June 29: Day of the Week
June 29, 2019 was the 180th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 185 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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Here’s the June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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June 29 Historical Event(s)
- 1149Raymond of Poitiers is defeated and killed at the Battle of Inab by Nur ad-Din Zangi.
- 1444Skanderbeg defeats an Ottoman invasion force at Torvioll.
- 1613The Globe Theatre in London, England burns to the ground.
- 1659At the Battle of Konotop the Ukrainian armies of Ivan Vyhovsky defeat the Russians led by Prince Trubetskoy.
- 1807Russo-Turkish War: Admiral Dmitry Senyavin destroys the Ottoman fleet in the Battle of Athos.
- 1888George Edward Gouraud records Handel’s Israel in Egypt onto a phonograph cylinder, thought for many years to be the oldest known recording of music.
- 1895Doukhobors burn their weapons as a protest against conscription by the Tsarist Russian government.
- 1922France grants 1 km² at Vimy Ridge “freely, and for all time, to the Government of Canada, the free use of the land exempt from all taxes”.
- 1928The Outerbridge Crossing and Goethals Bridge in Staten Island, New York are both opened.
- 1995Space Shuttle program: STS-71 Mission (Atlantis) docks with the Russian space station Mir for the first time.
Who were born on June 29?
- 1398King John II of Aragon (d. 1479)
- 1868George Ellery Hale, American astronomer (d. 1938)
- 1912John Toland, American historian (d. 2004)
- 1914Christos Papakyriakopoulos, Greek mathematician (d. 1976)
- 1936Harmon Killebrew, American baseball player (d. 2011)
- 1949Joan Clos i Matheu, Spanish politician
- 1968Judith Hoag, American actress and acting teacher
- 1986Iya Villania, Filipino actress
- 1986José Manuel Jurado, Spanish footballer
- 1988Elnur Mammadli, Azerbaijani judoka
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