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Calendar for August 29th, 2014

1630s

  • Born 1632: John Locke (philosopher)

  • 1800s

  • Born 1809: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (author)

  • 1870s

  • Died 1877: Brigham Young (Mormon leader)

  • 1910s

  • Born 1915: Ingrid Bergman (actress)

  • Born 1917: Isabel Sanford (actress)

  • 1920s

  • Born 1920: Charlie Parker (musician)

  • Born 1923: Lord Richard Attenborough (actor)

  • 1930s

  • Died 1930: William Archibald Spooner (known for verbal inversions called "spoonerisms")

  • Born 1939: Joel Schumacher (film director)

  • 1950s

  • 1950: Althea Gibson became the first African American woman to compete in a national tennis tournament

  • 1957: As Sen. Thurmond's filibuster came to an end, he established a new record for the longest speech by one senator (24 hrs and 18 min.), and despite his efforts The Civil Rights Bill passed

  • 1958: United States Air Force Academy opened in Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • 1960s

  • 1966: The Beatles perform their last tour concert, in San Francisco

  • 1970s

  • Born 1971: Carla Gugino (actress)

  • 1980s

  • Born 1980: Chris Simms (football player)

  • Died 1982: Ingrid Bergman (actress)

  • 1990s

  • 1991: The Supreme Soviet suspended all activities of the Soviet Communist Party


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