June

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 180th day of the year. There are 185 days left until the end of the year.

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

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 facts about June 29th in history!

What Happened On June 29 In History?

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.
2007

The first-generation Apple iPhone went on sale.

Source Wired
2001

Science Fiction Drama movie “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” premiered.

The movie was very well received by critics and grossed $235 million.
2000

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

The lawsuit cost a staggering $10 million.
1995

The shuttle Atlantis and the Russian space station Mir joined, forming the largest man-made satellite to ever orbit the earth.

Source NY Times
1991

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

1986

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.
1927

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 6:29am in Hawaii.
1613

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London was destroyed by a fire.

The fire broke out from a cannon shot during a performance of "Henry VIII".
1534

Prince Edward Islands, Canada were discovered by French explorer Jacques Cartier.

OTD in 1534: Prince Edward Islands

Did you know that on this day, June 29th 1613, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London was destroyed by a fire?