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, 442,608 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 ‘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
Sverre is crowned King of Norway.
Jacques Cartier is the first European to reach Prince Edward Island.
Russo-Turkish War: Admiral Dmitry Senyavin destroys the Ottoman fleet in the Battle of Athos.
France annexes Tahiti.
Jina Guseva attempts to assassinate Grigori Rasputin at his home town in Siberia.
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”.
Arthur Meighen returns to office as Prime Minister of Canada.
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?
Sławomir Mrożek, Polish writer
Viola Léger, Acadian-Canadian actress
Brian Hutton, Baron Hutton, British politician
Richard Lewis, American comedian
Júnior, Brazilian footballer
Ralf Rangnick, German football manager
Pavlos Dermitzakis, Greek footballer and football manager
Sotiris Liberopoulos, Greek footballer
Nicolás Vuyovich, Argentine racing driver (d. 2005)
Dusty Hughes, American baseball player
Who died on June 29?
Cao Pi, Emperor of the Kingdom of Wei (b. 187)
Ramon Llull, Spanish philosopher (b. 1235)
Eric Dolphy, American jazz saxophonist and clarinetist (b. 1928)
Shorty Long, American singer (b. 1940)
Mohamed Boudiaf, President of Algeria (b. 1919)
Héctor Lavoe, Puerto Rican singer (b. 1946)
Jack Unterweger, Austrain serial killer (b. 1950)
Kurt Eichhorn, German conductor (b. 1908)
William Hickey, American actor (b. 1927)
Ole-Johan Dahl, Norwegian computer scientist (b. 1931)
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