About June 29

June 29, 2021 is the 180th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 185 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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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 217 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On June 29

  • 1149
    Raymond of Poitiers is defeated and killed at the Battle of Inab by Nur ad-Din Zangi.
  • 1194
    Sverre is crowned King of Norway.
  • 1444
    Skanderbeg defeats an Ottoman invasion force at Torvioll.
  • 1659
    At the Battle of Konotop the Ukrainian armies of Ivan Vyhovsky defeat the Russians led by Prince Trubetskoy.
  • 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
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1950
    The United States defeats England during the 1950 FIFA World Cup.
  • 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.
  • 1995
    The Sampoong Department Store collapses in the Seocho-gu district of Seoul, South Korea, killing 501 and injuring 937.
  • 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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