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  • Rueil-Malmaison, Kingdom of France
    Sunday May 29, 1814

    Napoleon

    Josephine death

    Rueil-Malmaison, Kingdom of France
    Sunday May 29, 1814

    A few months into his exile, Napoleon learned that his ex-wife Josephine had died in France. He was devastated by the news, locking himself in his room and refusing to leave for two days.




  • Taiwan
    Wednesday May 29, 1895

    First Sino-Japanese War

    Japanese Forces Occupied Taiwan's main Towns

    Taiwan
    Wednesday May 29, 1895

    On 29 May, Japanese forces under Admiral Motonori Kabayama landed in northern Taiwan, and in a five-month campaign defeated the Republican forces and occupied the island's main towns.




  • Paris, France
    Thursday May 29, 1913

    Igor Stravinsky

    Stravinsky Contracted Typhoid

    Paris, France
    Thursday May 29, 1913

    Shortly following the premiere of The Rite of Spring on 29 May 1913, Stravinsky contracted typhoid from eating bad oysters, and was confined to a Paris nursing home, unable to depart for Ustilug until 11 July.




  • Istanbul, Turkey (then Ottoman Empire)
    Saturday May 29, 1915

    Armenian Genocide

    Tehcir Law

    Istanbul, Turkey (then Ottoman Empire)
    Saturday May 29, 1915

    On 29 May 1915, the Committee of Union and Progress (CUP) Central Committee passed the Temporary Law of Deportation ("Tehcir Law"), giving the Ottoman government and military authorization to deport anyone it "sensed" as a threat to national security.




  • Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Tuesday May 29, 1917

    John F. Kennedy

    Birth

    Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Tuesday May 29, 1917

    John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917, at 83 Beals Street in suburban Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.




  • New London, Connecticut, U.S.
    Thursday May 29, 1919

    Red Summer

    New London riot

    New London, Connecticut, U.S.
    Thursday May 29, 1919

    On May 30, 1919, about 20 sailors and soldiers were arrested by police officers, marines, and firemen. The Greeneville Daily Sun reported that the trouble began when "negro sailors" entered the Coast Guard Academy in New London and attacked white sailors. On June 29, 1919, another riot erupted which required the Marines to restore order.




  • French Indochina (Now Vietnam)
    Tuesday May 29, 1951

    First Indochina War

    The Battle of the Day River

    French Indochina (Now Vietnam)
    Tuesday May 29, 1951

    Giáp launched yet another attack, the Battle of the Day River, on May 29 with the 304th Division at Phủ Lý, the 308th Division at Ninh Bình, and the main attack delivered by the 320th Division at Phat Diem south of Hanoi.


  • Argentina
    Thursday May 29, 1975

    Diego Maradona

    International debut

    Argentina
    Thursday May 29, 1975

    He made his full international debut at age 16.


  • Heysel Stadium, Brussels, Belgium
    Wednesday May 29, 1985

    Heysel Stadium Events

    1985 European Cup Final

    Heysel Stadium, Brussels, Belgium
    Wednesday May 29, 1985

    In May 1985, Liverpool were the defending European Champions' Cup winners, having won the competition after defeating Roma in the penalty shootout in the final of the previous season. Again they would face Italian opposition, Juventus, who had won, unbeaten, the 1983–84 Cup Winners' Cup. Juventus had a team consisting of many of Italy's 1982 FIFA World Cup winning team — who played for Juventus for many years — and their playmaker Michel Platini was considered the best footballer in Europe, being named Footballer of The Year by France Football magazine for the second year in a row in December 1984. Both teams were placed in the two first positions in the UEFA club ranking at the end of the last season and were regarded by the specialist press as the best two sides on the continent at the time. Both teams had contested the 1984 European Super Cup four months before, finishing with victory for the Italian side by 2–0.


  • Heysel Stadium, Brussels, Belgium
    Wednesday May 29, 1985
    17 PM

    Heysel Stadium Events

    The trouble started

    Heysel Stadium, Brussels, Belgium
    Wednesday May 29, 1985
    17 PM

    At approximately 7 p.m. local time, an hour before kick-off, the trouble started. The Liverpool and Juventus supporters in sections X and Z stood merely yards apart. The boundary between the two was marked by temporary chain link fencing and a central thinly policed no-man's land. Hooligans began to throw stones across the divide, which they were able to pick up from the crumbling terraces beneath them. As kick-off approached, the throwing became more intense. Several groups of Liverpool hooligans broke through the boundary between section X and Z, overpowered the police, and charged at the Juventus fans. The fans began to flee toward the perimeter wall of section Z. The wall could not withstand the force of the fleeing Juventus supporters and a lower portion collapsed. Contrary to reports at the time, and what is still assumed by many, the collapse of the wall did not cause the 39 deaths. Instead, the collapse relieved pressure and allowed fans to escape. Most died of suffocation after tripping or being crushed against the wall before the collapse. A further 600 fans were also injured. Bodies were carried out from the stadium on sections of iron fencing and laid outside, covered with giant football flags. As police and medical helicopters flew in, the down-draught blew away the modest coverings. In retaliation for the events in section Z, many Juventus fans rioted at their end of the stadium. They advanced down the stadium running track to help other Juventus supporters, but police intervention stopped the advance. A large group of Juventus fans fought the police with rocks, bottles, and stones for two hours. One Juventus fan was also seen firing a starting gun at Belgian police.


  • Heysel Stadium, Brussels, Belgium
    Wednesday May 29, 1985

    Heysel Stadium Events

    The Result

    Heysel Stadium, Brussels, Belgium
    Wednesday May 29, 1985

    Despite the scale of the disaster, UEFA officials, Belgian Prime Minister Wilfried Martens, Brussels Mayor Hervé Brouhon, and the city's police force felt that abandoning the match would have risked inciting further trouble and violence, and the match eventually kicked off after the captains of both sides spoke to the crowd and appealed for calm. Juventus won the match 1–0 thanks to a penalty scored by Michel Platini, awarded by Swiss referee Daina for a foul against Zbigniew Boniek.


  • Russia
    Tuesday May 29, 1990

    Dissolution of the Soviet Union

    Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR

    Russia
    Tuesday May 29, 1990

    On May 29, 1990, Yeltsin was elected chair of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR,


  • U.S.
    Tuesday May 29, 1990

    Warren Buffett

    A Billionaire

    U.S.
    Tuesday May 29, 1990

    Buffett became a billionaire when Berkshire Hathaway began selling class A shares on May 29, 1990.


  • Sintra, Portugal
    Thursday May 29, 1997

    NATO Establishment

    Forming The Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council

    Sintra, Portugal
    Thursday May 29, 1997

    Between 1994 and 1997, wider forums for regional cooperation between NATO and its neighbors were set up, like the Partnership for Peace, the Mediterranean Dialogue initiative and the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday May 29, 2002

    Netflix

    Initial public offering

    U.S.
    Wednesday May 29, 2002

    Netflix initiated an initial public offering (IPO) on May 29, 2002, selling 5.5 million shares of common stock at the price of US$15.00 per share. On June 14, 2002, the company sold an additional 825,000 shares of common stock at the same price. After incurring substantial losses during its first few years, Netflix posted its first profit during the fiscal year 2003, earning US$6.5 million profit on revenues of US$272 million.


  • Toronto, Canada
    Thursday May 29, 2003

    SARS Coronavirus (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

    Canada takes serious quarantine step against SARS

    Toronto, Canada
    Thursday May 29, 2003

    By May 29, more than 5000 people were quarantined in Canada by authorities seeking to control the potential spread of the SARS outbreak.


  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday May 29, 2008

    James Bond

    100th anniversary of Fleming's birth with new Writer

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Thursday May 29, 2008

    After a gap of six years, Sebastian Faulks was commissioned by Ian Fleming Publications to write a new Bond novel, which was released on 28 May 2008, the 100th anniversary of Fleming's birth. The book—titled Devil May Care—was published in the UK by Penguin Books and by Doubleday in the US. The book—titled Devil May Care—was published in the UK by Penguin Books and by Doubleday in the US.


  • London, England
    Sunday May 29, 2011

    David Cameron

    Cameron stepped down as patron of the Jewish National Fund

    London, England
    Sunday May 29, 2011

    At the end of May 2011, Cameron stepped down as patron of the Jewish National Fund, becoming the first British prime minister not to be patron of the charity in the 110 years of its existence.


  • FIFA headquarters, Zurich, Switzerland
    Friday May 29, 2015

    Sepp Blatter

    The 65th FIFA Congress In Zürich

    FIFA headquarters, Zurich, Switzerland
    Friday May 29, 2015

    In 2015, elections were scheduled for the FIFA presidency, in which Blatter was again the incumbent candidate, running for a fifth consecutive term. Prince Ali bin Hussein was his opponent in the election. The vote took place at the 65th FIFA Congress in Zürich on 29 May 2015. Neither party received the necessary two-thirds majority of votes from the first round with Blatter receiving 133 to Prince Ali's 73. According to FIFA rules, a second round should have been held for the two candidates, with a simple majority being sufficient for victory. However, before the second round of voting commenced, Prince Ali announced his withdrawal, handing Blatter victory by default.


  • Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
    Wednesday May 29, 2019

    Huawei

    Huawei Was once again Listed In The Associations

    Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
    Wednesday May 29, 2019

    On 29 May 2019, it was reported that Huawei was once again listed as member of JEDEC, the SD Association, and Wi-Fi Alliance.


  • India
    Wednesday May 29, 2019

    Narendra Damodardas Modi

    Second Term

    India
    Wednesday May 29, 2019

    He was again sworn in as Prime minister on 30 May 2019.


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