June 29

This Day in History

1941

Germans advance in Russia

One week after launching a massive invasion of the USSR, Nazi divisions make staggering advances on Leningrad, Moscow, and Kiev. Soviet leader Joseph Stalin had ignored warnings that Adolf Hitler … (more...)

1888

First Known Musical Recording Is Made

On this day in 1888, Georg Friedrich Handel's Israel in Egypt was recorded on a paraffin cylinder. It is one of the earliest known musical recordings. Israel in Egypt is a biblical oratorio, or … (more...)