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Sunday, June 29, 2014

This was 180th day of the year and 185 days remained in the year.


June 29 Birthdays

Julia Clifford Lathrop
1858–1932, American social worker and administrator, born in Rockford, Illinois, graduated Vassar, 1880.

George Goethals
engineer (1858)

George Ellery Hale
astronomer (1868)

James Van Der Zee
photographer (1886)

Antoine de Saint Exupéry
aviator (1900)

Slim Pickens
cowboy (1919)

June 29 in History

1613

London's Globe Theatre burned down during a performance of Shakespeare's Henry VIII.

1767

The British Parliament approved the Townshend Acts.

1972

The Supreme Court ruled in Furman v. Georgia that the death penalty could constitute "cruel and unusual" prompting some states to revise their laws.

1995

The shuttle Atlantis and the Russian space station Mir docked, forming the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit Earth.

2003

Actress Katharine Hepburn died.

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