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Friday May 29, 2020

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 French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1176
    Battle of Legnano: The Lombard League defeats Emperor Frederick I.
  • 1660
    English Restoration: Charles II is restored to the throne of Great Britain.
  • 1913
    Igor Stravinsky’s ballet score The Rite of Spring receives its premiere performance in Paris, provoking a riot.
  • 1914
    Ocean liner RMS Empress of Ireland sinks in the Gulf of St. Lawrence with the loss of 1,024 lives.
  • 1919
    Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity is tested (later confirmed) by Arthur Eddington’s observation of a total solar eclipse in Principe and by Andrew Crommelin in Sobral, Ceará, Brazil.
  • 1924
    AEK Athens FC is established on the anniversary of the siege of Constantinople by the Turks.
  • 1940
    The first flight of the F4U Corsair.
  • 1948
    Creation of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization
  • 1999
    Olusegun Obasanjo takes office as President of Nigeria, the first elected and civilian head of state in Nigeria after 16 years of military rule.
  • 2004
    The World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.

Who were born on May 29?

  • 1722
    James FitzGerald, 1st Duke of Leinster, Irish politician (d. 1773)
  • 1874
    G. K. Chesterton, English novelist (d. 1936)
  • 1907
    Hartland Molson, Canadian businessman and senator (d. 2002)
  • 1917
    John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States (d. 1963)
  • 1932
    Richie Guerin, American basketball player
  • 1958
    Willem Holleeder, Dutch criminal
  • 1963
    Ukyo Katayama, Japanese racing driver
  • 1969
    Chan Kinchla, Canadian musician (Blues Traveler)
  • 1971
    Bernd Mayländer, Formula One Safety Car driver
  • 1987
    Lina Andrijauskaitė, Lithuanian athlete

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