On This Day…….

On this day…

June 29: Feast of Saints Peter and Paul in Christianity (Gregorian calendar); Independence Day in Seychelles (1976)

Flag of Europe

  • 1149 – Second Crusade: An army led by Nur ad-Din Zangi destroyed the forces of Antioch led by Prince Raymond in the Battle of Inab.
  • 1444 – Albanians led by Skanderbeg scored a resounding victory in their rebellion against the Ottoman Empire in the Battle of Torvioll.
  • 1950 – In one of the greatest upsets in sporting history, the United States defeated England during the 1950 FIFA World Cup.
  • 1974 – Isabel Perón was sworn in as the first female President of Argentina, replacing her ill husband Juan Perón, who died two days later.
  • 1985 – The European Economic Community adopted the Flag of Europe (pictured), a flag previously adopted by the Council of Europe in 1955.