This Day in History on 29th May

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam. 

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 29th May. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

  • International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers
  • Public holidays in Nigeria
  • World Digestive Health Day

Important Events

757: Saint Paul-I began his tenure as Catholic Pope.

1727: Peter II became Tsar of Russia.

1848: Wisconsin became the 30th state of the United States.

1914: Ocean liner RMS Empress of Ireland sank, killing 1992 people.

1919: Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity was tested.

1953: Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first to reach Mount Everest.

1985: 39 sports enthusiasts died in riots over the final of the European Football Cup.

Birthday / Anniversary

1630: Charles II, King of England, Scotland, and Ireland.

1906: T. H. White, an English author.

1906: Kanhiyalal Prabhakar Mishra, an Indian journalist, writer, and freedom fighter.

1914: Tenzing Norgay, a Nepali-Indian Sherpa mountaineer.

1917: John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States.

1954: Pankaj Kapur, an Indian theatre, television, and film actor.

Death / Death Anniversary

1829: Sir Humphry Davy, a Cornish chemist, and inventor.

1892: Bahaullah, a Persian religious leader, and the founder of the Baháʼí Faith.

1971: Prithviraj Kapoor, an Indian theatre and film actor.

1977: Suniti Kumar Chatterji, an Indian linguist, educationist, and litterateur.

1987: Chaudhary Charan Singh, the 5th Prime Minister of India.

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History

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