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    Hillary and Tenzing reach Everest summit, 1953

    American Revolution
    Tarleton gives "quarter" in South Carolina, 1780

    Automotive
    Danica Patrick becomes first woman to lead Indy 500, 2005

    Civil War
    Union troops reach Totopotomoy Creek, Virginia, 1864

    Cold War
    Reagan arrives in Moscow for summit talks, 1988

    Crime
    Woody Harrelson's father is arrested for murder, 1979

    Disaster
    Ships crash in heavy fog, 1914

    General Interest
    Wisconsin enters the Union, 1848

    The sinking of the Empress of Ireland, 1914

    Bonus Marchers arrive in Washington, 1932

    Hollywood
    Bob Hope celebrates 100th birthday, 2003
    Literary

    T.H. White, author of The Once and Future King, is born, 1906

    Music
    Stravinsky's Le Sacre du printemps makes its infamous world premiere, 1913

    Old West
    Fremont begins his second western expedition, 1843

    Presidential
    John F. Kennedy is born, 1917

    Sports
    Supreme Court rules in favor of Major League Baseball, 1922

    Vietnam War
    United States and USSR issue a joint communique, 1972

    World War I
    Controversial ballet Le Sacre du printemps performed in Paris, 1913

    World War II
    Jews in Paris are forced to sew a yellow star on their coats, 1942

    May 29, 1942:
    Jews in Paris are forced to sew a yellow star on their coats
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    On this day in 1942, on the advice of Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler orders all Jews in occupied Paris to wear an identifying yellow star on the left side of their coats.

    Joseph Goebbels had made the persecution, and ultimately the extermination, of Jews a personal priority from the earliest days of the war, often recording in his diary such statements as: "They are no longer people but beasts," and "[T]he Jews... are now being evacuated eastward. The procedure is pretty barbaric and is not to be described here more definitely. Not much will remain of the Jews."

    But Goebbels was not the first to suggest this particular form of isolation. "The yellow star may make some Catholics shudder," wrote a French newspaper at the time. "It renews the most strictly Catholic tradition." Intermittently, throughout the history of the papal states, that territory in central Italy controlled by the pope, Jews were often confined to ghettoes and forced to wear either yellow hats or yellow stars.

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    1889 - In Fort Worth, the Texas Spring Palace opened. On May 30, 1890, the building was destroyed by fire.

    1939 - The State Soil Conservation Board was organized to implement state conservation laws and organize and assist soil-conservation districts across Texas. The board was created in response to the Dust Bowl of the 1930s.
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