This Day in History – June 29, 2009
(The Daily News) Here is This Day in History for June 29, 2009. In 2003, actress Katherine Hepburn died at the age of 96. One year earlier on June 29, singer Rosemary Clooney died at the age of 74. On June 29, 1972, the US Supreme Court voided death penalty laws with a ruling on how they were conducted, causing dozens of states to pass reforms in order to continue putting death row inmates to death. In 1995, Atlantis became the fist space shuttle to dock with the Russian space station, Mir.