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June 28th History

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June 28th In Pop Culture History

1635 - Guadeloupe became a French colony.

1832 - The first American case of a cholera epidemic was reported in New York City.

1838 - Coronation of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

June 28, 1839 Birthday (fictional) Damon Salvatore, Vampire Diaries, TV

1846 - Adolphe Sax patented the saxophone.

1894 - Labor Day became an official US holiday.

1895 - The US Court of Private Land Claims rules James Reavis' claim to Barony of Arizona is "wholly fictitious and fraudulent."

1914 - World War One (orginally 'The Great War') began with the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand, in Serajevo.

1926 - Mercedes-Benz was formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging their two companies.

1964 - Malcolm X formed the Organization of Afro-American Unity.

1969 #1 Hit June 28, 1969 - July 11, 1969: Henry Mancini - Love Theme from 'Romeo And Juliet'

1969 - Stonewall Riots began in New York City, marking the start of the Gay Rights Movement.

1980 #1 Hit June 28, 1980 - July 18, 1980: Paul McCartney - Coming Up (Live at Glasgow)

1992 (Eathquakes) Landers, California, about 100 miles east of Los Angeles.

1997 - Mike Tyson bit Evander Holyfield's ear in the third round of their heavyweight rematch, earning a disqualification.

2003 #1 Hit June 28, 2003 - July 11, 2003: Clay Aiken - This Is the Night

2007 - Burn Notice premiered on USA

2008 #1 Hit June 28, 2008 - July 4, 2008: Coldplay - Viva la Vida

2009 - Stephen Hawking threw a party for time-travelers. He announced the party the day after it happened, and according to Hawking, no one came.

June 28th Celebrity Birthdays

Me Too...

Kellie Pickler (1986)
Mel Brooks (1926)
Kathy Bates (1948)
John Cusack (1966)
Gilda Radner (1946)
John Elway (1960)
Pat Morita (1932)
Seen it all, done it all, can’t remember most of it.

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