29 May 2012

Timeline May 29 to 31

May 29
1660  England's King Charles II was restored to the monarchy after an interregnum of 11 years.
1765  Patrick Henry denounced the Stamp Act before Virginia's House of Burgesses.
1903  Bob Hope, entertainer, was born Leslie Townes Hope in Eltham, England.
1942  Bing Crosby recorded Irving Berlin's White Christmas in Los Angeles for Decca Records.
1953  Mount Everest was conquered as Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and sherpa Tenzing Norgay of Nepal became the first climbers to reach the summit.
1999  Space shuttle Discovery completed the first docking with the International Space Station

May 30
1431  Joan of Arc, Condemned as a heretic, was burned at the stake in Rouen, France
1539  Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto landed in Florida.
1909  Benny Goodman, American jazz clarinetist and orchestra leader was born.

May 31
1809  Franz Joseph Haydn, composer, died in Vienna, Austria.
1847  William James Pirrie, Irish shipbuilder who controlled Harland and Wolff, builders of the Titanic, was born.
1930  Clint Eastwood, actor-director, was born.
1990  The sitcom "Seinfeld" premiered on NBC.
2009  Millvina Dean, the last survivor of the 1912 sinking of the Titanic, died in England at age 97.

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