What Happened on June 28


Historical Events

1902 – Germany, Italy, and the Austro-Hungarian Empire renew their Triple Alliance for six more years
1935 – Earl Averill’s consecutive-game streak ends at 673
1940 – Romania cedes Bessarabia to Soviet Union
1941 – German troops occupy Galicia, Poland
1942 – Col-gen Von Hoth’ 6th Pantser enters Voronezj
2007 – Craig Biggio of the Houston Astros becomes the 27th member of the 3000 hit club, going 5 for 5 against the Colorado Rockies

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Famous Birthdays

1787 – Harry Smith, English military commander and leader of British-Indian forces (Battle of Aliwal), born in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, England (d. 1860)
1892 – E. H. Carr, English historian (History of Soviet Russia), born in London (d. 1982)
1909 – Arnold Shaw, American writer on popular music and composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1989)
1958 – Sergei Shakrai, Russian figure skater (Olympic silver 1980), born in Soviet Union
1962 – Anisoara Stanciu-Cusmir, Romanian long jumper (Olympic gold 1984), born in Brăila, Romania
1973 – Brian Maisonneuve, American soccer midfielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Detroit, Michigan

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Famous Deaths

1776 – Thomas Hickey, American sergeant convicted of treason, hanged
1846 – Adriaan van den Ende, Dutch vicar and educationalist, dies at 77
1963 – John ‘Home Run’ Baker, American Baseball HOF third baseman (World Series 1910, 11, 13; AL HR leader 1911–14; AL RBI leader 1912, 13; Philadelphia A’s), dies at 77
1971 – Henri Puvrez, Belgian sculptor (Serenity), dies at 78
2007 – Kiichi Miyazawa, 78th Prime Minister of Japan (1991-93), dies at 87
2015 – Jack Carter [Chakrin], American comedian and actor, dies at 93

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