Thursday, June 28, 2007

Today in History....June 28

On this day in …


* 1778, the Revolutionary War Battle of Monmouth took place in New Jersey; it was from this battle that the legend of "Molly Pitcher"
arose, although her actual existence is a matter of historical debate

* 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, were assassinated in Sarajevo by a Serb nationalist --- the event that triggered World War I

* 1919, the Treaty of Versailles was signed in France, ending World War I

* 1950, North Korean forces captured Seoul, the capital of South Korea

* 1978, the Supreme Court ordered the University of California-Davis Medical School to admit Allan Bakke, a white man who argued he'd been a victim of reverse racial discrimination

* 1996, the Citadel voted to admit women, ending a 153-year-old men-only policy at the South Carolina military school

* 1997, in a wild rematch, Evander Holyfield retained the WBA heavyweight boxing championship after his opponent, Mike Tyson, was disqualified for biting Holyfield's ear during the third round of their fight in Las Vegas

* 2002, WorldCom Inc. began laying off 17,000 employees worldwide after disclosing accounting irregularities that later forced it into bankruptcy protection. AND: Xerox Corp. announced it had improperly reported $1.9 billion in revenue over the previous five years and would restate those financial results

* 2006, thousands of Israeli troops backed by tanks penetrated the Gaza Strip to pressure Islamic terrorists into releasing a kidnapped soldier

4 Comments:

At 11:57 AM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

hoy en historia the amnesty bill went kaplooeyyyyyyyy!..LOL

 
At 1:22 PM, Blogger Obob said...

* 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, were assassinated in Sarajevo by a Serb nationalist --- the event that triggered World War I

the best part, the driver took a wrong turn which led them to the assassin by accident

 
At 8:34 AM, Anonymous queen of tequila said...

Very sad indeed...having had an awful experience with immigration, I feel deeply saddened that Congress has chosen to close their eyes to the reality of the 12 million people that live and work already here.There is no way of sending them back; and now there won't be a way to make them earn the right to be a proud, tax paying, contributing positive things to society American...like I finally am.

 
At 1:39 PM, Blogger merjoem32 said...

I will never forget seeing Tyson biting off Holyfield's ear. This infamous boxing incident convinced me that Tyson is a psycho.

 

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