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Friday, June 29, 2012

The Chinese Shenzhou 9 space capsule lands safely with all three astronauts aboard. //www.washingtonpost.com/world/chinese-capsule-with-3-astronauts-aboard-returns-to-earth-from-space-module-mission/2012/06/28/gJQAYobHAW_story.html (AP via "Washington Post")

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Monday, June 29, 2009

Bernard Madoff is sentenced to 150 years in prison for investment fraud. //www.nytimes.com/2009/06/30/business/30madoff.html?_r=1hp ("The New York Times")

Sunday, June 29, 2008

A ship arrives in North Korea carrying food aid from the United States as part of a deal between North Korea, the US and the United Nations. //edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/06/29/nk.food/ (CNN)

Sunday, June 29, 2003

A balcony collapse in Chicago kills 13.

Wednesday, June 29, 1988

"Morrison v. Olson": The United States Supreme Court upholds the law allowing special prosecutors to investigate suspected crimes by executive branch officials.

Monday, June 29, 1987

South Korean president Roh Tae-Woo makes a speech promising a wide program of nationwide reforms, the result of June Democracy Movement.

Sunday, June 29, 1986

Argentina defeats West Germany 3–2 to win the 1986 FIFA World Cup.

Sunday, June 29, 1980

Vigdis Finnbogadottir is elected president of Iceland, making her the first woman democratically elected as head of state.

Tuesday, June 29, 1976

Seychelles gains independence from the United Kingdom.

Thursday, June 29, 1972

Monday, June 29, 1964

Manx Radio commences broadcasting from Douglas, Isle of Man after receiving its first Low power broadcast licence from the United Kingdom's General Post Office.

Sunday, June 29, 1958

Brazil beats Sweden 5–2 to win the football World Cup.

Sunday, June 29, 1952

Finnish contestant Armi Kuusela wins the title of Miss Universe.

Friday, June 29, 1945

Thursday, June 29, 1944

The Holocaust ndash The deportation of Hungarian Jews to Auschwitz and other Nazi concentration cs begins.

Monday, June 29, 1942

WWII: The German Eleventh Army under Erich von Manstein takes Sevastopol, although fighting rages until July 9.

Thursday, June 29, 1939

Ford 9N tractor with Ferguson hydraulic three-point hitch first demonstrated at Dearborn, Michigan.

Monday, June 29, 1936

Friday, June 29, 1928

The Representation of the People Act 1928 becomes law, extending the right to vote to all women in the United Kingdom.
1928 Democratic National Convention: At the Democratic National Convention in Houston, New York Governor Alfred E. Smith becomes the first Catholic nominated by a major political party for President of the United States.
Jenkins Laboratories' "W3XK" station begins broadcasting on 6.42 MHz using 48 lines.

Wednesday, June 29, 1927

A total eclipse of the sun took place over Wales, northern England, southern Scotland, Norway, northern Sweden, northmost Finland, and the northmost extremes of Russia. This eclipse barely missed the southern edge of Ireland.

Tuesday, June 29, 1926

Monday, June 29, 1925

Santa Barbara Earthquake of 1925: A 6.8 earthquake destroys downtown Santa Barbara, California.

Sunday, June 29, 1913

The Second Balkan War begins.

Thursday, June 29, 1905

The Automobile Association is founded in the United Kingdom.

Wednesday, June 29, 1904

The 1904 Moscow tornado occurs.

Saturday, June 29, 1889

June 30 ndash First Inter-Parliamentary Conference held.

Friday, June 29, 1888

Handel's "Israel in Egypt" is recorded onto wax cylinder at The Crystal Palace, it being the earliest known recording of classical music.

Wednesday, June 29, 1887

The United Retail Federation is established in Brisbane.

Tuesday, June 29, 1880

France annexes Tahiti.

Friday, June 29, 1855

The "Daily Telegraph" begins publication.

Saturday, June 29, 1833

William Fraser Tolmie experiences an earthquake at Fort Nisqually. His journal entry records the first written eyewitness account of an earthquake in the Puget Sound region.

Friday, June 29, 1764

A Level 5 tornado hits Woldegk, Germany.

Tuesday, June 29, 1756

Seven Years\\\' War ndash Siege of Fort St Philip at Port Mahon: The British garrison in Minorca surrenders to the French after two months' siege by Armand de Vignerot du Plessis.

Wednesday, June 29, 1746

Catherine of Ricci (b. 1522) is canonized.

Tuesday, June 29, 1660

John Thurloe is released from custody.

Thursday, June 29, 1623

Papal Conclave of 1623: Pope Urban VIII (Maffeo Barberini) succeeds Pope Gregory XV as the 235th pope.
July ndash The ship "Anne" arrives from England at New Plymouth (Plymouth Colony), carrying more settlers, followed a week or two later by the "Little James".
Thirty Years\\\' War: Chased by the Count of Tilly's army, Christian of Brunswick's army attempts to flee to the Dutch Republic. Tilly's army catches Brunswick five miles from the border. In the resulting Battle of Stadtlohn, Christian's army is destroyed.
Thirty Years' War: Chased by the Count of Tilly's army, Christian of Brunswick's army attempts to flee to the Dutch Republic. Tilly's army catches Brunswick five miles from the border. In the resulting Battle of Stadtlohn, Christian's army is destroyed.
Première of Pedro Calderón de la Barca's first play, "Amor, honor y poder", at the Court of Habsburg Spain.

Saturday, June 29, 1613

Fire destroys London's famed Globe Theatre.
July ndash Algonquian princess Pocahontas meets English colonist John Rolfe in Henricus, Virginia during her captivity. Reverend Alexander Whitaker converts her to Christianity. She adopts the name Rebecca.

Thursday, June 19, 1561 (Julianian calendar)

July ndash Killing of the hated encomenderoPedro de Avendaño and two other Spaniards triggered the Second Great Rebellion of the Mapuche in the Arauco War.
Erik XIV is crowned King of Sweden.

Friday, June 19, 1534 (Julianian calendar)

Wednesday, June 19, 1521 (Julianian calendar)

r June 30 ndash The first document is fully written in Romanian: the letter of Neacşu, a trader from Câmpulung, to Johannes Benkner, the mayor of Braşov, warning that the Ottoman Empire is preparing its troops to cross into Wallachia and Transylvania the script used is Romanian Cyrillic.

Saturday, June 20, 1444 (Julianian calendar)

Skanderbeg defeats an Ottoman army at the battle of Torvioll.

Saturday, June 20, 1439 (Julianian calendar)

supposed date of Venerable Macarius' Miracle of the Moose, according to Russian hagiographers.

Wednesday, June 21, 1312 (Julianian calendar)

Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor is crowned in the Lateran Palace due to St Peter's Basilica being occupied by Romans hostile to him.

Sunday, June 22, 1236 (Julianian calendar)

Spain: Córdoba is taken by the Castillan troops from the emir Ibn Hud al-Yamadi as part of the movement of Reconquista.ref name=linehan1999

Wednesday, June 22, 1149 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Inab: Nur ad-Din Zangi defeats the Principality of Antioch.

Saturday, June 22, 1118 (Julianian calendar)

Vikram Chola becomes regent of the Chola kingdom.
Battle of Kennagal: The Hoysala Empire defeats the Chalukya.

Tuesday, June 24, 900 (Julianian calendar)

August ndash Abdallah, son of the Aghlabid emir Ibrahim II, represses a revolt of his Muslim subjects and then initiates a caign against the last Byzantine strongholds in Sicily.ref name=Bréhier /
July ndash soon after the death of his wife Zoe Zaoutzaina, the Byzantine emperor Leo VI the Wise marries Eudokia Baïana.Theodora Antonopoulou //books.google.fr/books?id=U9SzVoeMgpMCpg=PA6 "The Homilies of the Emperor Leo VI" BRILL, 1997 ISBN 978-90-04-10814-1
the Venetians repel the Magyar raiders at Rialto.Enrico Guidoni //books.google.fr/books?id=wSXgb7zADYoCpg=PA104 "La ville européenne: formation et signification du quatrième au onzième siècle" Editions Mardaga, 1981 ISBN 978-2-87009-133-3

Thursday, June 29, 226

A merchant from the Roman Empire called Qin Lun by the Chinese, arrives in Jiaozhi (modern Hanoi) and is taken to see Sun Quan, king of Eastern Wu, who requests him to make a report on his native country and people. He is given an escort for the return trip including a present of ten male and ten female blackish-coloured dwarfs. However, the officer in charge of the Chinese escort dies and Qin Lun has to continue his journey home alone.//depts.washington.edu/uwch/silkroad/texts/weilue/weilue.html An annotated translation of the "Weilue"
The Empire of Parthia falls.
Cao Pi dies after a illness, his son Cao Rui succeeds him as emperor of the Kingdom of Wei.
King Ardashir I, ruler of the Sassanid dynasty, defeats Artabanus IV and is crowned King of Kings of the Persian Empire. Beginning of the 400 year-reign of the Sassanid Empire.
Source: Wikipedia