About June 29

June 29, 2024 is the 181st day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 185 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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Cancer is the sun 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 214 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On June 29

  • 226
    Cao Pi dies after an illness; his son Cao Rui succeeds him as emperor of the Kingdom of Wei.
  • 1194
    Sverre is crowned King of Norway.
  • 1444
    Skanderbeg defeats an Ottoman invasion force at Torvioll.
  • 1534
    Jacques Cartier is the first European to reach Prince Edward Island.
  • 1613
    The Globe Theatre in London, England burns to the ground.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    The Irish Nationalist and British diplomat Sir Roger Casement is sentenced to death for his part in the Easter Rising.
  • 1927
    First test of Wallace Turnbull’s controllable pitch propeller.
  • 1974
    Mikhail Baryshnikov defects from the Soviet Union to Canada while on tour with Bolshoi Ballet.
  • 1976
    The Seychelles become independent from the United Kingdom.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2009
    Yemenia Flight 626 crashes into the Indian Ocean, killing 152 people and leaving schoolgirl Bahia Bakari as the sole survivor.

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