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Importance of 29th May in History

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1999
US space shuttle Discovery became the first spacecraft to dock with the International Space Station
United States
1988
US President Ronald Reagan visited the USSR for the first time. He attended a superpower summit with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
United States
1979
Death of Mary Pickford, Canadian-born American actress, co-founder of United Artists film studios
United States
1968
Manchester United first English club to win the European Cup
Great Britain
1958
Death of Juan Ramón Jiménez, Spanish writer, Nobel Prize winner .
Spain
1953
Everest conquered by Hillary and Tensing
New Zealand
1919
Einsteins general theory of relativity was tested (and later confirmed) by Arthur Eddington in Principe, West Africa, and Andrew Crommelin in Brazil, during a total solar eclipse
1911
Death of W S Gilbert, librettist of The Savoy Operas
Great Britain
1892
Death of Bahá'u'lláh, founder of the Bahá'í Faith
Iran, Islamic Republic of
1886
Putney Bridge opens in London
Great Britain
1829
Death of Humphry Davy, chemist and inventor of the miners safety lamp.
Great Britain
1660
Restoration of British monarchy (Charles II) – 'Oak Apple Day' – theatres reopened
Great Britain
1593
Death of John Penry, a leader in the Welsh reformation who wanted the Bible translated into Welsh and was eventually executed.
Great Britain
1453
Fall of Constantinople and the end of the Byzantine Empire.
Turkey
0526
An earthquake in the Turkish city of Antioch killed and estimated 250,000 people.
Turkey
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