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This Day in HIstory For June 28

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1892 – Phillies most lopsided shut-out beating Indianapolis, 24-0.

1902 – US buys concession to build Panama canal from French for $40 million.

1924 – Tornado strikes Sandusky and Lorain, Ohio, killing 93.

1928 – Louis Armstrong makes 78 recording of “West End Blues”

1935 – FDR orders a federal gold vault to be built at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

1939 – Pan Am opens southern route transatlantic air service (Dixie Clipper)

1950 – North Korea forces capture Seoul, South Korea in opening phase of the Korean War.

1951 – “Amos ‘n’ Andy” premiers on CBS TV.

1954 – 111 degrees F at Camden, South Carolina (state record)

1960 – 10.40″ of rainfall, Dunmor, Kentucky (state 24-hour record)

1965 – 1st US ground combat forces in Vietnam authorized by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

1973 – Lawsuit in Detroit challenges Little League’s “no girls” rule.

1975 – Reigning PGA Championship winner Lee Trevino and playing partners Jerry Heard, Bobby Nichols, Jim Ahern and Tony Jacklin are struck by lightning at Western Open: suffer minor burns.

1977 – Supreme Court allows federal control of Nixon tapes papers.

1983 – NASA launches Galaxy-A.

1993 – Carlton Fisk, 45, released by White Sox, as all-time leader of most games caught and most HRs by a catcher.

1996 – “Nutty Professor” starring Eddie Murphy opens in theaters in the US.

2012 – NBA Draft: Kentucky center Anthony Davis first pick New Orleans Pelicans.

2018 – Lone gunman attacks offices of Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, killing nine.

2020 – Global death toll from COVID-19 passes 500,000, doubling in less than two months (John Hopkins)