June is the sixth month of the year in our modern-day Gregorian calendar. In older versions of the ancient Roman calendar, June was the fourth month of the year. It became the sixth month when January and February were added to the calendar. It is the month that has the most amount of daylight hours of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shortest amount of daylight hours in the Southern hemisphere.
According to Gregory calendar, the day number 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. June 29 has its own special significance in India and world history.
There are 30 days in June and it does not start or end on the same day of the week as any other month.
Another belief is that the month’s name comes from the Latin work iuniores which means “younger ones”.
Here you will find some important events that happened today in Indian and world History on June 29. Read on to know more about this day.
List of Important Historical events of 29 June:
- 1444: Alexander Baig defeated the army of the Ottoman Empire.
- 1613: William Shakespeare’s Globe Theater damaged by fire.
- 1764: A Level 5 tornado reached Germany.
- 1767: The British pass the Townshend Revenue Act and tax America.
- 1797: The first ascent of the Great Mountains (4,622 ‘) was made in Adirondack, New York.
- 1855: Publication of the Daily Telegraph newspaper in London begins.
- 1863: First National Bank opened in Davenport Iowa.
- 1864: Nearly 100 people died when a train fell into the Richelieu River on the Grand Trunk railway line near the town of Mont St. Hilary, Quebec, Canada.
- 1905: The Automobile Association is established in the United Kingdom.
- 1913: Bulgaria’s war with Greece, Serbia, Monte Negro, Romania and Osmani rule begins in what is known as the Second Balkan War.
- 1932: Soviet Union and China sign non-aggression pact.
- 1961: Death of renowned freedom fighter, politician and first Defense Minister Sardar Baldev Singh.
- 1974: Maria Estella Isabel Martinez de Perón becomes the first female president of Argentina.
- 1974: Disneyland became the first public attraction in Anaheim, California, USA.
- 1976: The Seychelles Islands gained independence, since then this day is celebrated as Independence Day in this country.
- 1991: After the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the Organization of Cooperation of Eastern countries ‘Kamcon’ was dissolved.
- 1992: A bodyguard assassins Algerian President Mohammed Bodiaf.
- 2008: Thomas, the world’s first pregnant man, gives birth to a daughter.
- 2008: Thomas Beatty gives birth to a daughter, the world’s first pregnant man.
- 2012: Around 15,000 anti-nuclear agitators surround the office of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo.
- 2013: California lifts ban on gay marriage.