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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.

Notable Events

1838
Britain's Queen Victoria was crowned in Westminster Abbey.
1894
Labor Day was established as a holiday for federal employees on the first Monday of September.
1914
Austrian Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his wife, Sofia, were assassinated in Sarajevo by a Serb nationalist. The event triggered World War I.
1919
Harry S. Truman married Elizabeth Virginia Wallace in Independence, Mo.
1919
The Treaty of Versailles was signed in France, ending World War I.
1950
North Korean forces captured Seoul, South Korea.
1951
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.
1967
Israel formally declared Jerusalem reunified under its sovereignty following its capture of the Arab sector.
1978
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.
1995
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.
1996
The Citadel voted to admit women, ending a 153-year-old men-only policy at the South Carolina military school.
1997
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.
1998
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.
2000
Seven months after he was cast adrift in the Florida Straits, Elian Gonzalez was returned to his native Cuba.
2000
The Supreme Court ruled the Boy Scouts can bar homosexuals from serving as troop leaders.

Notable Births

1491
England's King Henry VIII was born in Greenwich.

Notable Deaths

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