Important events of today
226 – On 29 june Cao Pi dies after an illness; his son Cao Rui succeeds him as emperor of the dominion 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 – Cartier is that the first European to succeed in Edward Island.
1613 – the world Theatre in London burns to the bottom .
1644 – Charles I of England defeats a Parliamentarian detachment at the Battle of Cropredy Bridge.
1659 – At the Battle of Konotop the Ukrainian armies of Ivan Vyhovsky defeat the Russians led by Prince Trubetskoy.
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 within 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 within the Athens daily Kairoi entitled “Who’s to Blame?” leveling complaints against King George. Trikoupis is elected Prime Minister of Greece subsequent 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 several years to be the oldest known recording of music.
1889 – Hyde Park and a number of other other Illinois townships vote to be annexed by Chicago, forming the most important us city in area and second largest in population at the time.
1915 – The North Saskatchewan River flood of 1915 is that the worst arrive Edmonton history.
1916 – British diplomat turned Irish nationalist Roger Casement is sentenced to death for his part within the Easter Rising.
1922 – France grants 1 km2 at Vimy Ridge “freely, and for all time, to the govt of Canada, the free use of the land exempt from all taxes”.
1927 – The Bird of Paradise, a U.S. Army Air Corps Fokker tri-motor, completes the primary transpacific flight, from the mainland us to Hawaii.
1945 – Carpathian Ruthenia is annexed by the Soviet Union .
1950 – Korean War: U.S. President Harry S. Truman authorizes a sea blockade of Korea.
1956 – The Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 is signed by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, officially creating the us Interstate transportation system .
1972 – The us Supreme Court rules within the case Furman v. Georgia that arbitrary and inconsistent imposition of the execution violates the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, and constitutes cruel and weird punishment.
1974 – vice chairman Isabel Perón assumes powers and duties as Acting President of Argentina, while her husband President Juan Peron is terminally ill.
1974 – Baryshnikov defects from the Soviet Union to Canada while on the road with the Kirov Ballet.
1975 – Steve Wozniak tested his first prototype of Apple I computer.
1976 – The Seychelles become independent from the uk .
1976 – The Conference of Communist and Workers Parties of Europe convenes in East Berlin.
1987 – Vincent Van Gogh’s painting, the Le Pont de Trinquetaille, was bought for $20.4 million at an auction in London, England.
1995 – spacecraft program: STS-71 Mission (Atlantis) docks with the Russian space platform Mir for the primary time.
1995 – The Sampoong emporium collapses within the Seocho District of Seoul, South Korea , killing 501 and injuring 937.
2002 – Naval clashes between South Korea and North Korea cause the death of six South Korean sailors and sinking of a North Korean vessel.
2006 – Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that President George W. Bush’s decide to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in military tribunals violates U.S. and law of nations .
2007 – Apple Inc. releases its first mobile , the iPhone.
2012 – A derecho sweeps across the eastern us , leaving a minimum of 22 people dead and millions without power.
2014 – The Islamic State of Iraq and therefore the Levant self-declared its caliphate in Syria and northern Iraq on that day.
Holidays and observances on 29 June
Christian feast day:
Cassius of Narni
Feast of Saints Peter and Paul (Western Christianity), and its related observances:
Haro Wine Festival (Haro, La Rioja)
June 29 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
Engineer’s Day (Ecuador)
Independence Day (Seychelles), celebrates the independence of Seychelles from the United Kingdom in 1976.
Veterans’ Day (Netherlands)