Monday, June 29, 2015

Today in History: Sunday, June 28, 2015

AP Highlight in History:
On June 28, 1914, Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sofia, were assassinated in Sarajevo by a Serb nationalist. The event triggered World War I.
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On this date in:
1836James Madison, the fourth president of the United States, died in Montpelier, Va., at age 85.
1838Britain's Queen Victoria was crowned in Westminster Abbey.
1894Labor Day was established as a holiday for federal employees.
1902Broadway composer Richard Rodgers was born in New York City.
1919The Treaty of Versailles was signed in France, ending World War I.
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1919Harry S. Truman married Elizabeth Virginia Wallace in Independence, Mo.
1950North Korean forces captured Seoul, South Korea.
1967Israel declared Jerusalem reunified under its sovereignty following its capture of the Arab sector in the Six-Day War.
1967Karol Wojtyla, the future Pope John Paul II, was named a cardinal.
1997Mike Tyson was disqualified for biting Evander Holyfield's ear during their WBA heavyweight title fight in Las Vegas.
2000The Supreme Court ruled the Boy Scouts can bar homosexuals from serving as troop leaders.
2001Former Yugoslav leader Slobodan Milosevic was handed over by Serbia to the U.N. war crimes tribunal.
2004The U.S.-led coalition transferred sovereignty to the interim Iraqi government two days ahead of schedule.
2004The Supreme Court ruled that enemy combatants can challenge their detention in U.S. courts.
2007The American bald eagle was removed from the endangered species list.
2010Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., the longest-serving senator in the nation's history, died in Fairfax, Va., at 92.
2010The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that Americans have the right to own a gun for self-defense anywhere they live.
Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Actor John Cusack turns 49 years old today.
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Mel BrooksWriter, director89
Carl LevinFormer U.S. senator, D-Mich.81
John BynerComedian, impressionist78
Leon PanettaFormer defense secretary77
Kathy BatesActress67
John ElwayFootball Hall of Famer55
Jessica HechtActress50
Mary Stuart MastersonActress49
Gil BellowsActor ("Ally McBeal")48
Kellie PicklerCountry singer ("American Idol")29
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