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Monday, June 30, 2014

June 29 - This Day in History

June 29 : General Interest
1995: U.S. space shuttle docks with Russian space station

On this day in 1995, the American space shuttle Atlantis docks with the Russian space station Mir to form the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit the Earth... read more


American Revolution
1776 : South Carolina's Edward Rutledge opposes independence
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-carolinas-edward-rutledge-opposes-independence


Automotive
1967 : Actress Jayne Mansfield dies in car crash
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/actress-jayne-mansfield-dies-in-car-crash


Civil War
1862 : Rebels inflict attack Yankees at the Battle of Savage's Station
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-savages-station


Cold War
1989 : Congress votes new sanctions against Chinabr> http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congress-votes-new-sanctions-against-china


Crime
2001 : Boston doctor found guilty of killing wife
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/boston-doctor-found-guilty-of-killing-wife


Disaster
1995 : Seoul department store collapses
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/seoul-department-store-collapses


General Interest
1941 : Germans advance in USSR
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germans-advance-in-ussr

1966 : Vietnam air war escalates
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/vietnam-air-war-escalates

1972 : Supreme Court strikes down death penalty
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/supreme-court-strikes-down-death-penalty

1974 : Isabela Peron takes office as Argentine president
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/isabela-peron-takes-office-as-argentine-president


Hollywood
2003 : Katharine Hepburn dies at age 96
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/katharine-hepburn-dies-at-age-96


Literary
1613 : The Globe Theater burns down
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-globe-theater-burns-down


Music
1967 : The Stones fight the law, and the law wins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-stones-fight-the-law-and-the-law-wins


Old West
1835 : Texan William Travis prepares for war with Mexico
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/texan-william-travis-prepares-for-war-with-mexico


Presidential
1943 : FDR writes to Manhattan Project physicist Dr. Robert Oppenheimer
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fdr-writes-to-manhattan-project-physicist-dr-robert-oppenheimer


Sports
1958 : Pele helps Brazil to World Cup title
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pele-helps-brazil-to-world-cup-title


Vietnam War
1964 : First New Zealand troops arrive
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-new-zealand-troops-arrive

1970 : U.S. ground troops return from Cambodia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-ground-troops-return-from-cambodia


World War I
1915 : Austria-Hungary protests shipment of U.S. munitions to Britain
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/austria-hungary-protests-shipment-of-us-munitions-to-britain


World War II
1941 : Germans capture Lvov-and slaughter ensues
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germans-capture-lvov-and-slaughter-ensues
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