29 June 2020: This day in history

1613 Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, England, burns down during a performance of “Henry VIII”

1900 The Imperial Chinese Court issues what is essentially a declaration of war against the foreigners in China and blames hostilities on them, giving license to Boxers for even greater ferocity

1949 South Africa begins implementing apartheid; no mixed marriages

1964 Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed after 83-day filibuster in the US Senate

1966 Vietnam War: US planes bomb the North Vietnamese capital Hanoi and the port city of Haiphong for the first time

1994 US reopens Guantanamo Naval Base to process refugees

Source: Onthisday.com



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