5/29/1911 a Saint Paul, MN firefighter died while operating at a fire involving a feed store, he was crushed to death when several large bales of hay fell on top of him.
5/29/1925 two Gary, IN firefighters died “while fighting a fire in the Boston Store, a wall collapsed killing both firefighters. The collapse also injured several others.”
5/29/1932 a Woodside, Queens, New York (FDNY) firefighter died after responding “to a call on 38th Street and 31st Avenue, during which time he inhaled a lot of smoke. After they had put out the blaze, he returned to quarters, where hours later he was found dead.”
5/29/1971 four Atlanta, GA firefighters died “while operating cellar pipes on the first-floor at a four-alarm basement fire at the Davis Brothers Cafeteria. The four firefighters were killed, and twenty-four24 others were injured when a massive gas explosion occurred. The four men were killed when they were dropped into the basement of the two-story building by the explosion. After the fire had been knocked down, their bodies were discovered lying under several booths in three feet of water. Of the two dozen men injured, sixteen required emergency surgery, and four were placed in intensive care units.”
5/29/1985 a Chicago, IL died from injuries he received on May 26, 1985, when he was severely injured after he fell off the roof of a two-story apartment building during a fire at 1914 N. Spaulding. He was blinded by smoke and became disoriented. He was taken to St. Mary of Nazareth Hospital, where he died three days later.
5/29/1998 a Berlin, Massachusetts firefighter / fire-inspector died while he was conducting an inspection of a new school that was under construction. At some point during the inspection, he suffered an unwitnessed medical emergency. He was found by construction workers lying prone with a head injury that likely occurred as he fell.
5/29/1985 the Lone Star Ice Plant fire killed four and injured twenty-one in San Antonio, TX that was caused by an ammonia leak.
5/29/1831 the town of Fayetteville, was destroyed by fire.
5/29/1914 the Empress of Ireland collided with the Storstad a Norwegian coal freighter in the St. Lawrence River in Canada that killed 1,073
5/29/1900 Otis Elevator Company registered the trademark “Escalator”.