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Notable Historical Events for May 29th

1967Pope Paul VI names 27 new cardinals, including Karol Wojtyla, archbishop of Krakow, who later became Pope John Paul II

1990Rickey Henderson steals record 893rd base, breaking Ty Cobb's record

1953Edmund Hillary (NZ) and Tenzing Norgay (Nepal) are first to reach the summit of Mount Everest as part of a British Expedition

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

1978Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship

1851Sojourner Truth addresses 1st Black Women's Rights Convention (Akron)

1989Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt, 39, retires

1994Beth Daniel wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

1913Igor Stravinsky's ballet score The Rite of Spring is premiered in Paris, provoking a riot.

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

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Notable Birthdays on May 29th

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

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

1958Annette Bening, Topeka KS, actress (Grifters, Bugsy, Valmont) [or 5/5]

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on May 29th

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

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

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

1884Irish writer Oscar Wilde marries Constance Lloyd at St. James Church, Paddington, London

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Notable Divorces on May 29th

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

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.

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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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