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Calendar for June 28th, 2014

Every Year

  • St. Irenaeus

  • 760s

  • Died 767: Pope Paul I

  • 1490s

  • Born 1491: Henry VIII ( King of England)

  • 1570s

  • Born 1577: Peter Paul Rubens (painter)

  • 1710s

  • Born 1712: Jean-Jacques Rousseau (philosopher)

  • 1770s

  • 1778: Molly Pitcher took her mortally wounded husband's place at a cannon at the Battle of Monmouth, NJ. As a recognition of her heroism, the valiant woman was commissioned a sergeant by General George Washington

  • 1830s

  • 1832: Cholera epidemic began in N.Y.C.

  • Died 1836: James Madison (4th U.S. president)

  • 1880s

  • Died 1889: Maria Mitchell (astronomer)

  • 1890s

  • 1894: Labor Day became an official U.S. holiday

  • 1900s

  • Born 1902: Richard Rodgers (composer)

  • 1910s

  • 1919: The Treaty of Versailles was signed, ending WW I

  • 1920s

  • Born 1926: Mel Brooks (director & actor)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1932: Pat Morita (actor)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1946: Gilda Radner (actress)

  • Born 1948: Kathy Bates (actress)

  • 1950s

  • 1953: First Corvette car assembled

  • 1960s

  • Born 1960: John Elway (football player)

  • Born 1966: Mary Stuart Masterson (actress)

  • Born 1966: John Cusack (actor)

  • 1967: Israel annexed East Jerusalem

  • 1970s

  • Died 1975: Rod Serling (screenwriter)

  • 1978: The United States Supreme Court, in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, bars quota systems in college admissions but affirms constitutionality of programs giving advantage to minorities

  • 1980s

  • Died 1981: Terrance Stanley Fox (cross-country runner, Canadian hero)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2001: Queen Modjadji V (the "rain queen" of South Africa's Lobedu tribe)

  • 2004: A brief 4.5 earthquake struck the Midwest rattling windows and awakening sleeping residents from Wisconsin south to Missouri and from Indiana west to Iowa

  • 2005: Pope Benedict XVI waived the five year waiting period for a cause for beatification to be opened and the official process for beatification of Pope John Paul II began in the Diocese of Rome

  • Died 2009: Billy Mays (popular TV pitchman)

  • 2010s

  • Died 2014: Meshach Taylor (actor)


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