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In the Gregorian Calendar, May 29 is the 49th
(hundredth – fortieth nineth) day of the year.

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Quote of the Day…

If we elaborate our human and divine cleansing too much, we will be left out of the two paradises. Smelling, knowing, touching a little man and woman, goddess and god, is pleasant and necessary.

— Juan Ramon Jimenez
Spanish poet (died May 29, 1958).

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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Events that Happened “Such a Day as Today” / Image Credit: Gerd Altmann

May 29 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 526: in the region of Syria (part of the Roman Empire) there is an earthquake of XI12 degrees on the modified Mercalli scale (which measures damage). It leaves a balance of 250,000 dead.
  • 757: in Rome, Paul I succeeds Stephen II as pope.
  • 1176: in Italy the battle of Legnano is fought between Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa and the Lombard League.
  • 1453: the city of Constantinople is taken by the Turks, thus putting an end to the Byzantine Empire.
  • 1486: in Spain, the Christian troops of Hernán Pérez del Pulgar reconquer the city of Salar (Granada) from the Muslims.
  • 1494: in the San Antonio ravine (Tenerife) the First Battle of Acentejo takes place, where the Castilian army suffers its greatest defeat against the Guanche troops.
  • 1727: in Russia, Peter II becomes Tsar.
  • 1790 – In today’s United States, Rhode Island becomes the 13th state.
  • 1810: in Buenos Aires, the newly created first Governing Board decreed the creation of the national military bodies, which “will ensure the defense and self-determination of the Argentine people, and their territorial integrity.” Later this date will be the Argentine Army Day.
  • 1825: in the Cathedral of Reims, Carlos X is crowned king of France.
  • 1848: In the United States, Wisconsin becomes the 30th state.
  • 1868: Prince Mihailo Obrenovich III is assassinated in Belgrade (Serbia).
  • 1887: Creation of the Colombian Society of Engineers.
  • 1913: in Paris, Igor Stravinsky premieres his ballet The Rite of Spring, which provokes a riot.
  • 1914: the ocean liner Empress of Ireland sinks in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence (Canada) (1906). 1024 people die.
  • 1918: The Battle of Skra-di-Legen begins, which lasted two days and took place on the Greek front during the First World War, between Greek-French troops and Bulgarian forces. The battle ended with the defeat of the Bulgarians.
  • 1919: the Republic of Prekmurje is founded in present-day Slovenia, which will last one week. It will be absorbed by the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.
  • 1919: scientists Arthur Eddington –from the island of Príncipe (near Africa) – and Andrew Crommelin –from Sobral (northern Brazil) – verify (and later confirm) Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity by observing a same total solar eclipse.
  • 1924: in Madrid (Spain), the Agrupación Deportiva El Rayo (current Rayo Vallecano) is founded.
  • 1932: In Washington, DC, veterans of World War I protest due to the promise of the Government to pay them a bond only in 1945.
  • 1941: during the battle of Crete, in the city of Heraklion, German troops occupy the airfield at the moment when Allied troops evacuate the port. Italian planes, from the 41st Gruppo, attack the British destroyer HMS Imperial and HMS Hereward is attacked by Stukas. Both ships will sink later.
  • 1942: in Cologne, the British RAF launches its first brutal bombardment. About 1,000 planes dropped 1,455 tons of bombs, destroying 600 acres (243 hectares) of homes and killing 486 civilians. 59,000 people lose their homes.
  • 1942: at the Reich Chancellery in Berlin, Adolf Hitler receives the Indian politician Shubhas Chandra Bose. It does not transcend the content of the conversations. Chandra Bose has also made several trips to Japan.
  • 1943: in Wuppertal (Germany), the British RAF launches an attack with 719 bombers, dropping 1,900 tons of bombs and killing 2,450 civilians.
  • 1948: the United Nations Peace Forces are created in New York.
  • 1953: New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay reach the top of Mount Everest.
  • 1955: in Vatican City, Pope Pius XII beatifies the French religious Marcellin Champagnat (1789-1840).
  • 1961: in a remote farm in Cumanayagua (in the Escambray mountain range, Cuba), a member of a family that was being literate – who was a civil collaborator of Cuban mercenaries paid by the US CIA to boycott the National Literacy Campaign of 1961― murders literacy teacher Pedro Blanco Gómez (13 years old) with a single bullet in the head without torturing him.
  • 1961: on Calle Estrada Palma on the corner of D’Strampes, in the Santos Suárez neighborhood of the city of Havana (Cuba), a group of Cuban “bandits” –in the framework of the terrorist attacks organized by the CIA- carried out a bomb attack on the car of Pelayo Fernández Rubio (prosecutor of the Revolutionary Courts of the Havana District), who is injured.
  • 1966: in Mexico City the Azteca Stadium, home of the soccer club América team, is inaugurated.
  • 1969: in Córdoba (Argentina) the Cordobazo takes place, a massive civil protest movement.
  • 1970: in Buenos Aires, the Montoneros guerrilla organization kidnaps General Pedro Eugenio Aramburu (dictator of Argentina between 1955 and 1958).
  • 1978: in the town of Panzós (Guatemala), the army machine-gunned a peaceful demonstration of indigenous Mayan Kekchís (Panzós massacre).
  • 1982: the British band Queen gives a concert in Elland Road, home of Leeds United.
  • 1985: at the King Baudouin stadium, located in the Heysel district, in the center of Brussels (Belgium), before the start of the final match of the European Football Cup – between Liverpool and Juventus in Turin – the fans provoke a human avalanche that leaves a balance of 39 dead and about 600 wounded (Heysel Tragedy).
  • 1988: In Guayaquil (Ecuador) the Isidro Romero Carbo stadium is inaugurated, with a capacity for 55,000 people, the largest in that country.
  • 1991: in Vich (Spain), the terrorist group ETA commits an attack on the Civil Guard barracks, causing 10 deaths and 44 injuries.
  • 1999: in the municipality of Tibú (Colombia), a paramilitary force of 450 men belonging to the ACCU begins the invasion of La Gabarra.
  • 1999: in Jerusalem (Israel), Sweden wins the 1999 Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Take me to your heaven”, performed by singer Charlotte Nilsson.
  • 2002: in the city of Bayamón, Puerto Rico, Oxana Fedorova becomes Miss Universe, four months later she will be dethroned and her place will be occupied by Justine Pasek from Panama.
  • 2008: in Panama City, a Panamanian Air Force helicopter falls in the middle of the commercial district, causing the death of 11 people, 6 of them belonging to the high command of the Carabineros de Chile, the uniformed police of that country, including General Director of Carabineros, José Alejandro Bernales
  • 2008: in Iceland an earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale leaves 28 injured.
  • 2008: Tropical storm Alma makes landfall in the city of León (Nicaragua), causing the death of eleven people and the disappearance of four. In the following days it will cause damage throughout Central America.
  • 2010: the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest is held in Oslo (Norway).
  • 2019: Baku, Azerbaijan hosts the 2018-19 UEFA Europa League Final.
  • 2021: Porto, Portugal hosts the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League Final. In it, Chelsea came out champion after beating Manchester City 1-0.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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Who was Born “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Susanne Jutzeler

May 29 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 1265: Dante Alighieri, Italian poet (d. 1321).
  • 1421: Carlos de Trastámara y Evreux, French aristocrat (d. 1461).
  • 1439: Pius III, Italian pope (d. 1503).
  • 1627: Ana Maria Luisa de Orleans de Montpensier, French aristocrat (d. 1693).
  • 1630: Charles II, English king (d. 1685).
  • 1660: Sarah Churchill, English aristocrat (d. 1744).
  • 1698: Edmé Bouchardon, French sculptor (d. 1762).
  • 1716: Louis Jean Marie Daubenton, French physician and naturalist (f. 1800).
  • 1736: Patrick Henry, American politician (d. 1799).
  • 1801: Pedro Santana, Dominican military and politician (d. 1864).
  • 1829: Fernando Montes de Oca, Mexican hero (d. 1847).
  • 1830: Louise Michel, French anarchist (d. 1905).
  • 1860: Isaac Albéniz, Spanish composer (d. 1909).
  • 1867: Adolfo Caminha, Brazilian writer (d. 1897).
  • 1874: G. K. Chesterton, British writer (d. 1936).
  • 1875: Jorge Newbery, Argentine aviator, sportsman, civil servant, engineer and scientist (d. 1914).
  • 1876: Andrés Chazarreta, Argentine composer of folk music (d. 1960).
  • 1880: Juan Alejandro Borchex, Argentine politician (d. 1939).
  • 1880: Oswald Spengler, German historian and thinker (d. 1936).
  • 1889: Camilo Alonso Vega, Spanish military (d. 1971).
  • 1892: Alfonsina Storni, Argentine writer (d. 1938).
  • 1894: Beatrice Lillie, Canadian actress (d. 1989).
  • 1894: Josef von Sternberg, Austrian-born American filmmaker (d. 1969).
  • 1897 – Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Austrian composer (d. 1957).
  • 1897: Tatiana Nikoláevna Rómanova, Russian aristocrat, second daughter of Tsar Nicholas II (d. 1918).
  • 1903: Bob Hope, British-American actor and comedian (d. 2003).
  • 1905: Sebastian Shaw, British actor (d. 1994).
  • 1906: Paul Almásy, Hungarian photographer (d. 2003).
  • 1906: Terence Hanbury White, British writer (d. 1964).
  • 1909: Dick Stabile, American saxophonist (d. 1980).
  • 1911: Fernando Chueca Goitia, Spanish architect and essayist (d. 2004).
  • 1917: John F. Kennedy, American President (d. 1963).
  • 1917: Antònia Fontanillas Borràs, Spanish anarcho-syndicalist (f. 2014).
  • 1919: Simone Ortega, Spanish writer specializing in culinary matters (f. 2008).
  • 1920: John Harsanyi, Hungarian-American economist, 1994 Nobel Prize winner for economics (d. 2000).
  • 1922: Jean-Claude Brisville, French novelist and playwright (d. 2014).
  • 1922: Iannis Xenakis, French-Greek-Romanian composer (d. 2001).
  • 1923: Bernard Clavel, French writer (d. 2010).
  • 1923: Harry Everett Smith, American artist (d. 1991).
  • 1924: Lars Bo, Danish artist and author (d. 1999).
  • 1926: Abdoulaye Wade, Senegalese president.
  • 1929: Peter Higgs, British physicist, 2013 Nobel laureate in physics.
  • 1932 – Richie Guerin, former American basketball player and coach.
  • 1939: Al Unser, American motorsport drivers.
  • 1940: Farooq Leghari, President of Pakistan (d. 2010).
  • 1944: Julio Alcázar, Venezuelan actor born in Spain.
  • 1944: Helmut Berger, Austrian actor.
  • 1946: Haroldo Rodas, Guatemalan politician (f. 2020).
  • 1946: Héctor Veira, soccer player and technical director of Argentine soccer.
  • 1947: Gene Robinson, American bishop.
  • 1949: Francis Rossi, British singer and musician, of the band Status Quo.
  • 1953: Danny Elfman, American musician and composer.
  • 1953: Pepe Martínez, Mexican soccer player (d. 1981).
  • 1953: Elvira García Campos, Spanish politician and mayor.
  • 1955: Ángel Alcázar, Spanish actor.
  • 1955: Pascal Dusapin, French composer.
  • 1955: Mike Porcaro, American bassist, of the band Toto.
  • 1955: Nohra Puyana de Pastrana, Colombian politician and journalist.
  • 1956: LaToya Jackson, American singer.
  • 1957: Ted Levine, American actor.
  • 1957: Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Iranian filmmaker
  • 1958: Annette Bening, American actress.
  • 1958: Juliano Mer-Khamis, Israeli filmmaker and activist.
  • 1959: Reimund Dietzen, German cyclist.
  • 1959: Rupert Everett, British actor.
  • 1959: Maribel Guardia, Costa Rican singer and actress.
  • 1959: Adrian Paul, British actor.
  • 1959: Felipe Pigna, Argentine historian.
  • 1960: Thomas Baumer, Swiss culture scientist and entrepreneur.
  • 1961: Melissa Etheridge, American singer.
  • 1963: Ana Fernández, Spanish actress.
  • 1963: Blaze Bayley, British vocalist, of the band Iron Maiden.
  • 1963: Sergi Belbel, Spanish playwright.
  • 1964: Christina Rosenvinge, Spanish singer-songwriter.
  • 1964: Javier Ojeda, Spanish singer.
  • 1965: Marcelo Ramírez, historical goalkeeper of ColoColo.
  • 1965: Emilio Sánchez Vicario, Spanish tennis player.
  • 1967: Noel Gallagher, British composer, singer and guitarist, of the bands Oasis and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.
  • 1967: Iñaki Ochoa de Olza, Spanish mountaineer (d. 2008).
  • 1970: Roberto Di Matteo, Italian soccer coach.
  • 1971: Silvio Velo, blind Argentine footballer.
  • 1972: Közi, singer and Japanese guitarist.
  • 1972: Cristian Sánchez, Chilean journalist and television host.
  • 1972: Scott Garlick, American footballer.
  • 1975: Melanie Brown, British singer, of the band Spice Girls.
  • 1976: David Buckner, American musician, of the band Papa Roach.
  • 1977: Massimo Ambrosini, former Italian footballer.
  • 1977: Marco Cassetti, Italian footballer.
  • 1977: Marco Flores Luján, Peruvian soccer player.
  • 1977: Antonio Lebo Lebo, Angolan footballer.
  • 1977: Sérgio Roberto Pereira de Souza, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1978: Pelle Almqvist, Swedish vocalist, of the band The Hives.
  • 1978: Sébastien Grosjean, French tennis player.
  • 1979: Ari Borovoy, Mexican singer-songwriter, producer and actor, from the OV7 band.
  • 1979: Fonseca (Juan Fernando Fonseca), Colombian composer and singer.
  • 1979: Arne Friedrich, German footballer.
  • 1979: Brian Kendrick, American professional wrestler.
  • 1979: Alberto Cifuentes, Spanish footballer.
  • 1981: Andrei Arshavin, Russian footballer.
  • 1982: Ana Beatriz Barros, Brazilian model.
  • 1983: Jean Makoun, Cameroonian footballer.
  • 1983: Alberto Medina, Mexican soccer player.
  • 1983: Cristian Bustos Costa, Spanish footballer.
  • 1984: Carmelo Anthony, American basketball player.
  • 1985: Nicolás Riera, Argentine actor and singer.
  • 1985: Ignacio Scocco, Argentine footballer.
  • 1986: Lara Álvarez, Spanish sports journalist.
  • 1986: Hornswoggle, American professional wrestler.
  • 1986: Eleazar Gómez, Mexican actor and singer.
  • 1987: Víctor Barrio, Spanish bullfighter (d. 2016).
  • 1988: Carmen Martín, Spanish handball player.
  • 1989: Aura Garrido, Spanish actress.
  • 1989: Petros Matheus dos Santos Araújo, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1990: Thibaut Pinot, French cyclist.
  • 1990: Sherida Spitse, Dutch footballer.
  • 1990: Oliver Sorg, German footballer.
  • 1990: Sébastien Wüthrich, Swiss footballer.
  • 1991: Sergio Guardiola Navarro, Spanish footballer.
  • 1992: Gregg Sulkin, British actor.
  • 1993: Richard Carapaz, Ecuadorian cyclist.
  • 1995: Ruan Gregório Teixeira, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1996: Stanley Johnson, American basketball player.
  • 1998: Markelle Fultz, American basketball player.
  • 1998: Lucía Gil, Spanish singer and actress.
  • 1998: Felix Passlack, German footballer.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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Who Left Us “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Katrina

May 29 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 931: Jimeno Garcés, regent of the kingdom of Pamplona between 925 and 931 (b. 882).
  • 1379: Henry II, Castilian King (b.1333 or 1334).
  • 1405: Philippe de Mézières, French soldier and author (b.1327).
  • 1453: Constantine XI, Byzantine Emperor (b.1405).
  • 1500: Bartolomé Díaz, Portuguese explorer (b. Ca. 1450).
  • 1816: Pedro Cerviño, Argentine engineer and cartographer (b. 1757).
  • 1829 – Humphry Davy, British chemist (b. 1778).
  • 1857: Agustina de Aragón, famous Spanish heroine (b. 1786).
  • 1858: Mauricio Rugendas, German painter and draftsman (b.1802).
  • 1862: Evaristo Fernández de San Miguel, Spanish military and politician (b. 1785).
  • 1865: Eduard Knoblauch, German architect (b.1801).
  • 1876: Diego Ibarra, Venezuelan military and politician (b. 1798), officer of the Venezuelan Army in the War of Independence.
  • 1892: Bahá’u’lláh, Persian religious, founder of Bahaism (b. 1817).
  • 1904: Manuel María de Zamacona, Mexican lawyer, politician and diplomat (b. 1823).
  • 1905: Francisco Silvela, Spanish politician and writer (b. 1843).
  • 1910: Mill Balakirev, Russian composer (b.1837).
  • 1911: W. S. Gilbert, British librettist and playwright (b. 1836).
  • 1921 – Abbott Handerson Thayer, American naturalist, teacher, and artist (b. 1849).
  • 1932: Pascual Contursi, Argentine tango poet and lyricist, co-author of La cumparsita (b. 1888).
  • 1935: Josef Suk, Czech composer (b.1874).
  • 1936: Manuel González Zeledón (Magón), Costa Rican writer (b. 1864).
  • 1938: Miguel Fleta, Spanish tenor (b.1897).
  • 1940: Mary Anderson, American actress (b. 1859).
  • 1942: John Barrymore, American actor (b. 1882).
  • 1951: Fanny Brice, American singer (b.1891).
  • 1951: Dimitrios Levidis, Greek-French composer (b. 1885).
  • 1954: Anne O’Hare McCormick, British-born American journalist, winner of the Pulitzer Prize (b.1882).
  • 1957: James Whale, British filmmaker (b. 1896).
  • 1958: Juan Ramón Jiménez, Spanish poet, 1956 Nobel Prize Winner (b. 1881).
  • 1970: Eva Hesse, American sculptor (b. 1936).
  • 1979: Mary Pickford, American actress (b. 1892).
  • 1980: Alfonso Asenjo Gómez, Chilean doctor (b.1906).
  • 1981: Soong Ching-ling, wife of Sun Yat-sen (b. 1892).
  • 1982: Romy Schneider, Austrian actress (b.1938).
  • 1988: Siaka Stevens, Sierra Leonean politician and president (b.1905).
  • 1989: Giuseppe Patanè, Italian conductor and musician (b.1932).
  • 1994: José Bohr, German director, producer, actor, screenwriter and composer (b.1901).
  • 1994: Erich Honecker, German Communist politician, leader of the German Democratic Republic (b.1912).
  • 1996: Antonín Mrkos, Czechoslovakian astronomer (b.1918).
  • 1997: Jeff Buckley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1966).
  • 1997: George Fenneman, American radio presenter (b.1919).
  • 1998: Barry Goldwater, American politician (b.1909).
  • 2007: Verne Grant, American botanist (b.1917).
  • 2008: José Alejandro Bernales, Chilean policeman, general director of the Carabineros (b.1949).
  • 2008: Harvey Korman, American actor (b.1927).
  • 2010: Dennis Hopper, American actor (b.1936).
  • 2011: Sergei Bagapsh, Abkhaz President from 2005 to 2011 (b.1949).
  • 2011: Ferenc Mádl, Hungarian politician and lawyer, president between 2000 and 2005 (b.1939).
  • 2012: Maureen Dunlop de Popp, Argentine aviator (b.1920)
  • 2013: Franca Rame, Italian actress (b.1928).
  • 2021: Gavin MacLeod, American Christian actor and activist (b.1931).
  • 2021: B. J. Thomas, American singer (b.1931).
  • 2021: Joe Lara, American singer and actor (b.1962)

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Sakkanan Norkaew

May 29 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers.
  • Colombia: Engineer’s Day.
  • Venezuela: Day of the Elderly.
  • Peru: Public Employee Day.
  • Argentina: Army Day.
  • Uruguay: Meat Day.
  • Twelfth day of Ridvan, sacred day in the Badi (Bajai) calendar.
  • Regional festival of Lombardy (Italy) (in memory of the victory of the battle of Legnano).
  • Ecuador: National Student Day.

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

May 29 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Saint Bona of Pisa
  • Saint Exuperancio of Ravenna
  • Saint Gerard of Mâcon
  • Saint Hesychius Palatine
  • Saint Maximinus of Trier
  • Senator of Milan
  • Saint Ursula Ledóchowska
  • Blessed Gerardesca of Pisa
  • Blessed William Arnaud and companions
  • Blessed Joseph Gerard
  • Blessed Ricardo Thirkeld
  • Saint Paul VI.

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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Prediction your zodiac sign with Dorian / Image Credit: p2722754

May 29 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

♊ Gemini:

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