Tuesday, June 28, 2011

This Day in History: June 28

-The saxophone is patented by Adolphe Sax in Paris, France, 1846

-Labor Day becomes an official U.S. holiday, 1894

-Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria, and his wife are assassinated in Sarajevo by Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip. This leads to WWI, 1914

-The Treaty of Versailles is signed in Paris formally ending WWI between Belgium, Britain, France, Italy, the United States on one side and Germany and Austria-Hungary on the other, 1919

-John Elway, American football player, born, 1960

-Stonewall Riots begin in New York City, marking the beginning of the Gay Rights Movement, 1969

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