May 29 is the 149th day of the year according to the Gregorian calendar (150th in a leap year). There are 216 days left until the end of the year. The holiday is celebrated by Maxmilian and Maxim.
1855 – The Špilberk prison was abolished.
1908 – The town of Královo Pole near Brno receives its city coat of arms, granted by Emperor Franz Josef I.
1914 – The Fifth Congress of Czech Physicians and Naturalists began, at which, among others, Emil Votoček and Alexander Sommer Baťek proposed a reform of Czech chemical nomenclature.
1915 – Bartolomej Novák opens the new Aladdin cinema (today Lucerna) in Brno – Žabovřesky.
1938 – Municipal elections were held in Czechoslovakia, which resulted in the victory of extremist and fascist parties in the border areas and partly in Slovakia.
1975 – Ludvík Svoboda was relieved of the post of president of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic for health reasons. Gustáv Husák was elected as his successor. He held his position until December 10, 1989.
2006 – Jan Kubice presented his report to the members of the defense committee. According to him, this was later referred to by the media as the so-called "Kubice report".
2010 – the elections to the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, which began the previous day, will end at 2:00 p.m.
2013 – Floods began in the Czech Republic, claiming 15 lives.
1176 – The Battle of Legnana took place.
1453 – Turks led by Sultan Mehmed II. they conquered Constantinople - the Byzantine Empire ended. (This date is considered by some historians to be the end of the Middle Ages.)
1536 – King Henry VIII of England married his third wife, Jane Seymour. The wedding took place ten days after the beheading of his second wife, Anne Boleyn.
1660 – Charles II became King of England on his birthday. Stuart. This means the return of England to the monarchy (restoration of the English monarchy).
1790 - Rhode Island joined the Union as the 13th state.
1848 - Wisconsin joins the Union as the 30th state.
1886 - The first advertisement for Coca-Cola was published in the Atlanta Journal in Atlanta.
1913 – The premiere of Igor Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of Spring took place in Paris.
1919 - Arthur Eddington first tested the validity of the general theory of relativity during a solar eclipse.
1948 – UN establishes UNTSO to maintain peace in the Middle East.
1953 - Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
1985 – Riots before the final of the European Football Cup at the Heysel Stadium in Brussels kill 39 fans.
1988 - US President Ronald Reagan began his first visit to the USSR.
2005 – France refused to ratify the European Constitution in a referendum.
2019 – In Budapest, the cruise ship Hableány sank on the flooded Danube after a collision, 26 South Korean tourists and both crew members were killed.
2020 – The epicenter of the covid-19 pandemic has moved to the countries of Latin America - Brazil, Mexico, Peru and Chile have seen the highest increases in infected people and victims in recent days.
1464 – Barbora of Brandenburg, wife of King Vladislav Jagiellon of Bohemia († September 4, 1515)
1373 – Margaret of Luxembourg (1373–1410), daughter of Charles IV. and Elizabeth of Pomerania († June 4, 1410)
1675 – Otto Honorius of Egkh, consecrating bishop of the Olomouc diocese († April 30, 1748)
1777 – Johann Nepomuk Fischer, first professor of ophthalmology at Charles University in Prague († October 17, 1847)
Antonín Jaroslav Vrťátko, Czech writer († December 19, 1892)
Leopold von Dittel, Austrian physician of Moravian origin, founder of urology († July 28, 1898)
Jan Malýpetr, physical education teacher, co-founder of Sokol († January 31, 1899)
1828 – Ivan Bohdan Staněk, chemist, politician and poet († May 23, 1868)
1829 – Ferdinand Čenský, officer, teacher, writer and journalist (died January 31