June 28 Events in History - June 28 Birthdays - June 28 Deaths
2015 A SpaceX cargo rocket explodes shortly after launch; the unmanned vessel was carrying over two tons of food, provisions, supplies and equipment for the International Space Station
2014 French tennis player Alize Cornet beats top-ranked Serena Williams at Wimbledon
2014 U.S. President Barack Obama requests $2 billion for emergency measures to address illegal immigration and enhance security at the border with Mexico; thousands of children have been caught in the last 8 months crossing the border without adults
2013 In England, a man is arrested for charges related to the attack on 'The Hay Wain' painting, completed by artist John Constable in 1821; the work is considered one of England's greatest and most popular paintings
2013 For the first time since 2010, gold falls below $1,200 per ounce
2012 The weight loss drug lorcaserin is approved by the FDA, the first weight loss drug to be approved since 1999
2012 South Korea announces that it plans to sign a pact with Japan that encourages the sharing of sensitive military intelligence
2011 Following the resignation of Dominique Strass-Kahn, France finance minister Christine Lagarde becomes the new head of the International Monetary Fund
2011 The U.N. reports 10 million people are effected by the worst drought in 60 years, forcing Somalians to flee to Kenya and Ethiopia to avoid starvation
1997 "Master Class," closes at Golden Theater New York City after 601 performances
1997 "Steel Peer," closes at Richard Rodgers Theater New York City after 76 performances
1997 TV evangelist Robert Schuller attacks a flight attendant
1996 "Nutty Professor," starring Eddie Murphy opens in theaters in the USA
1995 New Jersey Devils Stanley Cup Victory Party, admidst rumours they were moving to Nashville, goalie Chris Terreri holds up "Nashville? NO WAY!" sign
1994 New York Met Pitcher Dwight Gooden suspended for 60 days due to drug charges
1993 Doctors recommend ligament transplant to Jose Canseco's arm
1993 Jacques Lemaire is named New Jersey Devils 8th Head Coach
1993 Carlton Fisk, 45, released by White Sox, as all time leader of most games caught and most home runs by a catcher
1992 "Chinese Coffee" opens at Circle in Sq Theater New York City for 18 performances
1992 2 earthquakes, including 3rd strongest in U.S. (7.4) rock California
1992 Burharnuddin Rabbani becomes president of Afghanistan
1992 Italian government of Amato forms
1992 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
1992 President Bush's daughter Dorothy marries Bobby Koch
1992 U.S. Dream Team beats Cuba in 1st exhibition basketball game, 133-57
1990 17th annual Daytime Emmy Awards
1990 Emmy 17th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 11th time
1988 Mike Tyson sues to break contract with manager Bill Cayton
1987 "Dreamgirls" opens at Ambassador Theater New York City for 177 performances
1987 Deb Richard wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
1987 Don Baylor sets career hit-by-pitch mark at 244 (Pitcher Rick Rhoden)
1986 Kenneth and Nellie Pike challenge Alabama Dem runoff win by AG C Graddick
1985 Discovery ferried back to Kennedy Space Center via Bergstrom AFB, Tx
1983 Bridge section along I-95 in Greenwich, Ct collapsed kills 3
1983 NASA launches Galaxy-A
1982 Prince Chuck and Lady Di name their baby "William"
1981 "Piaf" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City after 165 performances
1981 74 government officials die in attack in Iran
1981 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament
1980 New York City transit fare rises from 50 cents to 60 cents
1979 OPEC raises oil prices 24 percent
1978 UNICEF chooses rock group Kansas as ambassadors of goodwill
1978 Supreme Court orders California medical school to admit Allan Bakke a white man claiming reverse discrimination when application was rejected
1977 Billy Hunter becomes Rangers' 4th manager in 6 days
1977 Supreme Court allows Federal control of Nixon tapes papers
1976 1st woman was admitted to Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs Colo
1976 Hijacked French Airbus lands in Entebbe, Uganda
1975 David Bowie releases 'Fame'
1975 Golfer Lee Trevino is struck by lightning at Western Open (Ill)
1974 Fall of earth and rocks kill 200 (Quebrada Blanca Canyon, Colombia)
1974 Wings release "Band on the Run" and "Zoo Gang" in UK
1973 Lawsuit in Detroit challenges Little League's "no girls" rule
1973 Black Sports Hall of Fame forms: Paul Robeson, Elgin Baylor, Jesse Owens, Jim Brown, Wilma Rudolph, Joe Louis and Althea Gibson elected
1971 Phillies' Rick Wise hits 2 home runs and no-hits Reds
1971 Supreme Court (8-0) overturns draft evasion conviction of Muhammad Ali
1970 Mary Mills wins LPGA Len Immke Buick Golf Open
1969 John Hampshire scores 107 on Test cricket debut vs. WI at Lord's
1968 Daniel Ellsberg indicted for leaking Pentagon Papers
1967 George Harrison is fined 6 pounds for speeding
1967 Israel annexes East Jerusalem
1966 Ernie Terrel beats Doug Jones in 15 wba for heavyweight boxing title
1965 1st U.S. ground combat forces in Vietnam authorized by President Johnson
1965 Princess Beatrice and Claus von Amsberg announce engagement
1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Waldemar Golf Open
1964 Organization for Afo-American Unity forms in New York by Malcolm X
1963 Belaunde Terry inaugurated as President of Peru
1963 Khrushchev visits East-Berlin
1962 Thalidomide drug banned in Netherlands
1961 Phils and San Francisco set then record longest night game (5h11m) 7-7 15 inn tie
1960 10.40" (26.42 cm) of rainfall, Dunmor, Kentucky (state 24-hour record)
1959 Phils Wally Post is only outfielder to throw out 2 runners in an inning twice (Losing to Giants 6-0)
1958 Brazil becomes world soccer champ in Sweden
1958 Nancy Ramey swims world record 100m (1:09.6)
1957 Reds' fans stuff ballot box, electing 8 Reds as All Star starters
1957 Frick overrules and names Stan Musial, Willie Mays, and Hank Aaron to team
1956 1st atomic reactor built for private research operates Chicago, Illinois
1956 Riots break out in Poznan Poland, 38 die
1954 111 degrees F (44 degrees C) at Camden, South Carolina (state record)
1953 8th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls
1951 "Amos 'n' Andy" premieres on CBS TV
1950 "Michael Todd's Peep Show" opens at Winter Garden New York City for 278 performances
1948 U.S. and British airlift to West-Berlin begins
1947 "Temptation (Tim-Tayshun) by Red Ingle with Jo Stafford hits #1
1946 Enrico de Nicola becomes 1st President of Italy
1946 Permanent radio play-by-play of Cleveland Indians games begins
1945 Polish Provisional Government of National Unity set up by Soviets
1942 Colonel General Von Hoth' 6th Pantser enters Voronezj
1942 Dumont TV network begins (WABD New York)
1941 German and Romanian soldiers kill 11,000 Jews in Kishinev
1941 German troops occupy Galicia Poland
1940 "Quiz Kids?" premieres on radio
1940 Romania cedes Bessarabia to Soviet Union
1939 Joe Louis TKOs Tony Galent in 4 for heavyweight boxing title
1939 Pan Am opens southern route transatlantic air service, Dixie Clipper
1939 Yankees hit 13 home runs, sweep A's 23-2 and 10-0
1938 Bradman scores 102* in drawn 2nd Test cricket at Lord's
1935 Earl Averill's consecutive-game streak ends at 673
1935 Franklin D. Roosevelt ordersa federal gold vault to be built at Fort Knox Kentucky
1934 Hitler flies to Essen, Night of Long Knifes
1928 Alfred E. Smith (NY-Gov) nominated for president at Dem Convention
1928 Friedrich Schmiedl attempted rocket mail in Austria (unsuccessful)
1924 Test cricket ump debut for Frank Chester, vs. South Africa at Lord's
1924 Tornado strikes Sandusky Ohio and Lorain Ohio, killing 93
1923 Dodgers lost 7-0 lead, as Phillies score 8 in bottom of 9th
1923 Queen Wilhelmina and Prince Henry for state visit to London
1919 Carl Mazes pitches a complete doubleheader against New York Yankees
1919 Harry S Truman marries Elizabeth Virginia Wallace in Independence
1919 Treaty of Versailles ending WW I signed in France
1917 Potato entrepreneurs begins in Amsterdam
1917 Raggedy Ann doll invented
1914 Austria invades Serbia, WW I
1911 Joseph Caillaux forms government in France
1909 1st French air show, Concours d'Avation opens
1907 Nationals steal a record 13 bases off catcher Branch Rickey
1904 International Anti-Military Cooperation (IAMV) forms in Amsterdam
1902 Congress authorizes Louisiana Purchase Expo $1 gold coin
1902 U.S. buys concession to build Panama canal from French for $40 million
1897 Marquis C de Bonchamps' expedition reaches Gore Ethiopia
1895 El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua form Central American Union
1894 Labor Day established as a federal employees holiday
1892 Phillies tie club record of 16 straight victories
1887 Phillies most lopsided shut-out beating Indianapolis 24-0
1874 Freedmen's Bank closes
1869 Amsterdam typographer strike
1862 Day 4 of 7 Days-Battle of Savage's Station/Garnett's Farm, Virginia
1861 Leipzig Observatory discovers short-period (6.2 yrs) Comet d'Arrest
1859 1st dog show held, Newcastle-on-Tyne, England
1838 Britain's Queen Victoria crowned in Westminster Abbey
1832 Gerrit Moll measures noise of guns
1820 Tomato is proven non-poisonous
1807 British troops lands at Ensenada, Argentina
1778 Battle of Monmouth, New Jersey (General Washington beats Clinton)
1778 Mary Ludwig Hayes "Molly Pitcher" aids American patriots
1776 Charleston, South Carolina repulses British sea attack
1770 Quakers open a school for blacks in Philadelphia
1762 1st reported counterfeiting attempt, Boston
1762 Russian tsarina Catharina II grabs power
1748 Riot after public execution in Amsterdam, 200+ killed
1675 Battle at Fehrbellin: Brandenburgs army beats Sweden
1635 French colony of Guadeloupe established in Caribbean
1629 Peace of Ales: Rights of French huguenots limited
1593 Earl Mauritius conquerors Geertruidenberg
1583 Duke French van Valois returns to France
1575 Spanish troops conquer Buren
1524 Duke van Bourbon occupies Province
1519 King Carlos I elected Roman Catholic German emperor Charles V
1485 Gent/Brugge/Ieper recognize Maximilian of Austria as regent of Netherlands
1461 Edward IV crowned king of England
1245 1st Council of Lyons (13th ecumenical council) opens
1119 Battle of Sarmada - Emir Ilghazi defeat French Crusaders
767 St. Paul I ends his reign as Catholic Pope