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On This Day in History - 29th June

Birthdays

1577Peter Paul Rubens, English artist
1861William James Mayo, American physician
1868George Hale, American astronomer
1901Nelson Eddy, American singer & actor
1928Ian Bannen, Actor
1942Charlotte Bingham, Novelist

Events

1801The first census in Britain took place
1868The Press Association was founded
1905The first meeting of the Automobile Association (AA) was held
1943During World War 2, American forces landed in New Guinea
1949A strike by British dock workers began
1960The BBC opened its present TV Centre in London
1967Jayne Mansfield, the American film actress, died
1971The Soyuz 11 spacecraft docked with the Salyut 1 spacestation for 22 days
1976Plane hijackers in Uganda demanded freedom for PLO prisoners
1992The United Nations took control of Sarajevo airport, Yugoslavia