Today in History, English
Today in History, English

74041June 28Death2015 – Jack Carter, American actor, singer, and director (b. 1932)
74042June 28Death2015 – Jope Seniloli, Fijian politician, Vice-President of Fiji (b. 1939)
74043June 28Death2015 – Todor Slavov, Bulgarian race car driver (b. 1984)
74044June 28Death2015 – Wally Stanowski, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1919)
74045June 28Holiday and observanceChristian feast day:Blessed Maria Pia MastenaIrenaeus of Lyon (Western Christianity)MarcellaPaulus IVincenza GerosaJune 28 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
74046June 28Holiday and observanceEarliest day on which Vartavar can fall, while August 1 is the latest celebrated on the 14th weeks after Easter (Armenia)
74047June 28Holiday and observanceConstitution Day (Ukraine)
74048June 28Holiday and observanceFamily Day (Vietnam)
74049June 28Holiday and observancePoznań Remembrance Day (Poland)
74050June 28Holiday and observanceSoviet Occupation Day, Moldova
74051June 28Holiday and observanceTau Day
74052June 28Holiday and observanceVidovdan, celebrating St. Vitus and an important day in Serbian history. (Eastern Orthodox Church)
74053June 29Event226 – Cao Pi dies after an illness his son Cao Rui succeeds him as emperor of the Kingdom of Wei.
74054June 29Event1149 – Raymond of Poitiers is defeated and killed at the Battle of Inab by Nur ad-Din Zangi.
74055June 29Event1194 – Sverre is crowned King of Norway.
74056June 29Event1444 – Skanderbeg defeats an Ottoman invasion force at Torvioll.
74057June 29Event1534 – Jacques Cartier is the first European to reach Prince Edward Island.
74058June 29Event1613 – The Globe Theatre in London burns to the ground.
74059June 29Event1644 – Charles I of England defeats a Parliamentarian detachment at the Battle of Cropredy Bridge, the last battle won by an English King on English soil.
74060June 29Event1659 – At the Battle of Konotop the Ukrainian armies of Ivan Vyhovsky defeat the Russians led by Prince Trubetskoy.
74061June 29Event1776 – First privateer battle of the American Revolutionary War fought at Turtle Gut Inlet near Cape May, New Jersey
74062June 29Event1776 – Father Francisco Palou founds Mission San Francisco de Asís in what is now San Francisco.
74063June 29Event1786 – Alexander Macdonell and over five hundred Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario.
74064June 29Event1807 – Russo-Turkish War: Admiral Dmitry Senyavin destroys the Ottoman fleet in the Battle of Athos.
74065June 29Event1850 – Autocephaly officially granted by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople to the Church of Greece.
74066June 29Event1864 – Ninety-nine people are killed in Canada's worst railway disaster near St-Hilaire, Quebec.
74067June 29Event1874 – Greek politician Charilaos Trikoupis publishes a manifesto in the Athens daily Kairoi entitled "Who's to Blame?" in which he lays out his complaints against King George. He is elected Prime Minister of Greece the next year.
74068June 29Event1880 – France annexes Tahiti.
74069June 29Event1881 – In Sudan, Muhammad Ahmad declares himself to be the Mahdi, the messianic redeemer of Islam.
74070June 29Event1888 – George Edward Gouraud records Handel's Israel in Egypt onto a phonograph cylinder, thought for many years to be the oldest known recording of music.

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