Today's Highlight in History:
On June 29, 1927, the first Trans-Pacific aircraft flight was completed when Lester J. Maitland and Lieutenant Albert F. Hegenberger arrived at Wheeler Field in Hawaii aboard the Bird of Paradise Atlantic Fokker C-2, having flown 2,400 miles from Oakland, California, in 25 hours, 50 minutes
On this date: In 1520, Montezuma II, the ninth and last emperor of the day died Aztecs, in Tenochtitlan (Tay-nohch-TEET) under unclear circumstances (some say he was killed by his own)
In 1613, London's original Globe Theater, in which many plays by Shakespeare were performed were destroyed, by a fire, by a at a performance of "Henry VIII." Shotgun Fired
In 1880, France annexed Tahiti, which became a French colony on December 30, 1880.
In 1936, entertainer and songwriter George M. Cohan was honored by President Franklin D. Roosevelt with the Congressional Gold Medal for his services to building American morality during the First World War.
In 1941, the Polish statesman, pianist and composer Ignacy Jan Paderewski (Yen-Yahs-yahn pah-dayr -EF & # 39; -skee) died at the age of 80 in New York.  In 1956, actress Marilyn Monroe dramatist Arthur Miller married in a civil ceremony in White Plains, New York. (The couple also married in a Jewish ceremony on July 1, the marriage lasted 4 1/2 years.)
In 1967, 34-year-old actress Jayne Mansfield, along with her boyfriend Sam Brody and her driver Ronnie, was killed by Harrison as her car slammed into the back of a semi-trailer on a highway in Slidell, Louisiana; three children on her back, including Mansfield's 3-year-old daughter Mariska Hargitay, survived. Jerusalem was reunited when Israel removed barricades that separated the Old City from the Israeli sector.
In 1978, actor Bob Crane of "Hogan & # 39; s Heroes" was beaten to death in a home in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he performed; he was 49.
In 1988, the US Supreme Court in Morrison v. Olson the law of the independent consultant in a 7-1 decision (the only deviant was Judge Antonin Scalia).
In 1995, the Space Shuttle Atlantis and the Russian Mir Space Station connected in orbit, beginning a historic five-day voyage as a single ship. A department store in Seoul (Sohl), South Korea collapsed, killing at least 500 people. Actress Lana Turner died at the age of 74 in Century City, California.
In 2003, actress Katharine Hepburn died at the age of 96 in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.