Friday, June 28, 2019
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, Jean-Jacques Rousseau 1712 - Philosopher, writer, composer, Richard Rodgers 1902 - Composer
Mel Brooks 1926 - Writer, director, actor, Gilda Radner 1946, Kathy Bates 1948 - Actress
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.