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TODAY - May 29, 2024

Thought of the Day

Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself.

Today's Birthday

G. K. Chesterton
G. K. Chesterton Writer, English(1874)

An English writer, poet, philosopher, literary and art critic and biographer.

 
Bob Hope
Bob Hope Comedian, American(1903)

An American comedian, actor, dancer and athlete.

 
John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy President, American(1917)

an American statesman who served as the 35th President of the United States.

 
Al Unser
Al Unser Racer, American(1939)

An American automobile racing driver.

 
Patrick Henry
Patrick Henry Statesman, American(1736)

An American statesman, was born on 29th May, 1736, Birthplace of Patrick Henry. His famous words, "Give me liberty or give me death!" have become a part of the American heritage.

This day in History

1453

Ottoman forces under Sultan Muhammad II storm Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire; the empire falls and the city becomes the capital of the Ottoman Empire.

1790

Rhode Island becomes the 13th U.S. state; it is the last of the original colonies to ratify the Constitution.

1854

President Franklin Pierce signs the Kansas-Nebraska Act, creating two new territories; settlers of the territories would determine the legality of slaveholding.

1989

Russian politician Boris Yeltsin is elected to the Supreme Soviet after popular protest at his exclusion.

Man who made the difference

Patrick Henry (1736-1799)

Patrick Henry

An American statesman, was born on 29th May, 1736, Birthplace of Patrick Henry. His famous words, “Give me liberty or give me death!” have become a part of the American heritage. Henry emerged as an important political figure in Virginia politics. With Richard H. Lee and Thomas Jefferson, he laid the foundation of the House of Burgesses to appoint a committee to exchange news, coordinate actions against Britain and mobilize public opinion. In 1774, he served Virginia delegate to the First Continental Congress of Philadelphia. Henry was elected governor of Virginia for the first of three consecutive one-year terms. As a governor, Henry helped in the formation of the Virginia constitution.

Author : Dr. Nidhi Jindal