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Notable Historical Events for June 29th

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

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

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

1980Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament

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

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'

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

1944Rommel & von Rundstedt travel to Berchtesgaden

1613Shakespeare's Globe Theatre burns down

1540English ex-chancellor Thomas Cromwell sentenced as heretic

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Notable Birthdays on June 29th

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

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

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Notable Weddings on June 29th

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

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

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Notable Deaths on June 29th

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

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

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