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Births on this Day
  • 1825-05-29 - David Bell Birney: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1864
  • 1826-05-29 - Ebenezer Butterick: Inventor (tissue paper dress pattern)
  • 1827-05-29 - Reuben Lindsay Walker: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1890
  • 1837-05-29 - Alexander F de Savornin Lohmann: Dutch Minister / party leader (CHU)
  • 1837-05-29 - Luca Fumagalli: Composer
  • 1840-05-29 - Hans Makart: Austrian painter (Plague in Florenz)
  • 1843-05-29 - Emile Pessard: Composer
 

Deaths on this Day
  • 1816-05-29 - Madame L'Ouverture: Widow of Haiti's leader Toussaint L'O
  • 1829-05-29 - Humphry Davy: Scientist / inventor (Miner's safety lamp), dies at 84
  • 1862-05-29 - Franciszek Wincenty Mirecki: Composer, dies at 71
  • 1869-05-29 - Philippe Vandermaelen: Flemish cartographer / publisher, dies at 73
  • 1877-05-29 - John Lothrop Motley: (History of United Netherlands), dies at 63
  • 1883-05-29 - Albrecht of Prussia: Mistress of John van Rossum, dies at 73
  • 1883-05-29 - WFLC Marianne: Princess of Orange-Nassau
 

Events on this Day
  • 1652-05-29 - English Admiral Robert Blake drives out Dutch fleet under Lieutenant Admiral Tromp
  • 1660-05-29 - Charles II restored to English throne after Puritan Commonwealth
  • 1692-05-29 - Battle at La Hogue: English and Dutch fleet beat France
  • 1692-05-29 - Royal Hospital Founders Day 1st celebrated
  • 1721-05-29 - South Carolina formally incorporated as a royal colony
  • 1727-05-29 - Peter II Aleksei (11) becomes Czar of Russia
  • 1753-05-29 - Joseph Haydns "Krumme Teufel, " premieres
 

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