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 This day in History - August 29
356 Historic Events for August 29
1948

Charles David Walker, astronaut (STS 12 STS 16 STS 23)

Birth
1949

USSR explodes its 1st atomic bomb

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1949

Peter John Wiegold, composer

Birth
1950

Intl Olympic Committee votes admission to West Germany and Japan in '52

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1950

Mark McHale, WLAF offensive line coach (Amsterdam Admirals)

Birth
1953

KHSL TV channel 12 in Chico, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting

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1953

USSR explodes its 1st hydrogen bomb

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1953

Rick Downey, rocker drummer/vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult)

Birth
1954

Michael P[aul] Kube-McDowell, US, sci-fi author (Enigma, Empery)

Birth
1954

Julio Fernandez, jazz guitarist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)

Birth
1954

Chet Catallo, guitarist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)

Birth
1954

SF International Airport (SFO) opens

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1955

Diamanda Galas, composer

Birth
1956

French govt routes troops to Cyprus near Suez crisis

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1956

Edddie Murray, NFL kicker (Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings)

Birth
1956

Kelly Murray, Vancouver, Canadian Tour golfer (985 Alberta Open)

Birth
1957

Congress passes Civil Rights Act of 1957

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1957

Pim Kops, rock musician (Dike, Bloedend Heart)

Birth
1957

Jozef Cantr‚, Flemish sculptor/wood carver, dies at 66

Death
1957

Strom Thurmond (Sen-D-SC) ends 24 hr filibuster against civil rights

Event
1957

Therese Hession, LPGA golfer

Birth
1958

George Harrison joins Quarrymen (Lennon-McCartney-Best-Sutcliffe)

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1958

Michael Jackson, Gary Indiana, singer (Thriller, Bad)

Birth
1958

Air Force Academy opens in Colorado Springs, Colo

Event
1959

Chris Hadfield, Sarnia Ontario Canada, RCAF/astronaut (STS 74, sk: 99)

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