Tuesday, June 27, 2017

June 28

  • June 28, 1577
    Peter Paul Rubens, a Flemish painter, is born in Germany, in family of protestants exiled from Antwerp
  • June 28, 1635
    The French colony of Guadeloupe is established in the Caribbean
  • June 28, 1650
    Lord Cromwell set off for Scotland at the head of an army of 16,354 men
  • June 28, 1675
    Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg and Duke of Prussia, crushes the Swedes, who invaded and occupied parts of Brandenburg, at Fehrbellin
  • June 28, 1745
    American New Englanders capture France's most imposing North American stronghold on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia
  • June 28, 1758
    British colonel James Wolfe issues the Wolfe's Manifesto for psychological intimidation of French forces
  • June 28, 1776
    Colonists repulse a British sea attack on Charleston, South Carolina
  • June 28, 1838
    Britain's Queen Victoria is crowned in Westminster Abbey
  • June 28, 1914
    Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie are shot to death by Bosnian Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip during an official visit to the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo, triggering World War I
  • June 28, 1919
    The Treaty of Versailles, signed by Germany and the Allied Powers, blames Germany for World War I, establishes the Weimar Republic, redraws European borders, and creates a League of Nations
  • June 28, 1935
    United States President Franklin Roosevelt orders the construction of a gold vault at Fort Knox, Kentucky
  • June 28, 1941
    U.S. President Roosevelt signs Executive Order 8807, which creates the Office of Scientific Research and Development
  • June 28, 1969
    Stonewall riots, a spontaneous demonstrations by members of the gay community against a police raid, marks start of the gay liberation movement
  • June 28, 1978
    Seasat, the first Earth-orbiting satellite designed for remote sensing of the Earth's oceans, is launched by NASA

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