Wednesday, June 28, 2017
History for June 28 - On-This-Day.com
Henry VIII 1491 - King of England from April 21, 1509 until his death, known for his six marriages and his role in the separation of the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church, Peter Rubens 1577 - Baroque painter, Jean-Jacques Rousseau 1712 - Philosopher, writer, composer
Richard Rodgers 1902 - Composer, Mel Brooks 1926 - Writer, director, actor, Gilda Radner 1946
1778 - Mary "Molly Pitcher" Hays McCauley, wife of an American artilleryman, carried water to the soldiers during the Battle of Monmouth and, supposedly, took her husband's place at his gun after he was overcome with heat.
1914 - Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, was assassinated in Sarajevo along with his wife, Duchess Sophie.
1950 - North Korean forces captured Seoul, South Korea.
1951 - "Amos ’n’ Andy" moved to CBS-TV from radio.
1960 - In Cuba, Fidel Castro confiscated American-owned oil refineries without compensation.
2000 - The U.S. Supreme Court declared that a Nebraska law that outlawed "partial birth abortions" was unconstitutional. About 30 U.S. states had similar laws at the time of the ruling.
2007 - The American bald eagle was removed from the endangered species list.
2010 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that Americans have the right to own a gun for self-defense anywhere they live.