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MAY 29

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Comoros: Anniversary of the Death of President Ali Soilih
(Commemorates the death of President Ali Soilih: 05/29/1978)
Comoros Wikipedia
England: Oak Apple/Royal Oak Day
(Commemorates the restoration of Charles II: 5/29/1660)
English Political and Social Leaders Charles II Chambers Book of Days
Israel: Jerusalem Reunification Day
(Iyar 27)
Israel Abundant Love
Rhode Island: Rhode Island Day
(Rhode Island becomes 13th state: 5/29/1790)
Rhode Island Pocantico Hills Schools
Wisconsin: Wisconsin Day
(Wisconsin becomes 30th state: 5/29/1848)
Wisconsin Wisconsin Historical Society Library of Congress The History Channel
1630 Charles II (King of England) English Political and Social Leaders Charles II
1736 Patrick Henry (Virginia-born Congressman, Governor) Patrick Henry Continental Congress American Revolution
1857 Charles Richard Van Hise (President of the University of Wisconsin: 1903-1918) Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders Educators of Note University of Wisconsin Wisconsin Historical Society
1896 Sister Augustine Scheele (Wisconsin-born Educator Who Helped Organize Alverno College) Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders Educators of Note Religious Leaders and Theologians Alverno College Wisconsin Historical Society
Luther W. Youngdahl (Governor of Minnesota: 1947 to 1951) Minnesota Political and Social Leaders
1917 John Fitzgerald Kennedy (Massachusetts-born 35th President of the United States) John F. Kennedy Massachusetts
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1814 Josephine (Empress of France, Wife of Napoleon) French Political and Social Leaders Napoleon Chambers Book of Days
1998 Barry Goldwater (Arizona-born U.S. Senator) Arizona Political and Swocial Leaders U.S. Senate
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1453 The Ottoman Turks Conquer Constantinople, Ending the Byzantine Empire Turkey World History Hellenic Electronic Center
1546 In St Andrews Castle, Protestant Reformers Murder Cardinal Beaton, Lord High Chancellor of Scotland St. Andrews, Scotland Religious Leaders and Theologians BBC
1533 Anne Boleyn Is Crowned Queen of England English Political and Social Leaders Anne Boleyn Greenwich Guide
1586 English Sea Captain, Sir Francis Drake, Burns and Sacks St. Augustine, Florida Francis Drake St. Augustine, Florida Florida State Archive
1660 Charles II Arrives in London to Restore the English Monarchy, Replacing Cromwell English Political and Social Leaders Charles II Chambers Book of Days Historic UK Greenwich Guide
1721 South Carolina Is Incorporated As a Royal Colony of England English History South Carolina Colonial South Carolina University of Georgia
1765 The Creek Nations Meet with British Officials in Pensacola, Florida Great Britain Creek Indians Pensacola, Florida Florida State Archive
1778 Native Americans Attack Fort Donnally, Near Present-Day Lewisburg, West Virginia Lewisburg, West Virginia Native American Heritage Forts War West Virginia State Archives
1787 Edmund Randolph Presents the Virginia Plan at the Constitutional Convention James Madison Constitutional Convention Yale University
1790 Rhode Island Becomes Last of the Original 13 States Rhode Island U.S. History New York Times
1836 The U.S. Senate Ratifies the Treaty of New Echota U.S. Senate Cherokee Indians Historic U.S. Documents North Georgia University of Georgia
1848 Wisconsin Is Admitted as the 30th State Wisconsin U.S. History Wisconsin Historical Society Library of Congress The History Channel
Admission of Wisconsin to the Union Leaves Present-day Minnesota without a Government Until Establishment of the Minnesota Territory in 1849 Wisconsin Minnesota Minnesota Historical Society
Senator Lewis Cass Receives the Democratic Party's Nomination to Run Against Whig Candidate Zachary Taylor New Hampshire Political and Social Leaders Zachary Taylor American Presidents State of Michigan
1855 Washington's Territorial Governor Convenes the First Walla Walla Council with Native American Tribes of the Columbia River Basin Washington Government Native American Heritage HistoryLink
1856 Abraham Lincoln Receives Standing Ovation for Speech at the Whig Illinois State Convention Illinois Political and Social Leaders Abraham Lincoln Lincoln Logs
1862 Union Forces Occupy Baton Rouge, Louisiana as Confederate General Beauregard Retreats to Tupelo, Mississippi Baton Rouge, Louisiana Tupelo, Mississippi Civil War Louisiana Secretary of State
1864 Lee's Troops Beats Grant to Totopotomoy Creek, Virginia Lee Grant Civil War The History Channel
1865 Andrew Johnson Issues General Amnesty for All Confederates Andrew Johnson The American Presidency Civil War The History Channel
1874 Switzerland's Adopts a Constitution Switzerland University of Bern
1914 British Liner Empress of Ireland and Norwegian Freighter Storstad Collide in the Gulf of Canada's St. Lawrence River: 1,012 Die St. Lawrence Seaway Great Britain Norway Naval History Death The History Channel Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
1932 World War I Veterans Arrive in Washington, D.C. Demanding Retirement Bonuses Washington, D.C. World War I Great Depression Writer's Almanac The History Channel
1942 All Jews in Paris Are Forced to Sew Yellow Stars onto Their Jackets Paris Judaism WWII The History Channel
Members of Florida's Eau Gallie Yacht Club Rescue 8 Sailors from Ship Torpedoed by a German U-Boat in the Atlantic Florida World War II Naval Military History Eau Gallie Yacht Club Florida State Archive
1943 The U.S. Army Activates Post at Shemya, Alaska with 236 Officers and 4,565 Enlisted Men Alaska WWII Alaska Historical Society
1951 U.S. Navy Captain Charles Blair Flies from Norway to Alaska in First Solo Flight Over the North Pole Norway Alaska The Arctic Aviation History Historic Firsts Centennial of Flight
1972 Richard Nixon and Leonid Brezhnev Conclude Moscow Summit with Joint Communique Leonid Brezhnev Richard Nixon The History Channel
Three Japanese Terrorist Hired by Palestinians Kill 26 Tel Aviv, Israel Airport Ben Gurion Airport Japan Aviation History Terrorism Death BBC
1973 Tom Bradley Is Elected as the First African-American Mayor of Los Angeles Los Angeles Political and Social Leaders Elections Historic Firsts African American Political and Social Leaders African American Registry
1975 Gerald Ford Vetoes Job Creation Bill U.S. Congress Gerald Ford The American Presidency Labor The History Channel
1980 Civil Rights Leader, Vernon Jordan, Is Shot and Wounded in Fort Wayne, Indiana Fort Wayne, Indiana Crime African-American Political and Social Leaders Our Georgia History
1982 Pope John Paul II Visits Canterbury Cathedral Canterbury, England Pope John Paul II Canterbury Cathedral BBC
1988 Reagan Arrives in Moscow for First Summit with Mikhail Gorbachev Mikhail Gorbachev Ronald Reagan The American Presidency The Cold War Writer's Almanac The History Channel
1990 Boris Yeltsin Is Elected President of the Russian Republic Boris Yeltsin Elections New York Times
1996 Benjamin Netanyahu Is Elected Prime Minister of Israel Israel Elections New York Times
1998 Pakistan Conducts Five Nuclear Tests Pakistan India Nuclear Weapons CNN

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