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This Day in History – June 28, 2011




1820 Tomato is proven nonpoisonous 1838 Britain’s Queen Victoria crowned in Westminster Abbey 1859 1st dog show held (Newcastle-on-Tyne, England) 1894 Labor Day established as a federal employees holiday 1902 Congress authorizes Louisiana Purchase Expo $1 gold coin 1914 Assassination of the heir to the throne of Austria, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophia, in Sarajevo by a Serbian Nationalist Gavrilo Princip. This incident precipitated a war with Serbia, eventually starting WW1 1918 1st flight between Hawaiian Islands 1919 Treaty of Versailles ending WW I signed 1951 “Amos ‘n’ Andy” premiers on CBS TV 1956 1st atomic reactor built for private research operates Chicago Ill 1964 Organization for Afro-American Unity forms in NY by Malcolm X 1965 1st US ground combat forces in Vietnam authorized by Pres Johnson 1968 Daniel Ellsberg indicted for leaking Pentagon Papers 1971 Supreme Court 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 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) 1977 Supreme Court allows Federal control of Nixon tapes papers 1978 UNICEF chooses rock group Kansas as ambassadors of goodwill 1982 Prince Chuck & Lady Di name their baby “William”]]]]> ]]>

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