June 29 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1613 Shakespeare‘s Globe Theatre in London, burns down during a performance of “Henry VIII”

1900 The Imperial Chinese Court issues what is essentially a declaration of war against foreigners in China blaming them for hostilities and giving license to the Boxers for even greater ferocity

1964 Civil Rights Act of 1964 passes after an 83-day filibuster in the US Senate

1966 Vietnam War: US planes bomb the North Vietnamese capital Hanoi and the port city of Haiphong for the first time

1994 US reopens Guantanamo Naval Base to process refugees

Today’s Historical Events

512 A solar eclipse is recorded by a monastic chronicler in Ireland

922 Kingdom of the West Franks crowns Robert I as King of West Francia, after deposing Charles the Simple (Charles III)

1072 Former Byzantine Emperor Romanos IV Diogenes blinded by rivals and exiled

1149 Raymond of Antioch is defeated and killed at the Battle of Inab by Nur ad-Din.

1194 Sverre is crowned King of Norway

1312 Holy Roman Emperor Henry VII crowned

1377 French raid at Rye, England

1428 Jacoba of Bavaria signs cease fire with Philip the Good

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1936 George M. Cohan is the first artist to be presented with a US Congressional Gold Medal, by Franklin D. Roosevelt (for raising war morale)

1940 Batman Comics, mobsters rubbed out a circus highwire team known as the Flying Graysons, leaving their son Dick (Robin) an orphan

1953 XETV TV channel 6 in Tijuana-San Diego, CA (IND) begins broadcasting

1964 1st draft of Star Trek’s pilot “Cage” released

1966 KBSC (now KVEA) TV channel 52 in Corona-Los Angeles, CA begins

1988 Emmy 15th Daytime Award presentation – Susan Lucci loses for 9th time

1989 Emmy 16th Daytime Award presentation – Susan Lucci loses for 10th time

1990 Marla Maples father sues National Enquirer for $12M

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1888 First (known) recording of classical music made, Handel’s “Israel in Egypt” on wax cylinder

1946 “Are You with It?” closes at Century Theater NYC after 264 performances

1946 “Billion Dollar Baby” closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 219 performances

1963 “Little Me” closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 257 performances

1963 Beatles’ 1st song “From Me to You” hits UK charts

1967 Keith Richards is sentenced to 1 year in jail on drugs charge

1968 “Tip-Toe Thru’ The Tulips With Me” by Tiny Tim peaks at #17

1971 Rolling Stones Mick Jagger & Keith Richards sentenced on drug offense

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1895 US National Championship Women’s Tennis: Juliette Atkinson beats defending champion Helen Hellwig 6-4, 6-2, 6-1

1897 Chicago Colts establish MLB record for most runs scored in a game by one team as they maul Louisville Colonels, 36 – 7 at the West Side Grounds, Chicago

1901 US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Elisabeth Moore beats defending champion Myrtle McAteer 6-4, 3-6, 7-5, 2-6, 6-2 for her second of 4 US singles titles

1903 US Open Men’s Golf, Baltusrol GC: Willie Anderson of Scotland first to win the Open twice; beats countryman David Brown by 2 strokes in an 18-hole playoff

1906 US Open Men’s Golf, Onwentsia GC: Scotsman Alex Smith wins first of his 2 Open titles, 7 strokes ahead of runner-up and younger brother Willie Smith

1910 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: In an all-British final, Dorothea Chambers beats Dora Boothby 6-2, 6-2 for her 4th of 7 Wimbledon singles titles

1933 Italian boxer Primo Carnera KOs American defending champion Jack Sharkey in round 6 at Madison Square Garden, NYC to become third European to win the lineal world heavyweight title

1934 British Open Men’s Golf, Royal St. George’s GC: Henry Cotton of England wins wire-to-wire by 5 shots from South African Sid Brews