Today in History - June 29

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on June 29


1236 - Ferdinand III of Castile and Leon take Cordoba in Spain.

 

1767 - The British parliament passes the Townshend Revenue Act, levying taxes on America.

 

1862 - Union forces, falling back from Richmond, fight at the Battle of Savage's Station.

 

1880 - France annexes Tahiti.

 

1888 - Professor Frederick Treves performs the first appendectomy in England.

 

1903 - The British government officially protests Belgian atrocities in the Congo.

 

1905 - Russian troops intervene as riots erupt in ports all over the country, leaving many ships looted.

 

1917 - The Ukraine proclaims independence from Russia.

 

1925 - An earthquake ravages Santa Barbara, California.

 

1926 - Fascists in Rome add an hour to the work day in an economic efficiency measure.

 

1932 - Siam's army seizes Bangkok and announces an end to the absolute monarchy.

 

1938 - Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado, and Olympic National Park, Washington, are founded.

 

1950 - President Harry S. Truman authorizes a sea blockade of Korea.

 

1951 - The United States invites the Soviet Union to the Korean peace talks on a ship in Wonsan Harbor.

 

1955 - The Soviet Union sends tanks to Poznan, Poland, to put down anti-Communist demonstrations.

 

1966 - The U.S. Air Force bombs fuel storage facilities near Hanoi, North Vietnam.

 

1967 - Israel removes barricades, re-unifying Jerusalem.

 

1970 - U.S. troops pull out of Cambodia.

 

1982 - Israel invades Lebanon.