Famous Events on this Day in History, June 29:512 - A solar eclipse is recorded by a monastic chronicler in Ireland.
1149 - Raymond of Antioch is defeated and killed at the Battle of Inab by Nur ad-Din.
1194 - Sverre is crowned King of Norway.
1312 - Roman Catholics German King Henry VII crowned
1377 - French invasion fleet lands at Rye England
1428 - Jacoba of Bavaria signs cease fire with Philip the Good
1529 - Emperor Karel V & Pope Clemens VII sign Treaty of Barcelona
1534 - Jacques Cartier discovers Prince Edward Islands Canada
1540 - English ex chancellor Thomas Cromwell sentenced as heretic
1613 - Shakespeare's Globe Theater burns down
1659 - The Russians, led by prince Trubetskoy are defeated by the Ukrainian armies of Ivan Vyhovsky in the Battle of Konotop.
1682 - Sofia names herself regent of Russia
1694 - Dutch fleet attacks French grain transports
1749 - New Governor, Charles de la Ralière Des Herbiers, arrives at Isle Royale (Cape Breton Island).
1755 - 515 prominant filipinos baptized as Catholic
1762 - Russian Czar Peter III divorces his wife Catharina II
1767 - British passes Townshend Revenue Act levying taxes on America
1776 - Mission Dolores founded by SF Bay
1776 - Va state constitution adopted & Patrick Henry made governor
1786 - Alexander Macdonell and over five hundred Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario.
1800 - Free mason lodge establishes in Alkmaar
1822 - Prince Charles Bonaparte marries niece Zenaide Bonaparte
1850 - British ex-premier sir Robert Peel falls off his horse
1850 - Autocephaly Officially Granted by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople to The Church of Greece.
1854 - Netherlands allows corporal punishment
1857 - Battle at Chinhat (Indies rebel under Barkat Ahmed beat British)
1858 - Great fire in London harbor
1858 - Treaty of Algun, China cedes north bank of Amur River to Russia
1862 - Day 5 of 7 Days-Battle of Savage's Station Va
1863 - Battle at Westminster Maryland: Federal assault
1863 - George A Custer (23) appointed Union Brig-general
1863 - Lee orders his forces to concentrate near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
1863 - Very 1st First National Bank opens in Davenport, Iowa
1864 - Grand Trunk Railway accident; 100 killed
1867 - Pope Pius IX declares Gorcumse holy martyrs
1874 - Greek 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.
1880 - France annexes Otaheite (Tahiti)
1881 - Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Diuturnum illud
1888 - First (known) recording of classical music made, Handel's Israel in Egypt on wax cylinder.
1891 - 100°F (SF, CA)
1891 - National Forest Service organized
1891 - Street railway in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, commences operation.
1895 - Doukhobors burn their weapons as a protest against conscription by the Tsarist Russian government.
1897 - Chicago beats Louisville 36-7 (baseball)
1899 - Brazo River in Texas floods 12 miles wide causing $10 mil damage
1903 - British govt protests against abuser in Belgian Congo
1904 - 2 prehistoric bones found in Weerdingerveen, Drenthe
1906 - 12th US Golf Open: Alex Smith shoots a 295 at Onwentsia Club Ill
1911 - Freiherr Gautsch von Frankenthurn becomes premier
1913 - 2nd Balkan War begins-Bulgaria overthrows Greek/Serbian troops
1914 - Jina Guseva attempts to assassinate Grigori Rasputin at his home town in Siberia.
1916 - Boeing aircraft flies for 1st time
1921 - 34th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats E Ryan (62 60)
1922 - France 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."
1925 - Canada House opens in London, England.
1926 - Carter Woodson wins Springarn Medal for research of Black history
1926 - Arthur Meighen returns to office as Prime Minister of Canada.
1927 - 1st flight from West Coast arrives in Hawaii
1927 - First test of Wallace Turnbull's Controllable pitch propeller.
1928 - The Outerbridge Crossing and Goethals Bridge in Staten Island, New York both opened.
1929 - 1st high-speed jet wind tunnel completed Langley Field Ca
1929 - 31.1°C (88°F) hoogste temperatuur op deze dag in De Bilt
1929 - Mexico & Vatican sign Concord
1931 - 109°F (43°C), Monticello, Florida (state record)
1931 - Pope Pius XI encyclical on Nun abbiamo bisogno Mussolini
1932 - USSR & China sign no attack treaty
1933 - Primo Carnera KOs Jack Sharkey in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
1936 - Empire State Building emanates high definition TV-343 lines
1936 - Pope Pius XI encyclical to US bishops "On motion pictures"
1939 - 4th Dutch govt of Colijn falls
1939 - Dixie Clipper completes 1st commercial plane flight to Europe
1940 - Anjer (Carnation) Day-anniversary of Prince Bernhard
1940 - US passes Alien Registration Act requiring Aliens to register
1940 - Batman Comics, mobsters rubbed out a circus highwire team known as the Flying Graysons, leaving their son Dick (Robin) an orphan
1941 - DiMaggio extends hitting streak to 42 breaking Sisler's record
1942 - Dmitri Shostakovitch's 7th Symphony, premieres
1943 - Pope Pius XII encyclical Mystic Corporis (mystic body of Christ)
1943 - US forces landed at Nassau Bay, near Salamaua, New Guinea
1943 - Germany begins withdrawing U-boats from North Atlantic in anticipation of the Allied invasion of Europe
1944 - German counter attack at Caen
1944 - Nazi Paul Touvier shoots 7 Jews dead
1944 - Rommel & von Rundstedt travel to Berchtesgaden
1944 - Soviet Armys join in Bobroesjk
1944 - US 7th army corp conquers Cherbourg
1945 - 20.6 cm rainfall at Litchville North Dakota (state record)
1945 - Ruthenia, formerly in Czechoslovakia, becomes part of Ukrainian SSR
1945 - Carpathian Ruthenia was annexed by Soviet Union.
1946 - "Are You with It?" closes at Century Theater NYC after 264 perfs
1946 - "Billion Dollar Baby" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 219 perfs
1946 - Black Sabbath-Brits arrest 2700 Jews in Palestine as alleged terrorist
1946 - British mandatory govt of Palestine arrests 100 leaders of Yishnuv
1947 - 2nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betty Jameson
1947 - Yanks beat Senators 3-1 starting a 19 game win streak
1949 - South Africa begins implementing apartheid; no mixed marriages
1949 - US troops withdraw from Korea after WW II
1950 - US beats England 1-0 in a world cup soccer game (next win in 1994)
1950 - West Indies beat England by 326 runs thanks Ramadhin & Valentine
1952 - 1st aircraft carrier to sail around Cape Horn-Oriskany
1952 - 7th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Louise Suggs
1953 - XETV TV channel 6 in Tijuana-San Diego, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
1954 - Atomic Energy Comm voted against reinstating Dr J Robert Oppenheimer
1955 - Argentine state of siege ends
1956 - Charles Dumas, makes 1st high jump over 7' (2.13 m)-LA, Calif
1956 - Federal interstate highway system act signed
1956 - PM Drees refuses resignation of queen Juliana (Greet Hofmans)
1957 - 12th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls
1957 - Malenkov, Molotov, Kaganowitsj & Sjepilov leave USSR communist party
1958 - Brazil beats Sweden 5-2 in soccer's 6th World Cup at Stockholm
1959 - Pope John XXIII 1st encyclical "On truth, unity, & peace, in charity"
1960 - Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Western Golf Open
1960 - KYA-AM in SF changes call letters to KDBQ (for 2 weeks)
1961 - Launch of Transit 4a, with 1st nuclear power supply (SNAP-3)
1961 - Willie Mays is 4th major leaguer with 3 or more HRs twice in a season
1962 - 1st flight Vickers (British Aerospace) VC-10 long-range airliner
1962 - Frank Howard, hits the 5,000th Dodger home run
1963 - "Little Me" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 257 performances
1963 - Beatles' 1st song "From Me to You" hits UK charts
1963 - SVB, Students Unions, established under Barrel Regtien
1964 - 1st draft of Star Trek's pilot "Cage" released
1964 - Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed after 83-day filibuster in Senate
1965 - USAF Capt Joseph Henry Engle reaches 85,530 m in X-15
1966 - In the Vietnam War, US planes bombed Hanoi & Haiphong for 1st time
1966 - KBSC (now KVEA) TV channel 52 in Corona-Los Angeles, CA begins
1966 - US bombs fuel storage facilities near N Vietnamese cities
1967 - Israel removes barricades, re-unifying Jerusalem
1967 - Keith Richards is sentenced to 1 year in jail on drugs charge
1968 - "Tip-Toe Thru' The Tulips With Me" by Tiny Tim peaks at #17
1969 - 1st Jewish worship service at White House
1969 - 24th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young
1969 - On Billy Williams Day in Chicago, the Cubs outfielder passes Stan Musial's NL record for consecutive games played (896)
1970 - US ends 2 month military offensive into Cambodia
1971 - Rolling Stones Mick Jagger & Keith Richards sentenced on drug offense
1971 - Soyuz 11 docks with Salyut 1 for 22 days
1972 - Supreme Court rules (5-4) that Death Penalty is cruel & unusual
1972 - USSR launches Prognoz 2 into earth orbit (549/200,000 km)
1974 - Milt coup in Ethiopia
1975 - 3rd du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): JoAnne Carner
1975 - 8.10" (20.57 cm) of rainfall, Litchville No Dakota (state 24-hr rec)
1976 - Seychelles gains independence from Britain
1976 - The Seychelles become independent from the United Kingdom.
1977 - Supreme Court rules out death penalty for rapists of adults
1977 - Willie Stargell hits his 400th career HR
1978 - VP Walter F Mondale begins trip to Mid-East
1979 - "Moonraker" premieres in US
1979 - San Diego Chicken reborn at Jack Murphy Stadium
1980 - "Sweeney Todd" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 557 performances
1980 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament
1981 - Bomb attack on headquarters of Islamic Party in Teheran, 72 killed
1981 - Hu Yaobang succeeds Hua Guofeng as leader of China PR
1982 - Voting Rights Act of 1965 extended
1983 - Angel Cordero wins his 5,000th horse races
1983 - Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB
1984 - Orel Hershiser begins string of making every sched start until 1990
1984 - Pete Rose plays in record 3,309th game, surpassing Carl Yastrzemski
1984 - USSR offers to start talking about banning SDI
1985 - NASA launches Intelsat VA
1985 - STS 51-F vehicle moves to launch pad
1986 - Argentina becomes world champion soccer team (3-2 against W-Germany)
1986 - Boston Red Sox trade for Tom Seaver
1986 - Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic
1986 - Sparky Anderson is 1st to win 600 games as manager in both leagues
1987 - Phil's Steve Bedrosian is 1st to record 12 saves in 12 attempts
1987 - Yanks blow 11-4 lead but trailing 14-11 Dave Winfield's 8th inning grand slammer beats Toronto 15-14; Mattingly also grand slams
1988 - Emmy 15th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 9th time
1989 - Emmy 16th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 10th time
1989 - Susan Lucci loses daytime emmy for 10th straight year
1990 - Marla Maples father sues National Enquirer for $12M
1990 - NY Mets tie their team career high 11 game win streak
1990 - A's Dave Stewart no-hits Blue Jays & Dodger's Fernando Valenzuela no-hits St Louis 6-0, 1st time no-hitters in both leagues
1991 - "Jackie Mason - Brand New" closes at Neil Simon NYC after 216 perfs
1991 - 6.0 earthquake hits southern Calif
1991 - Britain's Nick Brown, 591st rank beats 10th-seeded Goran Ivanisevic 4-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 in 2nd round at Wimbledon
1992 - "Salome" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 9 performances
1992 - 2 earthquakes including 7.4 hits southern Calif
1992 - A's Dennis Eckersley sets record of 26th straight save of season
1992 - NHL decides Eric Lindross goes to Flyers instead of Rangers
1994 - Socialist, Tomiichi Murayama, elected premier of Japan
1994 - US reopens Guantanamo Naval Base to process refugees
1995 - George Foreman loses IBF boxing title, refused to fight Axel Schulz
1995 - Memphis Mad Dogs 1st CFL game (vs Calgary Stampeders)
1996 - Andrea Leah Plummer, of Tennessee, crowned 39th America's Junior Miss
1996 - Superman's Action Comic #1 (1938) auctioned at Sotheby at $61,900
1997 - "American Daughter" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 88 performances
1997 - "London Assurance" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 72 perfs
1997 - 18th US Seniors Golf Open: Graham Marsh
1997 - Greg Norman wins PGA St Jude Classic
1997 - Michelle McGann wins ShopRite LPGA Classic
1997 - Progress M-35 Soyuz Launch (Russia)
1997 - Tyrenda Williams, 18, of Alabama, crowned 40th America's Junior Miss
2000 - Eminem's mother goes to court claiming defamation of character in a $10 million civil suit, after taking exception to the line "My mother smokes more dope than I do" from her son's single 'My Name Is'
2002 - U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, serves as Acting President for two and a half hours, while President George W. Bush undergoes a colonoscopy procedure.
2002 - Naval clashes between South Korea and North Korea lead to the death of six South Korean sailors and sinking of a North Korean vessel.
2006 - Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that President George W. Bush's plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in military tribunals violates U.S. and international law.
2007 - Two car bombs are found in the heart of London at Picadilly Circus.
2008 - Thomas Beatie, the world's first pregnant man, gives birth to a daughter.