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What Happened On This Day In History?
Wednesday, June 28th 2017
Today is the 179th day of 2017. There are 186 days left in this year.
Britain's Queen Victoria was crowned in Westminster Abbey.
Labor Day was established as a holiday for federal employees on the first Monday of September.
Austrian Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his wife, Sofia, were assassinated in Sarajevo by a Serb nationalist. The event triggered World War I.
Harry S. Truman married Elizabeth Virginia Wallace in Independence, Mo.
The Treaty of Versailles was signed in France, ending World War I.
North Korean forces captured Seoul, South Korea.
A TV version of the radio program ''Amos 'N' Andy'' premiered on CBS. Although criticized for racial stereotyping, it was the first network TV series to feature an all-black cast.
Israel formally declared Jerusalem reunified under its sovereignty following its capture of the Arab sector.
The Supreme Court ordered the medical school at the University of California at Davis to admit Allan Bakke, a white man who argued he had been a victim of reverse racial discrimination.
Webster Hubbell, the former No. 3 official at the Justice Department, was sentenced to 21 months in prison for bilking clients of the law firm where he and Hillary Rodham Clinton were partners.
The Citadel voted to admit women, ending a 153-year-old men-only policy at the South Carolina military school.
Mike Tyson was disqualified for biting Evander Holyfield's ear after three rounds of their WBA heavyweight title fight in Las Vegas. The Nevada State Athletic Commission later revoked Tyson's boxing license.
The Cincinnati Enquirer apologized to the Chiquita banana company and retracted stories questioning the company's business practices; the paper agreed to pay more than $10 million to settle legal claims.
Seven months after he was cast adrift in the Florida Straits, Elian Gonzalez was returned to his native Cuba.
The Supreme Court ruled the Boy Scouts can bar homosexuals from serving as troop leaders.
England's King Henry VIII was born in Greenwich.
James Madison, the fourth president of the United States, died in Montpelier, Va.