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Thursday, May 29, 2014

May 29 - This Day in History

May 29 : General Interest
1953: Hillary and Tenzing reach Everest summit

At 11:30 a.m. on May 29, 1953, Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay, a Sherpa of Nepal, become the first explorers to reach the summit of Mount Everest, which at 29,035 feet above sea level is the highest point on earth... read more


American Revolution
1780 : Tarleton gives "quarter" in South Carolina
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tarleton-gives-quarter-in-south-carolina

Automotive
2005 : Danica Patrick becomes first woman to lead Indy 500
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/danica-patrick-becomes-first-woman-to-lead-indy-500

Civil War
1864 : Union troops reach Totopotomoy Creek, Virginia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/union-troops-reach-totopotomoy-creek-virginia

Cold War
1988 : Reagan arrives in Moscow for summit talks
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/reagan-arrives-in-moscow-for-summit-talks

Crime
1979 : Woody Harrelson's father is arrested for murder
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/woody-harrelsons-father-is-arrested-for-murder

Disaster
1914 : Ships crash in heavy fog
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ships-crash-in-heavy-fog

General Interest
1848 : Wisconsin enters the Union
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/wisconsin-enters-the-union
1914 : The sinking of the Empress of Ireland
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-sinking-of-the-iempress-of-irelandi
1932 : Bonus Marchers arrive in Washington
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bonus-marchers-arrive-in-washington

Hollywood
2003 : Bob Hope celebrates 100th birthday
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bob-hope-celebrates-100th-birthday

Literary
1906 : T.H. White, author of The Once and Future King, is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/th-white-author-of-the-once-and-future-king-is-born

Music
1913 : Stravinsky's Le Sacre du printemps makes its infamous world premiere
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/stravinskys-le-sacre-du-printemps-makes-its-infamous-world-premiere

Old West
1843 : Fremont begins his second western expedition
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fremont-begins-his-second-western-expedition

Presidential
1917 : John F. Kennedy is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-f-kennedy-is-born

Sports
1922 : Supreme Court rules in favor of Major League Baseball
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/supreme-court-rules-in-favor-of-major-league-baseball

Vietnam War
1972 : United States and USSR issue a joint communique
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-and-ussr-issue-a-joint-communique

World War I
1913 : Controversial ballet Le Sacre du printemps performed in Paris
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/controversial-ballet-le-sacre-du-printemps-performed-in-paris

World War II
1942 : Jews in Paris are forced to sew a yellow star on their coats
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jews-in-paris-are-forced-to-sew-a-yellow-star-on-their-coats

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