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Notable Historical Events for August 29th

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

1640English King Charles I signed a peace treaty with Scotland

1929Aviator Anne Morrow Lindbergh makes her first solo flight

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

1990Saddam Hussein declares America can't beat Iraq

200421st MTV Awards: OutKast, Beyoncé & Usher f/ Lil Jon & Ludacris wins

2012The USADA claims to have stripped Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles

1945Gen MacArthur named Supreme Commander of Allied Powers in Japan

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

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

August 29th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on August 29th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on August 29th

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

1993Actress Marlee Matlin (28) weds Kevin Grandalski (28) in New York City

August 29th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on August 29th

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

1982Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (Anastasia, Gaslight), dies on 67th birthday

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