THIS DAY IN HISTORY 29/06


THIS DAY IN HISTORY 29/06 JUNE 29TH

 

1880 – France annexes Otaheite (Tahiti)

 

1949 – South Africa begins implementing apartheid; no mixed marriages

 

1976 – Seychelles gains independence from Britain

 

1976 – The Seychelles become independent from the United Kingdom.

 

1990 – World’s first female diocesan Anglican bishop appointed, New Zealand

 

2008 – Thomas Beatie, the world’s first pregnant man, gives birth to a daughter.

 

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

 

 

1930 – Robert Evans, NYC, director/actor (Love Story, Godfather, Chinatown)

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1943 – Little Eva (Eva Boyd), Belhaven, North Carolina, American pop singer (Locomotion)

 

1947 – Richard Lewis, NYC, comedian (Marty Gold-Anything But Love)

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FAMOUS DEATHS

 

1923 – Fritz Mauthner, German author/phitlosopher (skepticism), dies at 73

 

 

1969 – Moise K Tsjombe, premier Congo/Zaire

 

 

1992 – Mohammed Boudiaf, president of Algeria, assassinated

 

1995 – Lana Turner, actress (Madame X), dies of cancer at 75 image

 

 

 

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY 20/06


THIS DAY IN HISTORY 20/06
JUNE 20TH

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1789 – Oath of Tennis Court (for a new constitution) in France taken

1791 – King Louis XVI caught trying to escape French Revolution

1837 – Queen Victoria at 18 ascends British throne following death of uncle King William IV. She ruled for 63 years ending in 1901
Inventor Samuel Morse

1840 – Samuel Morse patents his telegraph

1919 – Treaty of Versailles: Germany ends incorporation of Austria

1944 – Congress charters Central Intelligence Agency

1990 – Asteroid Eureka is discovered.

1991 – The German parliament decides to move the capital from Bonn back to Berlin.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1949 – Lionel Richie, Alabama, singer (Commodores, Hello, Penny Lover)

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1952 – John Goodman, St Louis Mo, actor (Dan Conner-Roseanne, Babe)

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1967 – Nicole Kidman, Honolulu Hawaii, actress (Dead Calm, Far & Away)

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1978 – Frank Lampard, English footballer

1985 – Souleymane Mamam, Togolese footballer

FAMOUS DEATHS

1947 – Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel, gangster, shot dead in Beverly Hills Cal

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2005 – Jack Kilby, American electrical engineer and Nobel laureate, dies at 81

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