History: Today’s History (To be published: 28 June)


New Delhi : The major events of 28 June in Indian and world history are as follows.
1748 – More than 200 people are killed in riots in Amsterdam against the public execution of two men.
1820 – Tomato proved to be a vegetable without poison.
1838 – Queen Victoria of Britain is crowned at Westminster Abbey in London.
1838 – Birth of Bankim Chandra Chasopadhyay, the famous Bengali writer and author of the country’s national anthem ‘Vande Mataram’.
1846 – Antoine Joseph Sax patents the saxophone.
1921 – Birth of former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao.
1941 – Troops from Germany and Romania massacre 11,000 Jews in Kishinev, capital of the Russian Empire’s Bessarabia province.
1941 – German forces occupy Galicia, Poland.
1956 – Riots break out in Pozna, Poland, killing 38.
1981 – An attack in Iran kills 74 government officials.
1981 – China opened the road to Kailash and Mansarovar.
2004 – The 17th Summit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) begins in Istanbul, Turkey.
2012 – 14 people are killed and 50 are injured in a series of bombings in Iraq.
2016 – A terrorist attack on Turkey’s Istanbul Attark Airport kills 42 and injures more than 230.
2017 – ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ premieres in Los Angeles.

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