June 29: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On June 29, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts that occurred throughout history. In the Gregorian calendar, June 29th is the 180th day of the year. The Globe Theatre in London, England, burns down during a performance of “Henry VIII,” South Africa begins to impose apartheid, and the US Senate passes the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Cancer is the zodiac sign for June 29. Kawhi Leonard, Colin Jost, Nicole Scherzinger, and Addison Timlin all have famous birthdays. Today is Hug Holiday and National Camera Day.


(June 29, 1613)
The Globe Theatre was burned within an hour of a performance of William Shakespeare's Henry VIII on this day in 1613, after its thatch was mistakenly set aflame by a cannon signalling the king's entrance onstage.


(June 29, 1922)
France provides "one square kilometre" of land at Vimy Ridge "freely and forever to the Government of Canada, exempt from all taxes."

(June 29, 1927)
The Bird of Paradise, a Fokker tri-motor of the United States Army Air Corps, completes the first transpacific trip from the mainland United States to Hawaii.

(June 29, 1952)
The first Miss Universe pageant takes place. Armi Kuusela of Finland is crowned Miss Universe 1952.

(June 29, 2020)
Carl Reiner, an American actor, writer, and director who developed the iconic television series The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–66) and later directed hit comedies like The Jerk (1979), died at the age of 98.

(Died on June 29, 2021)
Donald Rumsfeld, American captain and politician, 13th United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1932).

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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