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Today's Events | On Horizon | On This Day | Newslink | Notable | Almanac archive

Sunday, June 28, 1998

quote   President Clinton is a strong defender of the American interests, and I am a strong defender of the Chinese interests. But despite that, we still can have very friendly exchanges of views and discussion. And I think that is democracy.

-- Chinese President Jiang Zemin


today's events

  • The 12th annual World AIDS Conference begins in Geneva.

on the horizon

  • On Monday, June 29, the United Auto Workers hold their triennial constitutional convention in Las Vegas.

  • On Tuesday, June 30, Caribbean leaders meet in St. Lucia to plan the future for the small island economies.

  • On Wednesday, July 1, the family of Princess Diana is scheduled to open to the public her childhood home and burial site in England.

  • On Thursday, July 2, University of Pittsburgh physics professor David Willey will try to set new distance record for walking on hot coals.
  • On Friday, July 3, leaders of Russia, China and three Central Asian countries meet in Kazakstan to discuss regional security.


The 12th annual World AIDS Conference begins today in Geneva. Visit its Web site by clicking here.

  • Actress Kathy Bates (Misery) is 50.
  • Baseball manager Don Baylor is 49.
  • Actress Danielle Brisebois ("All in the Family") is 29.
  • Actor Mel Brooks (Blazing Saddles) is 70.
  • Actor John Cusack (Say Anything) is 32.
  • Actor Bruce Davison (Six Degrees of Separation) is 52.
  • Football star John Elway is 38.
  • Baseball player Mark Grace is 34.
  • Actress Alice Krige (Chariots of Fire) is 44.
  • Actress Mary Stuart Masterson (Fried Green Tomatoes) is 32.
  • Actor Pat Morita (The Karate Kid) is 66.

on this day

  • In 1519, Charles I of Spain became Holy Roman Emperor and ruled until 1556 as Charles V.

  • In 1629, the Peace of Alais ended the Huguenot revolt in France.

  • In 1776, during the American Revolution, the British were defeated at the first Battle of Charleston; on the same day in 1778, the British thwarted an American attack at the Battle of Monmouth.

  • In 1838, the coronation of Queen Victoria took place in Westminster Abbey, a year after she had ascended the throne.

  • In 1861, Robert (O'Hara) Burke, the Irish-born Australian explorer who crossed Australia from south to north, died on the return journey.

  • In 1862, the siege of the Confederate city of Vicksburg, Mississippi, began when Union naval forces took up position off of the city.

  • In 1902, the U.S. bought the concession to build a Panama canal from a French company for $40 million.

  • In 1914, a Serbian nationalist assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife in Sarajevo; the incident was widely held to have sparked World War I.

  • In 1919, the end of World War I was marked by the signing of the Treaty of Versailles between Germany and the allies.

  • In 1935, President Roosevelt ordered a federal gold vault to be built at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

  • In 1940, Soviet troops occupied the Romanian regions of Bessarabia and Bucovina.

  • In 1948, the Yugoslav Communist Party was expelled from COMINFORM at a meeting in Bucharest. It marked the formal breach in relations between Yugoslavia and the rest of the Communist bloc.

  • In 1950, North Korean troops captured Seoul.

  • In 1951, the TV show "Amos and Andy" premiered.

  • In 1970, U.S. troops began their withdrawal from Cambodia.

  • In 1976, the Indian Ocean islands of Seychelles became an independent republic within the Commonwealth after 160 years of British rule.

  • In 1981, seventy-four people, including Chief Justice Ayatollah Beheshti, were killed in Iran by a bomb attack on the headquarters of the Islamic Republican Party.

  • In 1992, two earthquakes, including the third strongest in the U.S. this century at 7.4 on the Richter scale, rocked southern California.

  • In 1996, President Suleyman Demirel approved Welfare Party leader Necmettin Erbakan as Turkey's first Islamist prime minister in a coalition with conservative Tansu Ciller.

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