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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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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)
- 226Cao Pi dies after an illness; his son Cao Rui succeeds him as emperor of the Kingdom of Wei.
- 1644Charles I of England defeats a Parliamentarian detachment at the Battle of Cropredy Bridge, the last battle won by an English King on English soil.
- 1874Greek politician Charilaos Trikoupis publishes a manifesto in the Athens daily Kairoi entitled “Who’s to Blame?” in which he lays out his complaints against King George. He is elected Prime Minister of Greece the next year.
- 1880France annexes Tahiti.
- 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”.
- 1927First test of Wallace Turnbull’s controllable pitch propeller.
- 1956The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 is signed, officially creating the United States Interstate Highway System.
- 1974Isabel Perón is sworn in as the first female President of Argentina. Her husband, President Juan Peron, had delegated responsibility due to weak health and died two days later.
- 1976The Seychelles become independent from the United Kingdom.
- 1995Space Shuttle program: STS-71 Mission (Atlantis) docks with the Russian space station Mir for the first time.
Who were born on June 29?
- 1849Pedro Montt, President of Chile (d. 1910)
- 1879Benedetto Aloisi Masella, Italian cardinal (d. 1970)
- 1880Ludwig Beck, German general (d. 1944)
- 1920Ray Harryhausen, American filmmaker
- 1925Chan Parker, American memoir writer, wife of Charlie Parker and of Phil Woods (d. 1999)
- 1928Ian Bannen, Scottish actor (d. 1999)
- 1936Harmon Killebrew, American baseball player (d. 2011)
- 1939Amarildo Tavares da Silveira, Brazilian footballer
- 1964Stedman Pearson, British singer (Five Star)
- 1979Matthew Bode, Australian Rules football player
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