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June 28: this day in history

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Here are some significant events that happened on June 28 the world over:

1820: The tomato was proved to be non-poisonous.

1837: Queen Victoria is coronated at Westminster Abbey and she moves to the Buckingham Palace.

1919: The First World War comes to an end with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. It also establishes the League of Nations.

1939: Pan American Airways begins its first transatlantic passenger service.

1958: Brazil wins the World Soccer Championship in Sweden.

1964: The Afro-American Unity Foundation established by Malcolm X to fight for the independence for blacks in the Western Hemisphere.

1965: Early Bird, Intelsat I, the first commercial satellite began its communications service.

1967: East Jerusalem annexed by Israel when its Arab sector was captured.

1975: The toughest press censorship imposed by the Indian government post independence.

1992: Burhanuddin Rabbani became the president of Afghanistan.

1997: After three rounds of fight in the WBA heavyweight championship, Mike Tyson was disqualified for biting off a part of Evander Holyfield’s ear.

2005: The final design of the One World Trade Centre or the Freedom Tower was officially unveiled.

Famous Birthdays on June 28:
1491: Henry VII of England – King of England
1712: Jeans-Jacques Rousseau – philosopher, writer and composer
1921: P. V. Narsimha Rao – Prime Minister of India
1926: Mel Brooks – American film director, comedian, actor and producer.


Text by Tasneem Dhinojwala