11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 29th May

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1867 - The Austro-Hungarian Empire is created

2. 1917 - John F. Kennedy is born

3. 1953 - New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay are the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest

4. 1960 - Sophia Loren calls in Scotland Yard after a million dollars worth of jewels are stolen

5. 1967 - Noel Gallagher is born

6. 1968 - Manchester United becomes the first English club to win the European Cup, beating Portuguese side Benfica by four goals to one in the Cup Final

7. 1972 - Three Japanese gunmen open fire at Lod International Airport in Israel, killing 26 people and injuring dozens more

8. 1982 - The Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie, welcomes Pope John Paul II to Canterbury Cathedral

9. 1981 - Prince performs in Europe for the first time

10. 1985 - Thirty-nine Juventus fans are crushed during rioting at the European Cup Final between Liverpool and Juventus in Brussels

11. 2009 - Music producer Phil Spector is sentenced to at least nineteen years in prison for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson in 2003

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com

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