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What Happened on June 29th This Day in History

Year Name
2014 The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant self-declares its caliphate in Syria and northern Iraq.
2012 A derecho sweeps across the eastern United States, leaving at least 22 people dead and millions without power.
2007 Apple Inc. releases its first mobile phone, the iPhone.
2006 Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that President George W. Bush's plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in military tribunals violates U.S. and international law.
2002 Naval clashes between South Korea and North Korea lead to the death of six South Korean sailors and sinking of a North Korean vessel.
1995 Space Shuttle program: STS-71 Mission (Atlantis) docks with the Russian space station Mir for the first time.
1995 The Sampoong Department Store collapses in the Seocho District of Seoul, South Korea, killing 501 and injuring 937.
1987 Vincent van Gogh's painting, the Le Pont de Trinquetaille, is bought for $20.4 million at an auction in London, England.
1976 The Seychelles become independent from the United Kingdom.
1976 The Conference of Communist and Workers Parties of Europe convenes in East Berlin.
1974 Vice President Isabel Perón assumes powers and duties as Acting President of Argentina, while her husband President Juan Perón is terminally ill.
1974 Mikhail Baryshnikov defects from the Soviet Union to Canada while on tour with the Kirov Ballet.
1972 The United States 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.
1972 A Convair CV-580 and De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter collide above Lake Winnebago near Appleton, Wisconsin, killing 13.
1971 Prior to re-entry (following a record-setting stay aboard the Soviet Union’s Salyut 1 space station), the crew capsule of the Soyuz 11 spacecraft depressurizes, killing the three cosmonauts on board. Georgy Dobrovolsky, Vladislav Volkov and Viktor Patsayev are the first humans to die in space.
1956 The Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 is signed by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, officially creating the United States Interstate Highway System.
1952 The first Miss Universe pageant is held. Armi Kuusela from Finland wins the title of Miss Universe 1952.
1950 Korean War: U.S. President Harry S. Truman authorizes a sea blockade of Korea.
1945 The Soviet Union annexes the Czechoslovak province of Carpathian Ruthenia.
1927 The Bird of Paradise, a U.S. Army Air Corps Fokker tri-motor, completes the first transpacific flight, from the mainland United States to Hawaii.
1922 France grants "one square kilometer" at Vimy Ridge "freely, and for all time, to the Government of Canada, the free use of the land exempt from all taxes".
1916 British diplomat turned Irish nationalist Roger Casement is sentenced to death for his part in the Easter Rising.
1915 The North Saskatchewan River flood of 1915 is the worst flood in Edmonton history.
1889 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 at the time.
1888 George Edward Gouraud records Handel's Israel in Egypt onto a phonograph cylinder, thought for many years to be the oldest known recording of music.
1881 In Sudan, Muhammad Ahmad declares himself to be the Mahdi, the messianic redeemer of Islam.
1880 France annexes Tahiti, renaming the independent Kingdom of Tahiti as "Etablissements de français de l'Océanie".
1874 Greek politician Charilaos Trikoupis publishes a manifesto in the Athens daily Kairoi entitled "Who's to Blame?" leveling complaints against King George. Trikoupis is elected Prime Minister of Greece the next year.
1864 At least 99 people, mostly German and Polish immigrants, are killed in Canada's worst railway disaster after a train fails to stop for an open drawbridge and plunges into the Rivière Richelieu near St-Hilaire, Quebec.
1850 Autocephaly officially granted by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople to the Church of Greece.
1807 Russo-Turkish War: Admiral Dmitry Senyavin destroys the Ottoman fleet in the Battle of Athos.
1786 Alexander Macdonell and over five hundred Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario.
1659 At the Battle of Konotop the Ukrainian armies of Ivan Vyhovsky defeat the Russians led by Prince Trubetskoy.
1644 Charles I of England defeats a Parliamentarian detachment at the Battle of Cropredy Bridge.
1620 English crown bans tobacco growing in England, giving the Virginia Company a monopoly in exchange for tax of one shilling per pound.
1613 The Globe Theatre in London, built by William Shakespeare's playing company, the Lord Chamberlain's Men, burns to the ground.
1534 Jacques Cartier is the first European to reach Prince Edward Island.
1457 The Dutch city of Dordrecht is devastated by fire
1444 Skanderbeg defeats an Ottoman invasion force at Torvioll.
1194 Sverre is crowned King of Norway, leading to his excommunication by the Catholic Church and civil war.
1149 Raymond of Poitiers is defeated and killed at the Battle of Inab by Nur ad-Din Zangi.
226 Cao Rui succeeds his father as emperor of the Kingdom of Wei.
Famous People Born on June 29

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Year Name
1398 John II of Aragon and Navarre (d. 1479)
1904 Witold Hurewicz, Polish mathematician (d. 1956)
1924 Philip H. Hoff, American politician (d. 2018)
1942 Charlotte Bingham, English author and screenwriter
1818 Angelo Secchi, Italian astronomer and academic (d. 1878)
1957 Michael Nutter, American politician, 98th Mayor of Philadelphia
1968 Theoren Fleury, Canadian ice hockey player
1956 Pedro Santana Lopes, Portuguese lawyer and politician, 118th Prime Minister of Portugal
1991 Suk Hyun-jun, South Korean footballer
1919 Walter Babington Thomas, Commander of British Far East Land Forces (d. 2017)
Famous People Deaths On June 29

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Date Name
1971 Nestor Mesta Chayres, Mexican operatic tenor and bolero vocalist (b. 1908)
1873 Michael Madhusudan Dutt, Indian poet and playwright (b. 1824)
1059 Bernard II, Duke of Saxony (b. 995)
2022 Hershel W. Williams, American Marine Corps warrant officer, last living Medal of Honor recipient from World War II (b. 1923)
1875 Ferdinand I of Austria (b. 1793)
884 Yang Shili, general of the Tang Dynasty
2011 K. D. Sethna, Indian poet, scholar, writer, philosopher, and cultural critic (b. 1904)
1949 Themistoklis Sofoulis, Greek politician, 115th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1860)
1374 Jan Milíč of Kroměříž, Czech priest and reformer
1982 Pierre Balmain, French fashion designer, founded Balmain (b. 1914)