May 29: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 1790 - Rhode Island becomes the last of the original United States' coloniesto ratify the Constitution and is admitted as the 13th U.S. state.
- 1848 - Wisconsin is admitted as the 30th U.S. state.
- 1919 - Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity is tested (later confirmed) by Arthur Eddington and Andrew Claude de la Cherois Crommelin.
- 1999 - Space Shuttle Discovery completes the first docking with the International Space Station.
- 2004 - The National World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
- Famous Birthdays: John F. Kennedy (American lieutenant and politician, 35th President of the United States), John Harsanyi (Hungarian-American economist, Nobel Prize laureate), Peter Higgs (English-Scottish physicist), Paul R. Ehrlich (American biologist and author), Joyce Tenneson (American photographer)
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