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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

  • 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.
  • 1895
    Doukhobors burn their weapons as a protest against conscription by the Tsarist Russian government.
  • 1922
    France grants 1 km² at Vimy Ridge “freely, and for all time, to the Government of Canada, the free use of the land exempt from all taxes”.
  • 1926
    Arthur Meighen returns to office as Prime Minister of Canada.
  • 1995
    The Sampoong Department Store collapses in the Seocho-gu district of Seoul, South Korea, killing 501 and injuring 937.

Who were born on June 29?

  • 1911
    Bernard Herrmann, American film composer (d. 1975)
  • 1921
    Frédéric Dard, French writer (d. 2000)
  • 1941
    John Boccabella, American baseball player
  • 1983
    Jeremy Powers, American cyclist
  • 1986
    José Manuel Jurado, Spanish footballer

Who died on June 29?

  • 1855
    John Gorrie, American physician, scientist, inventor and humanitarian (b. 1802)
  • 1875
    Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria (b. 1793)
  • 1895
    Thomas Henry Huxley, English biologist (b. 1825)
  • 1941
    Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Polish pianist and composer (b. 1860)
  • 1979
    Lowell George, American country-rock singer (b. 1945)

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