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Notable Historical Events for June 28th

1964Organization for Afo-American Unity formed in NY by Malcolm X

1934Hitler flies to Essen (Night of Long Knifes)

1957Frick overrules & names Stan Musial, Willie Mays, & Hank Aaron to team

1914Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip at 10.45, the casus belli of WWI

1935FDR orders a federal gold vault to be built at Fort Knox, Kentucky

1973Black Sports Hall of Fame forms: Paul Robeson, Elgin Baylor, Jesse Owens, Jim Brown, Wilma Rudolph, Joe Louis & Althea Gibson elected

1939Joe Louis TKOs Tony Galent in 4 for heavyweight boxing title

1971US Supreme Court (8-0) overturns draft evasion conviction of Muhammad Ali

19538th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls

19651st US ground combat forces in Vietnam authorized by President Lyndon B. Johnson

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Notable Birthdays on June 28th

1491Henry VIII, King of England (1509-47)

1960John Elway, Port Angeles Washignton, NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32/33)

1948Kathy Bates, Memphis TN, academy award winning actress (Misery)

1926Mel Brooks, New York City, American actor and director (Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs)

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Notable Weddings on June 28th

1934Novelist Kenneth Patchen (22) weds Miriam Patchen in nearby Sharon, Pennsylvania

191933rd US president Harry Truman (35) weds Elizabeth Truman (34) in Independence

1965Country singer Merle Haggard (28) weds singer Bonnie Owens (35)

2008Golfing legend Greg Norman (53) weds former tennis star Chris Evert (53) in Paradise Island, Bahamas

1991Explorer Jacques Cousteau (81) weds Francine Triplet in Paris

1986CBS news correspondent Mike Wallace (68) weds Mary Yates

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Notable Deaths on June 28th

1914Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria is assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip, led to declarations of war in WWI

1836James Madison, 4th US pres (1809-17), dies in Montpelier Va at 85

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