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This Day in History – May 29

This Day In History1630 – John Winthrop begins “History of New England”

1721 – South Carolina formally incorporated as a royal colony.

1765 – Patrick Henry’s historic speech against the Stamp Act, answering a cry of “Treason!” with, “If this be treason, make the most of it!”

1849 – Lincoln says “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can no fool all of the people all of the time.”

1861 – Dorothea Dix offers to help setting up hospitals for Union Army.

1886 – American chemist John Pemberton begins to advertise Coca-Cola.

1912 – 15 young women are fired by Curtis Publishing in Philadelphia for dancing the “Turkey Trot” during their lunch break.

1916 – Official flag of President of the United States adopted.

1922 – US Supreme Court rules organized baseball is a sport and not a business and thus not subject to antitrust laws.

1932 – The Bonus Army of World War I veterans begins to assemble in Washington, D.C. to request cash bonuses promised to them to be paid in 1945.

1942 – Bing Crosby records “White Christmas”, the greatest-selling record to date.

1949 – Candid Camera, TV comedy show, moves to NBC.

1960 – Everly Brothers “Cathy’s Clown” hits #1.

1976 – “One Piece At A Time” by Johnny Cash hits #29.

1983 – Indianapolis 500: Tom Sneva wins in 3:05:03.092.

1990 – Rickey Henderson steals record 893rd base, breaking Ty Cobb’s record.

1999 – Space Shuttle Discovery completes the first docking with the International Space Station.

2004 – The World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.

2012 – Facebook’s problematic public listing could cost those involved $115 million from technical glitches.

2017 – Tiger Woods is arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Jupiter, Florida.

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