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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, 407,544 hours 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

  • 226
    Cao Pi dies after an illness; his son Cao Rui succeeds him as emperor of the Kingdom of Wei.
  • 1644
    Charles I of England defeats a Parliamentarian detachment at the Battle of Cropredy Bridge, the last battle won by an English King on English soil.
  • 1786
    Alexander Macdonell and over five hundred Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario.
  • 1950
    The United States defeats England during the 1950 FIFA World Cup.
  • 1976
    The Seychelles become independent from the United Kingdom.

Who were born on June 29?

  • 1935
    Katsuya Nomura, Japanese baseball player and manager
  • 1957
    Michael Nutter, American politician
  • 1962
    Amanda Donohoe, British actress
  • 1966
    John Part, Canadian darts player
  • 1971
    Kaitlyn Ashley, American pornographic actress

Who died on June 29?

  • 1575
    Baba Nobuharu, Japanese samurai (b. 1514/5)
  • 1931
    Nérée Beauchemin, Quebec poet (b. 1850)
  • 1957
    Malcolm Lowry, English writer (b. 1909)
  • 1994
    Kurt Eichhorn, German conductor (b. 1908)
  • 2009
    Joe Bowman, American sharpshooter, Hollywood consultant, bootmaker and showman (b. 1925)

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