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1980Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament

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

1954US Atomic Energy Commission voted against reinstating Dr Robert Oppenheimer

2006Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that President George W. Bush's plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in military tribunals violates U.S. and international law.

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

1613Shakespeare's Globe Theatre burns down

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

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

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

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

1534Jacques Cartier discovers Prince Edward Islands Canada

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'

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

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

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.

1863George Armstrong Custer, aged 23 appointed Union Brigadier General

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

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

1944Rommel & von Rundstedt travel to Berchtesgaden

1540English ex-chancellor Thomas Cromwell sentenced as heretic

1997Greg Norman wins PGA St Jude Classic

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

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

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

June 29th Historical Events
Date Event
512
A solar eclipse is recorded by a monastic chronicler in Ireland. 
1149
Raymond of Antioch is defeated and killed at the Battle of Inab by Nur ad-Din. 
1194
Sverre is crowned King of Norway. 
1312
Holy Roman Emperor Henry VII crowned 
1377
French raid at Rye, England 
1428
Jacoba of Bavaria signs cease fire with Philip the Good 
1529
Emperor Karel V & Pope Clemens VII sign Treaty of Barcelona 
1534
Jacques Cartier discovers Prince Edward Islands Canada 
1540
English ex-chancellor Thomas Cromwell sentenced as heretic 
1613
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre burns down 
1659
The Russians, led by prince Trubetskoy are defeated by the Ukrainian armies of Ivan Vyhovsky in the Battle of Konotop. 
1682
Sofia names herself regent of Russia 
1694
Dutch fleet attacks French grain transports 
1749
New Governor Charles de la Ralière Des Herbiers arrives at Isle Royale (Cape Breton Island). 
1755
515 prominant filipinos baptized as Catholic 
1767
British pass Townshend Revenue Act levying taxes on America 
1776
Mission Dolores founded by San Francisco Bay 
1776
Virginia state constitution adopted & Patrick Henry made governor 
1786
Alexander Macdonell and over five hundred Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario. 
1800
Free mason lodge establishes in Alkmaar 
1850
British ex-Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel falls off his horse; de died three days later 
1850
Autocephaly Officially Granted by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople to The Church of Greece. 
1854
Netherlands allows corporal punishment 
1857
Battle at Chinhat (Indies rebel under Barkat Ahmed beat British) 
1858
Great fire in London docks 
1858
Treaty of Algun, China cedes north bank of Amur River to Russia 
1862
Day 5 of 7 Days-Battle of Savage's Station, Va 
1863
Battle at Westminster Maryland: Federal assault 
1863
George Armstrong Custer, aged 23 appointed Union Brigadier General 
1863
Lee orders his forces to concentrate near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 
1863
Very 1st First National Bank opens in Davenport, Iowa 
1864
Grand Trunk Railway accident; 100 killed 
1864
Samuel Crowther, bishop of Niger, becomes the first Black bishop of the Church of England 
1867
Pope Pius IX declares Gorcumse holy martyrs 
1874
Greek politician Charilaos Trikoupis publishes a manifesto in the Athens daily Kairoi entitled "Who's to Blame?" in which he lays out his complaints against King George. He is elected Prime Minister of Greece the next year. 
1880
France annexes Otaheite (Tahiti) 
1881
Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Diuturnum illud 
1888
First (known) recording of classical music made, Handel's Israel in Egypt on wax cylinder. 
1891
100°F (SF, CA) 
1891
US National Forest Service organized 
1891
Street railway in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, commences operation. 
1895
Doukhobors burn their weapons as a protest against conscription by the Tsarist Russian government. 
1897
Chicago beats Louisville 36-7 (baseball) 
1899
Brazo River in Texas floods 12 miles wide causing $10 mil damage 
1900
The Imperial Chinese Court issues what is essentially a declaration of war against the foreigners in China and blames hostilities on them, giving license to Boxers for even greater ferocity 
1903
British government protests against abuses in Belgian Congo 
1904
2 prehistoric bones found in Weerdingerveen, Drenthe 
1904
21st Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Dorothea Chambers beats C Sterry (6-0 6-3) 
1904
28th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Laurence Doherty beats F Riseley (6-1 7-5 8-6) 
1906
12th US Golf Open: Alex Smith shoots a 295 at Onwentsia Club Ill 
1906
US Congress pass the Hepburn Act, permitting the regulation of rates charged by railroads, pipelines, and terminals engaged in interstate commerce 
1911
Freiherr Gautsch von Frankenthurn becomes Minister-President of Austria 
1913
The attack by Bulgarian General Michael Savov on Greek and Serbian positions leads to beginning of the second Balkan War 
1914
Jina Guseva attempts to assassinate Grigori Rasputin at his home town in Siberia. 
1916
Boeing aircraft flies for 1st time 
1921
34th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats E Ryan (6-2 6-0) 
1922
France grants 1 km² at Vimy Ridge "freely, and for all time, to the Government of Canada, the free use of the land exempt from all taxes." 
1925
Canada House opens in London, England. 
1926
Carter Woodson wins Springarn Medal for research of Black history 
1926
Arthur Meighen returns to office as Prime Minister of Canada. 
1927
1st flight from West Coast arrives in Hawaii 
1927
First test of Wallace Turnbull's controllable pitch propeller. 
1928
The Outerbridge Crossing and Goethals Bridge in Staten Island, New York both opened. 
1929
1st high-speed jet wind tunnel completed Langley Field Ca 
1929
31.1°C (88°F) highest temperature on this day in De Bilt 
1929
Mexico & Vatican sign Concord 
1931
109°F (43°C), Monticello, Florida (state record) 
1931
Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical on Nun abbiamo bisogno (We do not need fascism and Mussolini
1932
USSR & China sign non-aggression treaty 
1933
Primo Carnera KOs Jack Sharkey in 6 for heavyweight boxing title 
1934
69th British Golf Open: Henry Cotton shoots a 283 at Royal St George's Golf Club 
1936
Empire State Building broadcasts high definition TV-343 lines 
1936
Pope Pius XI encyclical to US bishops "On motion pictures" 
1939
4th Dutch government of Colijn falls 
1939
Dixie Clipper completes 1st commercial plane flight to Europe 
1940
Anjer (Carnation) Day-anniversary of Prince Bernhard 
1940
US passes Alien Registration Act requiring Aliens to register 
1940
Batman Comics, mobsters rubbed out a circus highwire team known as the Flying Graysons, leaving their son Dick (Robin) an orphan 
1941
DiMaggio extends hitting streak to 42 breaking Sisler's record 
1942
Dmitri Shostakovitch's 7th Symphony premieres 
1943
Pope Pius XII encyclical Mystic Corporis (mystic body of Christ) 
1943
US forces landed at Nassau Bay, near Salamaua, New Guinea 
1943
Germany begins withdrawing U-boats from North Atlantic in anticipation of the Allied invasion of Europe 
1944
German counter attack at Caen 
1944
Nazi Paul Touvier shoots 7 Jews dead 
1944
Rommel & von Rundstedt travel to Berchtesgaden 
1944
Soviet Armies join in Bobroesjk 
1944
US 7th army corps conquers Cherbourg 
1945
20.6 cm rainfall at Litchville North Dakota (state record) 
1945
Ruthenia, formerly in Czechoslovakia, annexed by Soviet Union, becomes Ukrainian SSR 
1946
"Are You with It?" closes at Century Theater NYC after 264 perfs 
1946
"Billion Dollar Baby" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 219 perfs 
1946
Black Sabbath-Brits arrest 2,700 Jews in Palestine as alleged terrorist 
1946
British mandatory government of Palestine arrests 100 leaders of Yishnuv 
1947
2nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betty Jameson 
1947
Yanks beat Senators 3-1 starting a 19 game win streak 
1949
South Africa begins implementing apartheid; no mixed marriages 
1949
US troops withdraw from Korea after WW II 
1950
US beats England 1-0 in a world cup soccer game (next win in 1994) 
1950
West Indies beat England by 326 runs thanks to Ramadhin & Valentine 
1952
USS Oriskany becomes 1st aircraft carrier to sail around Cape Horn 
1952
7th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Louise Suggs 
1953
XETV TV channel 6 in Tijuana-San Diego, CA (IND) begins broadcasting 
1954
US Atomic Energy Commission voted against reinstating Dr Robert Oppenheimer 
1955
Argentine state of siege ends 
1956
Charles Dumas makes 1st high jump over 7' (2.13 m)-LA, Calif 
1956
US Federal interstate highway system act signed 
1956
Dutch PM Drees refuses resignation of queen Juliana (Greet Hofmans) 
1957
12th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls 
1957
Malenkov, Molotov, Kaganowitsj & Sjepilov leave USSR communist party 
1958
Brazil beats Sweden 5-2 in soccer's 6th World Cup at Stockholm 
1959
Pope John XXIII 1st encyclical "On truth, unity, & peace, in charity" 
1960
Joyce Ziske wins LPGA Western Golf Open 
1960
KYA-AM in SF changes call letters to KDBQ (for 2 weeks) 
1961
Launch of Transit 4a, with 1st nuclear power supply (SNAP-3) 
1961
Willie Mays is 4th major leaguer with 3 or more HRs twice in a season 
1961
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) calls for South Africa's withdrawal at the Geneva Conference in protest of the racial policies of the South African government 
1962
1st flight Vickers (British Aerospace) VC-10 long-range airliner 
1962
Frank Howard hits the 5,000th Dodger home run 
1963
"Little Me" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 257 performances 
1963
Beatles' 1st song "From Me to You" hits UK charts 
1963
SVB, Students Unions, established under Barrel Regtien 
1964
1st draft of Star Trek's pilot "Cage" released 
1964
Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed after 83-day filibuster in Senate 
1965
USAF Capt Joseph Henry Engle reaches 85,530 m in X-15 
1966
In the Vietnam War, US planes bombed Hanoi & Haiphong for 1st time 
1966
KBSC (now KVEA) TV channel 52 in Corona-Los Angeles, CA begins 
1966
US bombs fuel storage facilities near North Vietnamese cities 
1967
Israel removes barricades, re-unifying Jerusalem 
1967
Keith Richards is sentenced to 1 year in jail on drugs charge 
1968
"Tip-Toe Thru' The Tulips With Me" by Tiny Tim peaks at #17 
1969
1st Jewish worship service at White House 
1969
24th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young 
1969
On Billy Williams Day in Chicago, the Cubs outfielder passes Stan Musial's NL record for consecutive games played (896) 
1970
US ends 2 month military offensive into Cambodia 
1971
Rolling Stones Mick Jagger & Keith Richards sentenced on drug offense 
1971
Soyuz 11 docks with Salyut 1 for 22 days 
1972
Supreme Court rules (5-4) that Death Penalty is cruel & unusual 
1972
USSR launches Prognoz 2 into earth orbit (549/200,000 km) 
1974
Military coup in Ethiopia 
1975
3rd du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): JoAnne Carner 
1975
8.10" (20.57 cm) of rainfall, Litchville No Dakota (state 24-hr rec) 
1976
The Seychelles become independent from the United Kingdom. 
1977
Supreme Court rules out death penalty for rapists of adults 
1977
Willie Stargell hits his 400th career HR 
1977
South Africa opposition party, the New Republic Party (NRP), is formed after the integration of the United Party (UP) and Democratic Party (DP) 
1978
VP Walter F Mondale begins trip to Mid-East 
1979
"Moonraker" premieres in US 
1979
San Diego Chicken reborn at Jack Murphy Stadium 
1980
"Sweeney Todd" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 557 performances 
1980
Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament 
1981
Bomb attack on headquarters of Islamic Party in Teheran, 72 killed 
1981
Hu Yaobang succeeds Hua Guofeng as leader of China PR 
1982
Voting Rights Act of 1965 extended 
1983
Angel Cordero wins his 5,000th horse races 
1983
Challenger flies back to Kennedy Space Center via Kelly AFB 
1984
Orel Hershiser begins string of making every sched start until 1990 
1984
Pete Rose plays in record 3,309th game, surpassing Carl Yastrzemski 
1984
USSR offers to start talking about banning SDI 
1985
NASA launches Intelsat VA 
1985
STS 51-F vehicle moves to launch pad 
1986
Argentina becomes world champion soccer team (3-2 against W-Germany) 
1986
Boston Red Sox trade for Tom Seaver 
1986
Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Mayflower Golf Classic 
1986
Sparky Anderson is 1st to win 600 games as manager in both leagues 
1986
Moses Mayekiso, who was the General Secretary of the Metal and Allied Workers Union (MAWU) and became a member of the South African Communist Party (SACP), is detained for a second time and spends several months in solitary cofinement 
1987
Phil's Steve Bedrosian is 1st to record 12 saves in 12 attempts 
1987
Yanks blow 11-4 lead but trailing 14-11 Dave Winfield's 8th inning grand slammer beats Toronto 15-14; Mattingly also grand slams 
1988
Emmy 15th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 9th time 
1989
Emmy 16th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 10th time 
1989
The National Party adopts a five year programme of its objectives which included a political "reform" plan to give South Africa's Black majority a role in national as well as local government spheres; the African National Congress (ANC) said that it would consider nothing less than a one-man, one-vote system 
1990
Marla Maples father sues National Enquirer for $12M 
1990
NY Mets tie their team career high 11 game win streak 
1990
A's Dave Stewart no-hits Blue Jays & Dodger's Fernando Valenzuela no-hits St Louis 6-0, 1st time no-hitters in both leagues 
1990
World's first female diocesan Anglican bishop, Dr Penny Jamieson, appointed, New Zealand 
1991
"Jackie Mason - Brand New" closes at Neil Simon NYC after 216 perfs 
1991
6.0 earthquake hits southern Calif 
1991
Britain's Nick Brown, 591st rank beats 10th-seeded Goran Ivanisevic 4-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-3 in 2nd round at Wimbledon 
1992
"Salome" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 9 performances 
1992
2 earthquakes including 7.4 hits southern Calif 
1992
A's Dennis Eckersley sets record of 26th straight save of season 
1992
NHL decides Eric Lindross goes to Flyers instead of Rangers 
1992
Algerian head of state, Mohamed Boudiaf, is assassinated by military officers during a public speech at the opening of a cultural center in Annaba 
1994
Socialist, Tomiichi Murayama, elected premier of Japan 
1994
US reopens Guantanamo Naval Base to process refugees 
1995
George Foreman loses IBF boxing title for refusing to re-fight Axel Schulz 
1995
Memphis Mad Dogs 1st CFL game (vs Calgary Stampeders) 
1996
Andrea Leah Plummer, of Tennessee, crowned 39th America's Junior Miss 
1996
Superman's Action Comic #1 (1938) auctioned at Sotheby at $61,900 
1997
"American Daughter" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 88 performances 
1997
"London Assurance" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 72 perfs 
1997
18th US Seniors Golf Open: Graham Marsh 
1997
Greg Norman wins PGA St Jude Classic 
1997
Michelle McGann wins ShopRite LPGA Classic 
1997
Progress M-35 Soyuz Launch (Russia) 
1997
Tyrenda Williams, 18, of Alabama, crowned 40th America's Junior Miss 
2000
Eminem'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' 
2002
U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, serves as Acting President for two and a half hours, while President George W. Bush undergoes a colonoscopy procedure. 
2002
Naval clashes between South Korea and North Korea lead to the death of six South Korean sailors and sinking of a North Korean vessel. 
2006
Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that President George W. Bush's plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in military tribunals violates U.S. and international law. 
2007
Two car bombs are found in the heart of London at Picadilly Circus. 
2007
Enya receives an honorary doctorate from the National University of Ireland, Galway 
2008
Thomas Beatie, the world's first pregnant man, gives birth to a daughter. 
2012
16 Naxalite Maoist insurgents in India are killed by police 
2012
Three bombs in Balid, Iraq, kill 6 people and injure 45 
2012
15,000 Japanese anti-nuclear protesters blockade the Japanese Prime Minister's office in Tokyo 
2016
Suspected IS Attack Kills Dozens at Istanbul's Airport 
2017
US lays out criteria for visa applicants from six Muslim nations 
2017
Celebration and protest as China president visits Hong Kong 
2017
North Korea warns US it will keep building nuclear arsenal 
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