June 29: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on June 29



June 29th is the day we celebrate Camera Day as well as Waffle Iron Day.

We’ve reached the 181st day of the year. There are 185 days remaining until the end of the year.

The month isn’t over yet and we have so many historical events, celebrity births and deaths and everything in-between to share with you right here!

Did you know that on this day in 1613, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London was destroyed by a fire? The fire started from a cannon shot as part of a performance.

Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about June 29th in history!


What memorable events happened on June 29 in history? Keep reading to find out!


Drake’s album “Scorpion” was released.

OTD in 2018: Drake's album "Scorpion" was released.

The album covered two discs and had 25 tracks. The first one was mostly hip hop, while the second had a mix of R&B and pop.


The first-generation Apple iPhone went on sale.


The science Fiction Drama movie “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” premiered.

The movie was very well received by critics and grossed $235 million.


Eminem’s mother sued him after claiming she uses drugs in his hit single “My Name Is.”

The lawsuit cost a staggering $10 million.


The shuttle Atlantis and the Russian space station Mir joined, forming the largest artificial satellite to orbit the earth.


A 5.6 magnitude earthquake dubbed the “Sierra Madre Earthquake” occurred in South California and caused around $40 million in damages.


Argentina won West Germany at the FIFA World Cup Final held in Mexico City.

OTD in 1986: Argentina won West Germany at the FIFA World Cup Final held in Mexico City.

The game was won 3-2, and there were over 100,000 spectators.


Finnish Armi Kuusela won the first Miss Universe Pageant at Long Beach, California.


The first flight from the West Coast to Hawaii was made by the US Army aircraft, The Bird of Paradise.

On this day, The Bird of Paradise completed its flight to Hawaii in 25 hours and 50 minutes, landing at 6:29 am in Hawaii.


Khioniya Guseva attempted to assassinate Grigori Rasputin, believing him to be the antichrist.


The Commissioners of Customs Act was passed in the US.

The act essentially changed import and customs laws in the US by creating a new Customs Board for all the North American colonies. This also meant that new higher taxes would be brought in on goods arriving by ship. The uproar caused by this event led to the Boston Massacre.


A fire destroyed Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London.

The fire broke out from a cannon shot during a performance of “Henry VIII.”


French explorer Jacques Cartier discovered Prince Edward Island, off the coast of Canada.

OTD in 1534: French explorer Jacques Cartier discovered Prince Edward Island


Sverre was crowned King of Norway.

Sverre Sigurdsson was the king of Norway from 1184 to 1202 and is considered by many as one of the most important rulers in Norwegian history.

Famous Births

Is today your birthday? If so, you share the same birthday with Camila Mendes. Here are a few other famous people born on this day.


Camila Mendes



Camila Mendes


29 years old

Born In:

Virginia, USA


Nicole Scherzinger



Nicole Scherzinger


45 years old

Born In:

Hawaii, USA


Lily Rabe



Lily Rabe


41 years old

Born In:

New York, USA


Gary Busey



Gary Busey


79 years old

Born In:

Texas, USA


Every day brings a new quote – here are the most renowned quotes spoken or written on June 29th in history.


Nobody deserves your tears, but whoever deserves them will not make you cry.

Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel García Márquez

Colombian Novelist

Special Holidays

Looking for a reason to celebrate? Well, here’s a few! These unique holidays are sure to bring some enjoyment to your day.

June 29: National Waffle Iron Day
United States

National Waffle Iron Day

The best part about today is it’s celebrated by eating waffles! The world’s first waffle irons were seen in western Europe in the 14th century, and even then, they had elaborate designs! Waffle irons have come a long way since then, and making waffles is now easier than ever.

June 29: National Camera Day
United States

National Camera Day

Today is the one day of the year when we really bring everything into focus. That’s because June 29 is National Camera Day! This annual special holiday is the perfect day to grab your camera (or your phone), get out there, and take lots of photos!

THe Fact Site’s

Fun Fact Of The Day

Snakes can help predict earthquakes. They can sense a coming earthquake from 75 miles away, up to five days before it happens.

Birthday & Zodiac

People who were born on this day share the Cancer star sign.

Cancers tend to have excellent listening skills and show a genuine interest in people. Because of this, Cancers generally do well as therapists, bodyworkers, and energy healers.

For all of you who were born in June, your allocated birthstone is alexandrite. The alexandrite is unique as it contains both green and red colors. The green provides hope, fertility, and peace, but the red symbolizes power, passion, and sometimes even aggression.

If your birthday falls on this day, you would’ve likely been conceived around October 6 in the previous year.

A baby conceived on June 29th, 2024, will likely be due around March 22nd, 2025.

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