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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
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/former-president-james-madison-dies


Automotive
2006 : DaimlerChrysler announces Smart's arrival in United States
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/daimlerchrysler-announces-smarts-arrival-in-united-states


Civil War
1862 : Confederates capture commercial ship
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/confederates-capture-the-st-nicolas


Cold War
1948 : Yugoslavia expelled from COMINFORM
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/yugoslavia-expelled-from-cominform


Crime
1975 : A teenage girl's boyfriend murders her parents
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-teenage-girls-boyfriend-murders-her-parents

1993 : A serial rapist strikes in Allentown
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-serial-rapist-strikes-in-allentown


Disaster
1992 : Two big quakes rock California
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/two-big-quakes-rock-california


General Interest
1519 : Charles elected Holy Roman emperor
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/charles-elected-holy-roman-emperor

1914 : Archduke Ferdinand assassinated
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/archduke-ferdinand-assassinated

1919 : Keynes predicts economic chaos
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/keynes-predicts-economic-chaos

1969 : The Stonewall Riot
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-stonewall-riot


Hollywood
1916 : Lasky Company merges with Famous Players, later to become Paramount
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lasky-company-merges-with-famous-players-later-to-become-paramount


Literary
1888 : Robert Louis Stevenson sets sail for the South Seas
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/robert-louis-stevenson-sets-sail-for-the-south-seas


Music
1928 : Louis Armstrong records "West End Blues"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/louis-armstrong-records-quotwest-end-bluesquot


Old West
1857 : Western writer Emerson Hough is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/western-writer-emerson-hough-is-born


Presidential
1919 : Harry S. Truman marries Bess Wallace
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/harry-s-truman-marries-bess-wallace


Sports
1997 : Mike Tyson bites ear
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mike-tyson-bites-ear


Vietnam War
1965 : U.S. forces launch first offensive
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-forces-launch-first-offensive

1972 : Nixon announces draftees will not go to Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-announces-draftees-will-not-go-to-vietnam


World War I
1914 : Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassinated
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/archduke-franz-ferdinand-assassinated


World War II
1940 : Britain recognizes General Charles de Gaulle as the leader of the Free French
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/britain-recognizes-general-charles-de-gaulle-as-the-leader-of-the-free-french
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