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Notable Historical Events for June 28th

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

1880Ned Kelly the Australian bushranger captured at Glenrowan.

1981Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament

1970Mary Mills wins LPGA Len Immke Buick Golf Open

1934Hitler flies to Essen (Night of Long Knifes)

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

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

1967George Harrison is fined £6 for speeding

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on June 28th

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

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

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

1703John Wesley, Epworth, Lincolnshire, English Christian theologian and co-founder of the Methodist movement

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Notable Weddings on June 28th

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on June 28th

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

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

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