1881: Muhammad Ahmad declares that he’s the Mahdi in Sudan.
1888: Several Illinois townships vote to be annexed by the city of Chicago. This creates the biggest U.S city in the country.
1915: The North Saskatchewan River Flood of 1915 begins on this day. It’s considered by many to be the worst flood in Edmonton, Canada history.
1916: For his part in the Easter Rising, Roger Casement is sentenced to death.
1950: A blockade by sea of Korea is authorized by United States President Harry S. Truman on this date.
1956: The Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 is officially signed. This acts creates the U.S Interstate Highway System in the United States.
1975: The first prototype of the Apple I computer is tested by Steve Wozniak on this date.
1976: The Seychelles becomes an independent state from the U.K.
1987: A painting by Vincent Can Gogh called “Le Pont de Trinquetaille” is bought for over twenty million dollars at an auction in the city of London, England.
1995: The Atlantis docks with the Russian space station Mir on this day.
1995: In Seoul, South Korea, the Sampoong Department Store collapses. Over 930 people are injured and over 500 people are killed.
2006: During the case Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, the United States Supreme Court rules that U.S President George W. Bush’s plant to try detainees of Guantanamo Bay in military tribunals violates both U.S and international law.
2007: The Iphone is released by Apple Inc. on this day.
2012: Fast moving windstorms rumble through the eastern U.S and kills over 20 people and leaves millions more without power.
Famous Birthdays on June 29
American singer Little Eva (Eva Boyd) is born in 1943.
American actor Gary Busey is born in 1944.
American comedian, actor and screenwriter, Richard Lewis is born in 1947.
American actor and politician, Fred Grandy is born in 1948.