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Notable Historical Events for June 29th

1997Greg Norman wins PGA St Jude Classic

1980Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament

1954US Atomic Energy Commission voted against reinstating Dr Robert Oppenheimer

1944Rommel & von Rundstedt travel to Berchtesgaden

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

2006Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that President George W. Bush's plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in military tribunals violates U.S. and international law.

1926Arthur Meighen returns to office as Prime Minister of Canada.

1613Shakespeare's Globe Theatre burns down

1961Willie Mays is 4th major leaguer with 3 or more HRs twice in a season

2002U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, serves as Acting President for two and a half hours, while President George W. Bush undergoes a colonoscopy procedure.

June 29th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on June 29th

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

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

June 29th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on June 29th

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

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

1983Producer Dick Wolf (36) weds Christine Marburg

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

June 29th Weddings
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Notable Divorces on June 29th

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

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

June 29th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on June 29th

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

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

June 29th Deaths
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