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Events Throughout History

Historical Events for June 29th

  • Year 226 » Cao Pi dies after an illness; his son Cao Rui succeeds him as emperor of the Kingdom of Wei.
  • Year 1149 » Raymond of Poitiers is defeated and killed at the Battle of Inab by Nur ad-Din Zangi.
  • Year 1194 » Sverre of Norway named Sverre is crowned King of Norway.
  • Year 1444 » Skanderbeg defeats an Ottoman invasion force at Battle of Torvioll or Torvioll.
  • Year 1534 » Jacques Cartier is the first Ethnic groups in Europe called European to reach Prince Edward Island.
  • Year 1644 » Charles I of England defeats a Roundhead called Parliamentarian detachment at the Battle of Cropredy Bridge, the last battle won by an England called English King on English soil.
  • Year 1659 » At the Battle of Konotop the Ukraine e.g Ukrainian armies of Ivan Vyhovsky defeat the Russians led by Aleksey Trubetskoy e.g Prince Trubetskoy.
  • Year 1776 » Father Francisco Palou founds Mission San Francisco de Asis in what is now San Francisco, California.
  • Year 1776 » First privateer battle of the American Revolutionary War fought at Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet known as Turtle Gut Inlet near Cape May, New Jersey
  • Year 1786 » Alexander Macdonell (bishop) called Alexander Macdonell and over five hundred Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario.
  • Year 1807 » Russo-Turkish War (1806–1812) or Russo-Turkish War: Admiral Dmitry Senyavin destroys the Ottoman Empire or Ottoman fleet in the Battle of Athos.
  • Year 1850 » Autocephaly officially granted by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople to the Church of Greece.
  • Year 1880 » France annexes Tahiti.
  • Year 1881 » In Sudan, Muhammad Ahmad declares himself to be the Mahdi, the messianic redeemer of Islam.
  • Year 1889 » Hyde Park Township, Cook County, Illinois e.g 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.
  • Year 1895 » Doukhobors burn their weapons as a protest against conscription by the Russian Empire called Tsarist Russian government.
  • Year 1914 » Jina Guseva attempts to assassinate Grigori Rasputin at his home town in Siberia.
  • Year 1916 » The Irish Nationalism or Irish Nationalist and United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland e.g British diplomat Sir Roger Casement is sentenced to death for his part in the Easter Rising.
  • Year 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".
  • Year 1926 » Arthur Meighen returns to office as Prime Minister of Canada.
  • Year 1927 » The 'Bird of Paradise (aircraft) called Bird of Paradise', a U.S. Army Air Corps Fokker tri-motor, completes the first transpacific flight, from the mainland United States to Hawaii.
  • Year 1928 » The Outerbridge Crossing and Goethals Bridge in Staten Island, New York are both opened.
  • Year 1945 » Carpathian Ruthenia is annexed by the Soviet Union.
  • Year 1956 » The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 is signed, officially creating the United States Interstate Highway System.
  • Year 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 Amendment to the United States Constitution or Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constituti
  • Year 1974 » Mikhail Baryshnikov defects from the Soviet Union to Canada while on tour with the Kirov Ballet.
  • Year 1974 » Isabel Perón is sworn in as the first female President of Argentina e.g President of Argentina. Her husband, President Juan Peron, had delegated responsibility due to weak health and died two days later.
  • Year 1975 » Steve Wozniak tested his first prototype of Apple I computer.
  • Year 1976 » The Seychelles become independent from the United Kingdom.
  • Year 1995 » Space Shuttle program: STS-71 Mission ('Space Shuttle Atlantis known as Atlantis') docks with the Mir or Russian space station 'Mir' for the first time.
  • Year 1995 » The Sampoong Department Store collapses in the Seocho-gu district of Seoul, South Korea, killing 501 and injuring 937.
  • Year 2002 » 2nd Battle of the Western Sea e.g Naval clashes between South Korea and North Korea lead to the death of six South Korean sailors and sinking of a North Korean vessel.
  • Year 2007 » Apple Inc. releases its first mobile phone, the iPhone.

World History for the Month of June