Friday, June 29, 2012

29th of June

It is the 180th day of the year, with only 185 days remaining.

1534 - Jacques Cartier is the first European to reach Prince Edward Island.

1889 - Hyde Park and several other Illinois townships vote to be annexed by Chicago, forming the largest United States city in area and second largest in population.

1914 - Jina Guseva attempts to assassinate Grigori Rasputin at his home town in Siberia.

1995 - The Sampoong Department store collapses in the Seochu-gu district of Seoul, South Korea, killing 501 and injuring 937 people.

2006 - In Hamdan VS. Rumsfeld, the Supreme Court rules that President George W. Bush's plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in military tribunals violates U.S. and international law.

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