What happened this day in history June 29

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 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 185 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 16, 2020 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,593,388,800 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 228 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 2,747 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.
  • 1613
    The Globe Theatre in London, England burns to the ground.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1889
    Hyde Park and several other Illinois townships vote to be annexed by Chicago, forming the largest United States city in area and second largest in population.
  • 1914
    Jina Guseva attempts to assassinate Grigori Rasputin at his home town in Siberia.
  • 1945
    Carpathian Ruthenia is annexed by the Soviet Union.
  • 1950
    The United States defeats England during the 1950 FIFA World Cup.
  • 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.
  • 1974
    Mikhail Baryshnikov defects from the Soviet Union to Canada while on tour with Bolshoi Ballet.

Who were born on June 29?

  • 1746
    Joachim Heinrich Campe, German writer and linguist (d. 1818)
  • 1873
    Leo Frobenius, German ethnologist and archaeologist (d. 1938)
  • 1900
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer (d. 1944)
  • 1934
    Corey Allen, American filmmaker and actor (d. 2010)
  • 1939
    Alan Connolly, Australian cricketer
  • 1942
    Gilberto Gil, Brazilian musician and politician
  • 1958
    Dieter Althaus, German politician
  • 1971
    Matthew Good, Canadian singer (Matthew Good Band)
  • 1972
    Samantha Smith, American activist (d. 1985)
  • 1982
    Dusty Hughes, American baseball player

Who died on June 29?

  • 1315
    Ramon Llull, Spanish philosopher (b. 1235)
  • 1744
    André Campra, French composer (b. 1660)
  • 1779
    Anton Raphael Mengs, German painter (b. 1728)
  • 1895
    Floriano Peixoto, President of Brazil (b. 1839)
  • 1900
    Ivan Mikheevich Pervushin, Russian mathematician (b. 1827)
  • 1933
    Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, American actor (b. 1887)
  • 1960
    Frank Patrick, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1885)
  • 1969
    Moise Tshombe, Congolese politician (b. 1919)
  • 1999
    Allan Carr, American film producer (b. 1937)
  • 1999
    Karekin I, Catholicos of the Armenian Apostolic Church (b. 1950)

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