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June 28th. TODAY IN HISTORY

Mr.Reasonable 2012/06/28 12:49:52
June 28 is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 186 days remaining until the end of the year.

In common years it is always in ISO week 26.

This date is the only date each year where both the month and day are different perfect numbers, June 6 being the only date where the month and day are the same 'perfect' number.


Events

1098 – Fighters of the First Crusade defeat Kerbogha of Mosull.

1389 – Battle of Kosovo takes place between Serbian and Ottoman army.

1461 – Edward IV is crowned King of England.

1519 – Charles V is elected Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.

1635 – Guadeloupe becomes a French colony.

1651 – The Battle of Beresteczko between Poland and Ukraine starts.

1776 – The Battle of Sullivan's Island ends with the first decisive victory in the American Revolutionary War leading to the commemoration of Carolina Day.

1776 – Thomas Hickey, Continental Army private and bodyguard to General George Washington, is hanged for mutiny and sedition.

1778 – The American Continentals engage the British in the Battle of Monmouth resulting in standstill and withdrawal under cover of darkness.

1807 – Second British invasion of the Río de la Plata; John Whitelock lands at Ensenada on an attempt to recapture Buenos Aires and is defeated by the locals.

1838 – Coronation of Victoria of the United Kingdom.

1841 – The Paris Opera Ballet premieres Giselle in the Salle Le Peletier

1846 – The saxophone is patented by Adolphe Sax in Paris, France.

1859 – The first conformation dog show is held in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.

1865 – The Army of the Potomac is disbanded.

1880 – The Australian bushranger Ned Kelly is captured at Glenrowan.

1881 – Secret treaty between Austria and Serbia.

1882 – The Anglo-French Convention of 1882 marks the territorial boundaries between Guinea and Sierra Leone.

1894 – Labor Day becomes an official US holiday.

1895 – El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua form the Greater Republic of Central America.

1895 –
Court of Private Land Claims rules James Reavis' claim to 'Barony' of Arizona is "wholly fictitious and fraudulent."

1896 – An explosion in the Newton Coal Company's Twin Shaft Mine in Pittston City, Pennsylvania results in a massive cave-in that kills 58 miners.

1902 – The U.S. Congress passes the Spooner Act, authorizing President Theodore Roosevelt to acquire rights from Colombia for the Panama Canal.

1904 – The SS Norge runs aground and sinks

1914 – Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife are assassinated in Sarajevo by Gavrilo Princip, the casus belli of World War I.

1919 – The Treaty of Versailles is signed in Paris, bringing fighting to an end in between Germany and the Allies of World War I.

1921 – Serbian King Alexander I proclaimed the new constitution of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, known thereafter as the Vidovdan Constitution.

1922 –
The Irish Civil War begins with the shelling of the Four Courts in Dublin by Free State forces.

1936 – The Japanese puppet state of Mengjiang is formed in northern China.

1940 – Romania cedes Bessarabia (current-day Moldova) to the Soviet Union.

1942 – Nazi Germany started its strategic summer offensive against the Soviet Union, codenamed Case Blue

1948 – The Cominform circulates the "Resolution on the situation in the
Communist Party of Yugoslavia"; Yugoslavia is expelled from the Communist bloc.

1948 – Boxer Dick Turpin beats Vince Hawkins at Villa Park in Birmingham to become the first black British boxing champion in the modern era.

1950 – Korean War: Seoul is captured by North Korean troops.

1950 – Korean War: Suspected communist sympathizers, argued to be between 100,000 and 1,200,000 are executed in the Bodo League massacre.

1950 – Korean War: Packed with its own refugees fleeing Seoul and leaving their 5th Division stranded, South Korean forces blow up the Hangang Bridge to in
attempt to slow North Korea's offensive.

1956 – in Poznań, workers from HCP factory went to the streets, sparking one of the first major protests against communist government both in Poland and Europe.

1964 – Malcolm X forms the Organization of Afro-American Unity.

1967 – Israel annexes East Jerusalem.

1969 – Stonewall Riots begin in New York City marking the start of the Gay Rights Movement.

1973 – Elections are held for the Northern Ireland Assembly, which will lead to power-sharing between unionists and nationalists in Northern Ireland for the first
time.

1976 – The Angolan court sentenced US and UK mercenaries to death sentences and prison terms in the Luanda Trial.

1978 – The United States Supreme Court, in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke bars quota systems in college admissions.

1981 – A powerful bomb explodes in Tehran, killing 73 officials of Islamic Republic Party.

1987 – For the first time in military history, a civilian population was targeted for chemical attack when Iraqi warplanes bombed the Iranian town of Sardasht.

1989 – On the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Kosovo, Slobodan Milošević delivers the Gazimestan speech at the site of the historic battle.

1992 – The Constitution of Estonia is signed into law.

1994 – Members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult release sarin gas in Matsumoto, Japan; 7 persons are killed, 660 injured.

1996 – The Constitution of Ukraine is signed into law.

1997 – Holyfield–Tyson II – Mike Tyson is disqualified in the 3rd round for biting a piece off Evander Holyfield's ear.

2001 – Slobodan Milošević deported to ICTY to stand trial.

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.

2009 – Honduran president Manuel Zelaya is ousted by local military forces following a failed request to hold a referendum to change the Honduran Constitution
so he could serve a second term. This was the start of the 2009 Honduran political
crisis.

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  • sglmom 2012/07/25 05:31:44 (edited)
    sglmom
    +1
    Thanks for posting ..

    The Treaty of Versailles ..
    a Flawed Document from the start ..
    designed as compromise ..
    destined to leave a whole lot of bad feelings buried (but not forgotten)
    a slow burn of a flash point .. leading into WWII

    (and out of WWI -- a failure of a Corporal .. one told that his 'art' was Garbage and not worthy of even being looked at .. becomes the most well-known face of the Abominations of WWII .. Adolf)
  • HarleyCharley 2012/06/28 14:46:05
    HarleyCharley
    +2
    wow....

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