This Day in History
Today Wednesday, June 29, is the 180th day of 2005. There are 185 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight: On June 29, 1776, the Virginia state constitution was adopted, and Patrick Henry made governor.
On this date: In 1954, the Atomic Energy Commission voted against reinstating Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer's access to classified information.
In 1966, the United States bombed fuel storage facilities near the North Vietnamese cities of Hanoi and Haiphong.
In 1970, the United States ended a two-month military offensive into Cambodia.
In 1972, the Supreme Court ruled the death penalty, as it was being meted out, could constitute ‘‘cruel and unusual punishment.'' (The ruling prompted states to revise their capital punishment laws.)
Birthdays: Movie producer Robert Evans is 75. Songwriter L. Russell Brown is 65. Actor Gary Busey is 61. Comedian Richard Lewis is 58. Actor Fred Grandy is 57. Rock musician Ian Paice (Deep Purple) is 57. Singer Don Dokken (Dokken) is 52. Rock singer Colin Hay (Men At Work) is 52. Actress Maria Conchita Alonso is 48. Actress Sharon Lawrence is 44. Actress Amanda Donohoe is 43.
Internet Poker Hack Joe Speaker is 38. And he wants a pony.