May 29th

2010
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay threw the 20th perfect game in major league history, beating the Florida Marlins 1-0.
2009
Jay Leno ended his first stint as host of "The Tonight Show." (Following a short-lived prime-time show, Leno was back on NBC's late night mainstay in February 2010.).
The Jay Leno Show
2005
French voters soundly rejected the European Union's proposed constitution.
Maastricht Treaty
2004
A memorial to America's World War II veterans was dedicated on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
National World War II Memorial
2001
Four followers of Osama bin Laden were convicted in New York of a global conspiracy to murder Americans, including the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa that killed 224 people. (All were sentenced to life in prison.).
1993 World Trade Center bombing
1999
Olusegun Obasanjo wins Nigeria's first free elections in 16 years. The former Nigerian Army general and military ruler oversaw a democratization process that defines the country's political system to the present day.
Olusegun Obasanjo
1996
Benjamin Netanyahu becomes Israel's prime minister. The conservative politician is criticized for hampering the peace process that former prime minister, Yitzhak Rabin, had promoted.
Benjamin Netanyahu
1990
Boris Yeltsin was elected president of the Russian republic by the Russian parliament.
Boris Yeltsin
1988
President Ronald Reagan began his first visit to the Soviet Union as he arrived in Moscow for a superpower summit with Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev.
Lyndon LaRouche
1953
Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay conquer Mount Everest. The first successful ascent of the world's highest mountain came after Tom Bourdillon and Charles Evans had come within 100 meters of the summit just three days previously.
1953 British Mount Everest expedition
1942
Bing Crosby records White Christmas. Crosby's rendition of Irving Berlin's song became the most successful of his career and the best-selling Christmas single in history.
White Christmas (song)
1917
John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was born in Brookline, Mass.
John F. Kennedy
1913
Igor Stravinsky's ballet Le Sacre du printemps is premiered. he performance sparked a riot in the audience as many felt its irregular beat and the percussive character was a sacrilege against music. Today, it is considered one of the key works of 20th-century art music.
The Rite of Spring
1851
Sojourner Truth addresses 1st Black Women's Rights Convention (Akron).
Ain't I a Woman?
1848
Wisconsin became the 30th state in the United States.
Wisconsin
1790
Rhode Island became the 13th state in the United States, the last of the original colonies to ratify the Constitution.
Rhode Island
1765
Patrick Henry denounced the Stamp Act before Virginia's House of Burgesses, saying, 'If this be treason, make the most of it!'.
Patrick Henry
1660
On his 30th birthday Charles II returns to London from exile in the Netherlands to claim the English throne after the Puritan Commonwealth comes to an end.
Charles II of England
1592
Battle of Sacheon: Korean navy led by Admiral Yi Sun Shin repels a Japanese fleet - first use of Korean Turtle ship.
Admiral Yi Sun-sin