May 29: Day of the Week
May 29, 2020 is the 150th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 216 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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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)
- 1167Battle of Monte Porzio – A Roman army supporting Pope Alexander III is defeated by Christian of Buch and Rainald of Dassel
- 1677Treaty of Middle Plantation establishes peace between the Virginia colonists and the local Natives.
- 1780American 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.
- 1861The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce was founded, in Hong Kong.
- 1864Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico arrives in Mexico for the first time.
- 1940The first flight of the F4U Corsair.
- 1945First combat mission of the Consolidated B-32 Dominator heavy bomber.
- 1985Heysel 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.
- 1999Space Shuttle Discovery completes the first docking with the International Space Station.
- 2004The World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
Who were born on May 29?
- 1874G. K. Chesterton, English novelist (d. 1936)
- 1932Paul R. Ehrlich, American biologist and author
- 1939Al Unser, Sr., American race car driver
- 1940Taihō Kōki, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 48th Yokozuna
- 1941Doug Scott, British mountaineer
- 1953Danny Elfman, American musician (Oingo Boingo)
- 1963Blaze Bayley, British singer (Iron Maiden)
- 1976Caçapa, Brazilian footballer
- 1978Sébastien Grosjean, French tennis player
- 1985Nathan Horton, Canadian ice hockey player
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