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, 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

  • 1194
    Sverre is crowned King of Norway.
  • 1534
    Jacques Cartier is the first European to reach Prince Edward Island.
  • 1807
    Russo-Turkish War: Admiral Dmitry Senyavin destroys the Ottoman fleet in the Battle of Athos.
  • 1880
    France annexes Tahiti.
  • 1914
    Jina Guseva attempts to assassinate Grigori Rasputin at his home town in Siberia.
  • 1922
    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”.
  • 1926
    Arthur Meighen returns to office as Prime Minister of Canada.
  • 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?

  • 1930
    Sławomir Mrożek, Polish writer
  • 1930
    Viola Léger, Acadian-Canadian actress
  • 1932
    Brian Hutton, Baron Hutton, British politician
  • 1947
    Richard Lewis, American comedian
  • 1954
    Júnior, Brazilian footballer
  • 1958
    Ralf Rangnick, German football manager
  • 1969
    Pavlos Dermitzakis, Greek footballer and football manager
  • 1977
    Sotiris Liberopoulos, Greek footballer
  • 1981
    Nicolás Vuyovich, Argentine racing driver (d. 2005)
  • 1982
    Dusty Hughes, American baseball player

Who died on June 29?

  • 226
    Cao Pi, Emperor of the Kingdom of Wei (b. 187)
  • 1315
    Ramon Llull, Spanish philosopher (b. 1235)
  • 1964
    Eric Dolphy, American jazz saxophonist and clarinetist (b. 1928)
  • 1969
    Shorty Long, American singer (b. 1940)
  • 1992
    Mohamed Boudiaf, President of Algeria (b. 1919)
  • 1993
    Héctor Lavoe, Puerto Rican singer (b. 1946)
  • 1994
    Jack Unterweger, Austrain serial killer (b. 1950)
  • 1994
    Kurt Eichhorn, German conductor (b. 1908)
  • 1997
    William Hickey, American actor (b. 1927)
  • 2002
    Ole-Johan Dahl, Norwegian computer scientist (b. 1931)

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