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What are the important events that happened on May 29? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 29: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 29 is the 150th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 216 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 16, 2016 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,408,000 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectapentacontagon’ day.

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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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 244 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,255 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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May 29 Historical Events

  • 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.
  • 1918
    Armenia defeats the Ottoman Army in the Battle of Sardarapat.
  • 1924
    AEK Athens FC is established on the anniversary of the siege of Constantinople by the Turks.
  • 1932
    World 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.

Who were born on May 29?

  • 1773
    Princess Sophia of Gloucester (d. 1844)
  • 1908
    Diana Morgan, British playwright and screenwriter (d. 1996)
  • 1958
    Willem Holleeder, Dutch criminal
  • 1975
    Jason Allison, Canadian professional ice hockey
  • 1987
    Timur Özgöz, German footballer

Who died on May 29?

  • 1951
    Fanny Brice, American singer/comedian (b. 1891)
  • 1973
    P. Ramlee, Malaysian film actor, director, singer and songwriter. (b. 1929)
  • 1977
    Ba Maw, Burmese politician (b. 1893)
  • 1996
    Tamara Toumanova, Ballet star and actress (b. 1919)
  • 2006
    Steve Mizerak, American pool player (b. 1944)

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