Today is Friday, June 29, the 180th day of 2018. There are 185 days left in the year.
Birthdays: Ned Johnson, transformed Fidelity Investments into a financial powerhouse, is 88. Songwriter L. Russell Brown is 78. Singer-songwriter Garland Jeffreys is 75. Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston is 74. Actor Gary Busey is 74. Rock singer Colin Hay (Men At Work) is 65. Actress Maria Conchita Alonso is 63. Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter is 55. Rap DJ Shadow is 46. Actor-dancer Will Kemp is 41. Actress Zuleikha Robinson is 41. Country musician Todd Sansom (Marshall Dyllon) is 40. Singer Nicole Scherzinger is 40. Comedian-writer Colin Jost (johst) is 36. Actress Lily Rabe is 36. Rhythm and blues singer Aundrea Fimbres is 35. Actress Camila Mendes is 24.
In 1520, Montezuma II, the ninth and last emperor of the Aztecs, died in Tenochtitlan under unclear circumstances (some say he was killed by his own subjects; others, by the Spanish).
In 1613, London's original Globe Theatre, where many of Shakespeare's plays were performed, was destroyed by a fire sparked by a cannon shot during ''Henry VIII" performance.
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.
In 1880, France annexed Tahiti, which became a French colony on December 30, 1880.
In 1956, actress Marilyn Monroe married playwright Arthur Miller in a civil ceremony in White Plains, New York.
In 1967, actress Jayne Mansfield, 34, was killed along with her boyfriend, Sam Brody, and their driver, Ronnie Harrison, when their car slammed into the rear of a tractor-trailer on a highway in Slidell, Louisiana; three children riding in the back, including Mansfield's 3-year-old daughter, Mariska Hargitay, survived.
In 1995, the space shuttle Atlantis and the Russian Mir space station linked in orbit, beginning a historic five-day voyage as a single ship.
In 2003, actress Katharine Hepburn died in Old Saybrook, Conn., at age 96.
In 2013, President Barack Obama met privately in Johannesburg, South Africa, with Nelson Mandela's family as the world awaited news on the Mandela's medical condition.
Last year, a scaled-back version of President Trump's travel ban took effect, stripped of provisions that brought protests and chaos worldwide in Jan.