Events on Jun 29

  • 1312Roman Catholics German King Henry VII crowned
  • 1377French invasion fleet lands at Rye England
  • 1428Jacoba of Bavaria signs cease fire with Philip the Good
  • 1529Emperor Karel V and Pope Clemens VII sign Treaty of Barcelona
  • 1534Jacques Cartier discovers Prince Edward Islands Canada
  • 1540English ex chancellor Thomas Cromwell sentenced as heretic
  • 1682Sofia names herself regent of Russia
  • 1694Dutch fleet attacks French grain transports
  • 1755515 prominant filipinos baptized as Catholic
  • 1762Russian Czar Peter III divorces his wife Catharina II
  • 1767British passes Townshend Revenue Act levying taxes on America
  • 1776Va state constitution adopted and Patrick Henry made Governor
  • 1800Freemason lodge establishes in Alkmaar
  • 1850British ex-premier sir Robert Peel falls off his horse
  • 1854Gadsden Purchase (parts of Az, NM) from Mexico for $10 million
  • 1854Netherlands allows corporal punishment
  • 1857Battle at Chinhat (Indies rebel under Barkat Ahmed beat British)
  • 1858Great fire in London harbor
  • 1858Treaty of Algun, China cedes north bank of Amur River to Russia
  • 1863Battle at Westminster Maryland: Federal assault
  • 1863George A Custer (23) appointed Union Brigadier General
  • 1863Lee orders his forces to concentrate near Gettysburg, PN
  • 1863Very 1st First National Bank opens in Davenport, Iowa
  • 1864Grand Trunk Railway accident; 100 killed
  • 1867Pope Pius IX declares Gorcumse holy martyrs
  • 1880France annexes Otaheite (Tahiti)
  • 1881Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Diuturnum illud
  • 1891National Forest Service organized
  • 1897Chicago beats Louisville 36-7 (baseball)
  • 1899Brazo River in Texas floods 12 miles wide causing $10 mil damage

Born on Jun 29

  • 1517Rembert Dodoens [Rembertus Dodonaeus]: Physician / Botanist
  • 1738Constantin Reindl: Composer
  • 1783August Alexander Klengel: Composer
  • 1805Hiram Powers: US sculptor (Greek Slave)
  • 1824Victor J van Hinsbergh: South Netherlands engraver (PTT Stempels)
  • 1831William Thomas Clark: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1905
  • 1842Josef Labor: Composer
  • 1849Sergei J Witte: Netherlands -- Russian count / Premier Russia
  • 1850Joseph Paul Skelly: Composer
  • 1858George Washington Goethals: Engineer (built Panama Canal)
  • 1861William James Mayo: Surgeon / co-founder Mayo clinic in Minnesota
  • 1863James Harvey Robinson: Illinois, United States -- Historian (Ordeal of Civilization)
  • 1864Anton Beer-Walbrun: Composer
  • 1864Pietro Bonfante: Italian lawyer (Roman law)
  • 1865Shigechiyo Izumi: Achieved oldest authenticated age (120 y 237 d)
  • 1865William E Borah: Lawyer / (Sen-R-Id)
  • 1870Joseph Carl Breil: Composer
  • 1874Georg Gohler: Composer
  • 1876Nellie Taylor Ross: 1st woman to serve as a gov (Wyoming, 1925-27)
  • 1880Ludwig Beck: Chef Germany General Staff ("July 20th plot")
  • 1885Andre Gailhard: Composer
  • 1885Virginia Pope: (NY Times)
  • 1886George Frederick Boyle: Composer
  • 1886James Van DerZee: Famous African
  • 1886Juliane Gabriels: Flemish Physician (Artus Quellin)
  • 1886Robert Schuman: French Premier
  • 1893Aare Merikanto: Composer
  • 1893Antoon Schweigmann: Dutch religious poet / resistance fighter
  • 1897Ottmar Gerster: Composer
  • 1901Frieda Inescort: Edinburgh, Scotland -- Actress (Pride & Prejudice)

Died on Jun 29

  • 1021Notker Labeo: Tutor in convent Sankt Gallen
  • 1293Hendrik van Gent: Flemish neo-Augustian philosopher / theologist
  • 1306Musho [Hokai]: Zen teacher / found subtemple at Jochiji
  • 1458Mapheus Vegius [Maffeo Vegio]: Italian lawyer / humanist / poet
  • 1620John Aerts: Flemish Sculptor
  • 1696Michel Lambert: Composer
  • 1779Anton R Mengs: German writer / neo-classic Painter Madrid, dies at 51
  • 1790Feike H Van de Crew: Fries writer (Mayke Jakkelis)
  • 1798Kaat Mussel [Catharina Mulder]: Exerciser
  • 1818Carl P Fohr: German Painter / cartoonist, dies at 22
  • 1840Lucien Bonaparte: Prince of Canino / Musignano, dies at 65
  • 1852Henry Clay [the Great compromiser]: Dies at 75
  • 1860Thomas Addison: English Physician (A-Biermer Disease), dies at 67
  • 1861Elizabeth Barrett-Browning: Writer, dies at 55
  • 1875Ferdinand I KLJM de Goedige: Emperor of Austria, dies at 82
  • 1880George W Vreede: Lawyer / politician
  • 1903Rentaro Taki: Composer, dies at 23
  • 1923Fritz Mauthner: German Author / philosopher (skepticism), dies at 73
  • 1923Gustave Adolph Kerker: Composer, dies at 66
  • 1933Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle: US actor (Keystone comedies), dies at 46
  • 1940Paul Klee: Swiss / German Painter / tutor (Modern Art), dies at 60
  • 1941Ignace Jan Paderewski: Polish Statesman pianist, dies in New York at 80
  • 1953Jules van Nuffel: Composer, dies at 70
  • 1955Max Pechstein: German Painter / graphic artist (Oceania), dies at 73
  • 1956Johan[nes F] Bakker, Jr.: Actor, dies at 62
  • 1959A Cecil Snyder: Chief Justice of Puerto Rico, dies at 51
  • 1964Milenko Zivkovic: Composer, dies at 63
  • 1965Sidney Marion: Actor (Outlaws is Coming, Quicksand), dies at 64
  • 1966Arthur Meulemans: Belgian composer, dies at 82
  • 1966Isabel Dawn: Writer

Historical events on June 30

  • 0296St. Marcellinus begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0833Louis, King of Austria, crowned
  • 0949Otto I the Great gives away bishopdom of Utrecht
  • 1294Jews are expelled from Berne Switzerland
  • 1371Arnold II of Horne chosen Bishop of Utrecht
  • 1397Denmark, Norway and Sweden sign Union of Kalmar under Queen Margaretha
  • 1520Spanish conquerors under Cortes take gold from Aztecs
  • 1528Burgundy army occupies Utrecht
  • 1548Emperor Charles V orders Catholics to become Lutherans
  • 1559Duke of Montgomery wounds King Henri II during tournament
  • 1596English / Dutch fleet reach Cadiz
  • 1598King Philip II moves to Escorial palace
  • 1607Annales Ecclesiastici (Scientific History of Catholicism) published
  • 1643Battle at Atherton Moor: Royalists beat parliamentary armies
  • 1648French Premier Cardinal Mazarin calls Saint Louis Chamber together
  • 1688Whig-Lords questions Prince Willem III van Orange on Protestantism
  • 1690Battle at Beachy Head: French under Tourville beat Netherlands / English fleet
  • 1700Gelderland goes on Gregorian calendar (tomorrow is 12 / 7 / 1700)
  • 1734Russian army occupies Danzig
  • 1741Pope Benedict XIV encyclical forbidding traffic in alms
  • 1755Philippines close all non-catholic Chinese restaurants
  • 1794Battle of Fort Recovery, Ohio
  • 1815US naval hero Stephen Decatur ends attacks by Algerian pirates
  • 1834Congress creates Indian Territory (now Oklahoma)
  • 1859Charles Blondin is 1st to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope
  • 1861CSS Sumter slips past USS Brooklyn blockade
  • 1862Battle at Turkey Bridge Virginia: Confederate assault attack
  • 1862Gustave Flaubert completes "Salammbo"
  • 1863Battles in Hanover Pennsylvania: 80 casualties
  • 1863Dutch colony Suriname counts population of 33,000 slaves

Born on June 30

  • 1468Johan [the Standvastige]: Monarch of Saxon
  • 1470Charles VIII: King of France (1483-98) - invaded Italy
  • 1503Johan Frederik: Elector of Saxon (1532-47)
  • 1669Mauritius Vogt: Composer
  • 1685Dominikus Zimmermann: German architect / painter (Liebfrauenkirche)
  • 1722Jiri Antonin Benda: Composer
  • 1723Christian Ernst Graf: Composer
  • 1743Niels Schiorring: Composer
  • 1748Jacques D "comte" Cassini: French astronomer
  • 1768Elizabeth Kortright Monroe: 1st lady (1817-25)
  • 1789E J Horace Vernet: French painter
  • 1807Friedrich T Vischer: German philosopher / writer (Auch einer)
  • 1810Stanko Vraz [Jakob Frass]: Slovenian / Croatian poet (illyrism)
  • 1817Joseph D Hooker: British Botanist
  • 1818Edward John Hopkins: Composer
  • 1819William A Wheeler: (R) 19th VP (1877-81)
  • 1823Hendrik Jan Schimmel: Dutch writer / dramatist (2 Tudors)
  • 1837Stephen D Ramseur: Youngest West Pointer to be Major General
  • 1846Ricardo Drigo: Composer
  • 1847Jacob T Cremer: Minister of Colonies / President (Dutch Trading Comp)
  • 1856Gerrit Kalff: Writer (history of Dutch writers)
  • 1868C V France: Bradford, England -- Actor (Skin Game, Adventure in Blackmail)
  • 1879Walter Hampden: Brooklyn, New York -- Actor (Five Fingers, Hunchback of Notre Dame)
  • 1890Gertrude McCoy: Sugar Valley, Georgia -- Silent screen actress (Blue Bird)
  • 1892Laszlo Lajtha: Composer
  • 1892Pierre Blanchar: Philippeville, Algeria -- Actor (Magnificent Sinner)
  • 1893Harold / Joseph Laski: English economist / Labour leader (1945-..)
  • 1893Walter Ulbricht: President German DR
  • 1894Gavrilo Princip: Bosnian assassin (Archduke Ferdinand)
  • 1896Wilfred Pelletier: Montreal, Quebec -- Conductor (Voice of Firestone)

Died on June 30

  • 1109Alfonso VI: (imperator totius Hispaniae), King of Leon
  • 1520Montezuma II [the Last Aztec Emperor]: Killed
  • 1538Charles van Egmond: Duke of Gelre / Earl of Zutphen, dies at 70
  • 1649Simon Vouet: French Painter
  • 1655Jacob Boonen: South Netherlands clergyman / lawyer, dies at 81
  • 1662Johannes C Verspronck: Portrait painter, buried at about 64
  • 1666Adam Krieger: German composer, dies at 32
  • 1666Alexander Brome: British Poet
  • 1792Francesco Antonio Rosetti: Composer
  • 1817Abraham Gottlob Werner: German geologist
  • 1819Ernst Ludwig Gerber: Composer, dies at 72
  • 1839Johan O Wallin: Swedish Poet / Archbishop (Dead Angel)
  • 1862Richard Griffith: US Confederate Brigadier General, dies in battle at 48
  • 1882Charles J Guiteau: Assassin (President Garfield), hanged
  • 1889Eugenio Terziani: Composer, dies at 64
  • 1890Samuel Parkman Tuckerman: Composer, dies at 71
  • 1899Jon Helgason: Icelandic Poet (Ur Landsudri)
  • 1905John Hay: US politician
  • 1914Bai Long [White Wolf]: Chinese Robin Hood / crowd leader
  • 1919John W S Raleigh: British physicist (Nobel 1904), dies at 76
  • 1920Lena Christ: Writer, dies at 38
  • 1923Claude Antoine Terrasse: Composer, dies at 56
  • 1924Jacob Israel de Haan: Dutch Poet / writer (Pypelyntjes), dies at 42
  • 1934Gregor Strasser: German pharmacist / NSDAP-leader, murdered at 42
  • 1934Karl Ernst: German SA-leader, murdered
  • 1934Kurt von Schleiger: German chancellor (1932-33), murdered at 52
  • 1938Milan Rakic: Serbian Poet (Nove Pesme), dies at 61
  • 1942Arnoldus J H Aerts: Dutch Bishop of New-Guinea, executed at 62
  • 1946Michael Zadora: Composer, dies at 64
  • 1948Karl Wolfskehl: Writer, dies at 78