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Notable Historical Events for June 29th

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.

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

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

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

1944Rommel & von Rundstedt travel to Berchtesgaden

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

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

1540English ex-chancellor Thomas Cromwell sentenced as heretic

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'

1954US Atomic Energy Commission voted against reinstating Dr Robert Oppenheimer

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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

1983Producer Dick Wolf (36) weds Christine Marburg

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

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

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

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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

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

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