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June 29, 1767 Second Townshend Act
June 29, 1796 Treaty of Coleraine
June 29, 1820 George III, who ruled England during the American Revolution, dies. He had relinquished his duties as king of England to his son, King George IV, in 1811 because of extended illness.
June 29, 1852 Henry Clay dies, Washington, D. C.
  Henry Clay
June 29, 1865 Governor Brown resigns in an address to the people of Georgia.
June 29, 1926 A run on a bank in Florida owned by in part by Georgia financier Wesley Manley the previous day causes Georgians to withdraw money from Manley's Georgia-owned banks.
June 29, 1952 Louise Suggs wins the U. S. Woman's Golf Open
  Louise Suggs
June 29, 1956 President Eisenhower creates the Interstate Highway System
June 29, 1956 President Eisenhower creates the Interstate Highway System
June 29, 1968 Fire destroys the Norcross Central Telephone office. Several thousand customers are without service for days. Telephone service is inconsistent for 4 months
June 29, 1972 Supreme Court rules in Furman v. Georgia that the death penalty is cruel and unusual punishment because it was applied in an arbitrary manner
June 29, 1972 The Atlanta Braves trade Orlando Cepeda to the Oakland Athletics for pitcher Denny McLain
  Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves, Atlanta Braves
June 29, 1977 Ruling in Coker v. Georgia, the Supreme Court holds that capital punishment in the case of rape is "grossly disproportionate and excessive punishment."
June 29, 1987 Whitney Houston releases the self-titled Whitney with the hit single I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) and Where do Broken Hearts Go
  Whitney Houston
June 29, 1992 MARTA's fare increases to $1.25
  Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
June 29, 1993 Sales begin on Georgia Lottery first games: Instant Cash and Georgia Millionaire
  Georgia Lottery
June 29, 1994 Thunderstorms from a weak tropical system hit Cuba
  Tropical Storm Alberto
June 29, 1995 Tickets for Powerball go on sale in Georgia for the first time
June 29, 2011 The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals overturns a 2009 ruling by Judge Paul Magnuson and directed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reconsider giving Georgia permanent access to Lake Lanier water.
  Lake Lanier
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