June 29


June 29

Events

* 512 - A solar eclipse is recorded by a monastic chronicler in Ireland.
*1149 - Raymond of Antioch is defeated and killed at the Battle of Inab by Nur ad-Din.
*1194 - Sverre is crowned King of Norway.
*1534 - Jacques Cartier makes the European discovery of Prince Edward Island.
*1613 - The Globe Theatre in London, England burns to the ground.
*1644 - Charles I of England defeats a Parliamentarian detachment at the Battle of Cropredy Bridge, the last battle won by an English King on English soil.
*1659 - The Russians, led by prince Trubetskoy are defeated by the Ukrainian armies of Ivan Vyhovsky in the Battle of Konotop.
*1749 - New Governor, Charles de la Ralière Des Herbiers, arrives at Isle Royale (Cape Breton Island).
*1786 - Alexander Macdonell and over five hundred Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario.
*1850 - Coal is discovered on Vancouver Island.
* 1850 - Autocephaly Officially Granted by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople to The Church of Greece.
*1864 - Ninety-nine people are killed in Canada's worst railway disaster near St-Hilaire, Quebec.
*1874 - Greek politician Charilaos Trikoupis publishes a manifesto in the Athens daily "Kairoi" entitled "Who's to Blame?" in which he lays out his complaints against King George. He is elected Prime Minister of Greece the next year.
*1880 - France annexes Tahiti.
*1888 - First (known) recording of classical music made, Handel's Israel in Egypt on wax cylinder.
*1891 - Street railway in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, commences operation.
*1895 - Doukhobors burn their weapons as a protest against conscription by the Tsarist Russian government.
*1914 - Jina Guseva attempts to assassinate Grigori Rasputin at his home town in Siberia.
*1916 - Sir Roger Casement, Irish Nationalist and British diplomat is sentenced to death for his part in the Easter Rising.
*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."
*1925 - Canada House opens in London, England.
*1926 - Arthur Meighen returns to office as Prime Minister of Canada.
*1927 - First test of Wallace Turnbull's Controllable pitch propeller.
*1928 - The Outerbridge Crossing and Goethals Bridge in Staten Island, New York both opened.
*1937 - Joseph-Armand Bombardier of Canada receives patent for sprocket and track traction system used in snow vehicles.
*1945 - Carpathian Ruthenia was annexed by Soviet Union.
*1956 - The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 is signed, officially creating the United States Interstate Highway System.
*1972 - The U.S. Supreme Court rules the death penalty could constitute "cruel and unusual punishment".
*1974 - Isabel Perón is sworn in as the first female President of Argentina. Her husband President Juan Peron had delegated responsibility due to weak health and died two days later.
*1976 - The Seychelles become independent from the United Kingdom.
*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-gu district of Seoul, South Korea, killing 501 and injuring 937.
*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.
* 2002 - U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, serves as Acting President for two and a half hours, while President George W. Bush undergoes a colonoscopy procedure.
* 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.
*2007 - Two car bombs are found in the heart of London at Picadilly Circus.
*2008 - Thomas Beatie, the world's first pregnant man, gives birth to a daughter.

Births

*1397 - John II of Aragon (d. 1479)
*1482 - Maria of Aragon, queen of Portugal (d. 1517)
*1517 - Rembert Dodoens, Flemish physician (d. 1585)
*1596 - Emperor Go-Mizunoo of Japan (d. 1680)
*1798 - Giacomo Leopardi, Italian poet (d. 1837)
*1803 - John Newton Brown, American publisher (d. 1868)
*1849 - John Hunn, American businessman (d. 1926)
*1858 - George Washington Goethals, American army engineer (d. 1928)
*1861 - William Mayo, American physician (d. 1939)
*1863 - Wilbert Robinson, American baseball player and hall-of-famer (d. 1934)
*1865 - Shigechiyo Izumi, Japanese supercentenarian (d. 1986)
*1866 - Mykhailo Hrushevsky, Ukrainian statesman (d. 1934)
*1868 - George Ellery Hale, American astronomer (d. 1938)
*1880 - Ludwig Beck, German general (d. 1944)
*1881 - Harry Frazee, American baseball team owner (d. 1929)
* 1881 - Curt Sachs, German musicologist (d. 1959)
*1886 - Robert Schuman, French politician (d. 1963)
*1889 - Willie MacFarlane, Scottish golfer (d. 1961)
*1893 - Aarre Merikanto, Finnish composer (d. 1958)
*1897 - Fulgence Charpentier, French-Canadian journalist (d. 2001)
*1900 - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer (d. 1944)
*1901 - Nelson Eddy, American singer and actor (d. 1967)
*1903 - Alan Blumlein, English electronics engineer (d. 1942)
*1906 - Ivan Chernyakhovsky, Russian general (d. 1945)
*1908 - Leroy Anderson, American composer (d. 1975)
*1910 - Frank Loesser, American composer (d. 1969)
* 1910 - Burgess Whitehead, American baseball player (d. 1993)
*1911 - Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands (d. 2004)
* 1911 - Bernard Herrmann, American film composer (d. 1975)
*1912 - John Toland, American historian (d. 2004)
* 1912 - Émile Peynaud, French oenologist (d. 2004)
*1914 - Rafael Kubelík, Czech conductor (d. 1996)
* 1914 - Christos Papakyriakopoulos, Greek mathematician (d. 1976)
*1915 - Ruth Warrick, American actress (d. 2005)
*1919 - Slim Pickens, American actor (d. 1983)
*1919 - Lloyd Richards, American director (d. 2006)
*1920 - Ray Harryhausen, American filmmaker
*1921 - Frédéric Dard, French writer (d. 2000)
*1922 - Vasko Popa, Yugoslavian poet (d. 1991)
*1923 - Chou Wen-chung, Chinese-American composer
*1924 - Flo Sandon's, Italian singer (d. 2006)
* 1924 - Ezra Laderman, American composer
*1925 - Giorgio Napolitano, Italian politician
* 1925 - Hale Smith, American composer and editor
* 1925 - Cara Williams, American actress
* 1925 - Chan Parker, American author; wife of Charlie Parker and Phil Woods (d. 1999)
*1926 - Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (d. 2006)
*1928 - Ian Bannen, Scottish actor (d. 1999)
*1929 - Pat Crawford Brown, American actress
* 1929 - Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist and author (d. 2006)
*1930 - Viola Léger, Acadian-Canadian actress
*1931 - Ed Gilbert, American actor (d. 1999)
* 1930 - Robert Evans, American film producer
*1932 - Brian Hutton, Baron Hutton, British politician
*1933 - Bob Shaw, baseball player
* 1933 - John Bradshaw, American theologian
*1934 - Corey Allen, American filmmaker and actor
*1935 - Katsuya Nomura, Japanese baseball player and manager
*1936 - Harmon Killebrew, American baseball player
*1939 - Alan Connolly, Australian cricketer
* 1939 - Lo Lieh, Hong Kong martial arts actor (d. 2002)
*1940 - Vyacheslav Artyomov, Russian composer
*1941 - John Boccabella, American baseball player
* 1941 - Stokely Carmichael, Trinidadian-American activist (d. 1998)
*1942 - Mike Willesee, Australian television presenter
*1943 - Little Eva, American singer (d. 2003)
*1944 - Gary Busey, American actor
* 1944 - Sean O'Malley, American Roman Catholic bishop
*1945 - Chandrika Kumaratunga, President of Sri Lanka
*1946 - Egon von Furstenberg, Swiss fashion designer (d. 2004)
* 1946 - Ernesto Pérez Balladares, Panamanian politician
*1947 - Michael Carter, British actor
* 1947 - Richard Lewis, American comedian
*1948 - Ian Paice, English drummer
*1949 - Joan Clos i Matheu, Spanish politician
* 1949 - Ann Veneman, American politician
*1951 - Don Rosa, American ilustrator
*1952 - Joe Johnson, English snooker player
*1953 - Colin Hay, Scottish-Australian guitarist and singer
*1954 - Rick Honeycutt, American baseball player
*1955 - Terence M. O'Sullivan, American activist
* 1955 - Charles J. Precourt, American astronaut
*1956 - Pedro Guerrero, baseball player
* 1956 - Pedro Santana Lopes, former Prime Minister of Portugal
*1957 - María Conchita Alonso, Cuban-Venezuelan singer and actress
* 1957 - Robert Forster, Australian musician
*1958 - Rosa Mota, Portuguese athlete
*1958 - Jeff Coopwood, American actor, broadcaster and singer
*1961 - Kimberlin Brown, American actress
* 1961 - Greg Hetson, American punk-rock guitarist
* 1961 - Sharon Lawrence, American actress
*1962 - Amanda Donohoe, British actress
* 1962 - George Zamka, American astronaut
*1963 - Khalid El-Masri, German-born suspected terrorist
* 1963 - Anne-Sophie Mutter, German violinist
*1964 - Stedman Pearson, British singer
*1965 - Tripp Eisen, American musician
*1966 - John Part, Canadian darts player
*1967 - Jeff Burton, American racing driver
*1967 - Murray Foster, Canadian musician
*1967 - Melora Hardin, American actress, singer
*1968 - Theoren Fleury, Canadian hockey player
*1969 - Claude Béchard, Canadian politician
* 1969 - Ilan Mitchell-Smith, American actor
* 1969 - Toru Hashimoto, Japanese politician
*1970 - Mike Vallely, American skateboarder
* 1970 - Emily Skinner, American actress and singer
*1971 - Kaitlyn Ashley, American pornographic actress
* 1971 - Matthew Good, Canadian musician
* 1971 - Anthony Hamilton, English snooker player
*1972 - Samantha Smith, American activist (d. 1985)
* 1972 - Nawal Al Zoghbi, Lebanese singer
*1973 - George Hincapie, American cyclist
*1976 - Bret McKenzie, New Zealand musician
*1977 - Oleg Korenfeld, Russian-born American poet
* 1977 - Zuleikha Robinson, English actress
*1978 - Sam Farrar, American bassist
* 1978 - Nicole Scherzinger, American singer and actress
*1979 - Abs Breen, English singer
* 1979 - Marleen Veldhuis, Dutch swimmer
* 1979 - Matthew Bode, Australian Rules football player
* 1979 - Barış Akarsu, Turkish singer and actor (d. 2007)
*1980 - Katherine Jenkins, Welsh soprano
* 1980 - Mel Peachey, British television personality
* 1980 - Martin Truex Jr, American race car driver
*1981 - Joe Johnson, American basketball player
* 1981 - Nicolás Vuyovich, Argentine racing driver (d. 2005)
*1983 - Aundrea Fimbres, American singer
*1984 - Han Ji-hye, South Korean actress and model
* 1984 - Christopher Egan, Australian actor
* 1984 - Derek Lee Rock, American drummer
*1985 - Quintin Demps, American football player
*1986 - Austin Drage, English singer
* 1986 - Iya Villania, Filipina actress
*1987 - Yasuka Saitou, Japanese actor
*1988 - Éver Banega, Argentine footballer
*1992 - Adam G. Sevani, American actor
*1993 - George Sampson, English dancer

Deaths

*1059 - Bernard II, Duke of Saxony
*1252 - King Abel of Denmark (b. 1218)
*1315 - Ramon Llull, Spanish philosopher (b. 1235)
*1509 - Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII of England (b. 1443)
*1725 - Arai Hakuseki, Japanese writer and politician (b. 1657)
*1744 - André Campra, French composer (b. 1660)
*1764 - Ralph Allen, English businessman and politician (b. 1693)
*1852 - Henry Clay, U.S. Senator (b. 1777)
*1855 - John Gorrie, American scientist (b. 1802)
*1861 - Elizabeth Barrett Browning, English poet (b. 1806)
*1873 - Michael Madhusudan Dutt, Bengali poet (b. 1824)
*1875 - Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria (b. 1793)
*1895 - Thomas Henry Huxley, English scientist (b. 1825)
*1900 - Ivan Mikheevich Pervushin, Russian mathematician (b. 1900)
*1919 - José Gregorio Hernández Venezuelan physician (b. 1864)
*1921 - Otto Seeck German classical historian (b. 1850)
*1931 - Nérée Beauchemin, Quebec poet (b. 1850)
*1933 - Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, American actor (b. 1887)
*1935 - Jack O'Neill, American baseball player (b. 1873)
*1940 - Paul Klee, Swiss artist (b. 1879)
*1941 - Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Polish pianist and composer (b. 1860)
*1958 - Charles Spencelayh, English painter (b. 1865)
*1960 - Frank Patrick, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1885)
*1964 - Eric Dolphy, American jazz musician (b. 1928)
*1967 - Jayne Mansfield, American actress (b. 1933)
* 1967 - Primo Carnera, Italian boxer (b. 1906)
*1969 - Shorty Long, American singer (b. 1940)
* 1969 - Moise Tshombe, Congolese politician (b. 1919)
*1973 - Germán Valdés, Mexican actor (b. 1915)
*1975 - Tim Buckley, American singer-songwriter (b. 1947)
*1977 - Magda Lupescu, consort of King Carol II of Romania (b. 1895)
*1978 - Bob Crane, American actor (b. 1928)
*1979 - Lowell George, American country-rock singer (b. 1945)
*1982 - Pierre Balmain, French fashion designer (b. 1914)
* 1982 - Henry King, American film director (b. 1886)
*1990 - Irving Wallace, American author and screenwriter (b. 1916)
*1992 - Mohammed Boudiaf, President of Algeria (b. 1919)
*1993 - Héctor Lavoe, Puerto Rican singer (b. 1946)
*1994 - Kurt Eichhorn, German conductor (b. 1908)
*1995 - Lana Turner, American actress (b. 1921)
*1997 - William Hickey, American actor (b. 1927)
*1998 - Horst Jankowski, German pianist (b. 1936)
*1999 - Allan Carr, American film producer (b. 1937)
*2000 - Vittorio Gassman, Italian actor (b. 1922)
*2002 - Rosemary Clooney, American singer and actress (b. 1928)
* 2002 - Ole-Johan Dahl, Norwegian computer scientist (b. 1931)
* 2002 - François Périer, French actor (b. 1919)
*2003 - Katharine Hepburn, American actress (b. 1907)
*2004 - Bernard Babior, American biochemist (b. 1935)
*2006 - Randy Walker, American football coach (b. 1954)
* 2006 - Fabián Bielinsky, Argentine film director (b. 1959)
* 2006 - Lloyd Richards, American actor and director (b. 1919)
*2007 - Joel Siegel, American film critic (b. 1943)
* 2007 - Edward Yang, Taiwanese film director (b. 1947)
*2008 - Don S. Davis, American actor and artist (b. 1942)

Holidays and observances

*Seychelles - Independence Day.
*The Netherlands - Veterans Day.
*Malta - l-Imnarja
* Feast of Saints Peter and Paul, i.e., the Apostles Peter and Paul of Tarsus; also a local holiday in Rome, of which they are patron saints, as well as of the Antiochian Orthodox Church and diamond workers
*Saint Cassius of Narni

External links

* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/june/29 BBC: On This Day]
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* [http://www1.sympatico.ca/cgi-bin/on_this_day?mth=Jun&day=29 On This Day in Canada] ----


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