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June 29, 2021 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Former South African President Jacob Zuma sentenced to 15 months in prison on contempt of court charges

President of South Africa Jacob Zuma
President of South Africa
Jacob Zuma
  • Lytton, British Columbia, records Canada's highest-ever temperature of 49.6C (121.3F), before being destroyed by a wildfire the next day
  • World's first known plague victim identified in the remains of a 5,000-year-old hunter-gatherer in Latvia [1]

Deaths in History

  • Carlos Vilar, Argentine sailor (Snipe World Championships gold 1948, 51), dies from COVID-19 at 91
  • Donald Rumsfeld, American politician (US Congress, 1963-69; Nixon Whitehouse, 1969-74; Secretary of Defense, 1975-77 & 2001-06), dies at 88
2021 in History