A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on May 29th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On May 29, 1733, the colonial government of New France located in Quebec City reaffirmed the right of Canadians (meaning European Canadians, citizens of New France) to own and keep slaves.
On May 29, 1935, the brainchild of Willy Messerschmitt, the Bf-109, made its first flight.
On May 29, 1940, the F-4U Corsair made its first flight.
On May 29, 1940, the F4U Corsair made its first flight, an event that spurred us to offer a list of the “10 Greatest Fighter Planes” on May 29, 2014.
On May 29, 2004, President George W. Bush dedicated the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
On May 29, 2023, Americans celebrated National Paperclip Day, possibly the single most useful implement ever devised.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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