Today in History for 29th June 2021

Historical Events

1858 – Treaty of Algun, China cedes north bank of Amur River to Russia
1880 – France annexes Otaheite (Tahiti)
1881 – Pope Leo XIII publishes encyclical Diuturnum illud
1946 – British mandatory government of Palestine arrests 100 leaders of Yishnuv
1949 – US troops withdraw from Korea after WW II
1984 – Pete Rose plays in record 3,309th game, surpassing Carl Yastrzemski

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Famous Birthdays

1902 – Carl-Heinz Schroth, German actor and director (Reaching for the Stars), born in Innsbruck, Austria (d. 1989)
1911 – Bernhard, German Prince (Consort to Queen Juliana of Netherlands), born in Jena, Germany (d. 2004)
1942 – Bas van der Vlies, Dutch politician (SGP), born in Sliedrecht, Netherlands
1953 – Colin Hay, Scottish-Australian guitarist and singer (Men At Work), born in Saltcoats, Scotland
1961 – Greg Hetson, American punk-rock guitarist (Circle Jerks), born in Brooklyn, New York
1970 – Troy Drayton, American NFL tight end (Miami Dolphins), born in Steelton, Pennsylvania

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Famous Deaths

1941 – Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Polish statesman and pianist, dies in NY at 80
1964 – Eric Dolphy, American jazz musician (b. 1928)
1966 – Arthur Meulemans, Belgian composer, dies at 82
1990 – Irving Wallace, author (Book of Lists, Peoples Almanac), dies at 74
1996 – Bobby Keetch, English footballer and entrepreneur, dies at 54
2019 – Gary Duncan [Grubb], American guitarist (Quicksilver Messenger Service) dies of cardiac arrest at 72

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