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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- June 28

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Interesting things that happened June 28th:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1491 Henry VIII of England, king, fickle husband
  In 1712 Jean Jacques Rousseau (in France), social contractor
  In 1902 Richard Rogers, composer
  In 1926 Mel Brooks, comedian, actor, director, screenwriter
  In 1946 Gilda Radner (in Detroit, Michigan), comedian, actor
  In 1947 Patrick Kincaid, author of the "TODAY/PC" program
  In 1960 John Elway
  In 1961 Jay Schroeder
        + Jeff Malone
        + John Cusak
  In 1969 Danielle Brisebois, actor (All in the Family)

Events worth noting:
  In 1389 The Serbs lose The Battle of Kosovo Polje to the Ottoman Turks.
  In 1778 Mary Ludwig Hays `Molly Pitcher' aids US forces during Revolution.
  In 1836 James Madison, the fourth president of the United States, dies.
  In 1838 Britain's Queen Victoria is crowned in Westminster Abbey.
  In 1859 The first dog show is held, at Newcastle-on-Tyne, England.
  In 1862 Day 4 of the Seven Days.
  In 1903 Abortive `Ilenden' (St. Ilija's Day) uprising in Macedonia. Quickly
          put down by Turks.
  In 1914 Austrian Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his wife Sofia assassinated.
  In 1918 In Hawaii, the first inter-island flight.
  In 1919 Carl Mays pitches a complete double header against the Yankees.
        + Harry S Truman married Elizabeth Virginia Wallace in Independence,
        + The Treaty of Versailles, ending World War I, was signed.
  In 1939 Pan Am begins transatlantic air service (Dixie Clipper).
        + Yanks hit 13 homers sweep A's 23-2 and 10-0.
  In 1942 The Dumont TV network begins (WABD New York).
  In 1950 North Korean forces captured Seoul, South Korea.
  In 1956 First atomic reactor built for private research operates Chicago,
  In 1971 Phillies Rick Wise hits 2 homers and no-hits the Reds.
  In 1977 Supreme Court allows Federal control of Nixon tapes papers.
  In 1978 Supreme Court orders Cal medical school to admit Allan Bakke, a
          white man claiming reverse discrimination when application is
  In 1982 Prince Charles and Lady Diana name their baby "William".
  In 1983 Bridge section along I-95 in Conn collapsed killing three people.
        + NASA launches Galaxy-A.
  In 1986 Kenneth and Nellie Pike challenge Alabama Democratic runoff win by
          then-Attorney General Charlie Graddick.
  In 1987 Don Baylor sets career hit by pitch mark at 244 (Pitcher Rick
        + First Gay Pride Day.
  In 1989 In a speech commemorating the 600th anniversary of the battle of
          Kosovo, Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic vows that Serbia would rule
          the old Yugoslav federation.
  In 2001 Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic goes on trial for war crimes.

And remember ...
  National Adopt-a-Cat Month
  Gay and Lesbian Pride Month

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