International Mud Day

🗓️ On This Day - June 29th

As we're reaching the end of the month, many of us are already looking forward to the 4th of July. But before we rush into that, it's essential to take the time to consider all that's great about the days leading up to this special national event, and that includes all that is great about June 29th! Let's dive in…

On this day


The Globe burned down

In 1613, William Shakespeare's famous Globe Theatre burned down during a performance of Henry VIII. The theater has since been rebuilt in London, where you can still catch incredible performances!

Bell UH 1 Helicopter in Vietnam

Things got worse during the Vietnam War.

In 1966, US planes bombed the North Vietnamese capital, Hanoi. They also bombed the port city of Haiphong for the first time.

VigdĂ­s FinnbogadĂłttir

VigdĂ­s FinnbogadĂłttir made history!

In 1988, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir became the fourth elected President of Iceland. In doing so, she became the first-ever democratically elected female president! Now that’s a trailblazing effort.

A.I. movie

AI came to town!

While we’re all talking about how AI is changing the world around us in 2023, in 2001, we watched it on the big screen! As of June 29th, 2001, AI.: Artificial Intelligence received its full release in theaters. The film was directed by Steven Spielberg and boasts stars such as Jude Law, Frances O'Connor, and Haley Joel Osment.

Interesting Facts about The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall started disappearing…

On June 29th, 2015, The Beijing Times announced that about 30% of the Great Wall of China had disappeared! This is reportedly due to natural forces and people stealing bricks – yes, believe it or not, many people took bricks from along the Great Wall as souvenirs of sorts!

Special Days Falling on June 29th

Whether it's already a special day for you or not, June 29th already plays host to plenty of different international and national events. As it happens, today certainly seems to be a pretty important day for fans of home-cooked waffles, muddy puddles, and traditional cameras. If any of these things really appeal to you, June 29th is likely to be a pretty important date for your diary!
International Mud Day

International Mud Day

Believe it or not, many of us celebrate mud! International Mud Day is a global excuse for people to embrace the muddiness of the world around us – as it happens, mud is pretty important for all kinds of creatures – and while getting it cleaned up can be a pain sometimes, mud stains are only ever temporary – so why not jump in a puddle or two today?

National Waffle Iron Day

National Waffle Iron Day

Waffles are some of the best treats out there – whether you're having them for dessert, breakfast, or a snack, or whatever the case! However, they would be nothing without great waffle irons to make them with. Good old reliable waffle irons tend to become staples in the household, and some have even passed down through generations. So, today is the day to truly appreciate your waffle iron and make as much out of it as you can!

Polaroid camera

National Camera Day

Cameras are fantastic gadgets – they can quite literally capture entire moments in time for us to keep with us forever! While we all have cameras in our various smartphones these days, there's nothing quite like a traditional camera for capturing those special moments. So, today is the day to truly appreciate these wonderful inventions for all that they are, and have fun with your camera!

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This month in history

China leased Hong Kong! Back in 1898, China actually leased Hong Kong to the United Kingdom for 99 years! Who knew you could lease entire regions?! In any case, China regained oversight of the territory in 1997 – meaning they really weren’t joking about this being a rental deal!

Famous Birthdays on June 29th

George Zamka , American NASA astronaut, born 1962

Nicole Scherzinger , American singer, born 1978

George Sampson , English dancer and official ambassador of the United Dance Organisation, born 1993

Nicholas Latifi , Iranian-Canadian racing driver, born 1995

Elsa Majimbo , Kenyan internet comedienne, born 2001

facts about Cancer Zodiac

 If you were born on June 29th…

…you’re a Cancer! You are a great friend to talk to, but you’re also the life of the party! There’s so much more to you – so go ahead and do some self-exploration on our Cancer facts page!

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