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This Day in History – June 28, 2011




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1820 Tomato is proven nonpoisonous1838 Britain’s Queen Victoria crowned in Westminster Abbey1859 1st dog show held (Newcastle-on-Tyne, England)1894 Labor Day established as a federal employees holiday1902 Congress authorizes Louisiana Purchase Expo $1 gold coin1914 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 WW11918 1st flight between Hawaiian Islands1919 Treaty of Versailles ending WW I signed1951 “Amos ‘n’ Andy” premiers on CBS TV1956 1st atomic reactor built for private research operates Chicago Ill1964 Organization for Afro-American Unity forms in NY by Malcolm X1965 1st US ground combat forces in Vietnam authorized by Pres Johnson1968 Daniel Ellsberg indicted for leaking Pentagon Papers1971 Supreme Court overturns draft evasion conviction of Muhammad Ali1973 Lawsuit in Detroit challenges Little League’s “no girls” rule1973 Black Sports Hall of Fame forms: Paul Robeson, Elgin Baylor, Jesse Owens, Jim Brown, Wilma Rudolph, Joe Louis & Althea Gibson elected1974 Wings release “Band on the Run” & “Zoo Gang” in UK1975 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 papers1978 UNICEF chooses rock group Kansas as ambassadors of goodwill1982 Prince Chuck & Lady Di name their baby “William”]]]]> ]]>

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