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6/28/2020 1:51:00 PM
Today In History - June 28
(L-R) Catherine II, Queen Victoria, and Archduke Franz Ferdinand
(Public Domain Photos)

(L-R) Catherine II, Queen Victoria, 
and Archduke Franz Ferdinand

(Public Domain Photos)


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From OnThisDay.com


Today in History in 1762 Russian tsarina Catherine II seized power, declaring herself Catherine II, the sovereign ruler of Russia; in 1838 the Coronation of Queen Victoria in Westminster Abbey in London; and in 1914 Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie were assassinated in Sarajevo by a young Serbian nationalist which led to declarations of war in WWI.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1762 - Russian tsarina Catherine II seizes power, declaring herself Catherine II, the sovereign ruler of Russia
  • 1838 - Coronation of Queen Victoria in Westminster Abbey, London
  • 1880 - Ned Kelly the Australian bushranger captured at Glenrowan.
  • 1914 - Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip at 10.45, the casus belli of WWI
  • 1919 - Treaty of Versailles, ending WW I and establishing the League of Nations, is signed in France
  • 1935 - FDR orders a federal gold vault to be built at Fort Knox, Kentucky
  • 1951 - "Amos 'n' Andy" premieres on CBS TV
  • 1965 - 1st US ground combat forces in Vietnam authorized by President Lyndon B. Johnson
  • 1982 - Prince Charles & Lady Diana name their baby "William"
  • 2003 - "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl", directed by Gore Verbinski, starring Johnny Depp, Kiera Knightley and Orlando Bloom, premieres at Disneyland


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Famous Birthdays

  • 1491 - Henry VIII, King of England (1509-47)
  • 1703 - John Wesley, Epworth, Lincolnshire, English Christian theologian and co-founder of the Methodist movement
  • 1902 - Richard Rodgers, Hammels Station NY, composer (Rodgers & Hammerstein)
  • 1926 - Mel Brooks, New York City, American actor and director (Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs)
  • 1946 - Gilda Radner, actress (SNL, Haunted Honeymoon), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1948 - Kathy Bates, academy award winning actress (Misery), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1960 - John Elway, Port Angeles Washignton, NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32/33)
  • 1966 - John Cusack, actor (Stand By Me, Sure Thing, Better Off Dead), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1966 - Mary Stuart Masterson, actress (Some Kind of Wonderful), born in Houston, Texas

Famous Weddings

  • 1919 - 33rd US president Harry Truman (35) weds Elizabeth Truman (34) in Independence
  • 1934 - Novelist Kenneth Patchen (22) weds Miriam Patchen in nearby Sharon, Pennsylvania
  • 1965 - Country singer Merle Haggard (28) weds singer Bonnie Owens (35)
  • 1986 - CBS news correspondent Mike Wallace (68) weds Mary Yates
  • 1991 - Explorer Jacques Cousteau (81) weds Francine Triplet in Paris
  • 1992 - US President Bush's daughter Dorothy marries Bobby Koch
  • 2000 - Business magnate Ron Perelman (69) weds actress Ellen Barkin (46) in a traditional Jewish ceremony at an upper East Side synagogue
  • 2003 - Colombian American actor John Leguizamo (42) weds estate planner Justine Maurer (35) on a Catholic-Jewish ceremony in New York
  • 2008 - "Saturday Night Live" actor-comedian Chris Kattan (37) weds model Sunshine Tutt (31) at Chateau Du Sureau in Yosemite, California
  • 2008 - Golfing legend Greg Norman (53) weds former tennis star Chris Evert (53) in Paradise Island, Bahamas
  • 2013 - Writer Josh Kilmer-Purcell (43) weds physician Brent Ridge in Sharon Springs, New York
  • 2014 - Socialite and actress Olivia Palermo (28) weds model Johannes Huebl in Bedford, New York

Famous Divorces

  • 2010 - Academy award winning actress Sandra Bullock (45) divorces "Monster Garage" host Jesse James (40) due to conflict of personalities after nearly 5 years of marriage
  • 2012 - "Spy Kids" actress Alexa Vega (23) divorces film producer Sean Covel (36) due to irreconcilable differences after less than two years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • 1914 - Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria is assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip, led to declarations of war in WWI
  • 1975 - Rod Serling, writer/host (Twilight Zone, Night Gallery), dies at 50
  • 2009 - Fred Travalena, American comedian and impressionist (b. 1942)
  • 2010 - Robert Byrd, American politician (b. 1917)
  • 2014 - Meshach Taylor, American actor, dies from colorectal cancer at 67

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