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May 29


1453   Ottoman armies capture Constantinople ending the Byzantine Empire.

1848   Wisconsin is admitted as the 30th U.S. state.

1935   Construction of Hoover Dam is completed.

1953   Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay are the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

1977   Janet Guthrie becomes the first woman to qualify for the Indianapolis 500.

Famous Birthdays:

1736   Patrick Henry (Patriot who said 'Give me liberty or give me death')

1903   Bob Hope (Entertainer and actor)

1917   John F. Kennedy (35th US President)

1939   Al Unser (Race car driver)

1958   Annette Bening (Actress)

1961   Melissa Etheridge (Singer)

1963   Lisa Whelchel (Actress)

1984   Carmelo Anthony (Basketball Player)

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