1888 – Squizzy Taylor the Australian gangster was born on the 29th June 1888 (died 1927).
1900 – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry the French writer was born on the 29th June 1900 (died 1944). Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was best known his novella The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince) and also for writing Wind, Sand and Stars and Night Flight.
1953 – Colin Hay the Scottish-Australian singer and guitarist from Men at Work was born on the 29th June 1953.
1957 – Robert Forster the Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist from The Go-Betweens was born on the 29th June 1957.
1976 – The Seychelles became independent from the United Kingdom on the 29th June 1976.
1995 – Space Shuttle program: STS-71 Mission (Atlantis) docked with the Russian space station Mir on the 29th June 1995, for the first time.
2007 – Apple Inc. released its 1st mobile phone, the iPhone on the 29th June 2007.
Today in History for June 29th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…
1491 ~ Henry VIII of England was born on the 28th June 1491 (died 1547).
1577 – Peter Paul Rubens the Flemish painter was born on the 28th June 1577 (died 1640).
1859 – The 1st conformation dog show was held on the 28th June 1859, in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.
1880 – Ned Kelly the Australian bushranger was captured at Glenrowan on the 28th June 1880.
1900 – Bob Taggart the Scottish centenarian was born on the 28th June 1900 (died 2009).
1926 – Mel Brooks the American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter was born on the 28th June 1926.
1943 – Jens Birkemose the Danish painter was born on the 28th June 1943.
1964 – Malcolm X formed the Organization of Afro-American Unity on the 28th June 1964.
1966 – Peeter Allik the Estonian photographer was born on the 28th June 1966.
1971 ~ Elon Musk the South African born Canadian-American designer, business magnate and inventor was born on the 28th June 1971. Elon Musk co-founded PayPal (PayPal.com) and SpaceX, and is the CEO & CTO of SpaceX and CEO & Chief Product Architect of Tesla Motors. Elon Musk online: Twitter.com/ElonMusk (verified) | MuskFoundation.org | Spacex.com
1995 – Kåre Hedebrant the Swedish actor was born on the 28th June 1995. He is best known for playing the lead role of Oskar in Let the Right One In, a 2008 Swedish romantic horror film.
Today in History for June 28th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…