About June 29

June 29, 2020 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.

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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 228 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.
  • 1149
    Raymond of Poitiers is defeated and killed at the Battle of Inab by Nur ad-Din Zangi.
  • 1444
    Skanderbeg defeats an Ottoman invasion force at Torvioll.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1927
    First test of Wallace Turnbull’s controllable pitch propeller.
  • 1928
    The Outerbridge Crossing and Goethals Bridge in Staten Island, New York are both opened.
  • 1950
    The United States defeats England during the 1950 FIFA World Cup.
  • 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 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
    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.
  • 1974
    Mikhail Baryshnikov defects from the Soviet Union to Canada while on tour with Bolshoi Ballet.
  • 1995
    Space Shuttle program: STS-71 Mission (Atlantis) docks with the Russian space station Mir for the first time.
  • 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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