June 29

1950 – President Truman authorizes a sea blockade of Korea.

1956 – The Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 is signed by President Eisenhower, creating the United States Interstate Highway System.

1972 – The Supreme Court rules in Furman v. Georgia that the then current method the death penalty was imposed was unconstitutional cruel and unusual punishment.

1974 – Mikhail Baryshnikov defects from the Soviet Union

1975 – Steve Wozniak tests his first prototype of Apple I computer.

Birthdays
1801 – Frédéric Bastiat
1901 – Nelson Eddy
1919 – Slim Pickens
1920 – Ray Harryhausen
1944 – Gary Busey

Deaths
1520 – Montezuma II
1967 – Jayne Mansfield
1978 – Bob Crane
1995 – Lana Turner
2002 – Rosemary Clooney
2007 – Fred Saberhagen