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  • 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.




  • 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.




  • 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.




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