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Friday, May 29th 2020

Today is the 150th day of 2020.  There are 215 days left in this year.


What Happened On This Day In History?

1765 Patrick Henry denounced the Stamp Act before Virginia's House of Burgesses, saying, ''If this be treason, make the most of it!''
1790 Rhode Island became the 13th original Colony to ratify the United States Constitution.
1848 Wisconsin became the 30th state of the union.
1932 World War I veterans began arriving in Washington to demand cash bonuses they weren't scheduled to receive for another 13 years.
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.
1953 Mount Everest was conquered as Edmund Hillary of New Zealand, left, and Tensing Norgay of Nepal became the first climbers to reach the summit.
1973 Tom Bradley was elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles, defeating incumbent Sam Yorty.
1985 Rioting erupted between British and Italian spectators at the European Cup soccer final in Brussels, Belgium. Thirty-nine people were killed.
1988 President Reagan began his first visit to the Soviet Union as he arrived in Moscow for a superpower summit with Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev.
1990 Boris N. Yeltsin was elected president of the Russian republic in the third round of balloting by the Russian parliament.
1996 Israeli opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu won a narrow victory over Shimon Peres in balloting for prime minister.
1999 Space shuttle Discovery completed the first-ever docking with the International Space Station.

Born on this day

1917 John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was born in Brookline, Mass.

Died on this day

1998 Former Arizona senator and Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater died in Paradise Valley, Ariz., at age 89.
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