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 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.
- 1786Alexander Macdonell and over five hundred Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario.
- 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.
- 1916The Irish Nationalist and British diplomat Sir Roger Casement is sentenced to death for his part in the Easter Rising.
- 1972The U.S. Supreme Court rules in the case Furman v. Georgia that arbitrary and inconsistent imposition of the death penalty violates the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, and constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.
- 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.
- 1974Mikhail Baryshnikov defects from the Soviet Union to Canada while on tour with Bolshoi Ballet.
- 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.
- 2009Yemenia Flight 626 crashes into the Indian Ocean, killing 152 people and leaving schoolgirl Bahia Bakari as the sole survivor.
Who were born on June 29?
- 1912John Toland, American historian (d. 2004)
- 1924Ezra Laderman, American composer
- 1928Ian Bannen, Scottish actor (d. 1999)
- 1934Chuck Schaden, Chicago radio personality and historian
- 1944Gary Busey, American actor
- 1956Nick Fry, CEO of Mercedes GP Formula One team
- 1958Ralf Rangnick, German football manager
- 1981Joe Johnson, American basketball player
- 1983Aundrea Fimbres, American singer (Danity Kane)
- 1986José Manuel Jurado, Spanish footballer
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