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June 28 Birthdays

Henry VIII
1491–1547, king of England (1509–47), second son and successor of Henry VII.

Peter Paul Rubens
painter (1577)

Jean Jacques Rousseau
philosopher (1712)

Luigi Pirandello
author (1867)

Richard Rodgers
composer (1902)

Mel Brooks
writer, film director (1926)

John Elway
football player (1960)

John Cusack
actor (1966)

June 28 in History


The fourth president of the United States, James Madison, died at Montpelier, his Virginia estate.


Labor Day became a federal holiday by an act of Congress.


Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife were assassinated, setting off World War I.


The Treaty of Versailles was signed in France, ending World War I.


The Supreme Court ruled in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke that the use of quotas in affirmative action programs was not permissible.


The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, voted to admit women.


Boxer Mike Tyson bit Evander Holyfield's ear during their heavyweight title fight, earning a 16-month suspension.


Elian Gonzalez was returned to his father in Cuba.


Serbia handed over Slobodan Milosevic over to the UN war crimes tribunal.


In Iraq, the United States transferred power back to the Iraqis two days earlier than planned.

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