Today in History

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Good morning! Rise and shine!

Today in history is a place for you early risers to exercise your brains as you wait for the day to begin. Please, by all means, bring your own bits of history to the comments section and add your memories of what YOU did on this day however many years ago.

The beauty of an early morning historical post is that the date can mean the event happened today “our time” or today “other side of the world” time.

From the life and death of Plato through to the latest most recent history as it happens, we intend on bringing you stimulating and educational historical knowledge.

June 29

1990: Dr Penny Jamieson is appointed Bishop of Dunedin which made
her the first woman to head an Anglican diocese. Jamieson was born in
England and was ordained in 1985.
The Bishop’s appointment didn’t meet with universal approval.
Bishop Whakahuihui Vercoe refused to attend the ceremony, believing
it was not culturally appropriate to have a woman, Bishop.

1995:  Space shuttle “Atlantis” docks with the Russian space station
“Mir” to form the largest man made satellite to ever orbit the Earth.

1974:  Isabella Peron takes office as Argentine President. Her husband
Juan was on his death bed and as vice president, she was sworn in. She
was his third wife and become the Western Hemisphere’s first female
head of government. She would be deposed in 1976 and imprisoned for 5
years. She now lives in Spain.

1613:  The Globe Theater burns down in London. The Globe was built by
Shakespeare’s acting company “The Lord Chamberlain’s Men.” It was where
most of Shakespeare’s plays debuted.