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Notable Historical Events for June 29th

195712th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls

1850British ex-Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel falls off his horse; de died three days later

1986Sparky Anderson is 1st to win 600 games as manager in both leagues

1980Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament

1954US Atomic Energy Commission voted against reinstating Dr Robert Oppenheimer

1931Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical on Nun abbiamo bisogno (We do not need fascism and Mussolini)

1613Shakespeare's Globe Theatre burns down

1969On Billy Williams Day in Chicago, the Cubs outfielder passes Stan Musial's NL record for consecutive games played (896)

2007Enya receives an honorary doctorate from the National University of Ireland, Galway

1534Jacques Cartier discovers Prince Edward Islands Canada

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Notable Birthdays on June 29th

1930Robert Evans, NYC, director/actor (Love Story, Godfather, Chinatown)

1943Little Eva (Eva Boyd), Belhaven, North Carolina, American pop singer (Locomotion)

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Notable Weddings on June 29th

2005American actress Jennifer Garner (33) weds actor and film director Ben Affleck (32) at the Parrot Cay resort on Turks and Caicos Islands

1956Actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe (30) weds for 3rd time playwright Arthur Miller (40) at White Plains Court House in White Plains, New York

1967Actress Maggie Smith (32) weds actor Robert Stephens (35) in Greenwich, England

1970Medical researcher Jonas Salk (55) weds painter and author Fran├žoise Gilot (48) in Paris

1983Producer Dick Wolf (36) weds Christine Marburg

1931Actress Mary Astor (25) weds Dr. Franklyn Thorpe

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Notable Divorces on June 29th

2012Actress Katie Holmes (33) divorces American film actor and producer Tom Cruise (50) allegedly due to disagreement about their religious beliefs and the raising of their daughter Suri, after 5 years of marriage

1943Actor Jackie Coogan (28) divorces actress Flower Parry after almost 2 years of marriage

June 29th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on June 29th

1941Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Polish statesman and pianist, dies in NY at 80

1852Henry Clay, the great compromiser, dies of tuberculosis at 75

June 29th Deaths
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