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1490 Albert Margrave of Brandenburg, cardinal (attacked by Luther)
1491 Henry VIII of England (1509-47), Don't lose your head over him
1577 Peter Paul Rubens Siegen, Flemish Baroque painter (Circumcision)
1712 Jean Jacques Rousseau France, social contractor (Confessions)
1787 Sir Henry G W Smith leader of British-Indian forces
1824 Paul Broca France, brain surgeon/anthro (located speech center)
1831 Joseph Joachim Kittsee Germany, violinist (Hungarian Concerto)
1867 Luigi Pirandello Italy, writer (6 Characters-Nobel 1934)
1873 Alexis Carrel France, surgeon/sociologist/biologist (Nobel 1912)
1894 Lois Wilson Pitts Pa, actress (Alice-Aldrich Family)
19-- Don Dubbins Brooklyn, actor (Enchanted Island, The Fix)
19-- Maxine Stuart Deal NJ, actress (Executive Suite, Doctors' Hospital)
19-- Terry Ilous rocker (XYZ-Inside Out, Nice Day to Die)
1902 Pierre Brunet France, figure skater pair (Olympic-gold-1928, 32)
1902 Richard Rodgers Hammels Station NY, composer (Rodgers & Hammerstein)
1903 Alan Bunce Westfield NJ, actor (Albert-Ethel & Albert)
1906 Maria Goeppert Mayer US atomic physicist (Nobel 1963)
1909 Eric Ambler suspense author (Epitaph for a Spy)
1926 Mel Brooks comedian/actor/director (Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs)
1942 Sjoukje Dijkstra Holland, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1964)
1942 Frank Zane Pennsylvania, Professional Bodybuilder (Mr Olympia 1977,78,79)
1945 David Knights bassist (Pocol Harum)
1946 Bruce Davison actor (Willard, High Risk)
1946 Gilda Radner Detroit, comedienne (SNL-Baba Wawa)
1946 John "Mike" Lounge Denver Colo, astr (STS 51-I, STS 26, STS 35)
1947 Patrick Kincaid who wrote the TODAY program; send him a card
1949 Don Baylor Texas, baseball player (1979 AL RBI leader)
1954 Ava Barber Knoxville Tn, country singer (Lawrence Welk Show)
1955 Nikolai Simyatov USSR, nordic skier (Olympic-3 golds-1976)
1958 Sergei Shakrai USSR, champion figure skater
1960 John Elway NFL QB (Denver Broncos)
1961 Jay Schroeder NFL quarterback (Wash Redskins, LA Raiders)
1961 Jeff Malone NBA guard (Washington Bullets)
1963 Andy Cousin rocker (All About Eve-All About Scarlet & Other Stories)
1966 John Cusack actor (Stand By Me, Sure Thing, Better Off Dead)
1966 Mary Stuart Masterson Houston Tx, actress (Some Kind of Wonderful)
1969 Danielle Brisebois Bkln NY, actress (Archie's Place, Big Bad Mama 2)
1969 Tichina Arnold NYC, actress (Ryan's Hope, Sharla-All My Children)
1970 Jack Stephen Burton actor (Chris-Out of this World, Days of Our Life)
1971 Aileen Quinn actress (Annie)

Deaths which occurred on June 28:

1776 Thomas Hickey American sergeant convicted of treason, hanged
1836 James Madison 4th US pres, dies in Montpelier, Va
1889 Maria Mitchell 1st US woman astronomer, dies at 71
1909 Israel Durham Phillies president dies
1914 Archduke Ferdinand & wife Sofia of Austria assassinated (starts WW I)
1954 Red deer dies in Milwaukee Zoo at 26; oldest known deer
1962 Mickey Cochrane baseball hall of fame catcher, dies at 59
1963 Frank "Home Run" Baker (hit 2 HRs in 1911 world series) dies at 77
1964 King Calder actor (Lt Grey-Martin Kane Private Eye), dies at 64
1971 Joseph Colombo mobster, shot dead at 48
1974 Frank Sutton actor (Sgt Carter-Gomer Pyle USMC), dies at 55
1975 Rod Serling writer/host (Twilight Zone, Night Gallery), dies at 60
1980 Herbie Faye comedian (Doc, Phil Silvers Show), dies at 81
1985 James Craig actor, dies of lung cancer at 74


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On this day...

767 St Paul I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
1245 1st Council of Lyons (13th ecumenical council) opens
1635 French colony of Guadeloupe established in the Caribbean
1770 Quakers open a school for blacks in Philadelphia
1776 Charleston, SC repulses British sea attack
1778 Battle of Monmouth, NJ
1778 Mary Ludwig Hayes "Molly Pitcher" aids American patriots
1820 Tomato is proven nonpoisonous
1838 Britain's Queen Victoria crowned in Westminster Abbey
1859 1st dog show held (Newcastle-on-Tyne, England)
1861 Leipzig Observatory discovers short-period (6.2 yrs) Comet d'Arrest
1862 Day 4 of the 7 Days-Battle of Savage's Station
1874 Freedmen's Bank closes
1886 C H F Peters discovers asteroid #259 Aletheia
1887 Phillies most lopsided shut-out beating Indianapolis 24-0
1892 Phillies tie club record of 16 straight victories
1894 Labor Day established as a federal employees holiday
1902 Congress authorizes Louisiana Purchase Expo $1 gold coin
1905 Russian sailors mutiny aboard the battleship "Potemkin"
1909 1st French air show, Concours d'Avation opens
1914 Assassination of the heir to the throne of Austria, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophia, in Sarajevo by a Serbian Nationalist,Gavrilo Princip. This incident precipitated a war with Serbia, eventually starting WW1
1918 1st flight between Hawaiian Islands
1919 Carl Mazes pitches a complete double-header against Yanks
1919 Harry S Truman married Elizabeth Virginia Wallace in Independence
1919 Treaty of Versailles ending WW I signed
1923 Dodgers lost 7-0 lead, as Philles score 8 in bottom of 9th
1924 Tornado strikes Sandusky Ohio & Lorain Ohio, killing 93
1928 Alfred E Smith (NY-Gov) nominated for president at Dem Convention
1928 Friedrich Schmiedl attempted rocket mail in Austria (unsucessful)
1939 Pan Am opens southern route transatlantic air service (Dixie Clipper)
1939 Yanks hit 13 HRs, sweep A's 23-2 & 10-0
1940 "Quiz Kids?" premiers on radio
1940 Romania cedes Bessarabia to Soviet Union
1942 Dumont TV network begins (WABD NY)
1945 Polish Provisional Govt of National Unity set up by Soviets
1946 Enrico de Nicola becomes 1st pres of Italy
1950 North Korean forces capture Seoul, South Korea [or 01041951?]
1951 "Amos 'n' Andy" premiers on CBS TV
1956 1st atomic reactor built for private research operates Chicago Ill
1956 Riots break out in Poznan Poland, 38 die
1960 26.42 cm (10.40") of rainfall, Dunmor, Kentucky (state 24-hour record)
1961 Phils & SF set then record longest night game (5h11m) 7-7 15 inn tie
1964 Organization for Afo-American Unity forms in NY by Malcolm X
1965 1st US ground combat forces in Vietnam authorized by Pres Johnson
1965 A R Klemola discovers asteroid #2179 Platzeck
1967 George Harrison is fined ś6 for speeding
1968 Daniel Ellsberg indicted for leaking Pentagon Papers
1971 Fillmore East closes
1971 Phillies' Rick Wise hits 2 HRs & no-hits Reds
1971 Supreme Court overturns draft evasion conviction of Muhammad Ali
1971 T Smirnova discovers asteroid #3093
1973 Lawsuit in Detroit challenges Little League's "no girls" rule
           Black Sports Hall of Fame forms: Paul Robeson, Elgin Baylor, Jesse
           Owens, Jim Brown, Wilma Rudolph, Joe Louis & Althea Gibson elected
1974 Fall of earth & rocks kill 200. (Quebrada Blanca Canyon, Columbia)
1974 Wings release "Band on the Run" & "Zoo Gang" in UK
1975 David Bowie releases "Fame"
1975 Golfer Lee Trevino is struck by lightning at Western Open (Ill)
1977 Supreme Court allows Federal control of Nixon tapes papers
1978 UNICEF chooses rock group Kansas as ambassadors of goodwill
           man claiming reverse discrimination when application was rejected
           Supreme Court orders Cal medical school to admit Allan Bakke a white
1980 NYC transit fare rises from 50 to 60
1982 Prince Chuck & Lady Di name their baby "William"
1983 Bridge section along I-95 in Greenwich, Ct collapsed kills 3
1983 NASA launches Galaxy-A
1985 Discovery ferried back to Kennedy Space Center via Bergstrom AFB, Tx
1986 Kenneth & Nellie Pike challenge Ala Dem runoff win by AG C Graddick
1987 Don Baylor sets career hit-by-pitch mark at 244 (Pitcher Rick Rhoden)
1987 E F Helin discovers asteroid #3680 Sasha
1988 Mike Tyson sues to break contract with manager Bill Cayton
1990 17th annual Daytime Emmy Awards


Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"

Malta : Mnarja Day-recreate customs of Middle Ages
Iowa : Independence Sunday (1776) - - - - - ( Sunday )

Religious Observances

Ang, RC, Luth : Feast of St Iren‘us, Bishop of Lyons, martyr

Religious History

1577 Birth of Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish painter. His most famous canvasses include 'Descent from the Cross' and 'Erection of the Cross.'
1851 Birth of Eliza E. Hewitt, American Presbyterian church worker and devotional author. Four of her hymns still endure: 'Will There Be Any Stars?', 'More About Jesus I Would Know,' 'When We All Get to Heaven' and 'Sunshine in the Soul.'
1914 Birth of Lester Roloff, American evangelist. In his later years he founded the 'City of Refuge,' a work specializing in reforming children who came from broken homes.
1962 The Lutheran Church in America (LCA) was formed with the merger of four Lutheran synods: the United Lutheran Church in America, the Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church, the American Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church.
1971 The U.S. Supreme Court declared that state underwriting of nonreligious instruction in parochial schools was unconstitutional.

Source: William D. Blake. ALMANAC OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1987.
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