May 29: Day of the Week
May 29, 2019 is the 149th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 216 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Gemini is the zodiac 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.
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May 29 Historical Event(s)
- 1727Peter II becomes Tsar of Russia.
- 1790Rhode Island becomes the last of the original United States’ colonies to ratify the Constitution and is admitted as the 13th U.S. state.
- 1852Jenny Lind left New York after her wildly successful two-year American tour.
- 1886Chemist John Pemberton places his first advertisement for Coca-Cola, the ad appearing in the Atlanta Journal.
- 1900N'Djamena is founded as Fort-Lamy by French commander Émile Gentil
- 1918Armenia defeats the Ottoman Army in the Battle of Sardarapat.
- 1942Bing 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.
- 1954First of the annual Bilderberg conferences.
- 1985Amputee Steve Fonyo completes cross-Canada marathon at Victoria, British Columbia, after 14 months.
- 1989Signing of an agreement Egypt - U.S. manufacturing parts of the fighter F-16 in Egypt.
Who were born on May 29?
- 1773Princess Sophia of Gloucester (d. 1844)
- 1921Norman Hetherington, Australian cartoonist and puppeteer (Mr Squiggle) (d. 2010)
- 1922Iannis Xenakis, Greek composer and architect (d. 2001)
- 1927Thanasis Veggos, Greek actor (d. 2011)
- 1940Farooq Leghari, Pakistani politician
- 1960Neil Crone, Canadian actor
- 1971Bernd Mayländer, Formula One Safety Car driver
- 1974Aaron McGruder, American cartoonist
- 1977Massimo Ambrosini, Italian footballer
- 1979John Rheinecker, American baseball player
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