June 29: Day of the Week
June 29, 2019 is the 180th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 185 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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.
- 1194Sverre is crowned King of Norway.
- 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.
- 1807Russo-Turkish War: Admiral Dmitry Senyavin destroys the Ottoman fleet in the Battle of Athos.
- 1850Autocephaly officially granted by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople to the Church of Greece.
- 1864Ninety-nine people are killed in Canada’s worst railway disaster near St-Hilaire, Quebec.
- 1880France annexes Tahiti.
- 1889Hyde Park and several other Illinois townships vote to be annexed by Chicago, forming the largest United States city in area and second largest in population.
- 1926Arthur Meighen returns to office as Prime Minister of Canada.
- 1928The Outerbridge Crossing and Goethals Bridge in Staten Island, New York are both opened.
Who were born on June 29?
- 1793Josef Ressel, Czech-Austrian inventor (d. 1857)
- 1865Shigechiyo Izumi, oldest man ever, who lived to be 120 years 237 days old (d. 1986)
- 1911Bernard Herrmann, American film composer (d. 1975)
- 1930Sławomir Mrożek, Polish writer
- 1941Stokely Carmichael, Trinidadian-American activist (d. 1998)
- 1945Chandrika Kumaratunga, President of Sri Lanka
- 1946Ernesto Pérez Balladares, Panamanian politician
- 1961Greg Hetson, American guitarist (Bad Religion, Circle Jerks)
- 1965Panagiotis Karatzas, Greek basketball player
- 1981Nino, Greek singer
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