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THIS DAY IN HISTORY - JUNE 29th

This Day in History

June 29th, 226

China: the world's most populous country, covering approximately 9.6 million square kilometres, second-largest country by land area (China from NASA Wordwind Satellite; Great Wall of China, credit National Geographic; LongJi Terrace, credit National Geographic; Great Bear Rainforest, credit Paul Nicklen, National Geographic; Platoons of clay soldiers were buried with China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang Di, (required a labor force of 700,000 to build), credit O. Louis Mazzatenta, National Geographic)

China - Kingdom of Wei:
226 - Cao Pi dies after an illness; his son Cao Rui succeeds him as emperor of the Kingdom of Wei.

Wikipedia  Photo: China from NASA Wordwind Satellite; © Great Wall of China, credit National Geographic; LongJi Terrace, credit National Geographic; Great Bear Rainforest, credit Paul Nicklen, National Geographic; Platoons of clay soldiers were buried with China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huang Di, (required a labor force of 700,000 to build), credit O. Louis Mazzatenta, National Geographic.


June 29th, 1444

Skanderbeg defeats an Ottoman invasion force at Torvioll

Battle of Torvioll: Skanderbeg defeats an Ottoman invasion force.

Wikipedia  Photo: The Battle of Torvioll, Gjergj Kastrioti Skënderbeu / Skanderbeg, Fürst des Counterjihad


June 29th, 1644

English Civil War: (1642–1651) was a series of armed conflicts and political machinations between Parliamentarians (Roundheads) and Royalists (Cavaliers)

English Civil War:
Battle of Cropredy Bridge; Charles I of England defeats a Parliamentarian detachment, the last battle won by an English King on English soil.

Wikipedia  Painting: English Civil War (1642–1651) was a series of armed conflicts and political machinations between Parliamentarians (Roundheads) and Royalists (Cavaliers);
John Milton publishes Areopagitica; Battle of Naseby, victory of the Parliamentarian New Model Army; Battle of Marston Moor, 1644; "Cromwell at Dunbar", by Andrew Carrick Gow; Oliver Cromwell; King Charles I, painted by Van Dyck; "And when did you last see your father?" by William Frederick Yeames.


June 29th, 1776

American Revolutionary War Collage

American Revolutionary War:
1776 - First privateer battle of the American Revolutionary War fought at Turtle Gut Inlet near Cape May, New Jersey.

Wikipedia  Paintings: Washington Crossing the Delaware, by Emanuel Leutz; Battle of the Chesapeake, French (left) and British (right) lines; Battle of Bunker Hill, The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker Hill by John Trumbull; The Defeat of the Floating Batteries at Gibraltar, September 13, 1782, by John Singleton Copley; Washington and the Comte de Rochambeau at Yorktown, 1781; "The surrender at Saratoga" shows General Daniel Morgan in front of a French de Vallière 4-pounder; Surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown by (John Trumbull, 1797).


June 29th, 1880

Samuel Wallis, an English sea captain, sights Tahiti and is considered the first European to reach the island

France records Tahiti.

Wikipedia  Painting: Gauguin’s Two Tahitian Women, 1899 courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York ● Before Gauguin: William Hodges painting Tahiti Revisited 1776 @copy; National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London / Tate.org.uk ● “A Representation of the Attack of Captain Wallis in the Dolphin by the Natives of Otaheite.” Plate no. 21 [i.e., 22], from vol. 1 of Hawkesworth’s An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere (London, 1773). Princeton.edu


June 29th, 1888

Iconic Dog Looking at and Listening to a Phonograph, 'His Master's Voice', The Original RCA Music Puppy Dog Logo Symbol for Advertising

George Edward Gouraud annexes Handel's Israel in Egypt onto a phonograph cylinder, thought for many years to be the oldest known recording of music.

Wikipedia  Image: Phonautograph; (April 9, 1860 Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville makes the oldest known recording of an audible human voice) ● Phonograph cylinder; (George Edward Gouraud annexes Handel's Israel in Egypt onto a phonograph cylinder, thought for many years to be the oldest known recording of music) ● Iconic Dog Looking at and Listening to a Phonograph (Invented in 1877 by Thomas Edison), "His Master's Voice", The Original RCA Music Puppy Dog Logo Symbol for Advertising. credit Berverly & Pack, Flickriver.


June 29th, 2007

Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveils the first IPhone (original)

Apple Inc. releases their first mobile phone, the IPhone (original).

Wikipedia  Photo: Apple Store, credit Lukas Barth, DAPD / Associated Press, February 29, 2012 ● IPhone (original), credit Ciccarese Design.


June 29th, 2012

A shelf cloud in a severe thunderstorm develops around 11:45am in Matteson, IL south of Chicago. In this 700-mile long “super derecho” storm cells grew in Illinois and caused a devastating path of destruction across the eastern United States all the way to Washington DC and north through New Jersey. This photo was taken not long after the storm formed in western Illinois near I-57 and US 30 (Lincoln Highway). (JoeyBLS Photography) ● Derecho storm system near Fort Supply, OK. (“People Chaser”, Douglas Berry) ● A deadly derecho strikes central Kansas in 2005. (Jim Reed, Corbis)

A derecho strikes the eastern United States, leaving at least 22 people dead and millions without power.

Wikipedia  Photo: A shelf cloud in a severe thunderstorm develops around 11:45am in Matteson, IL south of Chicago. In this 700-mile long “super derecho” storm cells grew in Illinois and caused a devastating path of destruction across the eastern United States all the way to Washington DC and north through New Jersey. This photo was taken not long after the storm formed in western Illinois near I-57 and US 30 (Lincoln Highway). (JoeyBLS Photography) ● Derecho storm system near Fort Supply, OK. (“People Chaser”, Douglas Berry) ● A deadly derecho strikes central Kansas in 2005. (Jim Reed, Corbis)