On This Day In History, 29 June


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World Events Today

  • The original Globe Theatre in London, associated with William Shakespeare, was destroyed by fire today in 1613
  • The Seychelles gained its independence from the United Kingdom today in 1976
  • Bernie Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in prison today in 2009, it was for his part in one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in history

Entertainment Events Today

  • Brazil beat host nation Sweden 3-1 today in 1958, to win the 6th FIFA World Cup Final
  • The Living Daylights, the 15th James Bond movie, starring Timothy Dalton for the 1st time, premiered today in 1987 at the Odeon Leicester Square in London
  • The science fiction drama movie A.I. Artificial Intelligence, directed by Steven Spielberg, was released today in 2001

Family Events Today

  • Eva Narcissus Boyd, better known as the American pop-singer Little Eva, who first recorded the hit single The Loco-Motion, was born today in 1943 in North Carolina
  • Vera Jayne Palmer, better known as the American actress Jayne Mansfield, a major Hollywood sex symbol during the 1950s, died in a car crash today in 1967 aged 34
  • The American actress Katharine Hepburn, winner of 4 Academy Awards for Best Actress, died today in 2003 aged 96

Main Event Today

  • The first iPhone, designed and marketed by Apple Incorporation, was released in the United States today in 2007

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Camera Day

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