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May 29: This Day That Year

May 29

- 757 - St Paul I begins his reign as Catholic Pope.

- 1630 - Birthday: Charles II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1660-85), born in St. James's Palace, London (February 6, 1685, age 54).

- 1849 - Abraham Lincoln says "You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time."

- 1874 - Present constitution of Switzerland takes effect.

- 1916 - Official flag of president of US adopted.

- 1917 - Birthday: John F. Kennedy, 35th US President (1961-1963) born in Brookline, Massachusetts (died Nov 22, 1963, age 46).

- 1922 - Ecuador becomes independent.

- 1953 - Edmund Hillary (New Zealand) and Tenzing Norgay (Nepal) becomes first to reach the summit of Mount Everest as part of a British Expedition.

- 1959 - Charles de Gaulle forms French government.

- 1990 - Russia: Boris Yeltsin is elected President of the Russian Republic.

- 2004 - USA: The World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.

- 2015 - India: Heat wave centered in states Telengana & Andhra Pradesh killed 1800+ people in a week.

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