It happened one 28 June

1914 : The Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife are assassinated in Sarajevo

On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand from Austria-Hungary and his wife Sophie were assassinated by a Bosnian Serb nationalist in Sarajevo. The event, due to the alliance agreements between states, led to the First World War.

1919 : Signature of the Treaty of Versailles

On June 28, 1919, the Treaty of Versailles was signed between Germany and the Allies and officially ended the First World War. The Treaty also created the League of Nations, the German colonial empire was shared among the Allies. The sanctions against Germany were very important and humiliating and caused resentment among the German people.

1992 : Earthquakes in California

On June 28, 1992, an earthquake of moment magnitude 7.3 hit Landers in California. It was the largest earthquake since the one that struck San Francisco in 1906. 3 hours later a second earthquake of moment magnitude 6.3 hit Big Bear, near Landers. As the area was sparsely populated, the damage was relatively minor.

1997 : Mike Tyson bites ear

On June 28, 1997, the American boxer Mike Tyson bit his opponent Evander Holyfield's ear during a match. After having spat out the piece of ear, it bit the other ear of his opponent. He was disqualified and suspended. This was the end of his tumultuous career.

Quote of the day : 28 June

Mike Tyson
I was hoping he would get up so I could hit him again and keep him down.

Birthdays : 28 June

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Swiss philosopher (1712)
Luigi Pirandello, Italian writer, Nobel Prize in Literature (1867)
Maria Goeppert-Mayer, German-American physicist (1906)
P. V. Narasimha Rao, Indian politician (1921)
Mel Brooks, American director (1926)
Frank Sherwood Rowland, American chemist, Nobel Prize (1927)
Harold Evans, English journalist and editor (1928)
Pat Morita, American actor (1932)
John Inman, English actor (1935)
Muhammad Yunus, Founder of the Grameen Bank (microcredit), Nobel Peace Prize (1940)
Klaus von Klitzing, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (1943)
David Knights, English musician (Procol Harum) (1945)
Anny Duperey, French actress and director (1947)
Kathy Bates, American actress (1948)
Félix Gray, French songwriter (1958)
John Cusack, American actor (1966)
Mary Stuart Masterson, American actress (1966)
Gil Bellows, Canadian actor (1967)
Fabien Barthez, French Footballer (1971)
Seth Wescott, American snowboarder (1976)
Phil Bardsley, Scottish football player (1985)
Jasmine Richards, Canadian actress (1990)

They left us one 28 June

Joseph Bové, Russian architect (1834)
James Madison, 4th President of the United States (1836)
Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria (1914)
José Iturbi, Spanish conductor, harpsichordist and pianist (1980)
François Périer, French actor (2002)
Georges de Caunes, French journalist (2004)
George Unwin, English flying ace (2006)

Tip of the Day : 28 June

Sex on the Beach cocktail

The Sex on the beach is a popular cocktail mainly in the summer on the beach where the fruity taste is consistent with the festive atmosphere of the seashore
Put ice cubes in a tall glass.
Add, in that order, 4cl vodka, 4cl peach schnapps, 6cl orange juice, 6cl cranberry juice.
We may add a half slice of pineapple and a cocktail umbrella to decorate the glass.
Avoid mixing at that time : observing the mixing of fruit juice is one of the appeals of the cocktail.
Drink in moderation and never before driving.

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