On This Day In History, 28 June

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World Events Today

  • The coronation of Queen Victoria took place today in 1838 at Westminster Abbey, she reigned until her death in January 1901
  • The world’s first scheduled commercial transatlantic passenger service started today in 1939, a Pan American Boeing 314 Clipper flew from New York City to Marseille in France
  • The human rights activist Malcolm X announced the establishment of the Organization of Afro-American Unity, the OAAU, today in 1964

Entertainment Events Today

  • The Belgian instrument maker Adolphe Sax patented the saxophone today in 1846
  • The hit single Band on the Run, by Paul McCartney and Wings, from the album of the same name, was released today in 1974 in the United Kingdom
  • The slapstick science-fiction movie Nutty Professor, starring Eddie Murphy, was released today in 1996

Family Events Today

  • The British actor John Inman, best known for his role as Mr. Humphries in the British sitcom Are You Being Served, was born today in 1935 in Lancashire
  • The American actress Kathy Bates, who gained much fame as Annie Wilkes in the horror movie Misery, was born today in 1948 in Tennessee
  • The technology entrepreneur Elon Musk, involved in Tesla, SpaceX, and The Boring Company, was born today in 1971 in South Africa

Main Event Today

  • The Treaty of Versailles between Germany and the Allies, the most important of the peace treaties that brought World War I to an end, was signed today in 1919

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Insurance Awareness Day

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