May 29 in history: What all happened on this day?

The New Zealand explorer along with his Sherpa became the first persons to make it to the Everest 29,035 feet high from the sea level

Events in the past have shaped the world as it is now. As we all know, thousands of things has happened in the past and remembering all of them for any purpose is simply not possible. However, there are events that are necessary to remember for a specific purpose like competitive exams. Following are some of the events which you need to note down if you are preparing for any competitive exam.

India Physicist B.S.Madhava Rao born

Born on May 29, 1900, in Bangalore Karnataka, B.S.Madhava Rao was an Indian mathematician and Physicist. His earlier work was on classical algebraic geometry and analytical dynamics and later he entered into the mainstream theatrical Physics.

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English Author T. H. White

Born on May 29, 1906, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, T.H. White was an English author ,he is best known for  Arthurian novels. The Sword in the Stone Published in 1938 is one of his most loved novel.

Indian Army Air Chief Marshall, Fali Homi Major

Born on May 29, 1947, Fali Homi has served as 21st Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Air Force. He is the first helicopter Pilot to become the Indian Army Air Chief Marshall. He has also been honored with the Shaurya Chakra.

Indian actress Anupriya Goenka

Born on May 29, 1987, in Lucknow, U.P. Anupriya Goenka is an Indian actress working both in Bollywood and Tamil cinema. She made her debut in 2013. Continuing her acting journey, she was starred in the action thrilling Tiger Zinda Hai, War and so on.

Freedom fighter cum politician Sitaram Jajoo

Born on May 29,1915, Sitaram Jajoo was an Indian politician from Madhya Pradesh. In 1939, he completed LLB form the Allahabad University, he was very much involved in the freedom struggle of India.

1453 Fall of Constantinople

On May 29, 1453, Sultan Mehmed II of the Ottoman Empire conquered Constantinople, the capital city of the Byzantine Empire. With the entry of Ottoman forces into Constantinople, the Byzantine Empire came to an end. Mehmed attacked Constantinople through land and water and the siege continued for 55 days. To breach the defence walls of Constantinople was a challenge and to destroy the walls, a huge canon was created, it was the first-ever created canon of such size and was named Bear.

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1840 Wisconsin enters the Union

On May 29,1940, Wisconsin enters the Union of United States after seeing the prosperity brought by the federal programs to neighboring Midwestern states. The people finally voted to approve statehood and Wisconsin entered the Union.

1942 Jews forced to sew a yellow star on their coats

On May 29,1942, Adolf Hitler ordered all Jews living in Paris to put yellow stars on the left side of their coats. The order was given on the advice of Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels.

1953 first Everest summit

On May 29, 1953, Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay, a Sherpa of Nepal submitted to the Everest. It was the first successful summit and they were the first explorers to climb the Everest.

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