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Notable Historical Events for August 29th

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

1640English King Charles I signed a peace treaty with Scotland

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

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

1987Nolan Ryan passes the 200-strikeout barrier for record 11th time

1990Saddam Hussein declares America can't beat Iraq

201062nd Emmy Awards: Mad Men, Modern Family, Bryan Cranston & Kyra Sedgwick win

1982George Brett gets his 1,500th hit

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

1945Gen MacArthur named Supreme Commander of Allied Powers in Japan

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Notable Birthdays on August 29th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on August 29th

1993Actress Marlee Matlin (28) weds Kevin Grandalski (28) in New York City

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

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Notable Deaths on August 29th

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

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

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