June 29 in History
1534June 29, 1534:
Prince Edward Island, located off Canada’s coast is discovered by Jacques Cartier, a French mariner.
1613June 29, 1613:
The Globe Theatre in London is accidentally burnt down by a canon during a performance of “Henry VIII” by Shakespeare.
1958June 29, 1958:
Brazil wins its first FIFA World Cup with Pelé emerging as the star of the tournament.
1967June 29, 1967:
A car crash kills American actress Jayne Mansfield.
- June 29, 1967:
Guitarist and songwriter Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones fame is sentenced to a year in prison for allowing cannabis to be smoked in his house.
1972June 29, 1972:
The United States Supreme Court rules the death penalty as unconstitutional.
2001June 29, 2001:
Celebrated Boston allergist Dirk Greineder is found guilty of the murder of his wife, Mabel.
- June 29, 2001:
The Steven Spielberg-directed film, “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” is released in theatres.
2007June 29, 2007:
The iPhone is released on the market for sale.
2009June 29, 2009:
Bernie Madoff, a hedge fund investment manager is sentenced to 150 years in prison for operating a Ponzi scheme.