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This Day in History For June 29

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1891 – US National Forest Service organized.

1906 – US Congress pass the Hepburn Act, permitting the regulation of rates charged by railroads, pipelines, and terminals engaged in interstate commerce.

1927 – First flight from West Coast arrives in Hawaii.

1936 – Empire State Building broadcasts high definition TV-343 lines.

1941 – Joe DiMaggio extends hitting streak to 42 breaking Sisler’s record.

1943 – US forces landed at Nassau Bay, near Salamaua, New Guinea.

1949 – US troops withdraw from Korea after WW II.

1956 – US Federal interstate highway system act signed.

1961 – San Francisco outfielder Willie Mays becomes the 4th player in MLB history with 3 or more home runs twice in one season with a 10th inning blast in Giants 8-7 win over the Phillies in Philadelphia.

1964 – Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed after 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.

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

1972 – US Supreme Court rules (5-4) that death penalty is cruel & unusual.

1979 – San Diego Chicken reborn at Jack Murphy Stadium.

1986 – Sparky Anderson is 1st to win 600 games as manager in both leagues.

1993 – US reopens Guantanamo Naval Base to process refugees.

2002 – US Vice President Dick Cheney serves as Acting President for two and a half hours, while President George W. Bush undergoes a colonoscopy procedure.

2009 – Financier Bernie Madoff sentenced to 150 years in US maximum prison, for conducting a massive Ponzi scheme.

2016 – US Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter lifts Pentagon’s ban on transgender people serving in the US armed forces.

2020 – Golden State Killer and former police officer Joseph DeAngelo, Jr. pleads guilty to 12 murders and dozens of rapes.