There’s three sides to every story: there’s the history you were taught in school, the history the revisionist dig up and the truth.
Thursday June 29th
1613: Globe Theatre in London burns to the ground.
1708: Silvester Gardiner (AWAK 1708-1786) Kennebec Proprietors.
1805: Hiram Powers (TRAN 1805-73) neoclassical sculptor The Greek Slave (1843).
1852: Death of Henry Clay.
1858: George Goethals (PROG 1858-1928) United States Army civil engineer who supervised the construction of the Panama Canal.
1861: William Mayo (MISS 1861-1939) surgeon who was one of the nine founders of the Mayo Clinic (1889).
1868: George Ellery Hale (MISS 1868-1938) solar astronomer who discovered the magnetic field in sunspots (1908).
1873: Eli Janney patents railroad knuckle coupler.
1888: Alexander Friedmann (LOST 1888-1925) Russian physicist whose set of equations developed the theory of the expanding universe.
1900: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (GI 1900-44) French author The Little Prince (1943).
1901: Editor & Publisher is founded.
1901: Nelson Eddy (GI 1901-1967) actor Naughty Marietta (1935), Rose-Marie (1936), Maytime (1937), New Moon 1940).
1910: Frank Loesser (GI 1910-69) songwriter Guys And Dolls (1950), How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (1952).
1919: Slim Pickens (GI 1919-1983) actor Dr. Strangelove (1964), The Getaway (1972), Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973), Blazing Saddles (1974).
1920: Ray Hayyhausen (GI1920-2013) visual effects creator of stop-motion model animation.
1925: South African parliament passes a bill excluding black, colored (mixed race) and Indian people from all skilled or semi-skilled jobs.
1925: Marvin Pipkin patents frosted electric light bulb.
1941: Stokely Carmichael (SIL 1941-98) Black activist SNCC, Black Panther Party, Separatist Pan-Africanist movement.
1944: Gary Busey (BOOM 1944- ) actor The Buddy Holly Story (1978), Carny (1980), Lethal Weapon (1987), Point Break (1991), Under Siege (1992).
1951: Don Rosa (BOOM 1951- ) comic book artist The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck.
1954: The Atomic Energy Commission decides not to reinstate Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer’s security clearance.
1955: Billy Haley and the Comets Rock Around the Clock reach #1, and stay there for 8 weeks.
1956: President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 initiating the Interstate Highway System.
1967: Jayne Mansfield dies in a collision with a trailer truck.
1972: Furman v. Georgia temporarily repeals the death penalty.
1982: The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez premiered on PBS American Playhouse starring Edward James Olmos.
1995: The Space Shuttle Atlantis docks with the Russian space station Mir.
2005: War of the Worlds is released directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning.
2009: Bernard Madoff receives a 150-year sentence in fraud conviction.