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Notable Historical Events for June 29th

1540English ex-chancellor Thomas Cromwell sentenced as heretic

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

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

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

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'

196924th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young

1534Jacques Cartier discovers Prince Edward Islands Canada

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.

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

1944Rommel & von Rundstedt travel to Berchtesgaden

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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)

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Notable Weddings on June 29th

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

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

1983Producer Dick Wolf (36) weds Christine Marburg

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

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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

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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