Events in History on June 28

  • 767 St Paul I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1098 Fighters of the First Crusade defeat Kerbogha of Mosul.
  • 1119 Battle of Sarmada - Emir Ilghazi defeats French Crusaders
  • 1245 1st Council of Lyons (13th ecumenical council) opens
  • 1389 Ottomans defeat Serbian army in the bloody Battle of Kosovo, opening the way for the Ottoman conquest of Southeastern Europe (see Vidovdan).
  • 1461 Edward IV crowned king of England
  • 1485 Gent/Brugge/Ieper recognize Maximilian of Austria as regent of Neth
  • 1519 King Carlos I elected Holy Roman Catholic Emperor Charles V
  • 1524 Duke of Bourbon occupies Province
  • 1575 Spanish troops conquer Buren
  • 1583 Duke Frans de Valois returns to France
  • 1593 Earl Mauritius conquerors Geertruidenberg
  • 1629 Peace of Ales: Rights of French huguenots limited
  • 1635 French colony of Guadeloupe established in Caribbean
  • 1651 Battle of Beresteczko between Poles and Ukrainians starts.
  • 1675 Battle at Fehrbellin: Brandenburg army beats Sweden
  • 1748 Riot after public execution in Amsterdam, 200+ killed
  • 1762 1st reported counterfeiting attempt (Boston)

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1762 Russian tsarina Catherine II seizes power, declaring herself Catherine II, the sovereign ruler of Russia

Empress of Russia Catherine the Great
Empress of Russia
Catherine the Great
  • 1770 Quakers open a school for blacks in Philadelphia

AgreementUnited States Declaration of Independence

1776 Final draft of Declaration of Independence submitted to Continental Congress

  • 1776 Charleston, SC repulses British sea attack
  • 1778 Battle of Monmouth, NJ (Gen Washington beats Clinton)
  • 1778 Mary Ludwig Hayes "Molly Pitcher" aids American patriots
  • 1807 British troops lands at Ensenada, Argentina
  • 1820 Tomato is proven non-poisonous
  • 1832 Gerrit Moll measures noise of guns
  • 1833 Three missionaries of the Paris Evangelical Missionary Society obtain permission from Chief Moshoeshoe (Moshesh) to found a mission station in Basutoland (now Lesotho)

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1838 Coronation of Queen Victoria in Westminster Abbey, London

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
  • 1841 The Théâtre de l'Académie Royale de Musique in Paris premieres the ballet Giselle
  • 1846 Saxophone is patented by Antoine Joseph Sax
  • 1855 The Sigma Chi Fraternity was founded at Miami University
  • 1859 1st dog show held (Newcastle-on-Tyne, England)
  • 1861 Leipzig Observatory discovers short-period (6.2 yrs) Comet d'Arrest
  • 1862 Day 4 of 7 Day Battle of Savage's Station [Garnett's Farm] in Virginia
  • 1865 The Army of the Potomac is disbanded
  • 1869 Amsterdam typographer strike
  • 1874 Freedmen's Bank closes

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1880 Ned Kelly the Australian bushranger captured at Glenrowan.

Leader of the Kelly gang Ned Kelly
Leader of the Kelly gang
Ned Kelly
  • 1894 Labor Day established as a holiday for federal employees
  • 1894 The Natal Legislature plans to introduce the Indian Franchise Bill, South Africa
  • 1895 El Salvador, Honduras & Nicaragua form Central American Union
  • 1897 Marquis C de Bonchamps' expedition reaches Gore Ethiopia
  • 1902 Congress authorizes Louisiana Purchase Expo $1 gold coin
  • 1902 US buys concession to build Panama canal from French for $40 million
  • 1902 Germany, Italy, and the Austro-Hungarian Empire renew their Triple Alliance for six more years
  • 1904 International Anti-Military Cooperation (IAMV) forms in Amsterdam
  • 1904 The SS Norge Runs aground and sinks
  • 1909 1st French air show, Concours d'Avation opens
  • 1911 Joseph Caillaux forms government in France


1914 Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip at 10.45, the casus belli of WWI

Archduke of Austria Franz Ferdinand
Archduke of Austria
Franz Ferdinand
  • 1917 Potato entrepreneurs begins in Amsterdam
  • 1918 1st flight between Hawaiian Islands
  • 1919 Treaty of Versailles, ending WWI and establishing the League of Nations, is signed in France
  • 1922 The Irish Civil War starts when Irish Free State forces attack anti-treaty republicans in Dublin.
  • 1923 Queen Wilhelmina & Prince Henry of the Netherlands state visit to London
  • 1924 Tornado strikes Sandusky Ohio & Lorain Ohio, killing 93
  • 1928 Alfred E Smith (NY-Gov) nominated for US president at Democratic Convention
  • 1928 Friedrich Schmiedl attempted rocket mail in Austria (unsuccessful)
  • 1930 1st night game in Detroit at newly built Hamtramck Stadium as Negro League Detroit Stars take on KC Monarchs

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1934 Hitler flies to Essen (Night of Long Knifes)

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1935 Earl Averill's consecutive-game streak ends at 673

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1935 FDR orders a federal gold vault to be built at Fort Knox, Kentucky

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1936 The Japanese puppet state of Mengjiang is formed in northern China.
  • 1939 Pan Am opens southern route transatlantic air service (Dixie Clipper)
  • 1939 Yanks hit 13 HRs, sweep A's 23-2 & 10-0
  • 1940 "Quiz Kids?" premieres on radio
  • 1940 Romania cedes Bessarabia to Soviet Union
  • 1941 German & Romanian soldiers kill 11,000 Jews in Kishinev
  • 1941 German troops occupy Galicia, Poland
  • 1942 Col-gen Von Hoth' 6th Pantser enters Voronezj
  • 1942 Dumont TV network begins (WABD NY)
  • 1945 Polish Provisional government of National Unity set up by Soviets
  • 1946 Enrico de Nicola becomes 1st President of Italy
  • 1947 "Temptation" (Tim-Tayshun) by Red Ingle with Jo Stafford hits #1
  • 1948 British begin airlift “Operation Plainfare” to West Berlin
  • 1950 North Korean forces capture Seoul, South Korea in opening phase of the Korean War
  • 1954 111°F (44°C) at Camden, South Carolina (state record)
  • 1956 1st atomic reactor built for private research operates Chicago Ill
  • 1956 Riots break out in Poznan Poland, 38 die
  • 1957 Reds' fans stuff ballot box, electing 8 Reds as All Star starters
  • 1960 10.40" (26.42 cm) of rainfall, Dunmor, Kentucky (state 24-hour record)
  • 1961 Phils & SF set then record longest night game (5h11m) 7-7 15 inn tie
  • 1962 Thalidomide drug banned in Netherlands
  • 1963 Belaunde Terry inaugurated as President of Peru

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1963 Khrushchev visits East-Berlin

Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev
Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Nikita Khrushchev

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1964 Organization for Afro-American Unity formed in New York by Malcolm X

African American Activist Malcolm X
African American Activist
Malcolm X

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1965 1st US ground combat forces in Vietnam authorized by President Lyndon B. Johnson

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • 1965 Princess Beatrice & Claus von Amsberg announce engagement
  • 1967 Israel annexes East Jerusalem
  • 1968 Daniel Ellsberg indicted for leaking Pentagon Papers
  • 1969 Stonewall riots begin in New York City.
  • 1970 Around 500 Catholic workers at the Harland and Wolff shipyard are forced to leave their work by Protestant employees as serious rioting continues in Belfast
  • 1971 Rock venue Fillmore East closes in New York City
  • 1973 Lawsuit in Detroit challenges Little League's "no girls" rule
  • 1973 New Zealand ship HMNZS Otago sails for Mururoa nuclear test zone after France’s refusal to accept an International Court of Justice injunction against its atmospheric nuclear testing
  • 1973 Northern Ireland Assembly elections take place
  • 1974 Fall of earth & rocks kill 200 (Quebrada Blanca Canyon, Colombia)
  • 1976 1st woman was admitted to Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1976 Three British mercenaries are sentenced to death for their part in the Angolan civil war
  • 1977 Billy Hunter becomes Rangers' 4th manager in 6 days
  • 1977 Supreme Court allows Federal control of Nixon tapes papers
  • 1977 The United Party, main political opposition party in South Africa, is formally disbanded by the majority faction after members leave the party to join other new political parties
  • 1978 Supreme Court orders Cal medical school to admit Allan Bakke a white man claiming reverse discrimination when application was rejected
  • 1979 OPEC raises oil prices 24%
  • 1980 NYC transit fare rises from 50 cents to 60 cents
  • 1981 74 government officials die in attack in Iran

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1982 Prince Charles & Lady Diana name their baby "William"

His Royal Highness Prince Charles
His Royal Highness
Prince Charles
  • 1983 Bridge section along I-95 in Greenwich, Ct collapsed kills 3
  • 1983 NASA launches Galaxy-A
  • 1984 Former member of South African Congress of Trade Unions (SACTU), Jeannette Schoon, and her six-year old daughter, Katryn, are killed by a letter bomb at Lubango, in northern Angola
  • 1985 Discovery ferried back to Kennedy Space Center via Bergstrom AFB, Tx
  • 1986 Irish population condemns divorce
  • 1986 Kenneth & Nellie Pike challenge Ala Dem runoff win by AG C Graddick
  • 1986 West European leaders, meeting in the Netherlands, delay indefinitely imposing economic sanctions against South Africa
  • 1990 Emmy 17th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 11th time
  • 1991 South Africa signs the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
  • 1992 Burharnuddin Rabbani becomes president of Afghanistan
  • 1992 Italian government of Amato forms
  • 1992 LA Police commisioner Daryl Gates steps down
  • 1992 The Constitution of Estonia is signed into law.
  • 1993 Doctors recommend ligament transplant to Jose Canseco's arm
  • 1996 The Constitution of Ukraine is signed into law.
  • 1997 TV evangelist Robert Schuller attacks a flight attendant
  • 2000 Cuban exile Elián González returns to Cuba following a Supreme Court order.
  • 2002 In South Africa, the Congress of South African Trade Unions and the Treatment Action Campaign table a national HIV/AIDS treatment plan in the National Economic, Development and Labour Council
  • 2004 Estonia, Lithuania and Slovenia join the European Exchange Rate Mechanism
  • 2004 The 17th NATO Summit starts in Istanbul.
  • 2004 Sovereign power is handed to the interim government of Iraq by the Coalition Provisional Authority, ending the U.S.-led rule of that nation.
  • 2005 A final design for Manhattan's Freedom Tower is formally unveiled.
  • 2006 The Republic of Montenegro was admitted as the 192nd Member of the United Nations by General Assembly resolution 60/264.
  • 2012 A series of car bombs in Iraq kills 14 and injures 50 people
  • 2015 David Sweat shot and captured near Canadian border. 2nd prisoner to escape maximum-security Clinton Correctional Facility June 6.
  • 2015 Greek Credit Crisis: Greek government says banks closed for a week and ATM withdrawals restricted after European Central Bank refused to supply emergency funds
  • 2016 Suicide bombings and gun attacks at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport kill 42 and wound more than 200