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Notable Historical Events for August 29th

1640English King Charles I signed a peace treaty with Scotland

1929Aviator Anne Morrow Lindbergh makes her first solo flight

200219th MTV Awards: Eminem & Pink wins

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

201062nd Emmy Awards: Mad Men, Modern Family, Bryan Cranston & Kyra Sedgwick win

1987Nolan Ryan passes the 200-strikeout barrier for record 11th time

1964Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" released

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

1350Battle of Winchelsea (or Les Espagnols sur Mer): The English naval fleet under King Edward III defeats a Castilian fleet of 40 ships.

1533Francisco Pizarro orders death of last Incan King of Peru, Atahualpa

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Notable Birthdays on August 29th

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)

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

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

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

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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

August 29th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on August 29th

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

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

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