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What are the important events that happened on June 29? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

June 29: Facts & Myths About This Day

June 29 is the 181st day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 185 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 16, 2016 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,452,640 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaoctacontahenagon’ day.

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Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 213 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,286 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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June 29 Historical Events

  • 1534
    Jacques Cartier is the first European to reach Prince Edward Island.
  • 1659
    At the Battle of Konotop the Ukrainian armies of Ivan Vyhovsky defeat the Russians led by Prince Trubetskoy.
  • 1895
    Doukhobors burn their weapons as a protest against conscription by the Tsarist Russian government.
  • 1916
    The Irish Nationalist and British diplomat Sir Roger Casement is sentenced to death for his part in the Easter Rising.
  • 1972
    The U.S. Supreme Court rules in the case Furman v. Georgia that arbitrary and inconsistent imposition of the death penalty violates the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, and constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.

Who were born on June 29?

  • 1863
    Wilbert Robinson, American baseball player and hall-of-famer (d. 1934)
  • 1881
    Curt Sachs, German musicologist (d. 1959)
  • 1928
    Ian Bannen, Scottish actor (d. 1999)
  • 1946
    Ernesto Pérez Balladares, Panamanian politician
  • 1953
    Don Dokken, American musician (Dokken)

Who died on June 29?

  • 1860
    Thomas Addison, English physician and scientist (b. 1793)
  • 1935
    Jack O'Neill, American baseball player (b. 1873)
  • 1949
    Themistoklis Sophoulis, Greek politician (b. 1860)
  • 1975
    Tim Buckley, American singer-songwriter (b. 1947)
  • 1992
    Mohamed Boudiaf, President of Algeria (b. 1919)

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