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Notable Historical Events for June 29th

1863George Armstrong Custer, aged 23 appointed Union Brigadier General

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

1954US Atomic Energy Commission voted against reinstating Dr Robert Oppenheimer

1984Pete Rose plays in record 3,309th game, surpassing Carl Yastrzemski

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.

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'

1997Greg Norman wins PGA St Jude Classic

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.

1540English ex-chancellor Thomas Cromwell sentenced as heretic

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

June 29th Historical Events
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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

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

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

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

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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

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

1995Lana Turner, actress (Madame X), dies of cancer at 75

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