Tuesday, June 28, 2022

History for June 28

History for June 28 - On-This-Day.com
Mel Brooks 1926 - Writer, director, actor
  • 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.
  • 1949 - The last U.S. combat troops were called home from Korea, leaving only 500 advisers.
  • 1950 - North Korean forces captured Seoul, South Korea.
  • 2000 - Six-year-old Elián González returned to Cuba from the U.S. with his father. The child had been the center of an international custody dispute.
  • 2010 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that Americans have the right to own a gun for self-defense anywhere they live.

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