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June 28 is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 186 days remaining.
1914 - Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophia are killed by a Serbian nationalist, the of casus belli World War I.
1919 - The Treaty of Versailles is signed, ending World War I with Germany.
1936 - The Japanese puppet state of Mengjiang is formed in northern China.
1938 - A 450 metric ton meteorite struck the earth in a empty field near Chicora, Pennsylvania
1940 - Romania cedes Bessarabia (current-day Moldova) to the Soviet Union.
1950 - Seoul is captured by troops from North Korea.
1960 - US-owned oil refineries in Cuba confiscated and nationalised.
1967 - Israel annexes East Jerusalem.
1969 - Stonewall riots in New York city mark the beginning of the modern gay rights era.
1978 - The United States Supreme Court, in 438 US 265 1978, bars quota systems in college admissions but affirms constitutionality of programs giving advantage to minorities.
Regents of the University of California v. Bakke 1988 - Four workers are asphyxiated at a metal-plating plant in Auburn, Indiana, in the worst confined-space industrial accident in U.S. history. A fifth victim dies two days later.
1990 - Paperback Software, a company founded by Adam Osborne, found guilty by a U.S. court of copyright violation for copying the appearance and menu system of Lotus 1-2-3 in its competing spreadsheet program.
1997 - Boxer Mike Tyson is disqualified for biting off part of the ear of his opponent Evander Holyfield.
767 - Pope Paul I
1476 - Pope Paul IV (d. 1559)
1490 - Albert of Mainz, bishop and elector of Mainz (d. 1545)
1491 - Henry VIII, king of England (d. 1547)
1577 - Peter Paul Rubens, German painter (d. 1640)
1703 - John Wesley, English founder of Methodism (d. 1791)
1712 - Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Swiss philosopher (d. 1778)
1806 - Napoleon Coste, French guitarist, composer (d. 1883)
1807 - Anton Philipp Reclam , German publisher (d. 1895)
1831 - Joseph Joachim, Austrian violinist (d. 1907)
1867 - Luigi Pirandello, Italian dramatist and narrator, recipient of the Nobel Prize in literature (d. 1936)
1891 - Carl Panzram, Serial killer
1902 - John Dillinger, gangster (d. 1934)
1902 - Richard Rodgers, composer (d. 1979)
1906 - Maria Goeppert-Mayer, physicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in physics 1963 (d. 1972)
1906 - Paul-Emile Victor
1913 - Franz Antel, Austrian filmmaker
1914 - Lester Flatt, bluegrass musician (d. 1979)
1921 - P. V. Narasimha Rao, Prime Minister of the Republic of India 1991 - 1996
1926 - Mel Brooks, filmmaker
1932 - Pat Morita, actor
1936 - Chuck Howley, American football player
1938 - Moy Yat, Chinese Sealmaker, Martial Artist
1943 - Klaus von Klitzing, physicist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in physics
1946 - Gilda Radner, actress (d. 1989)
1948 - Kathy Bates, actress
1948 - Clarence Thomas, Supreme Court judge
1952 - Pietro Mennea, Italian athlete
1954 - Alice Krige, actress
1960 - John Elway, National Football League player
1964 - Mark Grace, Major League Baseball player
1966 - John Cusack, actor
1968 - Adam Woodyatt, actor
1972 - Jon Heidenreich, professional wrestler
1973 - Adrian Annus, hammer thrower
1978 - Simon Larose, Tennis player
1979 - Randy McMichael, American football player
1989 - Gerald T. Watkins Jr., American Musician
1914 - Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria (assassination) (b. 1863)
1914 - Archduchess Sophie Chotek, wife of Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria
1962 - Mickey Cochrane, Baseball Hall of Famer (b. 1903)
1965 - Red Nichols, jazz musician (b. 1905)
1974 - Frank Sutton, actor
1975 - Rod Serling, scriptwriter, host of (b. The Twilight Zone 1924)
1980 - Josť Iturbi, musician, conductor (b. 1895)
1981 - Terry Fox, cancer activist (b. 1958)
1989 - Joris Ivens, filmmaker (b. 1898)
1997 - Mrs. Miller, singer (b. 1907)
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