This Day in History – May 29

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This Day in History - May 29

Do you know that on this day popular American pop star bought the bones of Joseph Merrick, popularly known as the “Elephant Man” in an auction? Every date has a significant past, event, and sometimes even weird fun facts attached. Every date in history has its own importance and relevance. Let us recall the events that happened through the years on this day in history, May 29.

What Happened in India on May 29?

1968 – Dara Singh (the famous wrestler) set the world record as the world wrestling champion.

Credits: India Today

1972 – Prithviraj Kapoor was an Indian actor, film producer, director, writer and politician who started his career in the silent era of Hindi cinema. He passed away on this day.

1987 – Chaudhary Charan Singh served as the 5th Prime Minister of India between 28 July 1979 and 14 January 1980. Former Prime Minister of India Chaudhary Charan Singh died on 29 May.

What Happened Around the World on May 29?

1886- On this day, John Pemberton who was an American pharmacist and Confederate States Army veteran who is best known as the inventor of Coca-Cola begins to advertise Coca-Cola. 

1919-  Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, that when light passes a large body, gravity will bend the rays confirmed by Arthur Eddington’s expedition to photograph a solar eclipse on the island of Principe, West Africa.

Credits: NOVA PBS Official

1942- According to Guinness World Records, Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” (1942) as performed by Bing Crosby is the best-selling single worldwide, with estimated sales of over 50 million copies.

Credits: Irving Berlin

1943- Conference at Algiers between Winston Churchill, George Marshall, and general Dwight d. Eisenhower.

1965- French Championships Men’s Tennis: Fred Stolle beats fellow Australian Tony Roche 3-6, 6-0, 6-2, 6-3 for his first Grand Slam singles title.

1987- Micheal Jackson pop star makes a bid to buy the bones of Joseph Merrick, popularly known as the “Elephant Man”. In exchange for the remains, Jackson offers the London Hospital Medical College $500,000.

Credits: The Herald

1989- In preparation for the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown on Tuesday, a white statue of a woman has been relocated from a Hong Kong university to Victoria Park, the site of an annual candlelight vigil commemorating the incident. More than 500 miles away, in Taiwan’s capital, Taipei, an almost identical sculpture has been installed inside the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall.

1996- The SPACEHAB single module supports equipment for 12 commercial space product development payloads in the areas of biotechnology, electronic materials, polymers, and agriculture as well as several experiments for other NASA payload organizations. It landed.

2011- Ivan Lam (born 18 July 1994) is a student who together with Joshua Wong established the Hong Kong student activist group, Scholarism, on 29 May 2011. 

Credits: South China Morning Post.

2014- President Obama approves US military training of ‘moderate’ Syrian rebels to fight the regime of Bashar al-Assad and al Qaeda-linked groups.

Credits: CBS News

2017- Early Monday morning in Jupiter, Fla, Tiger Woods was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Booked for DUI in a Palm Beach County jail at 7:18 a.m. ET, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, the golf legend was released on his own recognizance at 10:50 a.m.

2019- US Special Counsel Robert Mueller says charging President Donald Trump with a crime is never an option as there is no legal means to charge a sitting president; and that his report does not exonerate the president.

Famous Birthday on May 29

1917- John F. Kennedy, 35th US president (1961-1963) and Senator (D-Mass), born in Brookline, Massachusetts.

1950– Rebbie Jackson who is an American singer was born today

1953- Danny Elfman, American composer (The Simpsons Theme), born in Los Angeles, California.

1975- Melanie Brown, an English singer who is famous as “ the scary spice” was born in Leeds.

Credits : The late show with stephen colbert

1991- Saori Hayami a Japanese voice actress, singer, and the narrator was born.

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This was all about the interesting and intriguing events that occurred on May 22! We hope you have had fun reading this blog! For more entertaining and informative content, keep following us on Leverage Edu. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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