29 June

29 June

June 29 is the 180th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 185 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about June 29th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about June 29th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • International Day of the Tropics
  • National Statistics Day
  • National Camera Day
  • International Mud Day
  • National Waffle Iron Day
  • National Almond Butter Crunch Day
  • International Day of the Tropics

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – June 29

2015: SpaceX rocket explodes shortly after launch. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded about two minutes after launching from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Sunday in 2015.

2007: Apple releases the first iPhone

The iPhone revolutionized the smartphone industry and for a while made Apple one of the world’s most valuable companies.

1995: The Space Shuttle Atlantis docks with the Russian space station Mir

The rendezvous in space marked a new age of cooperation between the former Cold War adversaries. The docking created the largest man-made Earth satellite in history.

1995: The American space shuttle Atlantis docks with the Russian space station Mir to form the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit the Earth in 1995.

1990: Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are banned to protect the ozone layer

The London Amendment to the Montreal Protocol stipulated that CFCs be phased out by 2000 in developed countries and by 2010 in developing countries. CFCs are one of the substances most harmful to the ozone layer, escalating the greenhouse effect and global warming.

1986: Richard Branson breaks the record for the fastest Atlantic crossing by boat

The British businessman took about three days to cross the ocean in his speedboat “Virgin Atlantic Challenger II”. He was denied the prestigious Blue Riband for the fastest crossing because he refueled on the way.

1927: Two U.S. aviators complete the first transpacific flight

Lester Maitland and Albert Hegenberger had taken off from Oakland Municipal Airport the previous day. Their “Bird of Paradise” aircraft touched down in Oahu, Hawaii 25 hours and 50 minutes later.

1989: A student movement leader speaking at Tiananmen Square, during the student-led demonstrations – in 1989

A student movement leader speaking at Tiananmen Square, during the student-led demonstrations – in 1989

1960: Demonstrators protested against Congolese National Movement leader Patrice Lumumba, describing him as a Communist, and asking for Catholic missionaries to leave the Équateur province. Belgian Congo, June 29, 1960

Demonstrators protesting against Congolese National Movement leader Patrice Lumumba, descriing him as a Communist, and asking for Catholic missionaries to leave the Équateur province. Belgian Congo, June 29, 1960

1942: Remains of a downed Bf-109 inside the city of Stalingrad. Russia 1942

Remains of a downed Bf-109 inside the city of Stalingrad. Russia 1942

1915: French Trench Raiders in WW1

French Trench Raiders in WW1

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, June 29

1978: Nicole Scherzinger, American singer, dancer, actress

1968: Theoren Fleury, Canadian ice hockey player

1936: Harmon Killebrew, American baseball player

1900: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer

1798: Giacomo Leopardi, Italian poet

Nicole Scherzinger.

Kawhi Leonard.

Melora Hardin.

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, June 29

2003: Katharine Hepburn, American actress, singer

1967: Jayne Mansfield, American model, actress, singer

1940: Paul Klee, Swiss/German painter

1933: Roscoe Arbuckle, American actor, director, screenwriter

1895: Thomas Henry Huxley, English biologist

Steve Ditko.

Paul Smith.

Henry Clay.


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