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Today's Events | On Horizon | On This Day | Newslink | Notable | Almanac archive

Saturday, May 29, 1999

quote  

If you're bullied so much, one of those days you'll just pop.

-- A young student at New York's Public School 75, speaking of violent behavior

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today's events

  • German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder is to give a speech marking "German Refugees Day."

  • The elected Nigerian president is scheduled to be sworn in.


on the horizon

  • On Sunday, May 30, the Indianapolis 500 will be held.

  • On Monday, May 31, it is Memorial Day in the United States.

  • On Tuesday, June 1, Zimbabwe celebrates 20 years of independence.

  • On Wednesday, June 2, South Africa holds its second all-race general election.

  • On Thursday, June 3, King Abdullah of Jordan holds talks with Saudi Arabia's crown prince.


NEWSLINK:   NOTABLE:

Read about the Baha'i faith, which today observes the anniversary of the death of its prophet and founder, Baha'u'llah. Click here.


  • Actress Annette Bening is 41.
  • Baseball player Eric Davis is 37.
  • Singer Melissa Etheridge is 38.
  • Actress Pam Grier is 50.
  • Comedian Bob Hope is 96.


on this day

  • In 1765, Patrick Henry denounced the Stamp Act before Virginia's House of Burgesses.

  • In 1848, Wisconsin became the 30th state of the union.

  • In 1932, WWI vets began arriving in Washington to demand cash bonuses they weren't scheduled to receive for another 13 years.

  • In 1942, Bing Crosby, the Ken Darby Singers and the John Scott Trotter Orchestra recorded Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" in Los Angeles for Decca Records.

  • In 1973, Tom Bradley was elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles.

  • In 1985, 35 people were killed in rioting that erupted between British and Italian spectators at the European Cup soccer final in Brussels.

  • In 1990, Boris Yeltsin was elected president of the Russian republic in the third round of balloting by the Russian parliament.


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