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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, 1,467,158,400 seconds 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

  • 1194
    Sverre is crowned King of Norway.
  • 1613
    The Globe Theatre in London, England burns to the ground.
  • 1874
    Greek politician Charilaos Trikoupis publishes a manifesto in the Athens daily Kairoi entitled “Who’s to Blame?” in which he lays out his complaints against King George. He is elected Prime Minister of Greece the next year.
  • 1880
    France annexes Tahiti.
  • 1888
    George Edward Gouraud records Handel’s Israel in Egypt onto a phonograph cylinder, thought for many years to be the oldest known recording of music.

Who were born on June 29?

  • 1873
    Leo Frobenius, German ethnologist and archaeologist (d. 1938)
  • 1912
    Émile Peynaud, French oenologist (d. 2004)
  • 1914
    Christos Papakyriakopoulos, Greek mathematician (d. 1976)
  • 1977
    Zuleikha Robinson, English actress
  • 1990
    Yann M'Vila, French footballer

Who died on June 29?

  • 1919
    José Gregorio Hernández Venezuelan physician (b. 1864)
  • 1931
    Nérée Beauchemin, Quebec poet (b. 1850)
  • 1935
    Jack O'Neill, American baseball player (b. 1873)
  • 1960
    Frank Patrick, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1885)
  • 2002
    Rosemary Clooney, American singer and actress (b. 1928)

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