At age 29:
The Buddha decided to renounce the world and abandon family and posessions. Seven years later, he realized this brought him no closer to the wisdom he sought.
Scottish-born inventor Alexander Graham Bell transmitted the first complete sentence by telephone.
Agatha Christie, the most translated writer in the world, published her first book.
Michael Faraday demonstrated electromagnetic rotation, leading the way to the invention of the electric motor.
Blacksmith Kirkpatrick MacMillan invented the first real bicycle.
English novelist Emily Jane Bronte wrote the romance Wuthering Heights .
Singer-songwriter Carole King released her best-selling album Tapestry.
French naturalist George Dagobert founded the science of comparative anatomy.