June 29 events in history

226 Cao Pi dies after an illness; his son Cao Rui succeeds him as emperor of the Kingdom of Wei
1149 Raymond of Poitiers is defeated and killed at the Battle of Inab by Nur ad-Din Zangi
1194 Sverre is crowned King of Norway
1444 Skanderbeg defeats an Ottoman invasion force at Torvioll
1534 Jacques Cartier is the first European to reach Prince Edward Island
1613 The Globe Theatre in London, England burns to the ground
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
1659 At the Battle of Konotop the Ukrainian armies of Ivan Vyhovsky defeat the Russians led by Prince Trubetskoy
1776 First privateer battle of the American Revolutionary War fought at Turtle Gut Inlet near Cape May, New Jersey
1776 Father Francisco Palou founds Mission San Francisco de Asis in what is now San Francisco, California
1786 Alexander Macdonell and over five hundred Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario
1807 Russo-Turkish War: Admiral Dmitry Senyavin destroys the Ottoman fleet in the Battle of Athos
1850 Autocephaly officially granted by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople to the Church of Greece
1864 Ninety-nine people are killed in Canada's worst railway disaster near St-Hilaire, Quebec
1874 Greek politician Charilaos Trikoupis publishes a manifesto in the Athens daily Kairoi entitled "Who's to Blame?" in which he lays out his complaints against King George. He is elected Prime Minister of Greece the next year
1880 France annexes Tahiti
1881 In Sudan, Muhammad Ahmad declares himself to be the Mahdi, the messianic redeemer of Islam
1888 George Edward Gouraud records Handel's Israel in Egypt onto a phonograph cylinder, thought for many years to be the oldest known recording of music
1889 Hyde Park and several other Illinois townships vote to be annexed by Chicago, forming the largest United States city in area and second largest in population
1895 Doukhobors burn their weapons as a protest against conscription by the Tsarist Russian government
1914 Jina Guseva attempts to assassinate Grigori Rasputin at his home town in Siberia
1916 The Irish Nationalist and British diplomat Sir Roger Casement is sentenced to death for his part in the Easter Rising
1922 France grants 1 km² at Vimy Ridge "freely, and for all time, to the Government of Canada, the free use of the land exempt from all taxes"
1926 Arthur Meighen returns to office as Prime Minister of Canada
1927 The Bird of Paradise, a U.S. Army Air Corps Fokker tri-motor, completes the first transpacific flight, from the mainland United States to Hawaii
1927 First test of Wallace Turnbull's controllable pitch propeller
1928 The Outerbridge Crossing and Goethals Bridge in Staten Island, New York are both opened
1945 Carpathian Ruthenia is annexed by the Soviet Union
1956 The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 is signed, officially creating the United States Interstate Highway System
1972 The United States Supreme Court rules in the case Furman v. Georgia that arbitrary and inconsistent imposition of the death penalty violates the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, and constitutes cruel and unusual punishment
1974 Isabel Perón is sworn in as the first female President of Argentina. Her husband, President Juan Perón, had delegated responsibility due to weak health and died two days later
1974 Mikhail Baryshnikov defects from the Soviet Union to Canada while on tour with the Kirov Ballet
1975 Steve Wozniak tested his first prototype of Apple I computer
1976 The Seychelles become independent from the United Kingdom
1995 Space Shuttle program: STS-71 Mission (Atlantis) docks with the Russian space station Mir for the first time
1995 The Sampoong Department Store collapses in the Seocho-gu district of Seoul, South Korea, killing 501 and injuring 937
2002 Naval clashes between South Korea and North Korea lead to the death of six South Korean sailors and sinking of a North Korean vessel
2006 Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that President George W. Bush's plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in military tribunals violates U.S. and international law
2007 Apple Inc. releases its first mobile phone, the iPhone