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  • On This Day: What happened on 29 May?

    On This Day: What happened on 29 May?

    Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 29 May, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.


    2012 | A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck northern Italy near Bologna, killing at least 24 people.

    2008 | A doublet earthquake, of combined magnitude 6.1, struck Iceland near the town of Selfoss, and at least 30 people were injured.

    2001 | The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the disabled golfer Casey Martin can use a cart to ride in tournaments.

    1993 | The Miss Sarajevo beauty pageant was held in war-torn Sarajevo drawing global attention to the plight of its citizens.

    1989 | Signing of an agreement between Egypt and the United States, allowed the manufacture of parts of the F-16 jet fighter plane in Egypt.

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    1957 | English bishop, and theologian, Steven Croft.

    1999 | South Korean singer and actor, Park Ji-hoon.

    1977 | Italian footballer, Marco Cassetti, Marco Cassetti.

    1989 | American model, and actress, Riley Keough.

    1955 | American animator, producer, and author, David Kirschner.


    1977 | Burmese politician, Prime Minister of Burma, Ba Maw, 84.

    2013 | German physician and academic, Ludwig G. Strauss, 64

    2014 | Canadian singer-songwriter, Christine Charbonneau, 71.

    2015 | American football player and sprinter, Henry Carr, 73.

    2005 | American soldier and composer, George Rochberg, 87.



    1968 | Manchester United were the first English club to win the European Cup, beating Benfica 4-1 at Wembley On this day.


    2009 | On this day,Drag Me To Hell” was released in the U.S.


    On July 30 of each year, Moroccans celebrate “Throne Day”. This holiday commemorates the day of the King’s accession to the throne.

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