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June 29 Historical Events

The following events took place on June 29. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 43 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 226
    Cao Pi dies after an illness; his son Cao Rui succeeds him as emperor of the Kingdom of Wei.
  • 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.
  • 1534
    Jacques Cartier is the first European to reach Prince Edward Island.
  • 1613
    The Globe Theatre in London 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
    At the Battle of Konotop the Ukrainian armies of Ivan Vyhovsky defeat the Russians led by Prince Trubetskoy.
  • 1776
    First privateer battle of the American Revolutionary War fought at Turtle Gut Inlet near Cape May, New Jersey
  • 1776
    Father Francisco Palou founds Mission San Francisco de Asís in what is now San Francisco.
  • 1786
    Alexander Macdonell and over five hundred Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario.
  • 1807
    Russo-Turkish War: Admiral Dmitry Senyavin destroys the Ottoman fleet in the Battle of Athos.
  • 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.
  • 1881
    In Sudan, Muhammad Ahmad declares himself to be the Mahdi, the messianic redeemer of Islam.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1915
    The North Saskatchewan River flood of 1915 is the worst flood in Edmonton history.
  • 1916
    The Irish Nationalist and British diplomat 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
    The Bird of Paradise, a U.S. Army Air Corps Fokker tri-motor, completes the first transpacific flight, from the mainland United States to Hawaii.
  • 1927
    First test of Wallace Turnbull’s controllable-pitch propeller.
  • 1928
    The Outerbridge Crossing and Goethals Bridge in Staten Island, New York are both opened.
  • 1945
    Carpathian Ruthenia is annexed by the Soviet Union.
  • 1956
    The Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 is signed, officially creating the United States Interstate Highway System.

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