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Notable Historical Events for June 29th

1534Jacques Cartier discovers Prince Edward Islands Canada

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

1944Rommel & von Rundstedt travel to Berchtesgaden

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

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

1540English ex-chancellor Thomas Cromwell sentenced as heretic

1613Shakespeare's Globe Theatre burns down

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on June 29th

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

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

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Notable Weddings on June 29th

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

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

1983Producer Dick Wolf (36) weds Christine Marburg

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

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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

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

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

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