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1997 - Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield
1997 : Mike Tyson was disqualified after biting off part of Evander Holyfield's ear.
1837 - Queen Victoria Coronation
1837 : Queen Victoria moves to Buckingham Palace, and the coronation takes place at Westminster Abbey on June 28th, 1837
1919 - France Treaty of Versailles
1919 : Germany signs the Treaty of Versailles with the Allies, officially ending World War I.
1925 - U.S.A. Jack Dempsey
1925 : A match between Jack Dempsey and Georges Carpentier scheduled for July 2nd
will attract the largest crowd ever for a Boxing match with over 70,000 tickets sold and all accommodation in the area and for many miles sold out when the World Heavyweight Champion defends his title in Jersey City.
1940 - England Free French Forces
1940 : Following the German occupation of France General Charles De Gaulle, set up headquarters in England for free French Forces and is recognized as the Leader.
1952 - South Africa Nelson Mandela Jailed
1952 : Police struck at the heart of the resistance to segregation by throwing top jailing the leaders of the movement for crossing forbidden race barriers the leaders included Nelson Mandela.
1958 - Algeria Political Prisoners Released
1958 : With tensions increasing in Algeria and the call by Muslim nationalists for independence. General Charles de Gaulle has announced the release of 30 Algerian political prisoners prior to local elections in Algeria, and a referendum of all French citizens on changes to the constitution which may well include additional independence for Algeria.
1960 - Great Britain Mining Disaster
1960 : A gas explosion at a coal mine at the Six Bells Colliery in Abertillery, Monmouthshire, Wales has left 37 dead and a further 8 missing presumed dead.
1969 - U.S.A. The Stonewall Riot
1969 : A police raid of the Stonewall Inn a gay club located on New York City's Christopher Street turns violent as patrons and local sympathizers begin rioting against the police this was known as The Stonewall Riot.
1972 - U.S.A. Vietnam
1972 : President Nixon announces that no more draftees will be sent to Vietnam unless they volunteer and a continuing decrease in US troops in Vietnam will continue.
1991 - UK Margaret Thatcher
1991 : The former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher who has held her Finchley seat for more than 30 years has announced she is to give up her seat (Member of Parliament for Finchley) in the House of Commons at the next general election.
1992 - U.S.A. California Earthquakes
1992 : Two of the strongest earthquakes ever to hit California strike the desert area east of Los Angeles, a 7.3-magnitude quake in Landers, 100 miles east of Los Angeles. Just over three hours later, a second 6.3-magnitude tremor hit in Big Bear just e few miles from the first quake.
1999 - U.S.A. Trillion Dollar Surplus
1999 : Following nine straight years of economic growth in the US, the US Government says that its budget surplus will be $1,000bn which it plans to use for strengthening Medicare and paying off some of the countries $3,700bn national debt. The current National debt is $9.0 trillion or $90,000.0 billion or nearly 24 X what it was in 1990
just 9 years ago.
2004 - US Hands back power to Iraq
2004 : The US has transferred sovereignty of Iraq back to Iraq ending 15 months of US control in Iraq. Iraq's interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi and his cabinet have now been sworn in and have made a televised address to the people of Iraq after formally taking office.
2007 - Ireland Elects First Black Mayor
2007 : The town of Portlaoise elected the first black mayor in the country of Ireland. Rotimi Adebari came to Ireland in 2000
as an asylum seeker from Nigeria. He became involved in local politics in 2004 and received a Master's degree from Dublin City University. His election as mayor came only after a voting pact between different factions and independent councilors.
2008 - U.S.A. Handgun Laws
2008 : Following the US Supreme Court decision that a ban on the private possession of handguns in Washington DC was unconstitutional as it violates the Second Amendment. The National Rifle Association (NRA) is planning to fight similar bans in other states and cities including San Francisco and Chicago.
2008 - China Olympic Bird's Nest Ready
2008 : The main venue for the Beijing Olympics, the Bird's Nest, was completed and declared operational. The $500 million project was the last to be completed of all the Olympic buildings and made to host the opening and closing ceremonies as well as other sporting events. With a 91,000 seat capacity, the stadium was chosen from hundreds of designs and created by Chinese architect Li Xinggang with help from the Swiss design firm Herzog and de Meuron.
2010 - US Senator Byrd Dies
2010 : United States Democratic Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia died at the age of ninety-two. Byrd was the longest serving Senator at the time of his death and had been in office since 1952
when he became a US representative. Byrd became a Senator in 1959 and had adamantly campaigned against civil rights in the 1960s
only to change his opinion and apologize for his actions later in his career. He had also been outspoken against the Iraq invasion.
2012 - Israel Stages Miss Holocaust Survivor Pageant
2012 : A controversial pageant was staged in Israel as contestants vied to win the title of the holocaust survivor beauty pageant. Fourteen elderly contestants paraded on stage and described the events they survived during the holocaust, organizers stated it was a celebration of life and critics stated it made light of a solemn and serious event. The winner was seventy-nine year old Hava Hershkovitz from Romania.
2013 - China Riots in Xinjiang
2013 : The death toll of riots in the Xinjiang region of China rose to thirty-five. Rioters had reportedly attacked police stations with knives and had killed twenty-four people. Police had killed eleven of the attackers and arrested four others.
Born This Day In History 28th June
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Melvin Kaminsky, June 28th, 1926, New York City
Known For :
Mel Brooks has directed and starred in films since 1963. His earlier work in media had taken him onto television and the theatre. He won a Best Screenplay Oscar for 1968
the Producers. His most popular and critically acclaimed movies are Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein, and his comedic work continued with History of the World Part 1, Spaceballs and Robin Hood: Men in Tights.