This Day for You - June 29
International Day of the tropics
✔ To mark the anniversary of the launch of the State of the Tropics Report the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution in 2016, which declared that 29 June of each year is to be observed as the International Day of the Tropics.
✔ The State of Tropics Report offers a different perspective on tropics.
✔ The International Day of the Tropics is observed to celebrate the outstanding diversity of the tropics while underlining extraordinary challenges and opportunities nations of the Tropics face.
National Statistic Day
✔ In recognition of the notable contribution made by Prof. Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis in the fields of economic planning and statistical development in the post independent era, the Govt. of India decided to designate 29th June every year.coinciding with his birth anniversary.
The World Celebrates:
✔ Independence Day of Seychelles: Marks the independence of Seychelles from the United Kingdom in 1976.
✔ Veteranendag : Veterans' Day is the Netherlands' annual day of remembrance for the country's servicemen. Since 2005 it has been organized on the birthday of the late Prince Bernhard. It is held on the last Saturday of June.
THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1613: The Globe Theatre, where most of Shakespeare’s plays debuted, burned down.
1854: Netherlands allows corporal punishment
1966: Vietnam War: US planes bomb the North Vietnamese capital Hanoi and the port city of Haiphong for the first time.
1949: South Africa begins implementing apartheid which meant no mixed marriages.
1987: Vincent Van Gogh’s painting, the Le Pont de Trinquetaille, was bought for $20.4 million at an auction in London, England.
1995: Space Shuttle program: STS-71 Mission (Atlantis) docks with the Russian space station Mir for the first time
2007: Apple Inc. releases its first mobile phone, the iPhone
1893: Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, was an Indian scientist and statistician. He was a member of the first first Planning Commission of free India. He is best remembered for the Mahalanobis distance, a statistical measure. For his contributions, Mahalanobis has been considered the father of modern statistics in India.
1991: Kawhi Anthony Leonard, an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association.
1978: Lenard Larry McKelvey, known professionally as Charlamagne tha God, is an American radio presenter, television personality, and author. He is a co-host of the nationally syndicated radio show The Breakfast Club with DJ Envy and Angela Yee, and stars in Guy Code, Guy Court and Girl Code.