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Thursday, May 29, 2008

The World Bank announces a US$1.2 billion package to fight the global food crisis including $200 million in grants for those most at risk in Third World countries. //afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gwyZX9Ed95L7WVDGnxFGgbdpCsuw (AFP via Google News)

Monday, May 29, 2006

Sidoarjo mud flow - World's biggest mud volcano was created by the blowout of a natural gas well being drilled in the subdistrict of Porong, Sidoarjo in East Java, Indonesia. This has resulted in displacement of more than 11,000 persons from eight villages as well as damage to road and power infrastructures. Several (Twenty-five) factories were also abandoned.

Saturday, May 29, 2004

Saturday, May 29, 1993

Mongolia holds its first direct presidential elections.
24 Pakistani troops in the UN forces are killed in Mogadishu, Somalia.
Burundian presidential election, 1993: The first multiparty elections in Burundi since the country's independence lead to the election of Melchior Ndadaye, leader of the Front for Democracy in Burundi. The next day's legislative election sees his party win with an overwhelming majority.
President of Guatemala Jorge Serrano Elías is forced to flee the country after an attempted self-coup.
Large protests erupt against Slobodan Milošević's regime in Belgrade opposition leader Vuk Drašković and his wife Danica are arrested.
Following the Revolutionary Nationalist Movement's victory, Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada becomes president of Bolivia.
The National Assembly of Venezuela designates Ramón José Velásquez as successor of suspended President Carlos Andrés Pérez.
The first Life Ball takes place in Vienna, Austria. In 2011, the event is named the largest public-charity on HIV and AIDS in Europe.

Wednesday, May 29, 1985

Heysel Disaster: 38 spectators are killed in rioting on the terraces during the European Cup final between Liverpool F.C. and Juventus at Heysel Stadium in Brussels, Belgium.

Monday, May 29, 1978

Ali Soilih is found dead in the Comoros, allegedly shot when trying to escape.

Sunday, May 29, 1977

A bloodless coup installs France Albert Rene as President of the Seychelles.
The Portland Trail Blazers defeat the Philadelphia 76ers 109–107 to win the National Basketball Association finals four games to two. Bill Walton is selected as the MVP of the series.
The first Apple II series computers go on sale.
Indianapolis 500: A. J. Foyt becomes the first driver to win the race four times.

Wednesday, May 29, 1968

Football: Manchester United wins the European Cup Final, becoming the first English team to do so.

Saturday, May 29, 1965

A mining accident in Dhanbad, India kills 274.

Tuesday, May 29, 1962

Negotiations between the OAS and the FLA lead to a real armistice in Algeria.

Friday, May 29, 1953

Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay become the first men to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

Monday, May 29, 1950

"St. Roch", the first ship to circumnavigate North America, arrives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Saturday, May 29, 1943

Norman Rockwell's illustration of "Rosie the Riveter" first appears on the cover of the "Saturday Evening Post".

Wednesday, May 29, 1940

Weather Bureau transferred to the Department of Commerce.
WWII: Winston Churchill tells the British House of Commons, We shall not flag or fail. We shall fight on the beaches... on the landing grounds... in the fields and the streets.... We shall never surrender.
WWII: Paris is bombed by the Luftwaffe for the first time.
WWII: The Dunkirk evacuation ends ndash British and Dutch forces complete evacuating 300,000 troops from Dunkirk in France to England.
The Vought XF4U-1, prototype of the F4U Corsair U.S. fighter later used in WWII, makes its first flight.

Monday, May 29, 1939

Albanian fascist leader Tefik Mborja is appointed as member of the Italian Chamber of Fasces and Corporations.

Tuesday, May 29, 1934

May 31 ndash The Confessional Synod of the German Evangelical Church meets in Barmen, Germany to write the Barmen Declaration.

Friday, May 29, 1925

The British explorer Percy Fawcett sends a last telegram to his wife, before he disappears in the Amazon.

Monday, May 29, 1922

British Liberal MP Horatio Bottomley is jailed for seven years for fraud.

Saturday, May 29, 1920

The Great LouthFlood kills 23.

Saturday, May 29, 1915

Teófilo Braga becomes president of Portugal.

Friday, May 29, 1914

The ocean liner RMS "Empress of Ireland" sinks in the Gulf of St. Lawrence 1,012 lives are lost.
The ocean linerRMS ''Empress of Ireland'' sinks in the Gulf of St. Lawrence 1,012 lives are lost.

Thursday, May 29, 1913

The ballet "The Rite of Spring", with music by Igor Stravinsky conducted by Pierre Monteux, choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky and design by Nicholas Roerich, is premièred by Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes at the Théâtre des Chs-Élysées in Paris its modernism provokes one of the most famous classical music riots in history.//www.wnyc.org/shows/radiolab/episodes/2006/04/21 Radio Lab, Show 202: Musical Language, New York: WNYC (21 April 2006). Host/Producer: Jad Abumrad, Co-Host: Robert Krulwich, Producer: Ellen Horne, Production Executives: Dean Capello and Mikel Ellcessor.

Thursday, May 29, 1902

Tuesday, May 29, 1900

N'Djamena, the capital city of Chad, is founded as "Fort-Lamy" by French commander Émile Gentil.

Saturday, May 29, 1886

Pharmacist John Pemberton begins to advertise "Coca-Cola" (ad in the "Atlanta Journal").

Friday, May 29, 1868

The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the Capital Punishment Amendment Act, thus ending public hanging.

Monday, May 29, 1865

American Civil War: U. S. President Andrew Johnson issues a proclamation of general amnesty for most citizens of the former Confederacy.

Monday, May 29, 1848

Wisconsin is admitted as the 30th U.S. state.

Saturday, May 29, 1790

Rhode Island ratifies the United States Constitution and becomes the last of the 13 original states to do so.

Monday, May 29, 1780

American Revolutionary War: Loyalist forces under Col. Banastre Tarleton kill surrendering American soldiers in the Waxhaw Massacre.

Friday, May 29, 1733

The right of Canadians to keep Indian slaves is upheld at Quebec.

Monday, May 29, 1724

Pope Benedict XIII, born Pierro Orsini, succeeds Pope Innocent XIII as the 245th pope.

Friday, May 29, 1711

Cary's Rebellion: Governor Edward Hyde's forces reach Thomas Cary's plantation and find it deserted. Cary's troops fortify a Colonel Daniels' plantation a few miles away. Hyde's forces march to Colonel Daniels' plantation but do not attack.

Saturday, May 29, 1677

The Treaty of Middle Plantation establishes peace between the Virginiacolonists and the local Indians.

Saturday, May 29, 1660

King Charles II of England arrives in London and assumes the throne, marking the beginning of the English Restoration.ref name=CBH/

Wednesday, May 29, 1652

First Anglo-Dutch War: The opening battle is fought off Dover, between Lt.-Admiral Maarten Harpertszoon Tromp's 42 Dutch ships and 21 English ships divided into 2 squadrons, one commanded by Robert Blake and the other by Nehemiah Bourne.

Wednesday, May 29, 1647

Peter Stuyvesant is appointed Director of New Amsterdam by the Dutch West India Company.
The New Model Army marches to London.
The Rhode Island General Assembly drafts a constitution that separates church and state, and permits public referendums and initiatives on legislation.

Tuesday, May 29, 1629

Thirty Years' War: Prince Frederick of Denmark, the Lutheran administrator of the Prince-Bishopric of Verden, is expelled by the Catholic League as a result of the Edict of Restitution. He is replaced by the staunch catholic Francis of Wartenberg.
Thirty Years\\\\\\' War: Prince Frederick of Denmark, the Lutheran administrator of the Prince-Bishopric of Verden, is expelled by the Catholic League as a result of the Edict of Restitution. He is replaced by the staunch catholic Francis of Wartenberg.

Saturday, May 29, 1599

Essex takes Cahir Castle, supposedly the strongest in Ireland, after a short siege.

Wednesday, May 20, 1405 (Julianian calendar)

Ralph Neville, 1st Earl of Westmorland, meets Archbishop Richard le Scrope of York and Earl of Norfolk Thomas Mowbray in Shipton Moor, tricks them to send their rebellious army home and then imprisons them.

Saturday, May 21, 1379 (Julianian calendar)

John I succeeds his father, Henry II, as King of Castile and King of León.

Saturday, May 21, 1328 (Julianian calendar)

KingPhilip VI of France is crowned, founding the Valois Dynasty after the death of KingCharles IV of France, who has no sons to inherit.

Tuesday, May 21, 1303 (Julianian calendar)

Treaty of Paris restores Gascony to the English.

Saturday, May 22, 1176 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Legnano: Frederick Barbarossa is defeated by the Lombard League, leading to the "pactum Anagninum" (the Agreement of Anagni).

Monday, May 22, 1167 (Julianian calendar)

Absalon, archbishop of Denmark, leads the first Danish synod at Lund.
Battle of Monte Porzio: The army of the Commune of Rome is defeated by the forces of the Holy Roman Emperor and the local princes Pope Alexander III leaves Rome.
Henry II prohibits English students from attending the University of Paris many settle at the University of Oxford.
Oath of Pontida marks the foundation of the Lombard League
Absalon fortifies Copenhagen.
Amalric I of Jerusalem unsuccessfully invades Egypt.
Taira no Kiyomori becomes the first samurai to be appointed "Daijo Daijin", chief minister of the government of Japan./onlyinclude
William of Tyre becomes archdeacon of Tyre.
William Marshal, described as the greatest knight that ever lived, is knighted in England.
Peter of Blois becomes the tutor of William II of Sicily.
Afonso I of Portugal is defeated by the Kingdom of Leon.

Wednesday, May 25, 757 (Julianian calendar)

Pope Paul I succeeds Pope Stephen II as the 93rd pope.

Wednesday, May 28, 363 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Ctesiphon: Julian reaches the vicinity of the strongly fortified capital Ctesiphon. King Shapur II in charge of a large Persian army adopts a scorched earth policy, leaving the Romans desperately short of supplies.
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