June 28

1098 – The army of the First Crusade under the command of Prince Behemond of Taranto, defeats the moslem army of Kerbogha of Mosul.

1776 – The Battle of Sullivan’s Island ends with the American victory. The  Battle of Monmouth Courthouse is a draw.

1838 – Victoria is crowned Queen of the U.K.

1846 – Adolphe Sax patents the saxophone, and now you know why it’s called that.

1865 – The Army of the Potomac is disbanded.

1894 – Labor Day becomes an official US holiday.

1902 – The U.S. Congress passes the Spooner Act, authorizing President Theodore Roosevelt to acquire rights from Colombia for the Panama Canal.

1914 – Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo

1919 – The Treaty of Versailles is signed, officially ending World War I.

1950 – Seoul falls to North Korean forces

Birthdays
1491 – Henry VIII of England
1577 – Peter Paul Rubens
1703 – John Wesley
1926 – Mel Brooks
1932 – Pat Morita
1938 – Leon Panetta
1971 – Elon Musk

Deaths
1836 – James Madison
1880 – Texas Jack Omohundro
1975 – Rod Serling
2010 – Robert Byrd