May 29 Events in History - May 29 Birthdays - May 29 Deaths
2015 Flooding from recent heavy rains in Texas has resulted in over 200 rescues and at least 27 deaths to date; several people have also been reported missing
2014 Early election tallies show that Abdel Fattah el-Sisi will be the next president of Egypt; el-Sisi, the military commander who removed former president Mohamed Morsi from office due to mass protests, resigned his military position to run for president
2014 The CEO of BlackBerry Ltd. will be refocusing its business on software and services in an effort to turn around the company; once a leader in the smartphone market, the company's products now account for less than 1% of global market share
2013 Shuanghui, a Chinese meat processing company, buys Smithfield Foods for $4.72 billion; Smithfield was the world's largest meat processing company
2013 Scientists describe the 160-million year-old fossile of Aurornis xui as the most basal species of Avialae, possibly shifting the evolutionary position of the Archaeopteryx as the oldest known bird
2012 After thousands protest Brett Murray's controversial painting 'The Spear', the gallery that exhibited his painting agrees to take the image of the artwork down from its website
2012 Northern Italy, near Bologna, experiences a 5.8-magnitude earthquake; at least 24 people are killed
2011 Malta becomes the last country in the European Union to legalize divorce
2011 More than 100,000 homes in Michigan lose power after powerful storms hit the state
2005 French reject a referendum on the E.U. constitution
1997 70th National Spelling Bee: Rebecca Sealfon wins spelling euonym
1997 Span scientists announce new human species in 780,000 year old fossil
1996 Space Shuttle STS-77 Endeavour 11 lands
1994 "Joseph and the Amazing" closes at Minskoff Theater New York City after 223 performances
1994 "Picnic" closes at Criterion Theater New York City after 45 performances
1994 Al Unser, Jr. wins 78th Indianapolis 500 in 3:06:29.006 (255.89 kph)
1994 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1994 Great comet-iceball seen above North sea
1994 Hungary's Socialist Party wins parliamentary election
1994 Patty Sheehan wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Golf Game
1993 Nazi's kill 5 Turkish women in Solingen Germany
1993 Texas Ranger Jose Canseco pitches 8th inning in 15-1 loss to Red Sox, he gives up 3 runs on 2 hits and 3 walks, he damages his arm
1992 New York Mets score in 9th to end home shut-out streak at 3 games
1992 White Sox Tim Raines swipes his 700th career base
1991 "Les Miserables," opens at ACTEA Theatre, Auckland New Zealand
1991 Crevena Zvezda wins 36th Europe Cup I
1990 An earthquake hit Peru, killing 56
1990 Boris Yeltsin is elected president of the Russian republic
1990 Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,870.49
1990 Mets replace manager Davey Johnson with Buddy Harrelson
1990 New York Mets fire manager Davey Johnson and hire Bud Harrelson
1990 Rickey Henderson steals record 893rd base, breaking Ty Cobb's record
1989 Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt, 39, retires
1989 Student protesters in China construct a replica of Statue of Liberty
1988 Graeme Hick scores his 1,000th run of 1st-class cricket season
1988 President Zia ul-Haq fires government/disbands parliament in Pakistan
1988 Sherri Turner wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1987 "Twilight Zone" director John Landis found innocent in death of actor
1987 Michael Jackson attempts to buy Elephant Man's remains
1987 Robin Ventura set a college baseball record with hits in 57 games
1986 59th National Spelling Bee: Jon Pennington wins spelling odontalgia
1985 Juventus wins 30th Europe Cup 1 in Brussels, 39 die in riot
1984 Boston Red Sox retires #9 (Ted Williams) and #4 (Joe Cronin)
1983 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1983 Yuri Dumchev of U.S.S.R. throws discus a record 71.86 m
1982 "I Know What Boys Like," by The Waitresses hits #62
1982 Pentagon plans 1st strategy to fight a nuclear war
1981 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1980 "Billy Bishop Goes to War" opens at Morosco Theater New York City for 12 performances
1980 53rd National Spelling Bee: Jacques Bailly wins spelling elucubrate
1980 Attempted assassination on Vernon Jordan, Jr. National Urban League president
1980 J Turners "Juliet and Her Nurse" sold for $6,400,000 in New York City
1980 Larry Bird beats out Magic Johnson for NBA rookie of year
1979 Bishop Abel Muzorewa is sworn in as Zimbabwe's 1st black PM
1979 Radio's 1st rock network "Source" premieres
1978 1st class postage now 15 cents (13 cents for 3 years)
1978 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship
1978 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1977 A. J. Foyt wins Indianapolis 500 for a record 4th time
1977 NBC News and Information Service (24 hour news) ends on radio
1977 Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1977 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1977 Janet Guthrie becomes 1st woman to drive in Indy 500
1977 Sue Press is 1st woman golfer to hit consecutive holes-in one
1976 "One Piece At A Time" by Johnny Cash hits #29
1976 Only home run of Joe Niekro's 22-year career, comes off brother Phil
1974 Northern Ireland is brought under direct rule from Westminster
1973 Thomas Bradley elected 1st black mayor of Los Angeles, California
1973 Columbia Records fires president Clive Davis for misappropriating $100,000 in funds, Davis will start Arista records
1972 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1971 Court Room by Clarence Carter hits #61
1970 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test (underground)
1969 Britain's Trans-Arctic expedition makes 1st crossing of Arctic Sea ice
1968 Manchester United wins 13rd Europe Cup 1 in London
1968 Truth in Lending Act signed into law
1968 U.N. resolves sanctions on white-minority-ruled Rhodesia
1967 Australian Paul McManus water skis barefoot for 1:30:19
1967 Pope Paul VI names 27 new cardinals, including Karol Wojtyla, archbishop of Krakow, who later became Pope John Paul II
1966 Carol Mann wins LPGA Baton Rouge Ladies Golf Invitational
1965 Phillies Dick Allen hits 529' home run out of Connie Mack Stadium
1962 Barbra Streisand appears on "Garry Moore Show"
1960 Everly Brothers "Cathy's Clown" hits #1
1959 Charles de Gaulle forms French government
1958 Real Madrid wins 3rd Europe Cup 1 in Brussels
1957 Algerian rebels kill 336 collaborators
1957 Laos government of prince Suvanna Phuma resigns
1957 New York City Mayor Robert Wagner says he plans to confer with the Giants and Dodgers about the proposed move to the west coast
1956 Arnold Schonberg's "Modern Psalm," premieres
1956 WESH TV channel 2 in Daytona Beach-Orlando, Florida (NBC) 1st broadcast
1955 Jordan government of Tewfik Abdul Huda resigns
1954 Kirk and Anne Douglas married
1953 Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norkay are 1st to reach summit of Everest
1952 2nd Round Conference between Dutch Antilles and Suriname ends
1951 1st North Pole flight in single engine plane-CF Blair
1949 Candid Camera, TV comedy Variety, moves to NBC
1946 KVP wins Provincial National election in Netherlands
1945 U.S. 1st Marine division conquerors Shuri-castle Okinawa
1944 British troops occupy Aprilia, Italy
1943 Confederacy of Algiers (Churchill-Marshall-Eisenhower)
1943 Meat and cheese rationed in U.S.
1942 Bing Crosby records "White Christmas," greatest selling record to date
1940 Adolf Kiefer swims world record 100 yards backstroke (58.8 sec)
1940 Arthur Seyss-Inquart installed as Reich commissar of Hague, Netherlands
1940 In WW II, Germans capture Ostend and Ypres in Belgium and Lille in France
1935 Hague local museum opens
1928 Fritz von Opel reaches 200 kph in experimental rocket car
1922 Ecuador becomes independent
1922 U.S. Supreme Court rules organized baseball is a sport and not a business and thus not subject to antitrust laws
1919 Charles Strite patents pop-up toaster
1919 Einstein's light-bending prediction confirmed by Arthur Eddington
1916 New York Giants win 17th consecutive road game
1916 Official flag of president of U.S. adopted
1916 U.S. forces invade Dominican Republic, stay until 1924
1914 Ship rams Canadian ship Empress of Ireland on St. Lawrence R; 1024 die
1912 15 young women fired by Curtis Publishing for dancing "Turkey Trot" during their lunch break
1911 1st running of Indianapolis 500
1910 Pope's encyclical on Editae Saepe, against church reformers
1909 Frank "Home Run" Baker's 1st career home run
1905 Pogrom against Jewish community in Brisk Lithuania
1902 Dutch State Mine law forms
1900 25th Preakness: H Spencer aboard Hindus wins in 1:48.4
1900 Trademark "Escalator" registered by Otis Elevator Co
1897 31st Belmont: J Scherrer aboard Scottish Cheiftain wins in 2:23
1889 August Strindberg's "Hemsoborna," premieres in Copenhagen
1884 1st steam cable trams start in highgate
1874 Present constitution of Switzerland takes effect
1864 Mexican Emperor Maximilian arrives at Vera Cruz
1861 Dorothea Dix offers help in setting up hospitals for Union Army
1849 Patent for lifting vessels granted to Abraham Lincoln
1849 Lincoln says "You can fool some of the people all of the time, and of people some of time, but you can't fool all of the people all of time"
1848 Battle at Curtazone: Austrians beat Sardinia-Piemonte
1848 Wisconsin becomes 30th state
1790 Rhode Is becomes last of original 13 colonies ratifying Constitution
1787 "Virginia Plan" proposed
1765 Patrick Henry historic speech against the Stamp Act, answering a cry of "Treason!" with, "If this be treason, make the most of it!"
1753 Joseph Haydns "Krumme Teufel," premieres
1727 Peter II Aleksei (11) becomes czar of Russia
1721 South Carolina formally incorporated as a royal colony
1692 Battle at La Hogue: English and Dutch fleet beat France
1692 Royal Hospital Founders Day 1st celebrated
1660 Charles II restored to English throne after Puritan Commonwealth
1652 English Admiral Robert Blake drives out Dutch fleet under lt-adm Tromp
1630 Governor John Winthrop begins "History of New England"
1576 Spanish army under Mondragon conquerors Zierik sea
1506 Earl Willem I van Nassau-Dillenburg weds countess Walburg van Egmont
1453 Constantinople falls to Muhammad II (Turks); ends Byzantine Empire
1453 French banker Jacques Coeurs possessions confiscated
1415 Council of Konstanz
1176 Battle at Legnano: Lombardi League beats Frederik Barbarossa
1167 Lombard League defeat Frederick Barbarossa at Battle of Legnano
1138 Anti-Pope Victor IV (Gregorio) overthrows self for Innocentius II
757 St. Paul I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
526 Antioch struck by Earthquake; about 250,000 die