Wednesday, June 28, 2017 (Week 26)

Today in History

What happened today in history?

Today is June 28. A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred today in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened this day in history.

This day in History

1976
The first women enter the U.S. Air Force Academy.
1972
Richard Nixon announces that no new draftees will be sent to Vietnam.
1971
The Supreme Court overturns the draft evasion conviction of Muhammad Ali.
1970
Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay] stands before the Supreme Court regarding his refusal of induction into the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
1967
14 people are shot during race riots in Buffalo, New York.
1964
Malcolm X founds the Organization for Afro-American Unity to seek independence for blacks in the Western Hemisphere.
1954
French troops begin to pull out of Vietnam’s Tonkin province.
1950
General Douglas MacArthur arrives in South Korea as Seoul falls to the North.
1949
The last U.S. combat troops are called home from Korea, leaving only 500 advisers.
1945
General Douglas MacArthur announces the end of Japanese resistance in the Philippines.
1942
German troops launch an offensive to seize Soviet oil fields in the Caucasus and the city of Stalingrad.
1938
Congress creates the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to insure construction loans.
1930
More than 1,000 communists are routed during an assault on the British consulate in London.
1921
A coal strike in Britain is settled after three months.
1919
Germany signs the Treaty of Versailles under protest.
1914
Austria’s Archduke Franz Ferdinand is assassinated at Sarajevo, Serbia.
1911
Samuel J. Battle becomes the first African-American policeman in New York City.
1902
Congress passes the Spooner bill, authorizing a canal to be built across the Isthmus of Panama.
1884
Congress declares Labor Day a legal holiday.
1874
The Freedmen’s Bank, created to assist former slaves in the United States, closes. Customers of the bank lose $3 million.
1863
General George Meade replaces General Joseph Hooker three days before the Battle of Gettysburg.
1862
Fighting continues between Union and Confederate forces during the Seven Days’ campaign.
1839
Cinque and other Africans are kidnapped and sold into slavery in Cuba.
1778
Mary “Molly Pitcher” Hays McCauley, wife of an American artilleryman, carries water to the soldiers during the Battle of Monmouth.
1776
Colonists repulse a British sea attack on Charleston, South Carolina.
1709
Russians defeat the Swedes and Cossacks at the Battle of Poltava.
1675
Frederick William of Brandenburg crushes the Swedes.
1635
The French colony of Guadeloupe is established in the Caribbean.