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

Saturday, May 29, 1999


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


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.


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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