Charles II, Rhodesia and the Davy lamp inventor: three things that happened On This Day 29 May

What happened on this day in history? We round up three famous events, births, battles and deaths...

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29 May

1968: United Nations Security Council Resolution 253 imposed mandatory economic sanctions against white minority-ruled Rhodesia.

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1829: Sir Humphry Davy, Cornish chemist and inventor of the Davy safety lamp for miners, died aged 50 in Switzerland.

1660: The Restoration of the monarchy became a reality when, after landing at Dover two days earlier, the future King Charles II entered London amid scenes of great rejoicing. It was his 30th birthday.
 

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Compiled by Julian Humphrys – You can follow Julian on Twitter @GeneralJules