TODAY IN HISTORY
May 29, 2015
On this day,
2004- A memorial to World War Two veterans is dedicated on the National Mall in Washington D-C.
2001- The Supreme Court ruled that disabled golfer Casey Martin can use a cart to ride in tournament
1996- Jazz pianist James “Jimmy” Rowles dies at the age of 78.
1978- The U-S Postal Service hikes the price of stamps from 13 cents to 15 cents.
1972- The Osmonds’ hit, “Phase Three,” goes gold.
1965- American Ralph Boston sets a world record in the long jump with a leap of 27 feet four and three quarters of an inch.
1962- John “Buck” O’Neil becomes the first black coach in Major League Baseball when he heads the dugout for the Chicago Cubs.
1952- Sir Edmund Hillary and his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay become the first to scale the world’s tallest mountain, Mount Everest.
1942- Bing Crosby records his classic “White Christmas” for Decca Records. Crosby’s hit goes on to sell more than 30 million copies.
1939- The radio series “When A Girl Marries” begins its 18-year-run on C-B-S radio.
1916- An executive order adopts the President’s Flag.
1848- Wisconsin becomes the 30th state of the union
1827- The nation’s first nautical school is opened in Nantucket, Maryland.
1790- Rhode Island is the last of the original 13 colonies to ratify the U-S Constitution.
1967- Rock musician Noel Gallagher of Oasis
1963- Actress Lisa Whelchel
1961- Musician Melissa Etheridge
1959- Actor Rupert Everett
1958- Actress Annette Benning
1957- Singer LaToya Jackson.
1953- Singer-Composer Danny Elfman.
1941- Musician Roy Crewsdon, Freddie and the Dreamers.
1939- Race car driver Al Unser, four time winner of the Indy 500.
1922- Race car Hall of Famer Joe Weatherly, NASCAR.
1917- President John F. Kennedy.
1903- Entertainer Bob Hope.
1736- Patriot Patrick Henry, of Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death fame.