June 28 in Pop Culture History

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1635 – Guadeloupe became a French colony.

1832 – The first American case of a cholera epidemic was reported in New York City.

1838 – Coronation of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

1846 – Adolphe Sax patented the saxophone.

1894 – Labor Day became an official US holiday.

1895 – The US Court of Private Land Claims rules James Reavis’ claim to Barony of Arizona is “wholly fictitious and fraudulent.”

1914 – World War One (orginally ‘The Great War’) began with the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand, in Serajevo.

1926 – Mercedes-Benz was formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging their two companies.

1964 – Malcolm X formed the Organization of Afro-American Unity.

1969 #1 Hit June 28, 1969 – July 11, 1969: Henry ManciniLove Theme from ‘Romeo And Juliet’

1969 – Stonewall Riots began in New York City, marking the start of the Gay Rights Movement.

1980 #1 Hit June 28, 1980 – July 18, 1980: Paul McCartneyComing Up (Live at Glasgow)

1985 – St. Elmo’s Fire and Pale Rider were rekleased in theaters

1991 – The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear debuted in theaters

1992 (Eathquakes) Landers, California, about 100 miles east of Los Angeles.

1996 – The Nutty Professor and Striptease were released in theaters

1997 – Mike Tyson bit Evander Holyfield’s ear in the third round of their heavyweight rematch, earning a disqualification.

2000 – The Patriot debuted in theaters

2002 – Hey Arnold! The Movie and Mr. Deeds were released in theaters

2003 #1 Hit June 28, 2003 – July 11, 2003: Clay AikenThis Is the Night

2006 – Superman Returns debuted in theaters

2007 – Burn Notice premiered on USA

2008 #1 Hit June 28, 2008 – July 4, 2008: ColdplayViva la Vida

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