June 28 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1389 Ottomans defeat Serbian army in the bloody Battle of Kosovo, opening the way for the Ottoman conquest of Southeastern Europe

1519 King Carlos I elected Holy Roman Catholic Emperor Charles V

1838 Coronation of Queen Victoria in Westminster Abbey, London

1919 Treaty of Versailles, ending WWI and establishing the League of Nations, is signed in France

2021 Tigray Defense Forces retake Tigray’s regional capital of Mekelle in Ethiopia’s Tigray War. The Ethiopian government declares a unilateral ceasefire to save face but neither side sticks to it. [1]

Today’s Historical Events

683 Leo II ends his reign as Catholic Pope

767 St Paul I ends his reign as Catholic Pope

1098 Fighters of the First Crusade defeat Kerbogha of Mosul

1119 Battle of Sarmada – Emir Ilghazi defeats French Crusaders

1245 1st Council of Lyon (13th ecumenical council) opens

1389 Ottomans defeat Serbian army in the bloody Battle of Kosovo, opening the way for the Ottoman conquest of Southeastern Europe

1461 Edward IV crowned king of England

1485 Gent/Brugge/Ieper recognize Maximilian of Austria as regent of Netherlands

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1951 “Amos ‘n’ Andy” premieres on CBS TV

1984 17th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at Hotel San Diego

1990 Emmy 17th Daytime Award presentation – Susan Lucci loses for 11th time

1992 Ra Lewis’ dramatic play “Chinese Coffee”, starring Al Pacino, opens at the Circle in Square Theater, NYC; runs for 18 performances

1993 NCRV shows last “Cheers” in Netherlands

1996 “Nutty Professor” starring Eddie Murphy opens in theaters in the USA

2003 “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl”, directed by Gore Verbinski, starring Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom, premieres at Disneyland

2017 “Spider-man: Homecoming” directed by Jon Watts starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton and Robert Downey Jr. premieres in Los Angeles

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1846 Saxophone is patented by Antoine-Joseph “Adolfe” Sax

1928 Louis Armstrong makes 78 recording of “West End Blues”

1947 “Temptation” (Tim-Tayshun) by Red Ingle with Jo Stafford hits #1

1950 “Michael Todd’s Peep Show” opens at Winter Garden NYC for 278 performances

1967 George Harrison is fined £6 for speeding

1973 Black Sports Hall of Fame forms: Paul Robeson, Elgin Baylor, Jesse Owens, Jim Brown, Wilma Rudolph, Joe Louis and Althea Gibson elected

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1887 Phillies most lopsided shut-out beating Indianapolis 24-0

1892 Phillies tie club record of 16 straight victories

1897 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: England’s Blanche Bingley-Hillyard wins her 4th title beating Charlotte Cooper 5-7, 7-5, 6-2

1904 Wimbledon Women’s Tennis: Reigning champion Dorothea Chambers beats Charlotte Cooper 6-0, 6-3

1907 Nationals steal a record 13 bases off catcher Branch Rickey

1919 Boston Red Sox Carl Mays pitches a complete doubleheader against NY Yankees, winning 1st game, 2-0, losing 2nd game, 4-1 (Polo Grounds, NYC)

1923 Dodgers lost 7-0 lead, as Phillies score 8 in bottom of 9th

1924 Test cricket umpire debut for Frank Chester, v South Africa at Lord’s