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On This Day in History - 28th June

Birthdays

1721Jean-Jacques Rousseau, French writer
1918Viscount Whitelaw, Conservative politician
1927Mel Brooks, American comedy director & actor
1929Harold Evans, British newspaper editor
1936John Inman, Comedy actor
1936Sir Garfield Sobers, Cricketer
1946Gilda Radner, American actress
1982Jennifer Freeman, Programmer (me)

Events

1834Queen Victoria was crowned at Westminster Abbey
1861Robert Burke, the Irish born explorer of Australia, died
1930The jet engine was patented by Frank Whittle
1935Rupert Bear appeared for the first time in the Daily Express
1939PAN AM began a regular air service from the United States to Europe
1950North Korean forces captured the city of Seoul
1966The US broke its links with Argentina after a militray takeover in Argentina
1984The government was defeated in the Lords over plans to scrap the GLC
1990Romanian Ion Iliesco was sworn in as President