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THIS DAY IN HISTORY

MAY 29
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president of United States
born
May 29, 1917
Brookline, Massachusetts
(Born on this day)
died
November 22, 1963 (aged 46)
Dallas, Texas

Born on This Day

1984
Carmelo Anthony
American basketball player
1917
John F. Kennedy
president of United States
1903
Bob Hope
American actor and entertainer
1874
G.K. Chesterton
British author
1736
Patrick Henry
American statesman

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2017
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1905
The Russian navy was defeated in the Battle of Tsushima during the Russo-Japanese War. Match the battle with the war in our quiz
Isaac Albéniz
1860
Composer and virtuoso pianist Isaac Albéniz was born in Camprodón, Spain. Test your knowledge of classical composers
Wisconsin
1848
Wisconsin became the 30th state of the union. Take our U.S. state mottoes quiz
Patrick Henry
1736
Orator Patrick Henry, a major figure of the American Revolution, was born in Studley, Virginia. How much do you know about the American Revolution?
Shah Jahān, painting, 17th century; in a private collection.
1658
The Battle of Samugarh was fought in a contest for the throne between the sons of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahān following the emperor's serious illness in September 1657. Read our list of six important Mughal emperors
Ottoman Empire: greatest extent
1453

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