May 29: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On May 29, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts that occurred throughout history. The Gregorian calendar’s 149th day is May 29th. The National World War II Memorial was dedicated in Washington, DC on this day; the Miss Sarajevo beauty pageant was held in war-torn Sarajevo, drawing international attention to the impact of the Yugoslav Civil War; and pharmacist John Pemberton placed his first Coca-Cola advertisement in the Atlanta Journal.

Gemini is the zodiac sign for May 29. John F. Kennedy and Bob Hope were both born on May 29th. Today is National Composting Awareness Day.


(May 29, 1953)
Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay of Tibet conquered Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain (29,032 feet [8,849 metres]), on this day in 1953, after multiple failed efforts by other climbers.


(May 29, 1999)
The space shuttle Discovery was the first to dock with the International Space Station.

(Died on May 29, 2021)
B. J. Thomas, American singer (b. 1942).

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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