Monday, May 29, 2017
History for May 29 - On-This-Day.com
Patrick Henry 1736 - Prominent figure in the American Revolution, known for his "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" speech, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, Gilbert Keith Chesterton 1874 - Writer of philosophy, ontolory, poetry, Oswald Spengler (Oswald Arnold Gottfried Spengler) 1880 - German historian and philosopher
Bob Hope 1903 - Comedian, actor, John Fitzgerald Kennedy (U.S.) 1917 - 35th President of the United States, refered to by his initials JFK, Al Unser, Sr. 1939 - Automobile racer
1453 - Constantinople fell to Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II, ending the Byzantine Empire.
1765 - Patrick Henry denounced the Stamp Act before Virginia's House of Burgesses.
1912 - Fifteen women were dismissed from their jobs at the Curtis Publishing Company in Philadelphia, PA, for dancing the Turkey Trot while on the job.
1922 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that organized baseball was a sport, not subject to antitrust laws.
1953 - Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became first men to reach the top of Mount Everest.
1986 - Colonel Oliver North told National Security Advisor William McFarlane that profits from weapons sold to Iran were being diverted to the Contras.
2001 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that disabled golfer Casey Martin could use a cart to ride in tournaments.
2015 - The Obama adminstration removed Cuba from the U.S. terrorism blacklist. The two countries had severed diplomatic relations in January of 1961.