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This Week in History June 28 – July 4th Podcast Notes

This Week in History June 28 – July 4th Podcast Notes

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Published by: Marcus Skookumchuck Vannini on Jul 01, 2010
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This Week in History June 28  July 4
 Podcast Notes
(Monday) June 28
Notable Events
1098  Fighters of the First Crusade defeat Kerbogha of Mosul.1389  Ottomans defeat Serbian army in the bloody Battle of Kosovo, opening the way for the Ottomanconquest of Southeastern Europe (see Vidovdan).1776  American Revolutionary War: Thomas Hickey, Continental Army private and bodyguard toGeneral George Washington, is hanged for mutiny and sedition.1778  American Revolutionary War: Battle of Monmouth fought between the American ContinentalArmy under George Washington and the British Army led by Sir Henry Clinton.1807  Second British invasion of the Río de la Plata; John Whitelock lands at Ensenada on an attempt torecapture Buenos Aires and is defeated by the fierce resistance of the locals.1859  First conformation dog show is held in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.1894  Labor Day becomes an official US holiday.1902  The U.S. Congress passes the Spooner Act, authorizing President Theodore Roosevelt to acquirerights from Colombia for the Panama Canal.1914  Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo by youngSerbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip, the casus belli of World War I.1919  The Treaty of Versailles is signed in Paris, formally ending World War I between Belgium, Britain,France, Italy, the United States and allies on the one side and Germany and Austria Hungary on theother side.1922  The Irish Civil War begins with the shelling of the Four Courts in Dublin by Free State forces.1950  Seoul is captured by troops from North Korea.1964  Malcom X forms the Organization of Afro-American Unity.1969  Stonewall riots begin in New York City.
4  Members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult release sarin gas attack at Matsumoto, Japan, 7 personskilled, 660 injured.
1997  Mike Tyson vs Evander Holyfield II  Tyson is disqualified in the 3rd round for biting a piece fromHolyfield's ear.2006  The Republic of Montenegro is admitted as the 192nd Member of the United Nations by GeneralAssembly resolution 60/264.
Notable Births
1503  Giovanni della Casa, Italian poet (d. 1556)1577  Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish painter (d. 1640)1712  Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Swiss philosopher (d. 1778)1867  Luigi Pirandello, Italian writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1936)1891  Carl Panzram, American serial killer (d. 1930)1926  Mel Brooks, American filmmaker1937  Tom Magliozzi, American radio personality, cohost of Car Talk1960  John Elway, American football player1966  John Cusack, American actor
Notable Deaths
548  Theodora, Byzantine empress1836  James Madison, 4th President of the United States (b. 1751)2001  Mortimer Adler, American philosopher (b. 1902)2006  George Unwin, British WWII fighter ace (b. 1913)2008  Ruslana Korshunova, Kazakhstani model (b. 1987)2009  Billy Mays, American television pitchman most famous for selling OxiClean on commercials (b.1958)
(Tuesday) June 29
Notable Events
1194  Sverre is crowned King of Norway.
1534  Jacques Cartier makes the European discovery of Prince Edward Island.last battle won by an English King on English soil.1659  At the Battle of Konotop the Ukrainian armies of Ivan Vyhovsky defeat the Russians, led by PrinceTrubetskoy.1786  Alexander Macdonell and over five hundred Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settlein Glengarry County, Ontario.1880  France annexes Tahiti.1927  First test of Wallace Turnbull's Controllable pitch propeller.1956  The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 is signed, officially creating the United States InterstateHighway System.1972  The U.S. Supreme Court rules the death penalty could constitute "cruel and unusualpunishment".1976  The Seychelles become independent from the United Kingdom.2006  Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that President George W. Bush's plan to tryGuantanamo Bay detainees in military tribunals violates U.S. and international law.2007  Two car bombs are found in the heart of London at Picadilly Circus.
Notable Births
1596  Emperor Go-Mizunoo of Japan (d. 1680)1861  William James Mayo, American physician (d. 1939)1863  Wilbert Robinson, American baseball player and hall-of-famer (d. 1934)1868  George Ellery Hale, American astronomer (d. 1938)1888  Joseph 'Squizzy' Taylor, Australian underworld figure (d. 1927)1914  Christos Papakyriakopoulos, Greek mathematician (d. 1976)1952  Joe Johnson, English snooker player1967  Jeff Burton, American racing driver
Notable Deaths
1315  Ramon Llull, Spanish philosopher (b. 1235)1933  Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, American actor (b. 1887)

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