A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on June 29th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On June 29, 1971, the first human space travelers to die while in space perished when their Soyuz 11 space capsule depressurized after leaving the Soviet space station, Salyut 1.
On June 29, 1972, the Supreme Court of the United States stunned the nation by ruling in Furman v. Georgia that the death penalty violated the 8th and 14th Amendments.
On June 29, 1974, humans marked the first time in World History that a woman became President of any country in the world.
On June 29, 2007, Apple Inc. sold the first of 500 million iPhones, the company’s first mobile phone.
On June 29, 2007, Apple Inc. introduced its iPhone for sale, resulting in massive sales over the next seven years of over 500 million units.
On June 29, 2017, we took a moment to reflect on the history of boxing, specifically, the history of the big boys, the top dogs, the Kings of the World, the Heavyweight Champions.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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