June 28 History Roundup Ruslana Korshunova, Mel Brooks & Stonewall riots

June 28, 2010
By Vannini

Notable Events

1098 – Fighters of the First Crusade defeat Kerbogha of Mosul.

1389 – Ottomans defeat Serbian army in the bloody Battle of Kosovo, opening the way for the Ottoman conquest of Southeastern Europe (see Vidovdan).

1776 – American Revolutionary War: Thomas Hickey, Continental Army private and bodyguard to General George Washington, is hanged for mutiny and sedition.

1778 – American Revolutionary War: Battle of Monmouth fought between the American Continental Army under George Washington and the British Army led by Sir Henry Clinton.

1807 – Second British invasion of the Río de la Plata; John Whitelock lands at Ensenada on an attempt to recapture Buenos Aires and is defeated by the fierce resistance of the locals.

1859 – First conformation dog show is held in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.

1894 – Labor Day becomes an official US holiday.

1902 – The U.S. Congress passes the Spooner Act, authorizing President Theodore Roosevelt to acquire rights from Colombia for the Panama Canal.

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.

1919 – The Treaty of Versailles is signed in Paris, formally ending World War I between Belgium, Britain, France, Italy, the United States and allies on the one side and Germany and Austria Hungary on the other side.

1922 – The Irish Civil War begins with the shelling of the Four Courts in Dublin by Free State forces.

1950 – Seoul is captured by troops from North Korea.

1964 – Malcom X forms the Organization of Afro-American Unity.

1969 – Stonewall riots begin in New York City.

1994 – Members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult release sarin gas attack at Matsumoto, Japan, 7 persons killed, 660 injured.

1997 – Mike Tyson vs Evander Holyfield II – Tyson is disqualified in the 3rd round for biting a piece from Holyfield’s ear.

2006 – The Republic of Montenegro is admitted as the 192nd Member of the United Nations by General Assembly resolution 60/264.

Notable Births

1503 – Giovanni della Casa, Italian poet (d. 1556)

1577 – Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish painter (d. 1640)

1712 – Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Swiss philosopher (d. 1778)

1867 – Luigi Pirandello, Italian writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1936)

1891 – Carl Panzram, American serial killer (d. 1930)

1926 – Mel Brooks, American filmmaker

1937 – Tom Magliozzi, American radio personality, cohost of Car Talk

1960 – John Elway, American football player

1966 – John Cusack, American actor

Notable Deaths

548 – Theodora, Byzantine empress

1836 – James Madison, 4th President of the United States (b. 1751)

2001 – Mortimer Adler, American philosopher (b. 1902)

2006 – George Unwin, British WWII fighter ace (b. 1913)

2008 – Ruslana Korshunova, Kazakhstani model (b. 1987)

2009 – Billy Mays, American television pitchman most famous for selling OxiClean on commercials (b. 1958)

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