“More and more, I tend to read history. I often find it more up to date than the daily newspapers.” – Joe Murray. Most of us wake up without looking back at the events that took place on the same day in history. These series of events, clubbed together brings more value to a particular day. Let us recollect the events that occurred on this day in history- June 29, from battles, truces, treaties, births, deaths, discoveries, breakthroughs, and much more.
What Happened in India on June 29?
- 1553: Chaitanya Maha Prabhu passed away
Chaitanya Maha Prabhu, a Vaishnav Sant, died on June 29, 1553. Puri is where his mortal still remains.
- 1757: Mir Zafar was put on the Bengal throne
Mir Zafar was crowned as the Nawab of Bengal, Bihar, and Orrisa of Murshidabad.
- 1873: Micheal Madhusudan Dutta’s demise
Micheal Madhusudan Dutta, who was known to be the first modern Bengali poet, died on June 29, 1873.
- 1966: Damodar Dharmanand Kosambi’s demise
Damodar Dharmanand Kosambi, who was a famous and renowned mathematician and expert, died on June 29, 1966.
- 1998: Delhi was given full sovereignty and statehood
The government agreed to award Delhi full sovereignty and statehood and create three new states: Uttaranchal, Vananchal, and Chattisgarh.
What Happened Around the World on June 29?
- 1534: Prince Edward Islands Canada discovered
On June 29, 1534, Jacques Cartier discovered the Prince Edward Islands in Canada.
- 1552: Girolamo Cardano arrived in Edinburgh
Girolamo Cardano, an Italian physician, and mathematician arrived in Edinburgh, Scotland, to treat John Hamilton, Archbishop of St Andrews, for almost two thousand gold crowns.
- 1613: Globe Theatre Fire
The Globe Theatre in London was destroyed by fire during a performance of “Henry VIII.”
- 1863: George Armstrong Custer
George Armstrong Custer was named Union Brigadier General at the age of 23.
- 1881: Charilaos Trikoupis published a manifesto “Who’s to Blame?”
In the Athens daily Kairoi, Greek politician Charilaos Trikoupis issued a manifesto titled “Who’s to Blame?” in which he laid forth his concerns against King George. The following year, he was elected Prime Minister of Greece.
- 1914: Jina Guseva attempted assassination
On June 29, 1914, Jina Guseva attempted to kill Grigori Rasputin in his Siberian hometown.
- 1936: George M. Cohan
On June 29, 1936, Franklin D. Roosevelt awarded George M. Cohan with the first US Congressional Gold Medal (for raising war morale).
- 1957: Malenkov, Molotov, Kaganowitsj and Sjepilov left the USSR communist party.
On June 29, Malenkov and other communist leaders left the USSR communist party and formed the Anti-Group Party to oppose the liberalisation project introduced by Nikita Khrushchev.
- 1958: FIFA World Cup Final
Vavá and Pelé each score two goals as Brazil defeats Sweden, 5-2, in the FIFA World Cup Final at Rsunda Stadium in Stockholm, Sweden.
- 1961: International Labour Organisation called for South Africa’s withdrawal
The International Labour Organization (ILO) advocated for South Africa’s departure from the Geneva Conference in protest of the South African government’s racist policies, on June 29, 1961.
- 1981: Hu Yaobang succeeded Hua Guofeng
Hu Yaobang succeeded Hua Guofeng as Chairman of the Communist Party of China’s Central Committee.
- 1996: Superman’s Action Comic auctioned
On June 29, 1996, Superman’s Action Comic #1 (1938) was auctioned at Sotheby at $61,900.
- 2000: Eminem’s mother filed a $10 million legal action
After taking issue with the lyric “My mother smokes more dope than I do” from her son’s track “My Name Is,” Eminem’s mother filed a $10 million legal action for defamation of character.
- 2002: US Vice President Dick Cheney served as Acting President
While President George W. Bush gets a colonoscopy treatment, US Vice President Dick Cheney functioned as Acting President for two and a half hours.
- 2007: Enya received an honorary doctorate
Enya, an Irish singer-songwriter, was awarded an honorary doctorate by the National University of Ireland, Galway.
- 2008: UEFA European Championship Final
UEFA European Championship Final, Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria: Fernando Torres scored in Spain’s 1-0 victory over Germany on June 29, 2008.
- 2017: Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner apologized
After being accused of exploiting the legacies of Tupac Shakur and others, Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner apologized and removed t-shirts depicting Tupac Shakur and others off sale.
- 1864: Ashutosh Mukherjee
Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee CSI, FRSE, FRAS, FPSL, MRIA was a well-known Bengali educator, jurist, lawyer, and mathematician. He was the first student at Calcutta University to be given a dual degree.
- 1893: Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis
Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis OBE, FNA, FASc, FRS was a Bengali scientist and statistician. He is most known for developing the Mahalanobis distance, a statistical metric, and serving on the first Planning Commission of independent India.
- 1900: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger, comte de Saint-Exupéry (de Saint-Exupéry) was a French writer, poet, nobleman, journalist, and pioneering aviator.
- 1991: Kawhi Leonard
Kawhi Anthony Leonard is an American professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Clippers.