On This Day..... May 29

MAY 29TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL COQ AU VIN DAY


BIRTHDAYS:

  • KING CHARLES II (1630-1685)
  • PATRICK HENRY (1736-1799)


  • BOB HOPE (1903-2003)
  • JOHN F. KENNEDY (1917-1963)
  • DANNY ELFMAN (1953, 65)
  • LATOYA JACKSON (1956, 62)
  • ANNETTE BENING (1958, 60)
  • RUPERT EVERETT (1959, 59)
  • MELISSA ETHERIDGE (1961, 57)
  • LISA WHELCHEL (1963, 55)
  • NOEL GALLAGHER (1967, 51)
  • MELANIE BROWN (MEL B) (1975, 43)
  • CARMELO ANTHONY (1984, 34)
  • LAVERNE COX (1984, 34)
  • RILEY KEOUGH (1989, 29)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1453, TURKISH SOLDIERS CONQUER CONSTANTINOPLE, LEADING TO HUNDREDS OF ARTISTS AND SCHOLARS FLEEING TO WESTERN EUROPE. HISTORIANS CONSIDER THIS THE START OF THE RENAISSANCE IN EUROPE
  • IN 1630, JOHN WINTHROP BEGINS WRITING “THE HISTORY OF NEW ENGLAND”
  • IN 1721, SOUTH CAROLINA IS INCORPORATED AS A COLONY
  • IN 1727, PETER THE SECOND BECOMES TSAR OF RUSSIA AT 11 YEARS OLD
  • IN 1765, ON HIS 29TH BIRTHDAY, PATRICK HENRY GIVES A SPEECH AGAINST THE STAMP ACT SAYING “IF THIS BE TREASON, MAKE THE MOST OF IT”
  • IN 1790, RHODE ISLAND IS THE 13TH AND FINAL OF THE ORIGINAL COLONIES TO RATIFY THE CONSTITUTION
  • IN 1848, WISCONSIN BECOMES THE 30TH STATE
  • IN 1849, ABRAHAM LINCOLN IS QUOTED AS SAYING “YOU CAN FOOL SOME OF THE PEOPLE ALL OF THE TIME, AND ALL OF THE PEOPLE SOME OF THE TIME, BUT YOU CAN NOT FOOL ALL OF THE PEOPLE ALL OF THE TIME”
  • IN 1886, JOHN PEMBERTON BEGINS ADVERTISING HIS NEW PRODUCT, COCA COLA
  • IN 1900, THE OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY TRADEMARKS THE ESCALATOR
  • IN 1919, CHARLES STRITE PATENTS THE “POP UP” TOASTER
  • IN 1922, THE SUPREME COURT RULES THAT MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL IS NOT SUBJECT TO ANTI-TRUST LAWS BECAUSE IT IS A SPORT AND NOT A BUSINESS
  • IN 1942, BING CROSBY RECORDS “WHITE CHRISTMAS”. IT IS CURRENTLY THE BIGGEST SELLING RECORD OF ALL TIME
  • IN 1942, JAMES CAGNEY’S “YANKEE DOODLE DANDY” OPENS
  • IN 1943, THE UNITED STATES BEGINS RATIONING MEAT AND CHEESE
  • IN 1949, NBC BEGINS AIRING “CANDID CAMERA”
  • IN 1953, EDMUND HILLARY OF NEW ZEALAND AND TENZING NORGAY OF NEPAL REACH THE SUMMIT OF MOUNT EVEREST
  • IN 1961, RICKY NELSON HITS #1 WITH “TRAVELLIN MAN”
  • IN 1965, THE BEACH BOYS HIT #1 WITH “HELP ME RHONDA”
  • IN 1967, POPE PAUL VI NAMES KAROL WOJTYLA, LATER KNOWN AS POPE JOHN PAUL II, ARCHBISHOP OF KRAKOW
  • IN 1971, THE ROLLING STONES HIT #1 WITH “BROWN SUGAR”
  • IN 1973, COLUMBIA RECORDS FIRES AN EXECUTIVE NAMES CLIVE DAVIS FOR MISAPPROPRIATING A $100,000 ACCOUNT. DAVIS WOULD THEN FOUND ARISTA RECORDS
  • IN 1974, CBS AIRS THE FINAL EPISODE OF “THE SONNY AND CHER COMEDY HOUR”
  • IN 1976, JOHNNY CASH PEAKS AT #29 WITH “ONE PIECE AT A TIME”
  • IN 1976, PITCHER JOE NIEKRO HITS THE ONLY HOME RUN OF HIS 22 YEAR CAREER OFF OF HIS BROTHER PHIL NIEKRO
  • IN 1980, LARRY BIRD IS NAMED NBA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR OVER MAGIC JOHNSON
  • IN 1982, THE WAITRESSES PEAK AT #62 WITH “I KNOW WHAT BOYS LIKE”
  • IN 1983, NEW EDITION HITS #1 WITH “CANDY GIRL”
  • IN 1984, THE BOSTON RED SOX RETIRE #9 FOR TED WILLIAMS
  • IN 1987, JOHN LANDIS IS FOUND NOT GUILTY OF INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER AFTER ACTOR VIC MORROW AND 2 CHILD ACTORS DIED ON THE SET OF “THE TWILIGHT ZONE”
  • IN 1987, MICHAEL JACKSON ATTEMPTS TO BUY THE REMAINS OF “THE ELEPHANT MAN”
  • IN 1990, BORIS YELTSEN IS ELECTED PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA
  • IN 1990, RICKY HENDERSON BREAK’S TY COBB’S STOLEN BASE RECORD WITH 893
  • IN 1993, JOSE CANSECO PITCHES THE 8TH INNING IN A 15-1 LOSS TO THE BOSTON RED SOX AND ENDS UP INJURING HIS ARMS
  • IN 1997, SINGER JEFF BUCKLEY DROWNS AND DIES AT 30
  • IN 1998, BARRY GOLDWATER DIES AT 89
  • IN 2001, THE SUPREME COURT RULES THAT CASEY MARTIN CAN USE A CART TO RIDE IN PGA TOURNAMENTS
  • IN 2009, PHIL SPECTOR WAS SENTENCED TO 19 YEARS IN JAIL FOR THE MURDER OF ACTRESS LANA CLARKSON
  • IN 2010, SHANIA TWAIN DIVORCES ROBERT “MUTT” LANGE AT 14 YEARS
  • IN 2014, PRESIDENT OBAMA APPROVES AMERICAN SOLDIERS TRAINING “MODERATE” SYRIAN REBELS AGAINST BASHAR AL-ASAAD
  • IN 2015, CHRIS PRATT’S “JURASSIC WORLD” OPENS
  • IN 2015, MICHAEL JACKSON’S NEVERLAND RANCH GOES UP FOR SALE
  • IN 2017, MANUEL NORIEGA DIES AT 83
  • IN 2017, TIGER WOODS IS ARRESTED FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

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