Today in history

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On June 29 in …

1613 — In London, the original Globe Theater, among whose owners is William Shakespeare, burns to the ground. It will be rebuilt on the same site in 1614.

1767 —  The British Parliament approves the Townshend Revenue Acts, imposing import duties on glass, lead, paint, paper, and tea shipped to America. (Colonists bitterly protested, prompting Parliament to repeal the duties on all goods, except tea, in 1770.)

1776 –- Father Francisco Palou founds Mission San Francisco de Asis in Alta California. It eventually will grow to be the modern city of San Francisco.

1889 — Hyde Park and several other Illinois townships vote to be annexed by Chicago, forming the largest United States city in area and second largest in population.

1928 — Pilot Albert Hegenberger and co-pilot Lester Maitland accomplish the first nonstop flight from California to Hawaii, flying the modified transport Bird of Paradise.


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