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On this date

On this date May 29 the following things happened in History;

  • 1894 Josef Von Sternberg, Austrian film director whose films included The Blue Angel was born;
  • 1795 Virginia Assembly opposes Britains Stamp Act;
  • 1903 Bob Hope was born;
  • 1914 Canadian Pacific liner the Empress of Ireland is wrecked in the St Lawrence river drowning 1000 people;
  • 1917 John F Kennedy was born;
  • 1972 Presidents Nixon and Brezhnev sign the first arms reduction pact;
  • 1979 Abel Muzorewa become the first black prime minister of Rhodesia;
  • 1953 The team of Hillary and Tenzing crown Mount Everest the worlds highest peak reaching its peak in 4 days;
  • 1989 Boris Yeltsin is elected to the Supreme Soviet;
  • 2010 US Actor Dennis Hopper dies;
  • 1660 The Monarchy is restored in England with Charles II as king;
  • 1453 Constantinople falls to the Turkish Army;
  • 1985 Britain’s soccer hooligans went on the rampage at Heysel Stadium in Belgium causing a riot where 41 died;
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