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Monday, June 30, 2014

June 29 - This Day in History

June 29 : General Interest
1995: U.S. space shuttle docks with Russian space station

On this day in 1995, the American space shuttle Atlantis docks with the Russian space station Mir to form the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit the Earth... read more

American Revolution
1776 : South Carolina's Edward Rutledge opposes independence

1967 : Actress Jayne Mansfield dies in car crash

Civil War
1862 : Rebels inflict attack Yankees at the Battle of Savage's Station

Cold War
1989 : Congress votes new sanctions against Chinabr>

2001 : Boston doctor found guilty of killing wife

1995 : Seoul department store collapses

General Interest
1941 : Germans advance in USSR

1966 : Vietnam air war escalates

1972 : Supreme Court strikes down death penalty

1974 : Isabela Peron takes office as Argentine president

2003 : Katharine Hepburn dies at age 96

1613 : The Globe Theater burns down

1967 : The Stones fight the law, and the law wins

Old West
1835 : Texan William Travis prepares for war with Mexico

1943 : FDR writes to Manhattan Project physicist Dr. Robert Oppenheimer

1958 : Pele helps Brazil to World Cup title

Vietnam War
1964 : First New Zealand troops arrive

1970 : U.S. ground troops return from Cambodia

World War I
1915 : Austria-Hungary protests shipment of U.S. munitions to Britain

World War II
1941 : Germans capture Lvov-and slaughter ensues
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