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Notable Historical Events for June 29th

1995George Foreman loses IBF boxing title for refusing to re-fight Axel Schulz

1534Jacques Cartier discovers Prince Edward Islands Canada

1991"Jackie Mason - Brand New" closes at Neil Simon NYC after 216 perfs

1997Greg Norman wins PGA St Jude Classic

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

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

1959Pope John XXIII 1st encyclical "On truth, unity, & peace, in charity"

2000Eminem's mother goes to court claiming defamation of character in a $10 million civil suit, after taking exception to the line "My mother smokes more dope than I do" from her son's single 'My Name Is'

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

1944Rommel & von Rundstedt travel to Berchtesgaden

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Notable Birthdays on June 29th

1947Richard Lewis, NYC, comedian (Marty Gold-Anything But Love)

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

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Notable Weddings on June 29th

1983Producer Dick Wolf (36) weds Christine Marburg

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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