May 29: Day of the Week
May 29, 2020 was the 150th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 216 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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)
- 1414Council of Constance.
- 1453Fall 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.
- 1677Treaty of Middle Plantation establishes peace between the Virginia colonists and the local Natives.
- 1790Rhode Island becomes the last of the original United States’ colonies to ratify the Constitution and is admitted as the 13th U.S. state.
- 1900N'Djamena is founded as Fort-Lamy by French commander Émile Gentil
- 1914Ocean liner RMS Empress of Ireland sinks in the Gulf of St. Lawrence with the loss of 1,024 lives.
- 1931Born October 19, 1899 in Sardinia, Michele “Mike” Schirru, Anarchist against Fascism, U.S. Citizen is executed by Italian military firing squad for intent to kill Benito Mussolini. The U.S. Government did nothing to help Schirru.
- 1940The first flight of the F4U Corsair.
- 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.
- 1988U.S. President Ronald Reagan begins his first visit to the Soviet Union when he arrives in Moscow for a superpower summit with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
Who were born on May 29?
- 1773Princess Sophia of Gloucester (d. 1844)
- 1906T.H. White, British author (d. 1964)
- 1921Clifton James, American actor
- 1934Nanette Newman, English actress and author
- 1942Kevin Conway, American actor
- 1953Danny Elfman, American musician (Oingo Boingo)
- 1957Jeb Hensarling, American politician
- 1977Antonio Lebo-Lebo, Angolan footballer
- 1982Anita Briem, Icelandic actress
- 1983Joanna Higson, English actress
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