What Happened on the day you were born on This day in History
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1974 Argentina Evita
29th June 1974 : President Isabela Peron often called affectionately ( Evita ), Juan Peron's third wife, was the Western Hemisphere's first female head of government after becoming President when her husband died. Argentina was suffering from serious economic and political strife and she was unable to form a government and the countries problems continued to worsen. After a military coup in 1976 she was imprisoned for five years on a charge of abuse of power and upon her release in 1981
settled in Madrid >
1956 U.S.A. Federal Aid Highway Act
29th June 1956 : Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956
bill into law. The National Interstate and Defense Highways Act was for the construction of 41,000 miles of interstate highways over a 20-year period and was the largest public works project ever undertaken. For each highway created 90 percent of construction costs were paid by the Federal budget and 10% from the local state.
1925 U.S.A. Santa Barbara Earthquake
29th June 1925 : The picturesque Santa Barbara was rocked by an earthquake causing heavy loss of life when the dam burst and water mains burst causing some of areas of the city to be flattened . The quake was felt as far away as San Fransisco and Los Angeles with many millions of dollars worth of damage across California, The earthquake was also felt in other states including Montana with more damage.
1936 U.S.A. Public Works Program
29th June 1936 : 3 millions job program launched as part of the relief and public works program the WPA average wage has been set at $25.00 per month, this was a major part of the bills passed in the 1930s
to help the country during the Great Depression
1936 U.S.A. Drought Midwest
29th June 1936 : Following the severe drought in the Midwest with a continuing lack of rain in the corn belt many fear soaring food prices
1941 Russia German Invasion
29th June 1941 : German divisions make major advances on Leningrad, Moscow, and Kiev due to the surprise attack and the use of the Luftwaffe.
1943 U.S.A. Manhattan Project
29th June 1943 : Following problems between Manhattan Project physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer and General Leslie Groves, the military leader in charge of the project. President Roosevelt sent a letter to Oppenheimer congratulating him on the progress of the project and asking for his understanding for the conditions he and his fellow scientists were working under due to the strict security required on a project of this importance and magnitude.
1947 U.S.A. Inflated Car Prices Due To Shortages
29th June 1947 : Buying a new car from a main new car dealer can mean months or even years to wait but if you go to your local used car dealer you can find the latest 1947
models brand new but at a price of between $500 and $1000 more than the list price, they go direct to the factories and buy them then transport around the country
1964 Vietnam New Zealand Support
29th June 1964 : New Zealand shows support for Americas involvement in Vietnam by sending 24 engineers.
1966 Vietnam Hanoi Bombing
29th June 1966 : The US steps up it's use of bombers and for the first time bombs major North Vietnamese population centers of Hanoi and Haiphong .
1986 U.S.A. Virgin Challenger II
29th June 1986 : Richard Branson on the 72 ft powerboat Virgin Challenger II smashes the world record for the fastest crossing of the Atlantic beating the previous record-holder, the SS United States, which has held the title since 1952
. Although Virgin Challenger II broke the record, the Hales' trustees refused to award the Blue Riband trophy because the boat did not have a commercial maritime purpose and had stopped to refuel.
1989 U.S.A. Sanctions Against China
29th June 1989 : With the worsening of relations between the USA and China during the Cold War Years and following the massacre of protesters in Tiananmen Square. The House of Representatives unanimously passed a package of sanctions against the People's Republic of China focused on economic and trade relations with China.
1995 Space US Shuttle Docks With Russian Mir
29th June 1995 : The US shuttle Atlantis delivered a relief crew of two cosmonauts to the Russian Mir space station, creating a new era of space co-operation between the two former Cold War rivals.
1995 South Korea Sampoong Department Store Collapses
29th June 1995 : The Sampoong department store in Seoul, South Korea, collapses due to a combination of poor design and poor construction killing more than 500 people.
2001 UK Diana Memorial Hyde Park
29th June 2001 : A memorial in honour of Diana, Princess of Wales, is to be built in London's Hyde Park, the memorial will be built on the banks of the Serpentine - the 40-acre artificial lake in the royal park. 2001
2003 UK Increasing Anger Over Public Being Misled in Run Up To Iraq Invasion
29th June 2003 : As the row over statements made by the British Prime Minister in the run up to Iraq Invasion telling the British People that "Saddam could launch weapons of mass destruction within 45 minutes of the order being launched" continue government ministers are coming under increasing pressure from the British Press including the BBC to tell the truth.
The Government Foreign Affairs Committee's report will vindicate the government which leaves the question of
Did the government mislead the British Public ?
Are the British intelligence services so inept that the reports they provided were completely wrong as no weapons of mass destruction were found in Iraq ?.
One of the above must be true from the facts !!!.
2006 U.S.A. Military Tribunals
29th June 2006 : The US Supreme Court rules that President George W. Bush's plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in military tribunals violated U.S. and international law.
2006 United States US House Votes to End Offshore Drilling Ban
29th June, 2006 : The United States House of Representatives voted in favor of ending the ban on offshore oil drilling in the country. The bill that was approved would end the ban which began in 1981 and had been renewed each year since. Coastal states were expected to oppose the end of the ban because of fears that an oil spill could threaten their tourist industry, among other reasons. Despite the progress this signaled towards ending the ban, energy companies and others in favor of offshore drilling would face many more hurdles dealing with state governments and other federal agencies.
2007 United States Apple iPhone Released
29th June, 2007 : The first Apple iPhones went on sale in stores for the first time as people lined up and waited outside shops for days. The long anticipated phone featured a touch-screen with no keyboard, wi-fi access, a camera, and the ability to browse the web. Apple stated that they hoped they would take hold a significant portion of the mobile phone market with the immensely popular iPhone.
2008 Zimbabwe Opposition Withdraws From Elections
29th June 2008 : Following the withdrawal from the presidential elections of the opposition candidate Morgan Tsvangirai for Movement for Democratic Change. Mr Mugabe is sworn in for a new five-year term as Zimbabwe's president
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2009 United States Bernie Madoff Sentenced
29th June, 2009 : Bernard Madoff, the man behind one of the largest investment fraud crimes in history, was sentenced to one hundred and fifty years in prison for stealing sixty-five billion dollars from investors. The judge had sentenced Madoff to the maximum time for all eleven charges against him, while the defense had asked for only twelve years in jail. After the sentence was announced the courtroom audience applauded and cheered.
2011 Afghanistan French Journalists Released in Afghanistan
29th June, 2011 : French president Nicolas Sarkozy stated that two French journalists who had been kidnapped in Afghanistan were released after eighteen months. Herve Ghesquiere, Stephane Taponier, and their interepreter, Reza Din were freed and taken to a French base in Afghanistan. The journalists were kidnapped by Taliban insurgents along with two other Afghan citizens and were said to be in good condition upon their release.
2012 United States Actress Doris Singleton Dies
29th June, 2012 : Actress Doris Singleton died at the age of ninety-two. Singleton appeared in ten episodes of I Love Lucy at the height of the show's popularity and also had roles in My Three Sons and several other television series.