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Notable Historical Events for May 29th

1992White Sox Tim Raines swipes his 700th career base

1919Albert Einstein's light-bending prediction confirmed by Arthur Eddington

1994Indianapolis 500: Al Unser Jr.wins in 3:06:29.006 (255.89 kph)

1994Patty Sheehan wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Golf Game

1942Bing Crosby records "White Christmas", greatest selling record to date

1176Battle at Legnano: Lombard League beats Frederick Barbarossa and the Holy Roman Empire

1959Charles de Gaulle forms French government

1660On his 30th birthday Charles II returns to London from exile in the Netherlands to claim the English throne after the Puritan Commonwealth comes to an end

1989Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt, 39, retires

1994Beth Daniel wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

May 29th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 29th

1903Bob Hope, [Leslie Townes Hope], Eltham Kent, British born American entertainer

1967Noel Gallagher, Manchester, English pop musician (Oasis)

1906T.H. White, Bombay India, English author (King Arthur)

1953Danny Elfman, Los Angeles California, composer (Simspon Show Theme)

1630Charles II, St. James's Palace, London, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1660-85)

1917John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Mass, (Sen-D-Mass), 35th Pres (1961-1963)

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Notable Weddings on May 29th

1944Boxing champion Sugar Ray Robinson (23) weds Edna Mae Holly

1939Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin (25) weds Aliza Arnold

1992Actor Robert Downey Jr (27) weds actress/singer Deborah Falconer (26)

1849Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur (26) weds secretary Marie Laurent (23) in Strasbourg, France

May 29th Weddings
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Notable Divorces on May 29th

1952Country music legend Hank Williams and Audrey Sheppard granted divorce for the second and final time after seven years of marriage. Their first divorce was in 1948.

2010Five-time Grammy Award singer Shania Twain (42) divorces music producer Robert John Lange (59) after 14 years of marriage

May 29th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on May 29th

1979Mary Pickford, actress (Coquette, Suds, Secrets), dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 87

1911William Schwenck Gilbert, English dramatist (Gilbert & Sullivan), dies at 74

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