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May 29th In Pop Culture History

1453 - Ottoman armies under Sultan Mehmed II Fatih captured Constantinople after a 53-day siege, commonly referred to as The Fall of Constantinople.

1790 - Rhode Island was the last of the original United States' colonies to ratify the Constitution and was admitted as the 13th US state.

1913 - Igor Stravinsky's ballet score The Rite of Spring premiered in Paris, France

1914 - Heavy fog caused a collision between cruise ship Empress of Ireland and coal freighter, the Storstad on the St. Lawrence River in Canada that killed 1,073 people, mostly tourist passengers on the Empress.

1953 - Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay, a Sherpa of Nepal, became the first explorers to reach the summit of Mount Everest, which is at 29,035 feet above sea level.

1954 - First of the annual Bilderberg Group conferences was held in the Hotel de Bilderberg in Oosterbeek, Netherlands.

1961 # 1 Hit May 29, 1961 - June 4, 1961: Ricky Nelson - Travelin' Man

1965 # 1 Hit May 29, 1965 - June 11, 1965: The Beach Boys - Help Me Rhonda

May 29, 1970 Birthday (fictional) Tony Stark, Marvel Cinematic Universe

1971 # 1 Hit May 29, 1971 - June 11, 1971: The Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar

1976 # 1 Hit May 29, 1976 - July 9, 1976: Diana Ross - Love Hangover

1979 - Actor Woody Harrelson's father, Charles Harrelson, was charged with the murder of Judge John Wood.

1982 - Pope John Paul II became the first pontiff to visit Canterbury Cathedral.

2004 - The National World War II Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C.

May 29th Celebrity Birthdays

A Fictional Celebrity Quote:

Melissa Etheridge (1961)
Danny Elfman (1953)
Annette Bening (1958)
Bob Hope (1903 - 2003)
Daniel Tosh (1975)
Anthony Geary (1948)
Rupert Everett (1959)
Melanie 'Scary Spice' Brown (1975)
Noel Gallagher (1967)
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917 - 1963)
A Noble Spirit Embiggens The Smallest Mind.

-Jebediah Springfield

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