Famous Events on this Day in History, May 29:363 - Roman Emperor Julian defeats the Sassanid army in the Battle of Ctesiphon, under the walls of the Sassanid capital, but is unable to take the city.
526 - Antioch struck by Earthquake; about 250,000 die
757 - St Paul I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1138 - Anti-Pope Victor IV (Gregorio) overthrows self for Innocentius II
1167 - Lombard League defeat Frederick Barbarossa at Battle of Legnano
1167 - Battle of Monte Porzio - A Roman army supporting Pope Alexander III is defeated by Christian of Buch and Rainald of Dassel
1176 - Battle at Legnano: Lombardi League beats Frederik Barbarossa
1414 - Council of Constance.
1415 - Council of Konstanz
1453 - Constantinople falls to Muhammad II (Turks); ends Byzantine Empire
1453 - French banker Jacques Coeurs possessions confiscated
1506 - Earl Willem I van Nassau-Dillenburg weds countess Walburg van Egmont
1576 - Spanish army under Mondragon conquerors Zierik sea
1592 - At the Battle of Sacheon, the Korean navy led by Admiral Yi Sun Shin, repels a Japanese army that outnumbers it nearly 3 to 1.
1630 - Gov John Winthrop begins "History of New England"
1652 - English Admiral Robert Blake drives out Dutch fleet under lt-adm Tromp
1660 - Charles II restored to English throne after Puritan Commonwealth
1677 - Treaty of Middle Plantation establishes peace between the Virginia colonists and the local Indians.
1692 - Battle at La Hogue: English & Dutch fleet beat France
1692 - Royal Hospital Founders Day 1st celebrated
1721 - South Carolina formally incorporated as a royal colony
1727 - Peter II Aleksei (11) becomes czar of Russia
1727 - Peter II becomes Tsar of Russia.
1733 - The right of Canadians to keep Indian slaves is upheld at Quebec City.
1753 - Joseph Haydns "Krumme Teufel," premieres
1765 - Patrick Henry historic speech against the Stamp Act, answering a cry of "Treason!" with, "If this be treason, make the most of it!"
1780 - Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton massacres Colonel Abraham Buford's continentals allegedly after the continentals surrender. 113 Americans are killed.
1787 - "Virginia Plan" proposed
1790 - Rhode Is becomes last of original 13 colonies ratifying Constitution
1848 - Battle at Curtazone: Austrians beat Sardinia-Piemonte
1848 - Wisconsin becomes 30th state
1849 - Patent for lifting vessels granted to Abraham Lincoln
1849 - Lincoln says "You can fool some of the people all of the time, & of people some of time, but you can't fool all of the people all of time"
1861 - Dorothea Dix offers help in setting up hospitals for Union Army
1864 - Mexican Emperor Maximilian arrives at Vera Cruz
1868 - The assassination of Michael Obrenovich III, Prince of Serbia, in Belgrade.
1874 - Present constitution of Switzerland takes effect
1884 - 1st steam cable trams start in highgate
1889 - August Strindberg's "Hemsoborna," premieres in Copenhagen
1897 - 31st Belmont: J Scherrer aboard Scottish Cheiftain wins in 2:23.25
1900 - 25th Preakness: H Spencer aboard Hindus wins in 1:48.4
1900 - Trademark "Escalator" registered by Otis Elevator Co
1902 - Dutch State Mine law forms
1903 - May coup d'etat: Alexander Obrenovich, King of Serbia, and Queen Draga, are assassinated in Belgrade by the Black Hand (Crna Ruka) organization.
1905 - Pogrom against Jewish community in Brisk Lithuania
1909 - Frank "Home Run" Baker's 1st career home run
1910 - Pope's encyclical on Editae Saepe, against church reformers
1911 - 1st running of Indianapolis 500
1912 - 15 young women fired by Curtis Publishing for dancing "Turkey Trot" during their lunch break
1913 - Igor Stravinsky's ballet score The Rite of Spring is premiered in Paris, provoking a riot.
1914 - Ship rams Canadian ship Empress of Ireland on St Lawrence R; 1024 die
1916 - NY Giants win 17th consecutive road game
1916 - Official flag of president of US adopted
1916 - US forces invade Dominican Republic, stay until 1924
1919 - Charles Strite patents pop-up toaster
1919 - Einstein's light-bending prediction confirmed by Arthur Eddington
1919 - The Republic of Prekmurje founded
1922 - Ecuador becomes independent
1922 - US Supreme Court rules organized baseball is a sport & not a business & thus not subject to antitrust laws
1924 - AEK Athens FC is established on the anniversary of the siege of Constantinople by the Turks.
1928 - Fritz von Opel reaches 200 kph in experimental rocket car
1932 - World War I Veterans begin to assemble in Washington, DC in the Bonus Army to request cash bonuses promised to them to be paid in 1945.
1935 - Hague local museum opens
1940 - Adolf Kiefer swims world record 100 yards backstroke (58.8 sec)
1940 - Arthur Seyss-Inquart installed as Reich commissar of Hague Neth
1940 - In WW II, Germans capture Ostend & Ypres in Belgium & Lille in France
1942 - Bing Crosby records "White Christmas," greatest selling record to date
1943 - Confederacy of Algiers (Churchill-Marshall-Eisenhower)
1943 - Meat & cheese rationed in US
1944 - British troops occupy Aprilia Italy
1945 - US 1st Marine division conquerors Shuri-castle Okinawa
1946 - KVP wins Provincial National election in Netherlands
1949 - Candid Camera, TV comedy Variety, moves to NBC
1951 - 1st North Pole flight in single engine plane-CF Blair
1952 - 2nd Round Conference between Dutch Antilles & Suriname ends
1953 - Edmund P Hillary & Tensing Norkay are 1st to reach summit of Everest
1954 - Kirk & Anne Douglas married
1954 - Pope Pius X issues holy declaration
1954 - First of the annual Bilderberg conferences.
1955 - Jordan government of Tewfik Abdul Huda resigns
1956 - Arnold Schinberg's "Modern Psalm," premieres
1956 - WESH TV channel 2 in Daytona Beach-Orlando, FL (NBC) 1st broadcast
1957 - Algerian rebels kill 336 collaborators
1957 - Laos govt of prince Suvanna Phuma resigns
1957 - NYC Mayor Robert Wagner says he plans to confer with the Giants & Dodgers about the proposed move to the west coast
1958 - Real Madrid wins 3rd Europe Cup 1 in Brussels
1959 - Charles de Gaulle forms French govt
1960 - Everly Brothers "Cathy's Clown" hits #1
1962 - Barbra Streisand appears on "Garry Moore Show"
1965 - Phillies Dick Allen hits 529' HR out of Connie Mack Stadium
1966 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Baton Rouge Ladies Golf Invitational
1967 - Australian Paul McManus water skis barefoot for 1:30:19
1967 - Pope Paul VI names 27 new cardinals, including Karol Wojtyla, archbishop of Krakow, who later became Pope John Paul II
1968 - Manchester United wins 13rd Europe Cup 1 in London
1968 - Truth in Lending Act signed into law
1968 - UN resolves sanctions on white-minority-ruled Rhodesia
1969 - Britain's Trans-Arctic expedition makes 1st crossing of Arctic Sea ice
1969 - General strike in Cordoba, Argentina, leading to the Cordobazo civil unrest.
1970 - USSR performs nuclear test (underground)
1971 - Court Room by Clarence Carter hits #61
1972 - Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
1973 - Thomas Bradley elected 1st black mayor of Los Angeles Calif
1973 - Columbia Records fires president Clive Davis for misappropriating $100,000 in funds, Davis will start Arista records
1974 - Northern Ireland is brought under direct rule from Westminster
1976 - "One Piece At A Time" by Johnny Cash hits #29
1976 - Only HR of Joe Niekro's 22-year career, comes off brother Phil
1977 - A J Foyt wins Indianapolis 500 for a record 4th time
1977 - NBC News & Information Service (24 hr news) ends on radio
1977 - Sandra Spuzich wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1977 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1977 - Janet Guthrie becomes 1st woman to drive in Indy 500
1977 - Sue Press is 1st woman golfer to hit consecutive holes-in one
1978 - 1st class postage now 15 cents (13 cents for 3 years)
1978 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship
1978 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1979 - Bishop Abel Muzorewa is sworn in as Zimbabwe's 1st black PM
1979 - Radio's 1st rock network "Source" premieres
1980 - "Billy Bishop Goes to War" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 12 perfs
1980 - 53rd National Spelling Bee: Jacques Bailly wins spelling elucubrate
1980 - Attempted assassination on Vernon Jordan Jr National Urban League pres
1980 - J Turners "Juliet & Her Nurse" sold for $6,400,000 in NYC
1980 - Larry Bird beats out Magic Johnson for NBA rookie of year
1981 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1982 - "I Know What Boys Like," by The Waitresses hits #62
1982 - 1st papal visit to Britain since 1531
1982 - Pentagon plans 1st strategy to fight a nuclear war
1983 - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1983 - Yuri Dumchev of USSR throws discus a record 71.86 m
1984 - Boston Red Sox retires #9 (Ted Williams) & #4 (Joe Cronin)
1985 - Juventus wins 30th Europe Cup 1 in Brussels, 39 die in riot
1985 - Amputee Steve Fonyo completes cross-Canada marathon at Victoria, British Columbia, after 14 months.
1986 - 59th National Spelling Bee: Jon Pennington wins spelling odontalgia
1987 - "Twilight Zone" director John Landis found innocent in death of actor
1987 - Michael Jackson attempts to buy Elephant Man's remains
1987 - Robin Ventura set a college baseball record with hits in 57 games
1988 - Graeme Hick scores his 1,000th run of 1st-class cricket season
1988 - President Zia ul-Haq fires government/disbands parliament in Pakistan
1988 - Sherri Turner wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1989 - Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt, 39, retires
1989 - Student protesters in China construct a replica of Statue of Liberty
1990 - An earthquake hit Peru, killing 56
1990 - Boris Yeltsin is elected president of the Russian republic
1990 - Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,870.49
1990 - Mets replace manager Davey Johnson with Buddy Harrelson
1990 - NY Mets fire manager Davey Johnson & hire Bud Harrelson
1990 - Rickey Henderson steals record 893rd base, breaking Ty Cobb's record
1991 - "Les Miserables," opens at ACTEA Theatre, Auckland NZ
1991 - Crevena Zvezda wins 36th Europe Cup I
1992 - NY Mets score in 9th to end home shut-out streak at 3 games
1992 - White Sox Tim Raines swipes his 700th career base
1993 - Nazi's kill 5 Turkish women in Solingen Germany
1993 - Texas Ranger Jose Canseco pitches 8th inning in 15-1 loss to Red Sox, he gives up 3 runs on 2 hits & 3 walks, he damages his arm
1994 - "Joseph & the Amazing" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 223 perfs
1994 - "Picnic" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 45 performances
1994 - Al Unser Jr wins 78th Indianapolis 500 in 3:06:29.006 (255.89 kph)
1994 - Beth Daniel wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
1994 - Great comet-iceball seen above North sea
1994 - Hungary's Socialist Party wins parliamentary election
1994 - Patty Sheehan wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Golf Game
1996 - Space Shuttle STS 77 Endeavour 11), lands
1997 - 70th National Spelling Bee: Rebecca Sealfon wins spelling euonym
1997 - Jesse Timmedequas, found guilty of rape/murder of Megan Kanka, 7
1997 - Span scientists announce new human species in 780,000 year old fossil
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.
1999 - Space Shuttle Discovery completes the first docking with the International Space Station.
2001 - U.S. Supreme Court rules that disabled golfer Casey Martin can use a cart to ride in tournaments.
2001 - International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers inaugurated.
2004 - The World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
2004 - The Al-Khobar massacres in Saudi Arabia kill 22.
2005 - France resoundingly rejects the European Constitution.