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This Day in History: June 28

History: What Happened Today?

  1. In 1820, the tomato was proven non-poisonous. This proved that moms do know best and you should eat your vegetables!
  2. 1917, the Raggedy Ann doll was invented.
  3. In 1982, Prince Charles & Lady Diana name their baby "William".
  4. In 1992, 2 earthquakes, including 3rd strongest in US (7.4) rock California.
  5. In 2007, the American bald eagle was removed from the endangered species list.
  6. In 2008, the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Los Angeles Angels without getting a hit, only the fifth time that's been done in modern major league baseball history.
  7. Famous Birthdays: Mel Brooks (actor/comedian), Jean-Jacques Rousseau (philosopher), John Elway (football player), Kathy Bates (actor), and Peter Paul Rubens (artist)

For famous birthdays and other daily events in history, visit our Daily Dose Activities.

Click Here for Tomorrow in History: June 29 (Elementary Level)

For more history resources on Internet 4 Classrooms, visit our Social Studies and History index. For Pre K-8th Grade Level History and Social Studies Resources, visit our Grade Level Index.



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