Today in History: June 29

What major events happened today in history (in English):

  • 29 June 2009 : Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee, senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj and Congress member V Kishore Chandra Deo are among the 14 members of the Business Advisory Committee of the Lok Sabha.
  • 29 June 2010 : Even as the process of brining the two accused of Ajmer Dargah blast to Hyderabad for questioning in the Mecca Masjid blast case was continuing, the Central Bureau of Investigation has made some more headway in the three-year-old blast case.
  • 29 June 2011 : The Union Cabinet is slated to discuss three major policy issues from enactment of new legislation of benami transaction bill 2011, a Memorandum of Understranding with Pakistan on Drug Demand Reduction, and prevention of illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs.
  • 29 June 2012 : Preet Bharara made history when he became the first Indian-American US Attorney of the Southern District of New York, and the highest ranking law enforcement officer in the annals of the Indian-American experience.
  • 29 June 2013 : Sri Lanka and India held talks on trade, investment and economic cooperation here aimed at doubling the bilateral trade volume. 'Recognising that India is Sri Lanka's leading trade partner and that bilateral trade between the two countries has now reached USD 5 billion.
  • 29 June 2014 : India’s top shuttler Saina Nehwal defeated Carolina Marin of Spain and won the women’s singles title of the Australian Badminton Open. This is her second win of the year and second against Caroline.
  • 29 June 2015 : Chennai Metro’s first phase was launched by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa through video conferencing. Each metro will have four coaches, where maximum capacity of every coach will be 1276 passengers. The total stretch the metro will cover is 10 kms, right from South Chennai’s Alandur to North Chennai’s Koyabedu. It will take the metro 18 minutes to cover the entire stretch, which will include seven stations.
  • 29 June 2016 : Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar signed the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), aimed at preventing unchecked proliferation of missiles.India's entry into the MTCR has come after years of diplomatic negotiations with its 34 members.
  • 29 June 1149 : Raymond of Poitiers is defeated and killed at the Battle of Inab by Nur ad-Din Zangi. Raymond of Poitiers (c. 1115 – 29 June 1149) was Prince of Antioch from 1136 to 1149. He was the younger son of William IX, Duke of Aquitaine and his wife Philippa, Countess of Toulouse, born in the very year that his father the Duke began his infamous liaison with Dangereuse de Chatelherault.
  • 29 June 1194 : Sverre is crowned King of Norway. Sverre Sigurdsson was the King of Norway from 1184 to 1202. He married Margareta Eriksdotter, the daughter of the Swedish king Eric IX, by whom he had the daughter Kristina Sverresdotter.
  • 29 June 1444 : Skanderbeg defeated an Ottoman invasion force at Torvioll. Skanderbeg was a 15th-century Albanian nobleman. The Battle of Torvioll, also known as the Battle of Lower Dibra, was fought on the Plain of Torvioll, in what is modern-day Albania. Skanderbeg was an Ottoman captain of Albanian origin who decided to go back to his native land and take the reins of a new Albanian rebellion.
  • 29 June 1534 : Jacques Cartier was the first European to reach Prince Edward Island. Prince Edward Island is a province of Canada consisting of the island of the same name, as well as several much smaller islands.It is one of the three Maritime Provinces and is the smallest province in both land area and population. It is the only province of Canada to have no land boundary.
  • 29 June 1644 : Charles I of England defeats a Parliamentarian detachment at the Battle of Cropredy Bridge, the last battle won by an English King on English soil. The Battle of Cropredy Bridge was a battle of the English Civil Wars, between a Parliamentarian army under Sir William Waller and the Royalist army of King Charles.
  • 29 June 1880 : France annexes Tahiti. Tahiti is the largest island in the Windward group of French Polynesia; an overseas collectivity of the French Republic, sometimes referred to as an overseas country.[3] The island is located in the archipelago of the Society Islands in the central Southern Pacific Ocean, and is divided into two parts
  • 29 June 1881 : In Sudan, Muhammad Ahmad declares himself to be the Mahdi, the messianic redeemer of Islam. Muhammad Ahmad bin Abd Allah was a religious leader of the Samaniyya order in Sudan. His proclamation came during a period of widespread resentment among the Sudanese population of the oppressive policies of the Turco-Egyptian rulers, and capitalized on the messianic beliefs popular among the various Sudanese religious sects of the time.
  • 29 June 1976 : The Seychelles became independent from the United Kingdom. Seychelles , officially the Republic of Seychelles is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The 115-island country, whose capital is Victoria, lies 1,500 kilometres (932 mi) east of mainland Southeast Africa. Other nearby island countries and territories include Zanzibar to the west and Comoros, Mayotte, Madagascar, Réunion, and Mauritius to the south.
  • 29 June 1995 : Space Shuttle program: STS-71 Mission docks with the Russian space station Mir for the first time. STS-71 was the third mission of the US/Russian Shuttle-Mir Program and the first Space Shuttle docking to Russian space station Mir. The shuttle delivered a relief crew of two cosmonauts Anatoly Solovyev and Nikolai Budarin to the station and recovered Increment astronaut Norman Thagard.
  • 29 June 2007 : Apple Inc. released its first mobile phone, the phone. iPhone is a line of smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc. They run Apple's iOS mobile operating system. The most recent iPhone models are the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
  • 29 June 2017 : Former India hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay will be conferred East Bengal football club's highest honour 'Bharat Gaurav'. He will be awarded at the foundation day ceremony of the club on August 1.

इतिहास में आज के दिन हुईं प्रमुख घटनाएं (हिन्दी में):

  • 29 जून 2012 : केंद्रीय गृह मंत्रालय ने 1976 बैच के भारतीय पुलिस सेवा अधिकारी(आईपीएस) नीरज कुमार को दिल्ली पुलिस के 18वें आयुक्त के रूप में नियुक्त किया है।
  • 29 जून 2013 : 29 जून 2013 को पी सदाशिवम भारत के अगले प्रधान न्यायाधीश के रूप में नियुक्त किया गया था।
  • 29 जून 2014 : भारतीय खिलाड़ी पंकज ऑडवाणी ने 29 जून 2014 को अपना पहला आईबीएसएफ 6-रेड वर्ल्ड स्नूकर खिताब मिस्र के शर्म अल शेख में जीता। उन्होंने फाइनल में पोलैंड के केसपर फ्लिपिक को हराया, जो एक घंटो तक चला।
  • 29 जून 2015 : विश्व के 50 देशों के प्रतिनिधियों ने 29 जून 2015 को चीन की अध्यक्षता में स्थापित किए जा रहे एशियाई बुनियादी ढांचे के निवेश बैंक (एआईआईबी) के लिए कानूनी रूपरेखा निर्धारित करने के उद्देश्य से समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर किए. इसके साथ ही ऑस्ट्रेलिया चीन की राजधानी बीजिंग में समझौते पर हस्ताक्षर करने के लिए पहला देशबन गया.
  • 29 जून 2016 : भारत मिसाइल प्रौद्योगिकी नियंत्रण व्यवस्था/एमटीसीआर (MTCR) का 35वां सदस्य बना। भारत की ओर से विदेश सचिव जयशंकर ने इसपर हस्ताक्षर किए। इसके तहत भारत मिसाइल प्रौद्योगिकी नियंत्रण व्यवस्था (एमटीसीआर) में पूर्ण सदस्य के तौर पर शामिल हो गया।
  • 29 जून 2017 : पूर्व मुख्य आर्थिक सलाहकार कौशिक बसु ने इंटरनेशनल इकॉनोमिक ऐसोसिएशन (आईए) के अध्यक्ष का पदभार ग्रहण किया।

Major historical events on this day (Source: Wikipedia):

  • 29 June 1914 : During the second day of the anti-Serb riots in Sarajevo(pictured), numerous buildings owned by ethnic Serbs were vandalized andlooted. Read more Anti-Serb riots in Sarajevo
  • 29 June 1149 : Second Crusade-An army led by Nur ad-Din Zangi destroyed theforces of Antioch led by Prince Raymond. Read more Battle of Inab
  • 29 June 1659 : Russo-Polish War-The hetman of Ukraine Ivan Vyhovsky and hisallies defeated the armies of Russian Tsardom led by Aleksey Trubetskoyat the Battle of Konotop in the present-day Sumy Oblast of Ukraine. Read more Battle of Konotop
  • 29 June 1444 : Albanians led by Skanderbeg scored a resounding victory intheir rebellion against the Ottoman Empire. Read more Battle of Torvioll
  • 29 June 1776 : The first privateer battle of the American Revolutionary Warwas fought at the Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet near Cape May, New Jersey. Read more Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet
  • 29 June 1985 : The European Economic Community adopted the Flag of Europe, aflag previously adopted by the Council of Europe in 1955. Read more Flag of Europe
  • 29 June 1613 : The original Globe Theatre in London burned to the ground aftera cannon employed for special effects misfired during a performance ofWilliam Shakespeare's Henry VIII and ignited the theatre's roof. Read more Globe Theatre
  • 29 June 2006 : The US Supreme Court delivered its decision in Hamdan v.Rumsfeld, ruling that military commissions set up by the Bushadministration to try detainees at Guantanamo Bay violated both US andinternational law. Read more Hamdan v. Rumsfeld
  • 29 June 1889 : Hyde Park and several other Illinois townships voted to beannexed by Chicago, forming the largest city in area in the UnitedStates and second largest in population. Read more Hyde Park Township, Cook County, Illinois
  • 29 June 2007 : Apple Inc. released the first generation iPhone, whichrevolutionized the smartphone industry and made the company one of theworld's most valuable publicly traded companies. Read more IPhone
  • 29 June 1974 : Isabel Perón was sworn in as the first female President of Argentina, replacing her ill husband Juan Perón, who died two dayslater. Read more Isabel Mart%C3%ADnez de Per%C3%B3n
  • 29 June 1974 : Isabel Perón was sworn in as the first female President ofArgentina, replacing her ill husband Juan Perón, who died two dayslater. Read more Isabel Martínez de Perón
  • 29 June 1967 : Actress Jayne Mansfield, her boyfriend Sam Brody, and theirdriver were killed in a car accident outside of New Orleans, while herchildren Miklós, Zoltán, and Mariska Hargitay escaped with only minorinjuries. Read more Jayne Mansfield
  • 29 June 1974 : Russian dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defected from the SovietUnion while on tour with the Bolshoi Ballet in Toronto. Read more Mikhail Baryshnikov
  • 29 June 1776 : Lieutenant José Joaquin Moraga and Father Francisco Palóufounded Mission San Francisco de Asís, the oldest surviving building inSan Francisco. Read more Mission San Francisco de Asís
  • 29 June 2002 : North and South Korean patrol boats clashed along a disputedmaritime boundary near Yeonpyeong Island in the Yellow Sea. Read more Second Battle of Yeonpyeong
  • 29 June 1995 : The Shuttle–Mir Program began when Space Shuttle Atlantisbecame the first space shuttle to dock with the Russian space stationMir. Read more Shuttle–Mir Program
  • 29 June 1864 : Canada's worst railway accident took place when a passengertrain fell through an open swing bridge into the Richelieu River nearpresent-day Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Quebec. Read more St-Hilaire train disaster
  • 29 June 1950 : In one of the greatest upsets in sporting history, the UnitedStates defeated England during the 1950 FIFA World Cup. Read more United States 1–0 England (1950 FIFA World Cup)

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