On This Day in History 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.
  • 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.
  • 2006 – The Dutch cabinet Balkenende II resigned.
  • 2007 – Two car bombs are found in the heart of London at Picadilly Circus.

June 29 – Birthdays:

  • 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, founder of the Mayo Clinic (d. 1939)
  • 1865 – Shigechiyo Izumi, Japanese supercentenarian (disputed) (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, Boston Red Sox owner from 1916-1923 (d. 1929)
  • 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 Major League 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)
  • 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
  • 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 acotor (d. 1999)
  • 1930 – Robert Evans, American film producer
  • 1932 – Brian Hutton, Baron Hutton, British Law Lord
  • 1933 – Bob Shaw, baseball player
  • 1933 – John Bradshaw, American theologian
  • 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 – Stokely Carmichael, Black Panther member (d. 1998)
  • 1942 – Mike Willesee, Australian television presenter
  • 1943 – Little Eva, American singer (d. 2003)
  • 1944 – Gary Busey, American actor
  • 1944 – Sean O’Malley, current Archbishop of Boston
  • 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 (Deep Purple)
  • 1949 – Joan Clos i Matheu, current mayor of Barcelona
  • 1949 – Ann Veneman, 27th United States Secretary of Agriculture
  • 1951 – Don Rosa, American ilustrator of Duck Donald.
  • 1952 – Joe Johnson, English snooker player
  • 1953 – Colin Hay, guitarist and singer
  • 1954 – Rick Honeycutt, baseball player
  • 1955 – Terence M. O’Sullivan, President LIUNA
  • 1955 – Charles J. Precourt, Deputy Manager, International Space Station Program
  • 1956 – Pedro Guerrero, baseball player
  • 1956 – Pedro Santana Lopes, Prime Minister of Portugal
  • 1957 – María Conchita Alonso, Cuban-Venezuelan singer and actress
  • 1957 – Robert Forster, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens)
  • 1958 – Rosa Mota, Portuguese athlete
  • 1958 – Jeff Coopwood, American actor, broadcaster and singer
  • 1960 – Evelyn King, American singer
  • 1961 – Kimberlin Brown, actress
  • 1961 – Greg Hetson, American punk-rock guitarist
  • 1961 – Sharon Lawrence, American actress
  • 1962 – Amanda Donohoe, British actress
  • 1962 – George Zamka, 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, Quebec politician
  • 1969 – Ilan Mitchell-Smith, American actor
  • 1969 – Toru Hashimoto, Japanese local governor
  • 1970 – Mike Vallely, American skateboarder
  • 1971 – Kaitlyn Ashley, American adult actress
  • 1971 – Matthew Good, Canadian musician
  • 1971 – Anthony Hamilton, English snooker player
  • 1972 – Samantha Smith, American schoolgirl (d. 1985)
  • 1972 – Nawal Al Zoghbi, Lebanese singer
  • 1973 – George Hincapie, American cyclist
  • 1977 – Oleg Korenfeld, poet
  • 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 – Baris 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)
  • 1981 – Sakito, Japanese guitarist
  • 1983 – Aundrea Fimbres, American singer (Danity Kane)
  • 1984 – Han Ji-hye, South Korean actress and model
  • 1984 – Derek Lee Rock, American drummer
  • 1986 – Austin Drage, English singer.
  • 1986 – Iya Villania, Filipina Actress
  • 1987 – Yasuka Saitou, Japanese actor
  • 1988 – Éver Banega, Argentine footballer

June 29 – 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)
  • 1934 – Zaro Aga, 157 years ago.(b.1777)
  • 1935 – Jack O’Neill, 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, professional 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)
  • 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 (Little Feat) (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 (assassinated) (b. 1919)
  • 1993 – Héctor Lavoe, Puerto Rican singer (b. 1946)
  • 1994 – Kurt Eichhorn, German conductor (b. 1908)
  • 1995 – Lana Turner, American actress (b. 1921)
  • 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, Argentinean 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)

June 29 – Holidays:

  • Seychelles – Independence Day.
  • The Netherlands – Veterans Day.
  • Malta – l-Imnarja

 

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