Thursday, May 29, 2014

History for May 29

History for May 29 -
Birth anniversary of John F. Kennedy (1917-63), 35th president of the US.

Birth anniversary of American revolutionary leader and orator Patrick Henry (1736-99).

Birth anniversaries of G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936) and Bob Hope (1903-2003).

Happy Birthday! Annette Bening, Al Unser Sr, Fay Vincent Jr

1765 - Patrick Henry denounced the Stamp Act before Virginia's House of Burgesses.

1912 - Fifteen women were dismissed from their jobs at the Curtis Publishing Company in Philadelphia, PA, for dancing the Turkey Trot while on the job. 

1922 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that organized baseball was a sport, not subject to antitrust laws. 

1932 - World War I veterans began arriving in Washington, DC. to demand cash bonuses they were not scheduled to receive for another 13 years. 

1953 - Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became first men to reach the top of Mount Everest.

1962 - Buck (John) O’Neil became the first black coach in major league baseball when he accepted the job with the Chicago Cubs. 

1986 - Colonel Oliver North told National Security Advisor William McFarlane that profits from weapons sold to Iran were being diverted to the Contras. 

2001 - In New York, four followers of Osama bin Laden were convicted of a global conspiracy to murder Americans. The crimes included the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa that killed 224 people. 

2001 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that disabled golfer Casey Martin could use a cart to ride in tournaments.

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