June 29 in Pop Culture History

June 29

1613 – The Globe Theatre in London burned to the ground.

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

1956 – The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 was signed, officially creating the United States Interstate Highway System.

1967 – Actress Jayne Mansfield died in car crash on Interstate 90, east of New Orleans, Louisiana.

1974 #1 Hit June 29, 1974 – July 5, 1974: Gordon LightfootSundown

1974 – Mikhail Baryshnikov defected from the Soviet Union to Canada while on tour with the Kirov Ballet.

1984 – Cannonball Run II, Conan the Destroyer and Bachelor Party were released in theaters

1988 – Coming To America debuted in theaters

1995 – STS-71 Mission; Atlantis Space Shuttle docked with the Russian space station Mir for the first time.

1998 – The Lifetime Movie Network made its debut.

2001 – A.I. Artificial Intelligence and Pootie Tang were released in theaters

2002 #1 Hit June 29, 2002 – August 16, 2002: NellyHot in Herre

2005 – War of the Worlds debuted in theaters

2007 – Ratatouille was released in theaters

2007 – Apple released its first mobile phone, the iPhone.

2011 – Transformers: Dark of the Moon debuted in theaters

2012 – Ted, Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection and Magic Mike were released in theaters

2014 The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS/ISIL) self-declared its caliphate in Syria and northern Iraq.

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