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History Events on June 29


Muhammad Ahmad
In Sudan, Muhammad Ahmad declares himself to be the Mahdi, the messianic redeemer of Islam.

#Muhammad_Ahmad

Seychelles
The Seychelles become independent from the United Kingdom.

#Seychelles

George Edward Gouraud
George Edward Gouraud records Handel's Israel in Egypt onto a phonograph cylinder, thought for many years to be the oldest known recording of music.

#George_Edward_Gouraud

Carpathian Ruthenia
Carpathian Ruthenia is annexed by the Soviet Union.

#Carpathian_Ruthenia

Globe Theatre
The Globe Theatre in London burns to the ground.

#Globe_Theatre

Cao Pi
Cao Pi dies after an illness; his son Cao Rui succeeds him as emperor of the Kingdom of Wei.

#Cao_Pi

Raymond of Poitiers
Raymond of Poitiers is defeated and killed at the Battle of Inab by Nur ad-Din Zangi.

#Raymond_of_Poitiers

1976 Conference of Communist and Workers Parties of Europe
The Conference of Communist and Workers Parties of Europe convenes in East Berlin.

#1976_Conference_of_Communist_and_Workers_Parties_of_Europe

Charilaos Trikoupis
Greek politician Charilaos Trikoupis publishes a manifesto in the Athens daily Kairoi entitled "Who's to Blame?" leveling complaints against King George. Trikoupis is elected Prime Minister of Greece the next year.

#Charilaos_Trikoupis

Alexander Macdonell (bishop)
Alexander Macdonell and over five hundred Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario.

#Alexander_Macdonell_(bishop)

St-Hilaire train disaster
Ninety-nine people are killed in Canada's worst railway disaster near St-Hilaire, Quebec.

#St-Hilaire_train_disaster

Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956
The Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 is signed by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, officially creating the United States Interstate Highway System.

#Federal_Aid_Highway_Act_of_1956

Apple Inc.
Apple Inc. releases its first mobile phone, the iPhone.

#Apple_Inc.

Sampoong Department Store collapse
The Sampoong Department Store collapses in the Seocho District of Seoul, South Korea, killing 501 and injuring 937.

#Sampoong_Department_Store_collapse

Mikhail Baryshnikov
Mikhail Baryshnikov defects from the Soviet Union to Canada while on tour with the Kirov Ballet.

#Mikhail_Baryshnikov

Bird of Paradise (aircraft)
The Bird of Paradise, a U.S. Army Air Corps Fokker tri-motor, completes the first transpacific flight, from the mainland United States to Hawaii.

#Bird_of_Paradise_(aircraft)

Sverre of Norway
Sverre is crowned King of Norway.

#Sverre_of_Norway

Derecho
A derecho sweeps across the eastern United States, leaving at least 22 people dead and millions without power.

#Derecho

Hyde Park Township, Cook County, Illinois
Hyde 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 at the time.

#Hyde_Park_Township,_Cook_County,_Illinois

Steve Wozniak
Steve Wozniak tested his first prototype of Apple I computer.

#Steve_Wozniak

Tahiti
France annexes Tahiti.

#Tahiti

Second Battle of Yeonpyeong
Naval clashes between South Korea and North Korea lead to the death of six South Korean sailors and sinking of a North Korean vessel.

#Second_Battle_of_Yeonpyeong

Skanderbeg
Skanderbeg defeats an Ottoman invasion force at Torvioll.

#Skanderbeg

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant self-declared its caliphate in Syria and northern Iraq.

#Islamic_State_of_Iraq_and_the_Levant

Autocephaly
Autocephaly officially granted by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople to the Church of Greece.

#Autocephaly

North Saskatchewan River flood of 1915
The North Saskatchewan River flood of 1915 is the worst flood in Edmonton history.

#North_Saskatchewan_River_flood_of_1915

Charles I of England
Charles I of England defeats a Parliamentarian detachment at the Battle of Cropredy Bridge.

#Charles_I_of_England

Diplomat
British diplomat turned Irish nationalist Roger Casement is sentenced to death for his part in the Easter Rising.

#Diplomat

Korean War
Korean War: U.S. President Harry S. Truman authorizes a sea blockade of Korea.

#Korean_War

Space Shuttle program
Space Shuttle program: STS-71 Mission (Atlantis) docks with the Russian space station Mir for the first time.

#Space_Shuttle_program

Jacques Cartier
Jacques Cartier is the first European to reach Prince Edward Island.

#Jacques_Cartier

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.
Vincent Van Gogh’s painting, the Le Pont de Trinquetaille, was bought for $20.4 million at an auction in London, England.
Vice President Isabel Perón assumes powers and duties as Acting President of Argentina, while her husband President Juan Peron is terminally ill.
The United States 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.
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".
Russo-Turkish War: Admiral Dmitry Senyavin destroys the Ottoman fleet in the Battle of Athos.
At the Battle of Konotop the Ukrainian armies of Ivan Vyhovsky defeat the Russians led by Prince Trubetskoy.