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Encyclopaedia Britannica | On This Day
May 29
John F. Kennedy

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John F. Kennedy

president of United States

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Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary

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1953

Mount Everest summit reached by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay

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Manuel Noriega
2017: Panamanian military leader Manuel Noriega—who ruled Panama (1983–89) until ousted by U.S. forces and who later served prison sentences in the United States and Panama—died at age 83 in Panama City. [Sort fact from fiction in our quiz about Latin America.]
Bing Crosby
1942: American singer and actor Bing Crosby recorded the holiday classic White Christmas, which became one of the best-selling singles of all time. [Test your knowledge of musicians.]
Battle of Tsushima
1905: The Russian navy was defeated in the Battle of Tsushima during the Russo-Japanese War. [Match the battle with the war in our quiz.]

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