Daily Archives: June 28, 2014

Malcolm X declares ‘we want equality by any means necessary’ 50 years ago today (June 28 1964)


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(Sunday, June 28, 1964; during the African-American Civil Rights Movement (1954–68)) — Civil rights activist Malcolm X declared, “We want equality by any means necessary” today during the Founding Rally of the Organization of Afro-American Unity in New York.

Republicans nominate Dewey-Bricker ticket 70 years ago today (June 28 1944)


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(Wednesday, June 28, 1944; during World War II) — Governor Thomas E. Dewey of New York accepted the presidential nomination tonight at the 1944 Republican National Convention at Chicago Stadium in Chicago, pledging his countrymen “a lasting peace” when Germany and Japan have been taught by force to say: “Never again.” Continue reading Republicans nominate Dewey-Bricker ticket 70 years ago today (June 28 1944)

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria assassinated, sparking World War I 100 years ago this hour (June 28 1914)


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(Sunday, June 28, 1914, at approximately 10:45 a.m. CET) — Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Sophie, were assassinated today in Sarajevo by Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip, an event that would spark World War I.