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  1. Tenzing Norgay, one of the first two men who reached Mount Everest, didn't know when his exact birthday was. After his ascent of Everest on 29 May 1953, he decided to celebrate his birthday on that day thereafter.

  2. Parents who are concerned about how their children's names may affect them in life can now hire services to name their kids for them. Services have popped up all over the US and Europe, with one Swiss agency charging $29,000 to research and recommend your child's name.

  3. Unicorns existed at one point. Called a Siberian Unicorn, they may have lived among early humans. They are estimated to have gone extinct around 29,000 years ago.

  4. The Japanese attempted a final "banzai" charge on the Americans on May 29.

  5. After May 29, 1861, the CSA capital was in Richmond, Virginia where it stayed until the end of the Civil War.

  6. The first humans to ever reach the summit (top) on the southern side of the mountain were Sir Edmund Hilary, a mountaineer from New Zealand and his guide, a local Nepalese man called Tenzing Norgay. They made it to the summit on May 29, 1953.

  7. About a speech that Abraham Lincoln gave at the Bloomington Convention on May 29, 1856, in Bloomington, Illinois. It was believed to be an impassioned condemnation of slavery but was so good that the reporters present for this speech forgot to take notes--hence the name "Lincoln's Lost Speech."

  8. Montgomery, Alabama was the first capital of the CSA from February 4, 1861 until May 29, 1861.

  9. The Taiwan Republic, which was established on 25 May 1895, was the first independent republic in Asia. However, on 29 May 1895, a Japanese military force of over 12,000 soldiers landed in Northern Taiwan and ended it

  10. On May 30th, 1593 Christopher Marlowe had dinner with Ingram Frizer, another 'secret" government employee. After a fight broke out between the two men over the bill, Christopher was killed by Ingram, who stabbed him. Christopher was 29 when he died.

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Mount Everest may not be the tallest mountain This is based on the definition of tallest from base to summit Everest is the tallest above sea level at 29,035 feet while Mauna Kea of Hawaii stands at 33,500 feet of which 19,700 is below sea level is the tallest from base to summit.

On 29 May 1876 the Austro-Hungarian ship Radetsky left the port of Bechet and was bloodlessly hijacked by Bulgarian revolutionaries, previously disguised as gardeners, led by voivode Hristo Botev. The ship was sailed to Kozloduy port and the rebels tried to continue an anti Ottoman revolt

On May 21, 1908, Charles Guthrie succeeded in grafting one dog's head onto the side of another's neck, creating the world's first artificially two-headed dog. Most cases lived for 2-6 days, but one lived as long as 29 days.

May 29 is "Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day"

On May 29, 1945, fourteen captured American airmen were executed at a prison in Taipei. The prison buildings had since been torn down but some of the outer walls still remain today.

Mark Zuckerberg's marriage status update on May 29,2012 is still receiving comments

In a memo dated May 29, 1974, regarding the making of Fawlty Towers, Ian Main, a script editor in the BBC said “I’m afraid I thought this one as dire as its title… A collection of clichés and stock characters which I can’t see being anything but a disaster.”

On May 29 2009, a cat fell 26 stories from a lower Manhattan building and survived. The cat's name was 'Lucky'

The show "Fantasmic" was originally scheduled to premiere at Disneyland on April 29, 1992, but the L.A. riots, which started on the same day, forced the show's delay until May 13. The show's promotional slogan "Be Here When the Night Ignites" was quickly removed as a result of the riots.

On May 29, 2013, at Disney's Animal Kingdom, a woman found a loaded pistol in a Dinosaur ride vehicle. After it was reported to the ride attendant and authorities the owner of the gun stated that he was unaware of Disney's policy against weapons and had a concealed weapons permit.

On this day, 29th May 1953, New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers confirmed to reach the summit of Mount Everest. They reached Everest's 29,028 ft (8,848 m) summit – the highest point on earth – at 11:30 am and stayed for about 15 minutes.

May 29 is Put A Pillow on Your Fridge Day

On 29 May 1876 the Austro-Hungarian ship Radetsky left the port of Bechet and was bloodlessly hijacked by Bulgarian revolutionaries, previously disguised as gardeners, led by voivode Hristo Botev. The ship was sailed to Kozloduy port and the rebels tried to continue an anti Ottoman revolt.

The Taiwan Republic, which was established on 25 May 1895, However, on 29 May 1895, a Japanese military force of over 12,000 soldiers landed in Northern Taiwan and ended it

The highest landing of a helicopter was performed by Didier Delsalle on May 14, 2005, when he landed, the Eurocopter AS350 Squirrel, on the 8,848 m (29,030 ft) summit of Mount Everest

May 29 is Put A Pillow On Your Fridge Day

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V may have had an affair and fathered a daughter with his step-grandmother, Germaine of Foix, when he was around 17 and she was around 29. Before that, Germaine had been married to her own half-granduncle, Ferdinand II of Aragon, who was her grandmother's half-brother.

May 29 is Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day, a holiday which evolved from old belief that putting linens in small, cool rooms called larders once a year would bring good luck to their households.

A man named Sylvester Magee claimed to be the last living former American slave. He said he was born on May 29, 1841, and ran away from a plantation in Mississippi in 1863 to fight for the Union Army. If true, he would have be 130 years old at the time of his death on October 15, 1971.

May 29 is 'Put A Pillow On Your Fridge Day'. It dates back to early 1900s when people put cloth on their larders.

A 1994 Fantastic Four film that was filmed in less than a month on a $1 million budget and which may have been intentionally terrible still has a higher Rotten Tomatoes score (29%) than Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

The first person to commit suicide in a live broadcast was a 29 year old newsreader in Florida. It was barely mentioned in the news and a recording may or may not exist.