29 JUNE
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Robert Schumann, 1810
  • Sir Henry Morton Stanley, 1841
  • Dr. William James Mayo, 1861
  • George Hale, 1868
  • Antoine de Saint-Exupery, 1900
  • Nelson Eddy, 1901
  • Frank Loesser, 1910
  • John Toland, 1912
  • Ruth Warrick, 1915
  • Slim Pickens, 1919
  • Ray Harryhausen, 1920
  • Bob Evans, 1930
  • Oriana Fallaci, 1930
  • Stokely Carmichael, 1941
  • Gary Busey, 1944
  • Richard Lewis, 1947
  • Pedro Guerrero, 1956

Died On This Day:

  • Henry Clay, 1852
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 1861
  • T. H. Huxley, 1895
  • Fatty Arbuckle, 1933
  • Paul Klee, 1940
  • Ignacy Paderewski, 1941
  • Jayne Mansfield killed, 1967
  • Moise Tshombe, 1969
  • Bob Crane murdered, 1978
  • Irving Wallace, 1990
  • Lana Turner, 1995
  • Vittorio Gassman, 2000
  • Rosemary Clooney, 2002
  • Katherine Hepburn, 2003

Today's Events:

  • 3123 BC - Shortly before dawn, Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed by asteroid noted by Sumarian astronomer on tablets, according to scientists.
  • 1456 - Halley's comet arrives.
  • 1613 - Shakespeare's Globe Theatre burns to the ground during opening night of Henry VIII. Audience escapes unharmed.
  • 1855 - Daily Telegraph (London) founded.
  • 1871 - Trades Unions legalized in Britain.
  • 1880 - France annexes Tahiti.
  • 1888 - World's first musical recording made in Britain at Crystal Palace Handel Festival.
  • 1888 - First appendectomy in Britain performed by Professor Frederick Treves.
  • 1905 - Automobile Association founded in London.
  • 1934 - 'Night of the Long Knives' - Hitler purges political opponents over this weekend; 200 killed.
  • 1949 - South Africa begins apartheid with ban on interracial marriages.
  • 1956 - Marilyn Monroe marries Arthur Miller in London.
  • 1966 - U.S. bombs capital Hanoi and Haiphong destroying major North Vietnam oil supply.
  • 1969 - Gay Liberation Front founded when police raid Sheridan Square, N.Y. after riots at Stonewall Inn.
  • 1986 - Richard Branson's boat, Virgin Atlantic Challenger II crosses Atlantic in a record 3 days 8 hrs, 31 minutes.
  • 1987 - Van Gogh's 'Le Pont de Trinquetaille' sells for $20.24 million at Christie's in London.
  • 1995 - Russian space station Mir and shuttle Atlantis dock, forming largest man-made satellite to orbit earth.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Peter and Paul

Holiday:

  • Independence Day Seychelles (1976)
  • St. Peter's Day celebrated in Portugal, Turkey

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • SAVITRI-VRATA, Hindu Festival for women
  • TANO FESTIVAL (Korea) on 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • TUAN WU CHIEH or Dragon Boat Festival (China) 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • SHAVUOT or Feast of Weeks (Jewish), on 6th or 7th of lunar month Sivan.
  • ASCENSION (Christian) 40th day after Easter.
  • PENTECOST (Christian) or Whitsunday (Anglican) 50 days after Easter.
  • TRINITY SUNDAY (Christian), Sunday after Pentecost.
  • CORPUS CHRISTI (Christian), Thursday after Trinity Sunday.
  • FATHER'S DAY (U.S.) Third Sunday in June.
  • ARANYA SHASHTI, Hindu Festival honoring god of the forest
  • RATHA YATRA, Hindu Festival of Car Procession of Vishnu
  • CHI HSI, Festival of the Milky Way in China (seventh day of the seventh moon)
  • CHUNG YÜAN, Festival of the Dead in China (fifteenth day of the seventh moon)
  • GAY AND LESBIAN PRIDE DAY - Last Sunday in June
  • CHAGU-CHAGU UMAKKO or horse Festival in Morioka celebrated second Saturday in June
  • HARE KRISHNA RATHA YATRA CHARIOT CARNIVAL celebrated 3rd week in June.
  • AMBUBACHI MELA Festival at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati, India celebrated third week in June for 5 days

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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