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Notable Historical Events for August 29th

1977St Louis Cardinal Lou Brock eclipses Ty Cobb's 49-year-old career stolen bases record at 893 as Padres win 4-3

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

2012The USADA claims to have stripped Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles

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

1965Willie Mays sets NL record for HRs in a month with his 17th of August

1945Gen MacArthur named Supreme Commander of Allied Powers in Japan

1990Saddam Hussein declares America can't beat Iraq

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

1964Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" released

1929Aviator Anne Morrow Lindbergh makes her first solo flight

August 29th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on August 29th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1982Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (Anastasia, Gaslight), dies on 67th birthday

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