This Day in History on 29th June

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 29th June. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1801: The first census was carried out in Britain.

1975: Steve Wozniak tested his first prototype of the Apple I computer.

1986: Argentina won the 1986 FIFA World Cup.

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.

2012: A derecho sweeps across the eastern United States, leaving at least 22 people dead and millions without power.

2014: The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant self-declared its caliphate in Syria and northern Iraq.

2020: India banned 59 chinese app including Tiktok and uc browser.

Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis
Harrison Gilbertson

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1864: Ashutosh Mukherjee, a prolific Bengali educator, jurist, barrister, and mathematician.

1893: Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, an Indian scientist, and statistician.

Sam Lavagnino
Joseph Manu

1908: Pratap Singh Rao Gaekwad, the last ruling Maharaja of Baroda.

1936: Buddhadeb Guha, a Bengali fiction writer.

1945: Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, the fifth President of Sri Lanka.

Camila Mendes
Michael Porter Jr

1993: Harrison Gilbertson, Australian actor

1994: Camila Mendes, American actress and model

1996: Joseph Manu, New Zealand rugby league player

1998: Michael Porter Jr., American basketball player

2006: Sam Lavagnino, American child voice actor

Death/ Death Anniversary

Michael Madhusudan Dutt
K. D. Sethna

1873: Michael Madhusudan Dutt, a Bengali poet, writer, and dramatist.

1895: Thomas Henry Huxley, an English biologist, and anthropologist.

1966: Damodar Dharmananda Kosambi, an Indian mathematician, statistician, philologist, historian, and polymath.

2011: K. D. Sethna, Indian poet, scholar, writer, philosopher, and cultural critic (b. 1904)

Further Reading

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