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This day in history

Saturday, June 29, is the 180th day of 2013. There are 185 days left in the year.

Today’s birthdays: Actor Gary Busey is 69. Comedian Richard Lewis is 66. Actress Amanda Donohoe is 51. Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter is 50. Singer Nicole Scherzinger is 35.

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In 1613, London’s original Globe Theatre, where many of Shakespeare’s plays were performed, was destroyed by a fire.

In 1767, Britain approved the Townshend Revenue Act, which imposed import duties on glass, paint, oil, lead, paper, and tea shipped to the American colonies.

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In 1913, the Second Balkan War broke out as Bulgaria attacked Serbia and Greece.

In 1927, the first trans-Pacific airplane flight was completed.

In 1956, actress Marilyn Monroe married playwright Arthur Miller in White Plains, N.Y.

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In 1967, Jerusalem was reunified as Israel removed barricades separating the Old City from the Israeli sector.

In 1972, the Supreme Court struck down a trio of death sentences, saying the way they had been imposed constituted cruel and unusual punishment. (The ruling prompted states to impose a moratorium on executions until their capital punishment laws could be revised.)

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