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This Day in History – June 29

This Day In History1767 – British pass Townshend Revenue Act levying taxes on America.

1776 – Virginia state constitution adopted and Patrick Henry made governor.

1863 – Very 1st First National Bank opens in Davenport, Iowa.

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.

1916 – Boeing aircraft flies for 1st time.

1927 – 1st flight from West Coast arrives in Hawaii.

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

1940 – US passes Alien Registration Act requiring Aliens to register.

1949 – US troops withdraw from Korea after WW II.

1956 – US Federal interstate highway system act signed.

1964 – Civil right Act of 1964 passed after 83-day filibuster in the US Senate.

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

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

1979 – San Diego Chicken reborn at Jack Murphy Stadium.

1982 – Voting Rights Act of 1965 extended.

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

1994 – 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.

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

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