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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 180th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 185 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 16, 2017 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 416,304 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 ‘hectaoctacontagon’ 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 235 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 1,651 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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June 29 Historical Events

  • 1864
    Ninety-nine people are killed in Canada’s worst railway disaster near St-Hilaire, Quebec.
  • 1916
    The Irish Nationalist and British diplomat Sir Roger Casement is sentenced to death for his part in the Easter Rising.
  • 1927
    First test of Wallace Turnbull’s controllable pitch propeller.
  • 1995
    Space Shuttle program: STS-71 Mission (Atlantis) docks with the Russian space station Mir for the first time.
  • 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?

  • 1136
    Petronilla, Queen of Aragon (d. 1173)
  • 1914
    Rafael Kubelík, Czech conductor (d. 1996)
  • 1928
    Radius Prawiro, Indonesian politician (d. 2005)
  • 1949
    Joan Clos i Matheu, Spanish politician
  • 1965
    Panagiotis Karatzas, Greek basketball player

Who died on June 29?

  • 1252
    King Abel of Denmark (b. 1218)
  • 1875
    Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria (b. 1793)
  • 1973
    Germán Valdés, Mexican actor (b. 1915)
  • 1977
    Magda Lupescu, wife of King Carol II of Romania (b. 1895)
  • 1997
    William Hickey, American actor (b. 1927)

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