On This Day..... June 29

 

JUNE 29TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL ALMOND BUTTERCRUNCH DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL WAFFLE IRON DAY
 
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CAMERA DAY
  • TODAY IS THE FEAST OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • SLIM PICKENS (1919-1983)
  • ROBERT EVANS (1930, 88)
 
  • LITTLE EVA BOYD (1943-2003)
  • GARY BUSEY (1944, 74)
 
  • RICHARD LEWIS (1947, 71)
  • DAN DIERDORF (1949, 69)
 
  • SHARON LAWRENCE (1961, 57)
  • NICOLE SCHERZINGER (1978, 40)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1613, WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE THEATRE BURNS DOWN IN LONDON DURING A PERFORMANCE OF HENRY VIII
  • IN 1762, TSAR PETER III DIVORCES CATHERINE THE GREAT
  • IN 1767, BRITAIN PASSES THE TOWNSHEND REVENUE ACT WHICH LEVIES TAXES ON THE COLONIES, INTENSIFYING AMERICAN DESIRE TO BREAK FREE OF BRITISH RULE
  • IN 1776, PATRICK HENRY BECOMES GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA AND ADOPTS THE VIRGINIA STATE CONSTITUTION
 
  • IN 1833, DAVID COLBURN PATENTS THE REVOLVER
  • IN 1852, HENRY CLAY DIES OF TUBERCULOSIS AT 75
  • IN 1863, GEORGE CUSTER IS NAMED UNION BRIGADIER GENERAL AT 23 YEARS OLD
  • IN 1914, GRIGORI RASPUTIN SURVIVES AN ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT IN SIBERIA
 
  • IN 1931, POPE PIUS XI PUBLISHES AN ENCYCLICAL DENOUNCES FACISM AND THE MUSSOLINI REGIME IN ITALY
  • IN 1933, FATTY ARBUCKLE DIES FROM A HEART ATTACK AT 46
  • IN 1936, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT PRESENTS GEORGE M. COHAN WITH THE CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL FOR “RAISING WAR MORALE”
  • IN 1940, MOBSTERS KILL ALL OF THE MEMBERS OF A CIRCUS HIGHWIRE ACT NAMED THE FLYING GRAYSONS EXCEPT FOR ONE SON, DICK GRAYSON, WHO IS TAKEN IN BY BRUCE WAYNE IN THE BATMAN COMIC STRIP
 
  • IN 1949, SOUTH AFRICA IMPLEMENTS APARTHEID
  • IN 1956, PRESIDENT EISENHOWER SIGNS THE US FEDERAL INTERSTATE HIGHWAY ACT
  • IN 1956, 30 YEAR OLD MARILYN MONROE MARRIES HER THIRD HUSBAND ARTHUR MILLER IN WHITE PLAINS, NEW YORK
  • IN 1957, JACK PAAR TAKES OVER HOSTING DUTIES OF “TONIGHT” (LATER “THE TONIGHT SHOW”) FROM STEVE ALLEN
  • IN 1963, THE BEATLES ENTER THE BRITISH POP CHARTS FOR THE FIRST TIME WITH THEIR DEBUT SINGLE “FROM ME TO YOU”
 
  • IN 1964, THE PILOT EPISODE OF STAR TREK, “CAGE”, IS RELEASED
  • IN 1964, AFTER AN 83 DAY FILIBUSTER, THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 IS PASSED
  • IN 1966, AMERICAN PLANES BOMB HANOI FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE VIETNAM WAR
 
  • IN 1967, KEITH RICHARDS IS SENTENCED TO A YEAR IN JAIL FOR DRUG CHARGES
  • IN 1967, ACTRESS JAYNE MANSFIELD AND HER BOYFRIEND DIE IN A CAR CRASH
  • IN 1968, TINY TIM PEAKS AT #17 WITH “TIPTOE THROUGH THE TULIPS WITH ME”
 
  • IN 1972, THE SUPREME COURT RULES THAT THE DEATH PENALTY FALLS UNDER “CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT”
  • IN 1977, THE SUPREME COURT INVALIDATES THE DEATH PENALTY FOR RAPE OF ADULTS
  • IN 1978, BOB CRANE, STAR OF HOGAN’S HEROES, IS FOUND BLUDGEONED AND STRANGLED TO DEATH IN HIS APARTMENT
  • IN 1980, “SWEENEY TODD” CLOSES ON BROADWAY
 
  • IN 1982, CONGRESS EXTENDS THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF 1965
  • IN 1985, MICK JAGGER AND DAVID BOWIE RECORD “DANCING IN THE STREETS”
  • IN 1988, BRENDA RICHIE IS ARRESTED FOR ASSAULTING HER HUSBAND LIONEL RICHIE AND A YOUNG WOMAN WHOM SHE FOUND HIM IN BED WITH
 
  • IN 1990, MARLA MAPLES’ FATHER SUES THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER FOR $12 MILLION
  • IN 1995, THE IBF TAKES AWAY GEORGE FOREMAN’S TITLE FOR REFUSING TO FIGHT AXEL SCHULZ IN A REMATCH
  • IN 1995, LANA TURNER DIES OF CANCER AT 74
  • IN 2000, EMINEM’S MOTHER SUES HIM FOR DEFAMATION OF CHARACTER BASED ON THE LYRICS ON HIS DEBUT ALBUM
  • IN 2001, STEVEN SPIELBERG RELEASES “A.I.: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE”
 
  • IN 2002, PRESIDENT BUSH UNDERGOES A COLONOSCOPY, MAKING DICK CHENEY ACTING PRESIDENT FOR 2 ½ HOURS
  • IN 2002, ROSEMARY CLOONEY DIES OF LUNG CANCER AT 74
  • IN 2003, KATHERINE HEPBURN DIES AT 96
  • IN 2003, BEYONCE HAS THE #1 ALBUM WITH “DANGEROUSLY IN LOVE”
 
  • IN 2005, BEN AFFLECK MARRIES JENNIFER GARNER
  • IN 2006, THE SUPREME COURT RULES THAT PRESIDENT BUSH’S PLAN TO TRY DETAINEES OF GUANTANAMO BAY IN MILITARY TRIBUNALS VIOLATES INTERNATIONAL LAW
  • IN 2007, TWO CAR BOMBS ARE FOUND AT LONDON’S PICADILLY CIRCUS
 
  • IN 2008, THE FIRST PREGNANT MAN, THOMAS BEATIE, GIVES BIRTH TO A DAUGHTER
  • IN 2009, BERNIE MADOFF IS SENTENCED TO 150 YEARS IN PRISON FOR HIS PONZI SCHEME
  • IN 2012, KATIE HOLMES DIVORCES TOM CRUISE AFTER FIVE YEARS
  • IN 2016, THE PENTAGON LIFTS ITS BAN ON TRANSGENDER PEOPLE SERVING IN THE MILITARY
 

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