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On This Day: August 29

Michael Jackson

Born: August 29, 1958
Died: June 25, 2009
Age: 50 years old
Birthplace: Gary, IN, United States
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter

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Senator Strom Thurmond ends the longest filibuster in Senate history – 24 hours and 18 minutes – after an unsuccessful attempt to end the Civil Rights Bill of 1957.
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Poet Robert Frost begins a goodwill tour of the U.S.S.R.
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12 years ago
Pope John Paul II endorses organ donation and adult stem cell studies, but condemns human cloning and embryo experiments.
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Presidential nominee John McCain picks Alaskan governor Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate.
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Born On This Day
Michael Jackson
Born: August 29, 1958
Died: June 25, 2009
Age: 50 years old
Birthplace: Gary, IN, United States
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter
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Lea Michele
Born: August 29, 1986
Age: 26 years old
Birthplace: Bronx, NY, United States
Occupation: Theater Actress, Television Actress
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John McCain
Born: August 29, 1936
Age: 76 years old
Birthplace: Coco Solo Naval Air Station
Occupation: U.S. Senator, Military Leader
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Died On This Day
Lee Marvin
Died: August 29, 1987
Age: 63 years old
Place: Tucson, AZ, United States
Occupation: Film Actor
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Jimmy Reed
Died: August 29, 1976
Age: 50 years old
Place: Oakland, CA, United States
Occupation: Guitarist, Singer
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Ingrid Bergman
Died: August 29, 1982
Age: 67 years old
Place: London, England
Occupation: Film Actress, Theater Actress
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