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Monday, June 30, 2014

June 28 - This Day in History

June 28 : General Interest
1953: Workers assemble first Corvette in Flint, Michigan

On this day in 1953, workers at a Chevrolet plant in Flint, Michigan, assemble the first Corvette, a two-seater sports car that would become an American icon... read more

American Revolution
1836 : Former President James Madison dies

2006 : DaimlerChrysler announces Smart's arrival in United States

Civil War
1862 : Confederates capture commercial ship

Cold War
1948 : Yugoslavia expelled from COMINFORM

1975 : A teenage girl's boyfriend murders her parents

1993 : A serial rapist strikes in Allentown

1992 : Two big quakes rock California

General Interest
1519 : Charles elected Holy Roman emperor

1914 : Archduke Ferdinand assassinated

1919 : Keynes predicts economic chaos

1969 : The Stonewall Riot

1916 : Lasky Company merges with Famous Players, later to become Paramount

1888 : Robert Louis Stevenson sets sail for the South Seas

1928 : Louis Armstrong records "West End Blues"

Old West
1857 : Western writer Emerson Hough is born

1919 : Harry S. Truman marries Bess Wallace

1997 : Mike Tyson bites ear

Vietnam War
1965 : U.S. forces launch first offensive

1972 : Nixon announces draftees will not go to Vietnam

World War I
1914 : Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassinated

World War II
1940 : Britain recognizes General Charles de Gaulle as the leader of the Free French
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