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Notable Historical Events for August 29th

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

1969Joe Pepitone quits Yanks after being fined $500 for leaving the bench

1964Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" released

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

1640English King Charles I signed a peace treaty with Scotland

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

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

200219th MTV Awards: Eminem & Pink wins

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

1990Saddam Hussein declares America can't beat Iraq

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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)

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

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

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

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

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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

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Notable Deaths on August 29th

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

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

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