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June 28, 2008 - Today In History

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                                                Today in History - June 28

 


Today is Saturday, June 28, the 180th day of 2008. There are 186 days left in the year.


 


Today's Highlight in History:



On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, were assassinated in   
    
                         Sarajevo by a Serb nationalist, triggering World War I.





On this date:



In 1491, England's King Henry VIII was born at Greenwich.

In 1635, French colony of Guadeloupe established in Caribbean

In 1778, the Revolutionary War Battle of Monmouth took place in New Jersey; it was from this battle that
            the legend of "Molly Pitcher" arose, although her actual existence is a matter of historical debate.
            The outcome of the battle was inconclusive.

In 1820, Tomato is proven non-poisonous

In 1836, the fourth president of the United States, James Madison, died in Montpelier, Va.

In 1838, Britain's Queen Victoria was crowned in Westminster Abbey.

In 1894, Labor Day established as a federal employees holiday

In 1902, U.S. buys concession to build Panama canal from French for $40 million

In 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, were assassinated in       
            Sarajevo by a Serb nationalist, triggering World War I.

In 1919, the Treaty of Versailles was signed in France, ending World War I.

In 1928, New York Gov. Alfred E. Smith was nominated for president at the Democratic National 
            Convention in Houston.

In 1935, Franklin D. Roosevelt ordersa federal gold vault to be built at Fort Knox Kentucky

In 1939, Pan American Airways began regular trans-Atlantic air service.

In 1944, the Republican National Convention in Chicago nominated New York Gov. Thomas E. Dewey
            for president and Ohio Gov. John W. Bricker for vice president.

In 1950, North Korean forces captured Seoul, the capital of South Korea.

In 1971, Supreme Court (8-0) overturns draft evasion conviction of Muhammad Ali

In 1976, 1st woman was admitted to Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs Colo

In 1978, the Supreme Court ordered the University of California-Davis Medical School to admit
            Allan Bakke, a white man who argued he'd been a victim of reverse racial discrimination.






Ten years ago:


The 12th World AIDS Conference opened in Geneva.




Five years ago:


After days of intense searching by ground and air, U.S. forces found the bodies of two soldiers missing north of Baghdad, as the toll of American dead since the start of war topped the grim milestone of 200.




One year ago:


The Supreme Court voted 5-4 to strike down school integration plans in Louisville, Ky., and Seattle, a decision that was denounced at a debate hours later by Democratic presidential candidates. President Bush's immigration plan to legalize as many as 12 million unlawful immigrants while fortifying the border collapsed in the Senate. The American bald eagle was removed from the endangered species list.





Today's Birthdays:



Blues singer-musician David "Honeyboy" Edwards is 93.

Comedian-movie director Mel Brooks is 82.

Senate Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., is 74.

Former White House chief of staff Leon Panetta is 70.

Rock musician Dave Knights (Procul Harum) is 63.

Actor Bruce Davison is 62.

Actress Kathy Bates is 60.

Actress Alice Krige is 54.

Football Hall of Famer John Elway is 48.

Record company chief executive Tony Mercedes is 46.

Actress Jessica Hecht is 43.

Rock musician Saul Davies (James) is 43.

Actress Mary Stuart Masterson is 42.

Actor John Cusack is 42.

Actor Gil Bellows is 41.

Actress-singer Danielle Brisebois is 39.

Jazz musician Jimmy Sommers is 39.

Actress Tichina Arnold is 37.

Actor Alessandro Nivola is 36.

Actress Camille Guaty is 32.

Rock musician Tim Nordwind (OK Go) is 32.

Rock musician Mark Stoermer (The Killers) is 31.

Country singer Kellie Pickler is 22.





Thought for Today:



"The secret of a man who is universally interesting is that he is universally interested."


William Dean Howells,
American author
(1837-1920).

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