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Notable Historical Events for August 29th

1640English King Charles I signed a peace treaty with Scotland

19681st US Open tennis match (Billie Jean King beats Dr Vija Vuskains)

1990Saddam Hussein declares America can't beat Iraq

1977St Louis Cardinal Lou Brock eclipses Ty Cobb's 49-year-old career stolen bases record at 893 as Padres win 4-3

1965Willie Mays sets NL record for HRs in a month with his 17th of August

1925After a night on the town, Babe Ruth shows up late for batting practice Miller Huggins suspends Ruth & slaps a $5,000 fine on him

1964Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" released

1958George Harrison joins The Quarrymen (Lennon-McCartney-Best-Sutcliffe)

200219th MTV Awards: Eminem & Pink wins

1964On Elston Howard Night, Mickey Mantle ties Babe Ruth's career strikeout record (1,330)

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Notable Birthdays on August 29th

1632John Locke, Wrington England, empiricist philosopher; disproved substance

1915Ingrid Bergman, Stockholm, actress (Casablanca, Cactus Flower), (d. 1982)

1959Chris Hadfield, Sarnia Ontario Canada, RCAF/astronaut (STS 74, sk: 99)

1974Jay Onrait, Athabasca Alberta, Canadian sports broadcaster (TSN, Fox Sports 1)

1862Maurice Maeterlinck, Ghent Belgium, poet (Blue Bird, Nobel 1911), (d. 1949)

1958Michael Jackson, Gary Indiana, recording artist and King of Pop (Thriller, Bad), (d. 2009)

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Notable Weddings on August 29th

2009Retired Denver Bronco's quarterback John Elway (49) weds former Oakland Raiders cheerleader Paige Green

196446th US Vice President Dick Cheney (23) weds Lynne Ann Vincent (23) at the First Presbyterian Church of Casper in Wyoming

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Notable Deaths on August 29th

1987Lee Marvin, actor (Cat Ballou, Gorky Park), dies in Tucson Ariz at 63

1877Brigham Young, 2nd president of Mormon Church, dies of peritonitis at 76

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