Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar page for June 29, 2020:

27th calendar week, 181st day of the year

185 days until the end of the year

Star sign Cancer

Name day: Beata, Gero, Peter, Paul


2019 - Despite a ban by the authorities, the German rescue ship "Sea Watch 3" is docking with 40 migrants on board in the port of the Italian island of Lampedusa. Captain Carola Rackete is temporarily arrested and placed under house arrest.

2018 - At their summit in Brussels, the EU countries agreed to set up reception centers for boat refugees in the EU and to distribute them from there to the states. In addition, the EU's external borders are to be sealed off more.

2010 - China and Taiwan sign a historic economic cooperation agreement. The so-called ECFA contract provides for import duties to be lifted for numerous products.

2005 - The British House of Commons votes for the controversial introduction of identity cards. Identity cards were introduced in Great Britain in 1940 as a war measure against German spies, and were abolished in 1952 after a judgment by the highest court.

2000 - Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl is heard for the first time as a witness before the Bundestag's Investigative Committee on the CDU donation affair. He again refuses to give the names of the anonymous donors who gave him two million marks in the 1990s.

1995 - The Bundestag passes a new regulation on abortion law, which provides for a deadline regulation with an obligation to advise.

1990 - Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "The Phantom of the Opera" starts in Hamburg.

1980 - In Iceland, philologist and theater director Vigdis Finnbogadottir becomes the first woman in the world to be head of state in democratic elections.

1900 - The Nobel Foundation for the Administration of Foundation Capital, based in Stockholm, is established.


1960 - Karsten Speck (60), German actor (ZDF television series «Hallo Robbie») and entertainer («Ein Kessel Buntes»)

1955 - Fritz Kuhn (65), German politician (Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen), Mayor of Stuttgart since 2013

1930 - Ernst Albrecht, German politician (CDU), Prime Minister of Lower Saxony 1976-1990, died 2014

1925 - Giorgio Napolitano (95), Italian politician, President 2006-2015

1900 - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer ("The Little Prince") and pilot, died in 1944


1955 - Max Pechstein, German painter and graphic artist, expressionist, member of the artists' association «Brücke», born 1881

1940 - Paul Klee, German painter and graphic artist, artist of classical modernism, took part in exhibitions of the artist group «Blauer Reiter», born 1879

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