June 29, 2011 in History


Pope Benedict XVI announces the launch of a new Vatican website, news.va; he also performs the first tweet ever made by a pope

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1989 Susan Lucci loses daytime emmy for 10th straight year
1984 Pete Rose plays in record 3,309th game, surpassing Carl Yastrzemski
1964 Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed after 83-day filibuster in Senate
1956 Federal interstate highway system act signed
1891 National Forest Service organized
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