28 June It Happened Today

1577  Birth of Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens.

1836  Death of James Madison who had been fourth president of the United States.

1838  Queen Victoria is crowned in Westminster Abbey.

1914  Archduke Franz Ferdinand is assassinated in Sarajevo.

1919  Germany finally signs the Treaty of Versailles.

1961  Death of American film director William Wyler.

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