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May 29 Historical Events

The following events took place on May 29. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 58 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 363
    The Roman emperor Julian defeats the Sasanian army in the Battle of Ctesiphon, under the walls of the Sasanian capital, but is unable to take the city.
  • 1108
    Battle of Uclés: Almoravid troops under the command of Tamim ibn Yusuf defeat a Castile and León alliance under the command of Prince Sancho Alfónsez.
  • 1167
    Battle of Monte Porzio – A Roman army supporting Pope Alexander III is defeated by Christian of Buch and Rainald of Dassel
  • 1176
    Battle of Legnano: The Lombard League defeats Emperor Frederick I.
  • 1328
    Philip VI is crowned King of France.
  • 1414
    Council of Constance.
  • 1453
    Fall of Constantinople: Ottoman armies under Sultan Mehmed II Fatih capture Constantinople after a 53-day siege, ending the Byzantine Empire.
  • 1660
    English Restoration: Charles II is restored to the throne of England, Scotland and Ireland.
  • 1677
    Treaty of Middle Plantation establishes peace between the Virginia colonists and the local Natives.
  • 1727
    Peter II becomes Czar of Russia.
  • 1733
    The right of Canadians to keep Indian slaves is upheld at Quebec City.
  • 1780
    American Revolutionary War: At the Battle of Waxhaws, the British continue attacking after the Continentals lay down their arms, killing 113 and critically wounding all but 53 that remained.
  • 1790
    Rhode Island becomes the last of the original United States’ colonies to ratify the Constitution and is admitted as the 13th U.S. state.
  • 1798
    United Irishmen Rebellion: Between 300 and 500 United Irishmen are massacred by the British Army in County Kildare, Ireland.
  • 1807
    Mustafa IV became Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and Caliph of Islam.
  • 1848
    Wisconsin is admitted as the 30th U.S. state.
  • 1852
    Jenny Lind leaves New York after her two-year American tour.
  • 1861
    The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce is founded, in Hong Kong.
  • 1864
    Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico arrives in Mexico for the first time.
  • 1867
    The Austro-Hungarian Compromise of 1867 (“the Compromise”) is born through Act 12, which establishes the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
  • 1868
    The assassination of Michael Obrenovich III, Prince of Serbia, in Belgrade.
  • 1886
    The pharmacist John Pemberton places his first advertisement for Coca-Cola, which appeared in The Atlanta Journal.
  • 1900
    N'Djamena is founded as Fort-Lamy by the French commander Émile Gentil.
  • 1903
    In the May Coup, Alexander I, King of Serbia, and Queen Draga, are assassinated in Belgrade by the Black Hand (Crna Ruka) organization.
  • 1913
    Igor Stravinsky’s ballet score The Rite of Spring receives its premiere performance in Paris, France, provoking a riot.
  • 1914
    The Ocean liner RMS Empress of Ireland sinks in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence with the loss of 1,024 lives.
  • 1918
    Armenia defeats the Ottoman Army in the Battle of Sardarabad.
  • 1919
    Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity is tested (later confirmed) by Arthur Eddington and Andrew Claude de la Cherois Crommelin.
  • 1919
    The Republic of Prekmurje is founded.
  • 1931
    Michele Schirru, a citizen of the United States, is executed by Italian military firing squad for intent to kill Benito Mussolini.

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