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Notable Historical Events for May 29th

1990Boris Yeltsin is elected president of the Russian republic

1983Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

1994Patty Sheehan wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Golf Game

1962Barbra Streisand appears on "Garry Moore Show"

1990Rickey Henderson steals record 893rd base, breaking Ty Cobb's record

1992White Sox Tim Raines swipes his 700th career base

1959Charles de Gaulle forms French government

1976"One Piece At A Time" by Johnny Cash hits #29

1176Battle at Legnano: Lombard League beats Frederick Barbarossa and the Holy Roman Empire

1919Albert Einstein's light-bending prediction confirmed by Arthur Eddington

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Notable Birthdays on May 29th

1917John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Mass, (Sen-D-Mass), 35th Pres (1961-1963)

1903Bob Hope, [Leslie Townes Hope], Eltham Kent, British born American entertainer

1967Noel Gallagher, Manchester, English pop musician (Oasis)

1630Charles II, St. James's Palace, London, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1660-85)

1906T.H. White, Bombay India, English author (King Arthur)

1953Danny Elfman, Los Angeles California, composer (Simspon Show Theme)

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Notable Weddings on May 29th

1939Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin (25) weds Aliza Arnold

1849Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur (26) weds secretary Marie Laurent (23) in Strasbourg, France

1992Actor Robert Downey Jr (27) weds actress/singer Deborah Falconer (26)

1884Irish writer Oscar Wilde marries Constance Lloyd at St. James Church, Paddington, London

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Notable Divorces on May 29th

1952Country music legend Hank Williams and Audrey Sheppard granted divorce for the second and final time after seven years of marriage. Their first divorce was in 1948.

2010Five-time Grammy Award singer Shania Twain (42) divorces music producer Robert John Lange (59) after 14 years of marriage

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Notable Deaths on May 29th

1979Mary Pickford, actress (Coquette, Suds, Secrets), dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 87

1911William Schwenck Gilbert, English dramatist (Gilbert & Sullivan), dies at 74

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