On This Day - June 28th

Posted: 2018-06-28 08:58:59 By: hbr

• 1602 - George Weymouth explores 500 km into Hudson Strait but is turned back by ice.
• 1609 - Samuel de Champlain sets out to explore up the Rivière des Iroquois (today's Richelieu River) into Iroquois country, with 11 French and 60 Aboriginals.
• 1635 – Guadeloupe becomes a French colony.
• 1709 – Peter the Great defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava.
• 1745 – A New England colonial army captures the French fortifications at Louisbourg (New Style).
• 1776 - American Revolutionary War - Guy Carleton holds meeting with 300 Iroquois, who declare their allegiance to Britain
• 1807 – Second British invasion of the Río de la Plata; John Whitelocke lands at Ensenada on an attempt to recapture Buenos Aires and is defeated by the locals.
• 1838 – Coronation of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.
• 1841 – The Paris Opera Ballet premieres Giselle in the Salle Le Peletier.
• 1846 – Adolphe Sax patents the saxophone.
• 1859 – The first conformation dog show is held in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
• 1867 - First annual meeting of Society of Friends [Quakers] of Canada
• 1880 – Australian bushranger Ned Kelly is captured at Glenrowan.
• 1894 – Labor Day becomes an official US holiday.
• 1895 – The United States Court of Private Land Claims rules James Reavis' claim to Barony of Arizona is "wholly fictitious and fraudulent."
• 1901 - Patagonian Welsh settlers from Argentina arrive in Saskatchewan
1902 – The U.S. Congress passes the Spooner Act, authorizing President Theodore Roosevelt to acquire rights from Colombia for the Panama Canal.
• 1911 – The Nakhla meteorite, the first one to suggest signs of aqueous processes on Mars, falls to Earth, landing in Egypt.
• 1914 – Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo; this is the casus belli of World War I.
• 1919 – The Treaty of Versailles is signed, ending the state of war between Germany and the Allies of World War I.
• 1926 – Mercedes-Benz is formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging their two companies.
• 1969 – Stonewall riots begin in New York City, marking the start of the Gay Rights Movement.
• 1997 – Holyfield–Tyson II: Mike Tyson is disqualified in the third round for biting a piece off Evander Holyfield's ear.
• 1989 - Food poisoning from tapioca pudding strikes by 130 nuns in a convent. Sherbrooke, Québec
• 1995 - Mike Harris sworn in as Premier of Ontario, replacing Bob Rae



• Constitution Day (Ukraine)
• Earliest day on which Vardavar can fall, while August 1 is the latest; celebrated on the 14th weeks after Easter (Armenia)
• Family Day (Vietnam)
• Poznań Remembrance Day (Poland)
• Vidovdan, celebrating St. Vitus and an important day in Serbian history. (Eastern Orthodox Church)
• Tau Day