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Notable Historical Events for August 29th

1969Joe Pepitone quits Yanks after being fined $500 for leaving the bench

19681st US Open tennis match (Billie Jean King beats Dr Vija Vuskains)

1925After a night on the town, Babe Ruth shows up late for batting practice Miller Huggins suspends Ruth & slaps a $5,000 fine on him

200421st MTV Awards: OutKast, Beyoncé & Usher f/ Lil Jon & Ludacris wins

1990Saddam Hussein declares America can't beat Iraq

1929Aviator Anne Morrow Lindbergh makes her first solo flight

1982George Brett gets his 1,500th hit

1964Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" released

1958George Harrison joins The Quarrymen (Lennon-McCartney-Best-Sutcliffe)

1964On Elston Howard Night, Mickey Mantle ties Babe Ruth's career strikeout record (1,330)

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Notable Birthdays on August 29th

1632John Locke, Wrington England, empiricist philosopher; disproved substance

1958Michael Jackson, Gary Indiana, recording artist and King of Pop (Thriller, Bad), (d. 2009)

1959Chris Hadfield, Sarnia Ontario Canada, RCAF/astronaut (STS 74, sk: 99)

1862Maurice Maeterlinck, Ghent Belgium, poet (Blue Bird, Nobel 1911), (d. 1949)

1915Ingrid Bergman, Stockholm, actress (Casablanca, Cactus Flower), (d. 1982)

1974Jay Onrait, Athabasca Alberta, Canadian sports broadcaster (TSN, Fox Sports 1)

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Notable Weddings on August 29th

2009Retired Denver Bronco's quarterback John Elway (49) weds former Oakland Raiders cheerleader Paige Green

196446th US Vice President Dick Cheney (23) weds Lynne Ann Vincent (23) at the First Presbyterian Church of Casper in Wyoming

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Notable Deaths on August 29th

1877Brigham Young, 2nd president of Mormon Church, dies of peritonitis at 76

1987Lee Marvin, actor (Cat Ballou, Gorky Park), dies in Tucson Ariz at 63

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