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, 26,556,480 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 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
Cao Pi dies after an illness; his son Cao Rui succeeds him as emperor of the Kingdom of Wei.
Raymond of Poitiers is defeated and killed at the Battle of Inab by Nur ad-Din Zangi.
Jacques Cartier is the first European to reach Prince Edward Island.
At the Battle of Konotop the Ukrainian armies of Ivan Vyhovsky defeat the Russians led by Prince Trubetskoy.
Alexander Macdonell and over five hundred Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario.
Ninety-nine people are killed in Canada’s worst railway disaster near St-Hilaire, Quebec.
France annexes Tahiti.
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”.
The Outerbridge Crossing and Goethals Bridge in Staten Island, New York are both opened.
Mikhail Baryshnikov defects from the Soviet Union to Canada while on tour with Bolshoi Ballet.
Who were born on June 29?
Émile Peynaud, French oenologist (d. 2004)
Frédéric Dard, French writer (d. 2000)
Ed Gilbert, American actor (d. 1999)
Vyacheslav Artyomov, Russian composer
Little Eva, American singer (d. 2003)
Terence M. O'Sullivan, American activist
Abz Love (formerly known as Abs Breen), English DJ and singer (Five)
Nino, Greek singer
Derek Lee Rock, American drummer (Mêlée, Suburban Legends)
Ana Free, Portuguese singer-songwriter
Who died on June 29?
Cao Pi, Emperor of the Kingdom of Wei (b. 187)
Raymond of Poitiers, Prince of Antioch
Adrien-Henri de Jussieu, French botanist (b. 1797)
Max Pechstein, German painter (b. 1881)
Jayne Mansfield, American actress (b. 1933)
Germán Valdés, Mexican actor (b. 1915)
Tim Buckley, American singer-songwriter (b. 1947)
Vittorio Gassman, Italian actor (b. 1922)
Katharine Hepburn, American actress (b. 1907)
Joe Bowman, American sharpshooter, Hollywood consultant, bootmaker and showman (b. 1925)
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