Famous Events on this Day in History, June 28:

767 - St Paul I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1098 - Fighters of the First Crusade defeat Kerbogha of Mosul.
1119 - Battle of Sarmada - Emir Ilghazi defeat French Crusaders
1245 - 1st Council of Lyons (13th ecumenical council) opens
1389 - Ottomans defeat Serbian army in the bloody Battle of Kosovo, opening the way for the Ottoman conquest of Southeastern Europe (see Vidovdan).
1461 - Edward IV crowned king of England
1485 - Gent/Brugge/Ieper recognize Maximilian of Austria as regent of Neth
1519 - King Carlos I elected Roman Catholic German emperor Charles V
1524 - Duke van Bourbon occupies Province
1575 - Spanish troops conquer Buren
1583 - Duke French van Valois returns to France
1593 - Earl Mauritius conquerors Geertruidenberg
1629 - Peace of Ales: Rights of French huguenots limited
1635 - French colony of Guadeloupe established in Caribbean
1651 - Battle of Beresteczko between Poles and Ukrainians starts.
1675 - Battle at Fehrbellin: Brandenburgs army beats Sweden
1748 - Riot after public execution in Amsterdam, 200+ killed
1762 - 1st reported counterfeiting attempt (Boston)
1762 - Russian tsarina Catharina II grabs power
1770 - Quakers open a school for blacks in Philadelphia
1776 - Charleston, SC repulses British sea attack
1778 - Battle of Monmouth, NJ (Gen Washington beats Clinton)
1778 - Mary Ludwig Hayes "Molly Pitcher" aids American patriots
1807 - British troops lands at Ensenada, Argentina
1820 - Tomato is proven non-poisonous
1832 - Gerrit Moll measures noise of guns
1838 - Britain's Queen Victoria crowned in Westminster Abbey
1838 - The coronation of Victoria of the United Kingdom.
1841 - The Théâtre de l'Académie Royale de Musique in Paris premieres the ballet Giselle
1855 - The Sigma Chi Fraternity was founded at Miami University
1859 - 1st dog show held (Newcastle-on-Tyne, England)
1861 - Leipzig Observatory discovers short-period (6.2 yrs) Comet d'Arrest
1862 - Day 4 of 7 Days-Battle of Savage's Station/Garnett's Farm, VA
1865 - The Army of the Potomac is disbanded
1869 - Amsterdam typographer strike
1874 - Freedmen's Bank closes
1880 - Ned Kelly the Australian bushranger captured at Glenrowan.
1887 - Phillies most lopsided shut-out beating Indianapolis 24-0
1892 - Phillies tie club record of 16 straight victories
1894 - Labor Day established as a federal employees holiday
1895 - El Salvador, Honduras & Nicaragua form Central American Union
1897 - Marquis C de Bonchamps' expedition reaches Gore Ethiopia
1902 - Congress authorizes Louisiana Purchase Expo $1 gold coin
1902 - US buys concession to build Panama canal from French for $40 million
1904 - International Anti-Military Cooperation (IAMV) forms in Amsterdam
1904 - The SS Norge Runs aground and sinks
1907 - Nationals steal a record 13 bases off catcher Branch Rickey
1909 - 1st French air show, Concours d'Avation opens
1911 - Joseph Caillaux forms govt in France
1914 - Austria invades Siberia (WW I)
1914 - Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip , the casus belli of World War I.
1917 - Potato entrepreneurs begins in Amsterdam
1917 - Raggedy Ann doll invented
1918 - 1st flight between Hawaiian Islands
1919 - Carl Mazes pitches a complete doubleheader against NY Yankees
1919 - Harry S Truman marries Elizabeth Virginia Wallace in Independence
1919 - Treaty of Versailles ending WW I signed in France
1923 - Dodgers lost 7-0 lead, as Phillies score 8 in bottom of 9th
1923 - Queen Wilhelmina & Prince Henry for state visit to London
1924 - Test cricket umpire debut for Frank Chester, v South Africa at Lord's
1924 - Tornado strikes Sandusky Ohio & Lorain Ohio, killing 93
1928 - Alfred E Smith (NY-Gov) nominated for president at Dem Convention
1928 - Friedrich Schmiedl attempted rocket mail in Austria (unsuccessful)
1930 - 1st night game in Detroit at newly built Hamtramck Stadium as Negro League Detroit Stars take on KC Monarchs
1934 - Hitler flies to Essen (Night of Long Knifes)
1935 - Earl Averill's consecutive-game streak ends at 673
1935 - FDR ordersa federal gold vault to be built at Fort Knox Kentucky
1936 - The Japanese puppet state of Mengjiang is formed in northern China.
1938 - Bradman scores 102* in drawn 2nd Test cricket at Lord's
1939 - Joe Louis TKOs Tony Galent in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
1939 - Pan Am opens southern route transatlantic air service (Dixie Clipper)
1939 - Yanks hit 13 HRs, sweep A's 23-2 & 10-0
1940 - "Quiz Kids?" premieres on radio
1940 - Romania cedes Bessarabia to Soviet Union
1941 - German & Romanian soldiers kill 11,000 Jews in Kishinev
1941 - German troops occupy Galicia Poland
1942 - Col-gen Von Hoth' 6th Pantser enters Voronezj
1942 - Dumont TV network begins (WABD NY)
1945 - Polish Provisional Govt of National Unity set up by Soviets
1946 - Enrico de Nicola becomes 1st pres of Italy
1946 - Permanent radio play-by-play of Cleve Indians games begins
1947 - "Temptation (Tim-Tayshun) by Red Ingle with Jo Stafford hits #1
1948 - US/British airlift to West-Berlin begins
1950 - "Michael Todd's Peep Show" opens at Winter Garden NYC for 278 perfs
1950 - North Korean forces capture Seoul, South Korea in opening phase of the Korean War
1951 - "Amos 'n' Andy" premieres on CBS TV
1953 - 8th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls
1954 - 111°F (44°C) at Camden, South Carolina (state record)
1956 - 1st atomic reactor built for private research operates Chicago Ill
1956 - Riots break out in Poznan Poland, 38 die
1957 - Reds' fans stuff ballot box, electing 8 Reds as All Star starters
1957 - Frick overrules & names Stan Musial, Willie Mays, & Hank Aaron to team
1958 - Brazil becomes world soccer champ in Sweden
1958 - Nancy Ramey swims world record 100m (1:09.6)
1959 - Phils Wally Post is only outfielder to throw out 2 runners in an inning twice (Losing to Giants 6-0)
1960 - 10.40" (26.42 cm) of rainfall, Dunmor, Kentucky (state 24-hour record)
1961 - Phils & SF set then record longest night game (5h11m) 7-7 15 inn tie
1962 - Thalidomide drug banned in Netherlands
1963 - Belaunde Terry inaugurated as pres of Peru
1963 - Khrushchev visits East-Berlin
1964 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waldemar Golf Open
1964 - Organization for Afo-American Unity forms in NY by Malcolm X
1965 - 1st US ground combat forces in Vietnam authorized by Pres Johnson
1965 - Princess Beatrice & Claus von Amsberg announce engagement
1966 - Ernie Terrel beats Doug Jones in 15 wba for heavyweight boxing title
1967 - George Harrison is fined £6 for speeding
1967 - Israel annexes East Jerusalem
1968 - Daniel Ellsberg indicted for leaking Pentagon Papers
1969 - John Hampshire scores 107 on Test cricket debut v WI at Lord's
1969 - Stonewall riots begin in New York City.
1970 - Mary Mills wins LPGA Len Immke Buick Golf Open
1971 - Fillmore East closes
1971 - Phillies' Rick Wise hits 2 HRs & no-hits Reds
1971 - Supreme Court (8-0) overturns draft evasion conviction of Muhammad Ali
1973 - Lawsuit in Detroit challenges Little League's "no girls" rule
1973 - Black Sports Hall of Fame forms: Paul Robeson, Elgin Baylor, Jesse Owens, Jim Brown, Wilma Rudolph, Joe Louis & Althea Gibson elected
1974 - Fall of earth & rocks kill 200 (Quebrada Blanca Canyon, Colombia)
1974 - Wings release "Band on the Run" & "Zoo Gang" in UK
1975 - David Bowie releases "Fame"
1975 - Golfer Lee Trevino is struck by lightning at Western Open (Ill)
1976 - 1st woman was admitted to Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs Colo
1976 - Hijacked French Airbus lands in Entebbe, Uganda
1977 - Billy Hunter becomes Rangers' 4th manager in 6 days
1977 - Supreme Court allows Federal control of Nixon tapes papers
1978 - UNICEF chooses rock group Kansas as ambassadors of goodwill
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 - "Piaf" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 165 performances
1981 - 74 government officials die in attack in Iran
1981 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament
1982 - Prince Chuck & Lady Di name their baby "William"
1983 - Bridge section along I-95 in Greenwich, Ct collapsed kills 3
1983 - NASA launches Galaxy-A
1985 - Discovery ferried back to Kennedy Space Center via Bergstrom AFB, Tx
1986 - Irish population condemns divorce
1986 - Kenneth & Nellie Pike challenge Ala Dem runoff win by AG C Graddick
1987 - "Dreamgirls" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 177 performances
1987 - Deb Richard wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
1987 - Don Baylor sets career hit-by-pitch mark at 244 (Pitcher Rick Rhoden)
1988 - Mike Tyson sues to break contract with manager Bill Cayton
1990 - 17th annual Daytime Emmy Awards
1990 - Emmy 17th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 11th time
1992 - "Chinese Coffee" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 18 performances
1992 - 2 earthquakes, including 3rd strongest in US (7.4) rock Calif
1992 - Burharnuddin Rabbani becomes president of Afghanistan
1992 - Italian govt of Amato forms
1992 - LA Police commisioner Daryl Gates steps down
1992 - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
1992 - Pres Bush's daughter Dorothy marries Bobby Koch
1992 - US Dream Team beats Cuba in 1st exhibition basketball game, 133-57
1992 - The Constitution of Estonia is signed into law.
1993 - Doctors recommend ligament transplant to Jose Canseco's arm
1993 - Jacques Lemaire is named NJ Devils 8th Head Coach
1993 - NCRV shows last "Cheers" in Neth
1993 - Carlton Fisk, 45, released by White Sox, as all time leader of most games caught & most HRs by a catcher
1994 - NY Met Pitcher Dwight Gooden suspended for 60 days due to drug charges
1995 - NJ Devils Stanley Cup Victory Party, admidst rumours they were moving to Nashville, goalie Chris Terreri holds up "Nashville? NO WAY!" sign
1996 - "Nutty Professor," starring Eddie Murphy opens in theaters in the USA
1996 - The Constitution of Ukraine is signed into law.
1997 - "Master Class," closes at Golden Theater NYC after 601 performances
1997 - "Steel Peer," closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 76 perfs
1997 - TV evangelist Robert Schuller attacks a flight attendant
1998 - wins ShopRite LPGA Classic
2000 - Cuban exile Elián González returns to Cuba following a Supreme Court order.
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.
2005 - Canada becomes the third country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage.
2006 - The Republic of Montenegro was admitted as the 192nd Member of the United Nations by General Assembly resolution 60/264.
2007 - Craig Biggio of the Houston Astros becomes the 27th member of the 3000 hit club, going 5 for 5 against the Colorado Rockies.
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