What happened this day in history May 29, 1999

What are the important events that happened on May 29, 1999? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

May 29, 1999: Facts & Myths About This Day

May 29, 1999 is the 149th day of the year 1999 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 216 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is May 16, 1999 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 927,936,000 seconds 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 ‘hectatetracontaenneagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a dollar every day starting at age 6, then by now that person has accumulated $5,669.00. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

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.

Rabbit is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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May 29, 1999 Historical Events

  • 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.

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