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
Jacques Cartier is the first European to reach Prince Edward Island.
The Globe Theatre in London, England burns to the ground.
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.
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.
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.
Jina Guseva attempts to assassinate Grigori Rasputin at his home town in Siberia.
Carpathian Ruthenia is annexed by the Soviet Union.
The United States defeats England during the 1950 FIFA World Cup.
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.
Mikhail Baryshnikov defects from the Soviet Union to Canada while on tour with Bolshoi Ballet.
Who were born on June 29?
Joachim Heinrich Campe, German writer and linguist (d. 1818)
Leo Frobenius, German ethnologist and archaeologist (d. 1938)
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer (d. 1944)
Corey Allen, American filmmaker and actor (d. 2010)
Alan Connolly, Australian cricketer
Gilberto Gil, Brazilian musician and politician
Dieter Althaus, German politician
Matthew Good, Canadian singer (Matthew Good Band)
Samantha Smith, American activist (d. 1985)
Dusty Hughes, American baseball player
Who died on June 29?
Ramon Llull, Spanish philosopher (b. 1235)
André Campra, French composer (b. 1660)
Anton Raphael Mengs, German painter (b. 1728)
Floriano Peixoto, President of Brazil (b. 1839)
Ivan Mikheevich Pervushin, Russian mathematician (b. 1827)
Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, American actor (b. 1887)
Frank Patrick, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1885)
Moise Tshombe, Congolese politician (b. 1919)
Allan Carr, American film producer (b. 1937)
Karekin I, Catholicos of the Armenian Apostolic Church (b. 1950)
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