet star and actress (Born 1919)
29th of May 1997 DEATH Jeff Buckley, American musician (Born 1966)
29th of May 1997 DEATH George Fenneman, American radio and television announcer (Born 1919)
29th of May 1998 DEATH Barry M. Goldwater, U.S. Senator from Arizona and presidential candidate (Born 1909)
29th of May 2002 DEATH Mildred Benson, American writer (Born 1905)
29th of May 2003 DEATH David Jefferies, British motorcycle racer (Born 1972)
29th of May 2004 DEATH Samuel Dash, American Congressional counsel (Born 1925)
29th of May 2004 DEATH Archibald Cox, Watergate special prosecutor (Born 1912)
29th of May 2005 DEATH George Rochberg, American composer (Born 1918)
29th of May 2005 DEATH Hamilton Naki, South African medical assistant (Born 1926)
29th of May 2006 DEATH Steve Mizerak, American pool player (Born 1944)
29th of May 2006 DEATH Jacques Bouchard, Quebec advertising executive (Born 1930)
29th of May 2007 DEATH Dave Balon, Canadian ice hockey player (Born 1938)
29th of May 2007 DEATH Lois Browne-Evans, Bermudian politician (Born 1927)
29th of May 2008 DEATH Luc Bourdon, Canadian ice hockey player (Born 1987)
29th of May 2008 DEATH Harvey Korman, American actor (Born 1927)
29th of May 2009 DEATH Karine Ruby, French snowboarder and Olympic champion (Born 1978)
29th of May 2010 DEATH Dennis Hopper, American actor and director (Born 1936)

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