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, 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

  • 226
    Cao Pi dies after an illness; his son Cao Rui succeeds him as emperor of the Kingdom of Wei.
  • 1149
    Raymond of Poitiers is defeated and killed at the Battle of Inab by Nur ad-Din Zangi.
  • 1534
    Jacques Cartier is the first European to reach Prince Edward Island.
  • 1659
    At the Battle of Konotop the Ukrainian armies of Ivan Vyhovsky defeat the Russians led by Prince Trubetskoy.
  • 1786
    Alexander Macdonell and over five hundred Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario.
  • 1864
    Ninety-nine people are killed in Canada’s worst railway disaster near St-Hilaire, Quebec.
  • 1880
    France annexes Tahiti.
  • 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”.
  • 1928
    The Outerbridge Crossing and Goethals Bridge in Staten Island, New York are both opened.
  • 1974
    Mikhail Baryshnikov defects from the Soviet Union to Canada while on tour with Bolshoi Ballet.

Who were born on June 29?

  • 1912
    Émile Peynaud, French oenologist (d. 2004)
  • 1921
    Frédéric Dard, French writer (d. 2000)
  • 1931
    Ed Gilbert, American actor (d. 1999)
  • 1940
    Vyacheslav Artyomov, Russian composer
  • 1943
    Little Eva, American singer (d. 2003)
  • 1955
    Terence M. O'Sullivan, American activist
  • 1979
    Abz Love (formerly known as Abs Breen), English DJ and singer (Five)
  • 1981
    Nino, Greek singer
  • 1984
    Derek Lee Rock, American drummer (Mêlée, Suburban Legends)
  • 1987
    Ana Free, Portuguese singer-songwriter

Who died on June 29?

  • 226
    Cao Pi, Emperor of the Kingdom of Wei (b. 187)
  • 1149
    Raymond of Poitiers, Prince of Antioch
  • 1853
    Adrien-Henri de Jussieu, French botanist (b. 1797)
  • 1955
    Max Pechstein, German painter (b. 1881)
  • 1967
    Jayne Mansfield, American actress (b. 1933)
  • 1973
    Germán Valdés, Mexican actor (b. 1915)
  • 1975
    Tim Buckley, American singer-songwriter (b. 1947)
  • 2000
    Vittorio Gassman, Italian actor (b. 1922)
  • 2003
    Katharine Hepburn, American actress (b. 1907)
  • 2009
    Joe Bowman, American sharpshooter, Hollywood consultant, bootmaker and showman (b. 1925)

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