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.