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1973Black Sports Hall of Fame forms: Paul Robeson, Elgin Baylor, Jesse Owens, Jim Brown, Wilma Rudolph, Joe Louis & Althea Gibson elected

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

1970Mary Mills wins LPGA Len Immke Buick Golf Open

1914Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip at 10.45, the casus belli of WWI

1880Ned Kelly the Australian bushranger captured at Glenrowan.

19538th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls

1939Joe Louis TKOs Tony Galent in 4 for heavyweight boxing title

1992Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester Golf International

19651st US ground combat forces in Vietnam authorized by President Lyndon B. Johnson

1957Frick overrules & names Stan Musial, Willie Mays, & Hank Aaron to team

1967George Harrison is fined £6 for speeding

1934Hitler flies to Essen (Night of Long Knifes)

1996"Nutty Professor" starring Eddie Murphy opens in theaters in the USA

1964Organization for Afo-American Unity formed in NY by Malcolm X

1963Khrushchev visits East-Berlin

2013Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole's final "Sportscentre" broadcast on TSN

1938Bradman scores 102* in drawn 2nd Test cricket at Lord's

1935FDR orders a federal gold vault to be built at Fort Knox, Kentucky

1981Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament

1964Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waldemar Golf Open

June 28th Historical Events
Date Event
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 defeats 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 Holy Roman Catholic Emperor Charles V 
1524
Duke of Bourbon occupies Province 
1575
Spanish troops conquer Buren 
1583
Duke Frans de 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: Brandenburg army beats Sweden 
1748
Riot after public execution in Amsterdam, 200+ killed 
1762
1st reported counterfeiting attempt (Boston) 
1762
Russian tsarina Catharina II seizes 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 
1833
Three missionaries of the Paris Evangelical Missionary Society obtain permission from Chief Moshoeshoe (Moshesh) to found a mission station in Basutoland (now Lesotho) 
1838
Coronation of Queen Victoria in Westminster Abbey, London 
1841
The Théâtre de l'Académie Royale de Musique in Paris premieres the ballet Giselle 
1846
Saxophone is patented by Antoine Joseph Sax 
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 holiday for federal employees 
1894
The Natal Legislature plans to introduce the Indian Franchise Bill, South Africa 
1895
El Salvador, Honduras & Nicaragua form Central American Union 
1897
Marquis C de Bonchamps' expedition reaches Gore Ethiopia 
1898
15th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Charlotte Sterry beats L Martin (6-4 6-4) 
1898
22nd Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Reginald Doherty beats L Doherty (6-3 6-3 2-6 5-7 6-1) 
1902
Congress authorizes Louisiana Purchase Expo $1 gold coin 
1902
US buys concession to build Panama canal from French for $40 million 
1902
Germany, Italy, and the Austro-Hungarian Empire renew their Triple Alliance for six more years 
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 government in France 
1914
Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip at 10.45, the casus belli of WWI 
1917
Potato entrepreneurs begins in Amsterdam 
1918
1st flight between Hawaiian Islands 
1919
Carl Mazes pitches a complete doubleheader against NY Yankees 
1919
Treaty of Versailles ending WW I signed in France - also established the League of Nations 
1922
The Irish Civil War starts when Irish Free State forces attack anti-treaty republicans in Dublin. 
1923
Dodgers lost 7-0 lead, as Phillies score 8 in bottom of 9th 
1923
Queen Wilhelmina & Prince Henry of the Netherlands 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 US president at Democratic 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 orders a federal gold vault to be built at Fort Knox, Kentucky 
1935
70th British Golf Open: Alf Perry shoots a 283 at Muirfield 
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 government 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 formed in NY by Malcolm X 
1965
1st US ground combat forces in Vietnam authorized by President Lyndon B. 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 
1970
Around 500 Catholic workers at the Harland and Wolff shipyard are forced to leave their work by Protestant employees as serious rioting continues in Belfast 
1971
Fillmore East closes 
1971
Phillies' Rick Wise hits 2 HRs & no-hits Reds 
1971
US 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 
1973
New Zealand ship HMNZS Otago sails for Mururoa test zone after France's refusal to accept an International Court of Justice injunction against its atmospheric nuclear testing; NZ Prime Minister Norman Kirk told the crew of the Otago that their Mururoa mission was an 'honourable' one 
1973
Northern Ireland Assembly elections take place 
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) 
1975
The South African rugby team beats France 33-18 in Pretoria 
1976
1st woman was admitted to Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs Colo 
1976
Three British mercenaries are sentenced to death for their part in the Angolan civil war 
1977
Billy Hunter becomes Rangers' 4th manager in 6 days 
1977
Supreme Court allows Federal control of Nixon tapes papers 
1977
The United Party, main political opposition party in South Africa, is formally disbanded by the majority faction after members leave the party to join other new political parties 
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 
1980
The South African Springbok rugby team lead by Morné du Plessis beats the British Lions 12-10 in Port Elizabeth to lead 3-0 in the series 
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 Charles & Lady Diana name their baby "William" 
1983
Bridge section along I-95 in Greenwich, Ct collapsed kills 3 
1983
NASA launches Galaxy-A 
1984
Former member of South African Congress of Trade Unions (SACTU), Jeannette Schoon, and her six-year old daughter, Katryn, are killed by a letter bomb at Lubango, in northern Angola 
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 
1986
West European leaders, meeting in the Netherlands, delay indefinitely imposing economic sanctions against South Africa 
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 
1991
South Africa signs the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty 
1992
"Chinese Coffee" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 18 performances 
1992
2 earthquakes, including 3rd strongest in US (7.4) rock California 
1992
Burharnuddin Rabbani becomes president of Afghanistan 
1992
Italian government of Amato forms 
1992
LA Police commisioner Daryl Gates steps down 
1992
Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester Golf International 
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 Netherlands 
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 
2000
Cuban exile Elián González returns to Cuba following a Supreme Court order. 
2002
In South Africa, the Congress of South African Trade Unions and the Treatment Action Campaign table a national HIV/AIDS treatment plan in the National Economic, Development and Labour Council 
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. 
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. 
2012
A series of car bombs in Iraq kills 14 and injures 50 people 
2013
Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole's final "Sportscentre" broadcast on TSN 
2016
Iceland Celebrates Improbable Win Over England at Euro 2016 
2016
England manager Hodgson resigns after Euro 2016 exit 
2017
Massive cyberattack spreads ransomware across Europe, US 
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