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On this day: First iPhone went on sale, first song of The Beatles hit the UK charts and more


"Apple reinvents the phone,” Steve Jobs announced while unveiling the original iPhone with 2G support in 2007. Later, on June 29, 2007, the first-ever iPhone went on sale in the US. On the same day in 2020, the US Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law that restricted access to abortion. Here are some more historical events that happened on June 29.

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By CNBCTV18.com Jun 29, 2022 1:57:47 PM IST (Updated)

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On this day: First iPhone went on sale, first song of The Beatles hit the UK charts and more
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1534 | On this day, a French mariner, Jacques Cartier, “discovered” the Prince Edward Island off the coast of what is now known as Canada.

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1613 | Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London burned down during a performance of "Henry VIII" due to a fire caused from firing small cannons.

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1888 | The first (known) recording of classical music was made. The Handel's "Israel in Egypt" was recorded on a wax cylinder.

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1958 | Brazil won the FIFA World Cup Final at Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden. Players Vavá and Pelé scored 2 goals each to take Brazil to a 5-2 victory against Sweden.

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1963 | The Beatles' first song "From Me to You" hit the UK charts on June 19, 1963.

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1986 | Richard Branson, who is now a billionaire businessman, went aboard the Virgin Atlantic Challenger II to reach Bishop Rock, Isles of Scilly, recording the fastest crossing of the Atlantic.

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1988 | Vigdís Finnbogadóttir was elected as the fourth President of Iceland becoming the world's first democratically elected female President.

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1996 | Superman's Action Comic #1 first issued in 1938 was auctioned at Sotheby for $61,900.

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2000 | Famous rapper Eminem's mother sued him for $10 million (defamation) for a defamatory mention of her in Eminem’s single 'My Name Is'.

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2001 | The sci-fi movie, "A.I. Artificial Intelligence", directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Haley Joel Osment, and Frances O'Connor, was released.

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2002 | Then US Vice President Dick Cheney served as the acting President for two and a half hours, as President George W. Bush underwent a colonoscopy.

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2007 | The first-ever iPhone went on sale in the US.

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2009 | American hedge-fund investment manager Bernie Madoff was sentenced up to 150 years in prison for operating the largest Ponzi scheme in over 150 years.

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2014 | The, Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announced establishment of worldwide "caliphate" at the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul, Iraq on June 19, 2014.

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2020 | The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that abortion restrictions in Louisiana were unconstitutional. It struck down a 2014 state law.

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