June 29 Events in History - June 29 Birthdays - June 29 Deaths



2014 Russia supplies Iraq with military aircraft to help the government fight insurgents from the Islamic State of Iraq; the U.S. has readied military assistance, but it has not yet been delivered
2014 Two Americans, Jeffrey Edward Fowle and Matthew Todd Miller, are to be charged in North Korea with unspecified crimes; Fowle is accused of leaving a Bible in his hotel room, and Miller allegedly asked for asylum after destroying his visa
2013 In a poll, only 30 percent of people in Brazil considered President Dilma Rousseff's administration 'great' or 'good'
2013 In Corsica, cycling begins the 100th running of the Tour de France
2012 After five years of marriage, American actors Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes announce their plans to divorce
2012 News that European Union members agree on a deal to help some struggling Eurozone members causes world stock markets to soar
2011 Pope Benedict XVI announces the launch of a new Vatican website, news.va; he also performs the first tweet ever made by a pope
2011 The General Assembly of Rhode Island passes legislation allowing same-sex couples to enter civil unions
2010 General Stanley McChrystal, leader of the U.S. war Afghanistan announces his retirement after making controversial statements in 'Rolling Stone' magazine
1997 "American Daughter" closes at Cort Theater New York City after 88 performances
1997 "London Assurance" closes at Criterion Theater New York City after 72 performances
1997 18th U.S. Seniors Golf Open: Graham Marsh
1997 Greg Norman wins PGA St. Jude Classic
1997 Michelle McGann wins ShopRite LPGA Classic
1997 Progress M-35 Soyuz Launch (Russia)
1997 Tyrenda Williams, 18, of Alabama, crowned 40th America's Junior Miss
1996 Andrea Leah Plummer, of Tennessee, crowned 39th America's Junior Miss
1996 Superman's Action Comic #1 (1938) auctioned at Sotheby at $61,900
1995 George Foreman loses IBF boxing title, refused to fight Axel Schulz
1995 Memphis Mad Dogs 1st CFL game (vs Calgary Stampeders)
1994 Socialist, Tomiichi Murayama, elected premier of Japan
1994 U.S. reopens Guantanamo Naval Base to process refugees
1992 "Salome" opens at Circle in Sq Theater New York City for 9 performances
1992 2 earthquakes including 7.4 hits southern California
1992 A's Dennis Eckersley sets record of 26th straight save of season
1992 NHL decides Eric Lindross goes to Flyers instead of Rangers
1991 "Jackie Mason - Brand New" closes at Neil Simon New York City after 216 performances
1991 6.0 earthquake hits southern California
1991 Britain's Nick Brown, 591st rank beats 10th-seeded Goran Ivanisevic 4-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 in 2nd round at Wimbledon
1990 Marla Maples father sues National Enquirer for $12M
1990 New York Mets tie their team career high 11 game win streak
1990 A's Dave Stewart no-hits Blue Jays and Dodger's Fernando Valenzuela no-hits St. Louis 6-0, 1st time no-hitters in both leagues
1989 Emmy 16th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 10th time
1989 Susan Lucci loses daytime emmy for 10th straight year
1988 Emmy 15th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 9th time
1987 Phil's Steve Bedrosian is 1st to record 12 saves in 12 attempts
1987 Yankees blow 11-4 lead but trailing 14-11 Dave Winfield's 8th inning grand slammer beats Toronto 15-14; Mattingly also grand slams
1986 Argentina becomes world champion soccer team (3-2 against W-Germany)
1986 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
1986 Sparky Anderson is 1st to win 600 games as manager in both leagues
1985 NASA launches Intelsat VA
1985 STS-51-F vehicle moves to launch pad
1984 Orel Hershiser begins string of making every sched start until 1990
1984 Pete Rose plays in record 3,309th game, surpassing Carl Yastrzemski
1984 U.S.S.R. offers to start talking about banning SDI
1983 Angel Cordero wins his 5,000th horse races
1983 Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB
1982 Voting Rights Act of 1965 extended
1981 Bomb attack on headquarters of Islamic Party in Teheran, 72 killed
1981 Hu Yaobang succeeds Hua Guofeng as leader of China PR
1980 "Sweeney Todd" closes at Uris Theater New York City after 557 performances
1980 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament
1979 "Moonraker" premieres in U.S.
1979 San Diego Chicken reborn at Jack Murphy Stadium
1978 Vice President Walter F. Mondale begins trip to Mid-East
1977 Willie Stargell hits his 400th career home run
1976 Seychelles gains independence from Britain
1975 3rd du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): JoAnne Carner
1975 8.10" (20.57 cm) of rainfall, Litchville No Dakota (state 24-hour rec)
1972 Supreme Court rules (5-4) that Death Penalty is cruel and unusual
1972 U.S.S.R. launches Prognoz 2 into earth orbit (549/200,000 km)
1971 Rolling Stones Mick Jagger and Keith Richards sentenced on drug offense
1971 Soyuz 11 docks with Salyut 1 for 22 days
1970 U.S. ends 2 month military offensive into Cambodia
1969 1st Jewish worship service at White House
1969 24th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young
1969 On Billy Williams Day in Chicago, the Cubs outfielder passes Stan Musial's NL record for consecutive games played (896)
1968 "Tip-Toe Thru' The Tulips With Me" by Tiny Tim peaks at #17
1967 Israel removes barricades, re-unifying Jerusalem
1967 Keith Richards is sentenced to 1 year in jail on drugs charge
1966 In the Vietnam War, U.S. planes bombed Hanoi and Haiphong for 1st time
1966 KBSC (now KVEA) TV channel 52 in Corona-Los Angeles, California begins
1966 U.S. bombs fuel storage facilities near North Vietnamese cities
1965 USAF Captain Joseph Henry Engle reaches 85,530 m in X-15
1964 1st draft of Star Trek's pilot "Cage" released
1964 Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed after 83-day filibuster in Senate
1963 "Little Me" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater New York City after 257 performances
1963 Beatles' 1st song "From Me to You" hits U.K. charts
1963 SVB, Students Unions, established under Barrel Regtien
1962 1st flight Vickers (British Aerospace) VC-10 long-range airliner
1962 Frank Howard, hits the 5,000th Dodger home run
1962 John F. Kennedy dines with premier MacMillan in London
1961 Launch of Transit 4a, with 1st nuclear power supply (SNAP-3)
1961 Willie Mays is 4th major leaguer with 3 or more home runs twice in a season
1960 Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Western Golf Open
1960 KYA-AM in San Francisco changes call letters to KDBQ (for 2 weeks)
1959 Pope John XXIII 1st encyclical "On truth, unity, and peace, in charity"
1958 Brazil beats Sweden 5-2 in soccer's 6th World Cup at Stockholm
1957 12th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls
1957 Malenkov, Molotov, Kaganowitsj and Sjepilov leave U.S.S.R. Communist Party
1956 Charles Dumas, makes 1st high jump over 7' (2.13 m)-LA, California
1956 Federal interstate highway system act signed
1956 Prime Minister Drees refuses resignation of queen Juliana (Greet Hofmans)
1955 Argentine state of siege ends
1954 Atomic Energy Commission voted against reinstating Dr. J Robert Oppenheimer
1953 XETV TV channel 6 in Tijuana-San Diego, California (IND) begins broadcasting
1952 1st aircraft carrier to sail around Cape Horn-Oriskany
1952 7th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Louise Suggs
1950 U.S. beats England 1-0 in a world cup soccer game (next win in 1994)
1950 West Indies beat England by 326 runs thanks Ramadhin and Valentine
1949 South Africa begins implementing apartheid; no mixed marriages
1949 U.S. troops withdraw from Korea after WW II
1947 2nd U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betty Jameson
1947 Yankees beat Senators 3-1 starting a 19 game win streak
1946 "Are You with It?" closes at Century Theater New York City after 264 performances
1946 "Billion Dollar Baby" closes at Alvin Theater New York City after 219 performances
1946 Black Sabbath-Brits arrest 2700 Jews in Palestine as alleged terrorist
1946 British mandatory government of Palestine arrests 100 leaders of Yishnuv
1945 20.6 cm rainfall at Litchville North Dakota (state record)
1945 Ruthenia, formerly in Czechoslovakia, becomes part of Ukrainian SSR
1944 German counter attack at Caen
1944 Nazi Paul Touvier shoots 7 Jews dead
1944 Rommel and von Rundstedt travel to Berchtesgaden
1944 Soviet Armys join in Bobroesjk
1944 U.S. 7th army corp conquers Cherbourg
1943 Pope Pius XII encyclical Mystic Corporis (mystic body of Christ)
1943 U.S. forces landed at Nassau Bay, near Salamaua, New Guinea
1943 Germany begins withdrawing U-boats from North Atlantic in anticipation of the Allied invasion of Europe
1942 Dmitri Shostakovich's 7th Symphony, premieres
1941 DiMaggio extends hitting streak to 42 breaking Sisler's record
1940 Anjer (Carnation) Day-anniversary of Prince Bernhard
1940 U.S. passes Alien Registration Act requiring Aliens to register
1940 Batman Comics, mobsters rubbed out a circus highwire team known as the Flying Graysons, leaving their son Dick (Robin) an orphan
1939 4th Dutch government of Colijn falls
1939 Dixie Clipper completes 1st commercial plane flight to Europe
1936 Empire State Building emanates high definition TV-343 lines
1936 Pope Pius XI encyclical to U.S. bishops "On motion pictures"
1933 Primo Carnera KOs Jack Sharkey in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
1932 U.S.S.R. and China sign no attack treaty
1931 109 degrees F (43 degrees C), Monticello, Florida (state record)
1931 Pope Pius XI encyclical on Nun abbiamo bisogno Mussolini
1929 1st high-speed jet wind tunnel completed Langley Field Ca
1929 31.1 degrees C (88 degrees F) hoogste temperatuur op deze dag in De Bilt
1929 Mexico and Vatican sign Concord
1927 1st flight from West Coast arrives in Hawaii
1926 Carter Woodson wins Springarn Medal for research of Black history
1921 34th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats E Ryan (62 60)
1916 Boeing aircraft flies for 1st time
1913 2nd Balkan War begins-Bulgaria overthrows Greek/Serbian troops
1911 Freiherr Gautsch von Frankenthurn becomes premier
1906 12th U.S. Golf Open: Alex Smith shoots a 295 at Onwentsia Club Ill
1904 2 prehistoric bones found in Weerdingerveen, Drenthe
1903 British government protests against abuser in Belgian Congo
1899 Brazo River in Texas floods 12 miles wide causing $10 mil damage
1897 Chicago beats Louisville 36-7 (baseball)
1891 National Forest Service organized
1881 Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Diuturnum illud
1880 France annexes Otaheite (Tahiti)
1867 Pope Pius IX declares Gorcumse holy martyrs
1864 Grand Trunk Railway accident; 100 killed
1863 Battle at Westminster Maryland: Federal assault
1863 George A. Custer (23) appointed Union Brigadier-General
1863 Lee orders his forces to concentrate near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
1863 Very 1st First National Bank opens in Davenport, Iowa
1862 Day 5 of 7 Days-Battle of Savage's Station, Virginia
1858 Great fire in London harbor
1858 Treaty of Algun, China cedes north bank of Amur River to Russia
1857 Battle at Chinhat (Indies rebel under Barkat Ahmed beat British)
1854 Gadsden Purchase (parts of Az, NM) from Mexico for $10 million
1854 Netherlands allows corporal punishment
1850 British ex-premier sir Robert Peel falls off his horse
1822 Prince Charles Bonaparte marries niece Zenaide Bonaparte
1800 Free mason lodge establishes in Alkmaar
1776 Mission Dolores founded by San Francisco Bay
1776 Virginia state constitution adopted and Patrick Henry made governor
1767 British passes Townshend Revenue Act levying taxes on America
1762 Russian Czar Peter III divorces his wife Catharina II
1755 515 prominant filipinos baptized as Catholic
1694 Dutch fleet attacks French grain transports
1682 Sofia names herself regent of Russia
1613 Shakespeare's Globe Theater burns down
1540 English ex chancellor Thomas Cromwell sentenced as heretic
1534 Jacques Cartier discovers Prince Edward Islands Canada
1529 Emperor Karel V and Pope Clemens VII sign Treaty of Barcelona
1428 Jacoba of Bavaria signs cease fire with Philip the Good
1377 French invasion fleet lands at Rye England
1312 Roman Catholics German King Henry VII crowned











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