On This Day

On This Day in History for June 28 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1982 Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, name their baby "William"

Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer
Prince of Wales Prince Charles
Prince of Wales
Prince Charles
  • 1983 Bridge section along I-95 in Greenwich, Connecticut collapses, killing 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 and 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
  • 1991 South Africa signs the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
  • 1992 2 earthquakes, including 3rd strongest in US (7.4) rock California

  • 1992 Burharnuddin Rabbani becomes president of Afghanistan
  • 1992 Italian government of Amato forms
  • 1992 LA Police commissioner Daryl Gates steps down
  • 1992 The Constitution of Estonia is signed into law
  • 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 admitted as the 192nd Member of the United Nations by General Assembly resolution 60/264

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2009 Professor Stephen Hawking hosts a 'party for time travellers' at the University of Cambridge, not sending out the invites until after the party

Physicist Stephen Hawking
Physicist
Stephen Hawking

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2011 Christine Lagarde becomes the 1st women to be elected head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Lawyer, Politician and International Bureaucrat Christine Lagarde
Lawyer, Politician and International Bureaucrat
Christine Lagarde
  • 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
  • 2017 Wilshire Grand Center becomes the tallest building in Los Angeles and in the US west of the Mississippi at 1,100 ft

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2017 China’s president, Xi Jinping begins 3 day trip to Hong Kong to mark 20 years since the territory handed back to China

Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping
  • 2018 Lone gunman attacks offices of Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, killing nine
  • 2018 Power company uncovers Neolithic wooden trackway 2,300 years old in Suffolk, England. One of the largest archaeological digs in Europe at 16,000 square meters
  • 2018 Employee charged with attempted poisoning of colleague's sandwich in Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock, Germany, leading authorities to investigate 21 other suspicious deaths
  • 2018 Amsterdam elects its first-ever woman mayor Femke Halsema since its first mayor in 1343
  • 2018 Fire starts on Winter Hill on Lancashire moorland, England, lit by arson
  • 2018 Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo declared "largely contained" by World Health Organisation, first outbreak to use new Merck vaccine
  • 2019 Highest-ever temperature recorded in France 45.9C in Gallargues-le-Montueux, southern France
  • 2019 The EU and South American trade bloc Mercosur agree historic trade deal, the EU's biggest to date
  • 2019 3,400 year old Bronze Age palace from the Mittani Empire uncovered on the banks of the Tigris River, due to lack of rainfall dropping the water level in the Mosul Dam reservoir
  • 2020 Global death toll from COVID-19 passes 500,000, doubling in less than two months (Johns Hopkins)
  • 2020 COVID-19 cases surge in southern and western US states with California, Texas and Florida closing bars, Arizona reports 20% of tests returning as positive
  • 2020 50th anniversary of 1st Gay Pride march in New York City marked around the world
  • 2021 Ethiopian government declares unilateral ceasefire in breakaway Tigray region as rebel forces say they have retaken its regional capital Mekelle [1]
  • 2021 US Supreme Court declines to hear school's appeal in transgender bathroom case made by Gavin Grimm in Virginia, upholding an earlier decision it was discriminatory
  • 2021 AirCar, prototype flying car capable of flying 1,000km (600 miles), at height of 8,200ft (2,500m), completes 35 min test flight between Nitra and Bratislava airports
  • 2021 Mexico's Supreme Court decriminalizes marijuana use by adults

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