What Happened on June 29


Historical Events

1749 – New Governor Charles de la Ralière Des Herbiers arrives at Isle Royale (Cape Breton Island).
1929 – Mexico and Vatican sign Concord
1989 – Emmy 16th Daytime Award presentation – Susan Lucci loses for 10th time
1990 – NY Mets tie their team career high 11 game winning streak
1992 – NHL arbitrator decides Eric Lindros goes to Philadelphia Flyers instead of New York Rangers, after Quebec traded him twice; Quebec received 6 player, two draft picks and $15M
1995 – Memphis Mad Dogs 1st CFL game (vs Calgary Stampeders)

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Famous Birthdays

1886 – George Frederick Boyle, Australian-American composer, born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (d. 1948)
1897 – Ottmar Gerster, German composer (rector of the Liszt Music Academy in Weimar), born in Braunfels, Germany (d. 1969)
1908 – Rene Gerber, Swiss composer, born in Travers (d. 2006)
1924 – Flo Sandon’s, Italian singer (won Sanremo Music Festival-Viale d’autunno), born in Vicenza, Italy (d. 2006)
1936 – David Jenkins, American figure skater (Olympic gold singles 1960; World C’ship gold singles 1957-59), born in Akron, Ohio
1968 – Theoren Fleury, Canadian NHL right wing (Calgary Flames, Canada), born in Oxbow, Saskatchewan, Canada

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Famous Deaths

1779 – Anton Raphael Mengs, German Bohemian painter and one of the precursors to Neoclassical painting, dies at 51
1860 – Thomas Addison, English physician (A-Biermer Disease), dies at 67
1880 – George Willem Vreede, Dutch lawyer and politician, dies at 71
1964 – Eric Dolphy, American jazz saxophone, bass clarinet, and flute player, dies of insulin shock at 36
1996 – Alexander George Ogston, British biochemist, and educator (professor at Australian National University, 1959-70; president of Trinity College – Oxford, 1970-78), dies at 85
1997 – William Hickey, American actor (Prizzi’s Honor, The Nightmare Before Christmas), dies of emphysema at 69

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