-Rav Meir of Premishlan (1773), a talmid of the Baal Shem Tov.
Today in History – 29 Iyar
· Napolean defeated at Waterloo, 1815.
· A delegation of the National Convention of the World Agudah, headed by Rav Meir Don Plotzky, landed in New York to help establish a strong Agudah branch there and to raise money to strengthen Agudas Yisroel. The delegation included Rav Asher Lemel Spitzer, Rav of Kirchdorf, Rav Dr. Meir Hildesheimer, Rosh Bais Hamedrash LeRabbanim in Berlin, Dr. Nosson Birnbaum, Rav Yosef Lev and the Ozerover Rebbe, Rav Moshe Yechiel Epstein, as well as Rav Yitzchak Meir Levin, son-in-law of the Imrei Emes.
· The Communists complete their takeover of Czechoslovakia with the resignation of President Eduard Benes, 1948.