On This Day..... June 28

 

JUNE 28TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL BOMB POP DAY
  • TODAY IS ALASKA APPRECIATION DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • KING HENRY VIII (1491-1547)
  • RICHARD RODGERS (1902-1979)
 
  • MICHAEL VALE (FRED THE BAKER – TIME TO MAKE THE DONUTS) (1922-2005)
  • ERIC BAUERSFELD (ADMIRAL AKBAR) (1922-2016)
 
  • MEL BROOKS (1926, 92)
  • PAT MORITA (1932-2005)
 
  • LEON PANETTA (1938, 80)
  • GILDA RADNER (1946-1989)
 
  • KATHY BATES (1948, 70)
  • JOHN ELWAY (1960, 58)
 
  • JOHN CUSACK (1966, 52)
  • MARY STUART MASTERSON (1966, 52)
 
  • ELON MUSK (1971, 47)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1762, CATHERINE THE GREAT COMES TO POWER IN RUSSIA
  • IN 1776, THE FINAL DRAFT OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE IS SUBMITTED TO THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS
  • IN 1776, THOMAS HICKEY BECOMES THE FIRST AMERICAN SOLDIER EXECUTED FOR MUTINY AFTER IT IS REVEALED HE PLOTTED TO KIDNAP GEORGE WASHINGTON FOR THE BRITISH
  • IN 1778, GENERAL WASHINGTON WINS TH BATTLE OF MONMOUTH, NEW JERSEY
  • IN 1820, COLONEL ROBERT GIBBON PUBLICLY EATS A TOMATO ON THE STEPS OF HIS COURT HOUSE TO PROVE TO CITIZENS THAT THEY ARE NOT POISONOUS
  • IN 1836, JAMES MADISON DIES AT 85
  • IN 1838, QUEEN VICTORIA COMES TO POWER IN ENGLAND
  • IN 1859, NEWCASTLE ON TYNE, ENGLAND HOSTS THE FIRST EVER DOG SHOW
  • IN 1870, CONGRESS CREATES THE CONCEPT OF FEDERAL HOLIDAYS, DECLARING THAT ALL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES SHALL HAVE OFF FROM WORK NEW YEARS DAY, INDEPENDENCE DAY, THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS
  • IN 1880, NOTORIOUS AUSTRALIAN GANGSTER NED KELLY IS CAPTURED
  • IN 1894, LABOR DAY IS ADDED TO THE LIST OF FEDERAL HOLIDAYS
  • IN 1895, FRENCH PAINTER PAUL GAUGUIN LEAVES FRANCE TO LIVE IN TAHITI
  • IN 1902, THE U.S. PAYS FRANCE $40 MILLION FOR THE RIGHT TO BUILD THE PANAMA CANAL
  • IN 1914, ARCHDUKE FRANZ FERDINAND AND HIS WIFE ARE ASSASSINATED IN SARAJEVO
  • IN 1919, THE TREATY OF VERSAILLES IS SIGNED WHICH ENDS WORLD WAR I AND ESTABLISHES THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS
  • IN 1919, HARRY AND ELIZABETH TRUMAN MARRY IN INDEPENDENCE, MISSOURRI
  • IN 1922, THE IRISH CIVIL WAR BEGINS WHEN “FREE STATE” FORCES ATTACK DUBLIN
  • IN 1926, THE MERCEDES BENZ COMPANY FORMS WHEN DAIMLER-MERCEDES MERGES WITH BENZ & CIE
  • IN 1928, THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY NOMINATES NY GOVERNOR ALFRED SMITH FOR PRESIDENT
  • IN 1934, HITLER FLIES TO ESSEN FOR “THE NIGHT OF LONG KNIVES”
  • IN 1935, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT ORDERS FORT KNOX TO BE BUILT IN KENTUCKY
  • IN 1940, “QUIZ KIDS” DEBUTS ON THE RADIO
  • IN 1942, THE DUMONT TV NETWORK BEGINS OPERATION
  • IN 1946, THE CLEVELAND INDIANS BECOME THE FIRST TEAM TO HAVE REGULAR PERMANENT PLAY BY PLAY OF THEIR GAMES ON THE RADIO
  • IN 1947, RED INGLE GOES TO #1 WITH “TEMPTATION”
  • IN 1951, CBS DEBUTS “AMOS N ANDY”
  • IN 1957, THE CINCINATTI REDS FANS ARE ACCUSED OF “BALLOT STUFFING” WHEN THE ALL STAR TEAM ELECTS 8 REDS PLAYERS AS STARTERS
  • IN 1959, BOBBY DARIN GOES TO #1 WITH “DREAM LOVER”
  • IN 1962, THE NETHERLANDS BECOMES THE FIRST NATION TO BAN THALIDOMIDE
  • IN 1964, MALCOLM X FORMS THE ORGANIZATION FOR AFRO-AMERICAN UNITY
  • IN 1965, PRESIDENT JOHNSON AUTHORIZES THE FIRST GROUND TROOPS IN VIETNAM
  • IN 1968, PINK FLOYD RELEASES “A SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS”
  • IN 1969 HENRY MANCINI GOES TO #1 WITH “THE LOVE THEME FROM ROMEO & JULIET”
  • IN 1971, THE SUPREME COURT UNANIMOUSLY OVERTURNS MUHAMMED ALI’S CONVICTION OF DRAFT EVASION
  • IN 1974, WINGS RELEASES “BAND ON THE RUN”
  • IN 1975, THE EAGLES HAVE THE #1 ALBUM “ONE OF THESE NIGHTS”
  • IN 1976, THE U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY ADMITS ITS FIRST FEMALE CADET
  • IN 1978, THE SUPREME COURT SIDES WITH ALLAN BAKKE, A WHITE MAN WHO CLAIMS REVERSE DISCRIMINATION WHEN HE IS NOT ADMITTED TO CALIFORNIA MEDICAL SCHOOL, AND FORCES THE SCHOOL TO ADMIT HIM
  • IN 1982, PRINCE CHARLES AND PRINCESS DIANA ANNOUNCE THAT THEY HAVE NAMED THEIR SON WILLIAM
  • IN 1986, THE IRISH PEOPLE VOTE DOWN A REFERENDUM WHICH WOULD HAVE LEGALIZED DIVORCE
  • IN 1991, 81 YEAR OLD JACQUES COUSTEAU MARRIES FRANCINE TRIPLET
  • IN 1992, TWO MAJOR EARTHQUAKES CAUSE $92 MILLION IN DAMAGES IN CALIFORNIA
  • IN 1992, PRINCE ANDREW ANNOUNCES HE IS DIVORCING HIS WIFE, SARAH FERGUSON
  • IN 1993, POLICE STOP 34 YEAR OLD JOEL RIFKIN FOR A TRAFFIC VIOLATION AND FIND A DECOMPOSING BODY IN HIS TRUCK. THEY GO ON TO FIND HE KILLED 18 WOMEN OVER A TWO YEAR PERIOD
  • IN 1996, EDDIE MURPHY RELEASES “THE NUTTY PROFESSOR”
  • IN 1997, MIKE TYSON BITES EVANDER HOLYFIELD’S EAR DURING A BOXING MATCH
  • IN 2000, ELIAN GONZALEZ RETURNS TO CUBA AFTER THE SUPREME COURT REFUSES TO HEAR HIS PETITION TO STAY IN AMERICA
  • IN 2003, DISNEY RELEASES THE FIRST “PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN” MOVIE, “PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL”
  • IN 2004, THE COALITION PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY HANDS POWER BACK TO THE GOVERNMENT OF IRAQ AFTER U.S. LED RULE FOLLOWING SADDAM HUSSEIN’S DEATH
  • IN 2005, THE DESIGN FOR THE 9/11 FREEDOM TOWER IS RELEASED
  • IN 2008, GOLFER GREG NORMAN MARRIES TENNIS STAR CHRIS EVERT
  • IN 2009, MICHAEL JACKSON GOES TO #1 WORLD WIDE WITH “THE ESSENTIAL MICHAEL JACKSON” THREE DAYS AFTER HIS DEATH
  • IN 2010, SANDRA BULLOCK DIVORCES JESSE JAMES AFTER FIVE YEARS
  • IN 2015, GREECE CLOSES BANKS FOR ONE WEEK AND RESTRICTS ATM USE AFTER THE CENTRAL EUROPEAN BANK REFUSES TO SUPPLY EMERGENCY FUNDS
  • IN 2016, SUICIDE BOMBERS KILL 42 PEOPLE AT TURKEY’S ATATURK AIRPORT
  • IN 2017, XI JINPING TRAVELS TO HONG KONG TO MARK IT’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF RETURNING TO CHINA
  • IN 2017, MARVEL RELEASES “SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING”, THE FIRST STARRING TOM HOLLAND AND MOVING SPIDERMAN INTO THE AVENGERS UNIVERSE
 

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