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 May 29 - This Day In History | Shapell
Day In History

Discover the global events and personal stories of May 29

May 29, 1797

Presidents’ Day: Newly Retired George Washington’s Daily Routine

Writing just two months after handing the presidency off to John Adams, Washington was a changed man. Having returned to Mount Vernon, and at last under the shadow of his own vine and fig-tree, he was, in fact, exuberant, wry - and surprisingly, funny.

May 29, 1844

Dark Horse Candidate James K. Polk Receives the Democratic Nomination

Polk, surprised to be nominated, says that the presidency is too important an office to be sought or declined.

May 29, 1917

The John F. Kennedy Centenary

Kennedy's Most Famous Words: “Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country”



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