Thursday, June 28, 2018

On This Day in History

June 28, 2018

 Historical Events

1389  Ottomans defeat Serbian army in the bloody Battle of Kosovo, opening the way for the Ottoman conquest of Southeastern Europe
1519  King Carlos I elected Holy Roman Catholic Emperor Charles V
1838  Coronation of Queen Victoria in Westminster Abbey, London
1914  Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip at 10.45, the casus belli of WWI
1919  Treaty of Versailles, ending WWI and establishing the League of Nations, is signed in France
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Famous Birthdays

Elon Musk

47th Birthday

Henry VIII

(1491 - 1547)

John Wesley

(1703 - 1791)

Mel Brooks

92nd Birthday
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Famous Deaths

Franz Ferdinand

(1863 - 1914)

James Madison

(1751 - 1836)
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June 28th: Scrabble Creator Stuck for Words

The inventor of a new word game just could not think what to call it. Then a bright friend came up with the name – no points for guessing – Scrabble.

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