May 29: Day of the Week
May 29, 2021 is the 149th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 216 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 1176Battle of Legnano: The Lombard League defeats Emperor Frederick I.
- 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.
- 1914Ocean liner RMS Empress of Ireland sinks in the Gulf of St. Lawrence with the loss of 1,024 lives.
- 1932World War I Veterans begin to assemble in Washington, D.C. in the Bonus Army to request cash bonuses promised to them to be paid in 1945.
- 1939Albanian fascist leader Tefik Mborja is appointed as member of the Italian Chamber of Fasces and Corporations.
- 1945First combat mission of the Consolidated B-32 Dominator heavy bomber.
- 1950The St. Roch, the first ship to circumnavigate North America, arrives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
- 1964The Arab League meets in East Jerusalem to discuss the Palestinian question, leading to the formation of the Palestinian Liberation Organization.
- 2004The World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
Who were born on May 29?
- 1675Humphry Ditton, English mathematician (d. 1715)
- 1860Isaac Albéniz, Spanish composer (d. 1909)
- 1923Bernard Clavel, French novelist (d. 2010)
- 1924Lars Bo, Danish artist and writer (d. 1999)
- 1934Nanette Newman, English actress and author
- 1943Robert W. Edgar, American theologian
- 1961Melissa Etheridge, American musician
- 1964Jestoni Alarcon, Filipino actor and politician
- 1974Stephen Larkham, Australian rugby player
- 1979Arne Friedrich, German footballer
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