1500s / 16th century history on the 29th of June
1534 : Jacques Cartier became the 1st European to reach Prince Edward Island, Canada.
1800s / 19th century history on the 29th of June
1888 : SQiZZY TAYLOR the Australian gangster was born Joseph Theodore Patrick Leslie Taylor in Brighton, Victoria, Australia (died in 1927 aged 39).
1900s / 20th century history on the 29th of June
1900 : ANTOiNE de SAiNT- EXUPéRY the French writer and pioneering aviator was born Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger, comte de Saint-Exupéry in Lyon, France (died in 1944 aged 44). He is best known for his book The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince), and aviation writing of the books Wind, Sand and Stars, and Night Flight.
1940 : PAUL KLEE the Swiss painter and illustrator died at the age of 60 (born in 1879).
1942 : Mike Willesee (AO) the Australian television journalist was born in Perth, Western Australia (died in 2019 aged 76).
1953 : COLiN HAY the Scottish-Australian musician was born in Saltcoats, Scotland. He is best known as the lead singer of the band Men at Work. Official website : ColinHay.com
1956 : David Burroughs Mattingly the American illustrator and painter was born in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.
1957 : Robert Forster the Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist was born in Brisbane, Queensland , Australia. He is best known as the co-founder of The Go-Betweens indie rock group. Official websites : RobertForster.net | Go-Betweens.net
1967 : Jayne Mansfield the American actress died in a car crash in New Orleans, aged 34 (born in 1933).
1972 : Samantha Smith the American schoolgirl, peace activist and child actress was born in Houlton, Maine, USA (died in 1985 aged 13).
1974 : Mikhail Baryshnikov defected from the Soviet Union to Canada while he was on tour with the Kirov Ballet.
1975 : STEVE WOZNiAK tested his first prototype of the Apple I computer.
1976 : The Seychelles became independent from the United Kingdom.
1978 : NiCOLE SCHERZiNGER the American singer-songwriter, and lead singer of the PUSSYCAT DOLLS was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Official website of the Pussycat Dolls : PCDMusic.com
1978 : BOB CRANE the American actor was murdered, aged 49 (born in 1928). Bob Crane was best known as Colonel Robert Hogan in Hogan’s Heroes television series (1965 to 1971).
1987 : Le Pont de Trinquetaille painting by Vincent Van Gogh was bought for $20.4 million at an auction in London, England.
1995 : U.S. space shuttle docked with Russian space station : The American space shuttle Atlantis docked with the Russian space station Mir on the 29th June, to form the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit the Earth. This historic moment between former rival space programs was also the 100th human space mission in American history. Daniel Goldin, the chief of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) at the time, said it was the beginning of a new era of friendship and cooperation between the U.S. and Russia. Millions of viewers watched on television as Atlantis blasted off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in eastern Florida on the 27th June 1995.
2000s / 21st century history on the 29th of June
2007 : Apple Inc. released the iPhone, their 1st mobile phone.
2018 : Steve Ditko the American comic writer and illustrator died at the age of 90 (born in 1927).
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