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.