Community Living | Coupon | Police Scanner | E-News Signup | Archives | Merchant Directory | Dining Guide
Have a HOT TIP? Call 704-276-6587 Or E-mail us At
Advanced Search
Lincoln Herald | Lincolnton, NC

home : extras : e-extras August 17, 2022

6/28/2022 1:51:00 AM
Today In History - June 28
(L-R) Catherine II, Queen Victoria, and Archduke Franz Ferdinand
(Public Domain Photos)

(L-R) Catherine II, Queen Victoria, 
and Archduke Franz Ferdinand

(Public Domain Photos)

Reprinted By Permission

Today in History in 1762 Russian tsarina Catherine II seized power, declaring herself Catherine II, the sovereign ruler of Russia; in 1838 the Coronation of Queen Victoria in Westminster Abbey in London; and in 1914 Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie were assassinated in Sarajevo by a young Serbian nationalist which led to declarations of war in WWI.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1762 - Russian tsarina Catherine II seizes power, declaring herself Catherine II, the sovereign ruler of Russia
  • 1838 - Coronation of Queen Victoria in Westminster Abbey, London
  • 1880 - Ned Kelly the Australian bushranger captured at Glenrowan.
  • 1914 - Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip at 10.45, the casus belli of WWI
  • 1919 - Treaty of Versailles, ending WW I and establishing the League of Nations, is signed in France
  • 1935 - FDR orders a federal gold vault to be built at Fort Knox, Kentucky
  • 1951 - "Amos 'n' Andy" premieres on CBS TV
  • 1965 - 1st US ground combat forces in Vietnam authorized by President Lyndon B. Johnson
  • 1982 - Prince Charles & Lady Diana name their baby "William"
  • 2003 - "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl", directed by Gore Verbinski, starring Johnny Depp, Kiera Knightley and Orlando Bloom, premieres at Disneyland

1 - Rock Fitness 2021

Famous Birthdays

  • 1491 - Henry VIII, King of England (1509-47)
  • 1703 - John Wesley, Epworth, Lincolnshire, English Christian theologian and co-founder of the Methodist movement
  • 1902 - Richard Rodgers, Hammels Station NY, composer (Rodgers & Hammerstein)
  • 1926 - Mel Brooks, New York City, American actor and director (Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs)
  • 1946 - Gilda Radner, actress (SNL, Haunted Honeymoon), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1948 - Kathy Bates, academy award winning actress (Misery), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1960 - John Elway, Port Angeles Washignton, NFL quarterback (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32/33)
  • 1966 - John Cusack, actor (Stand By Me, Sure Thing, Better Off Dead), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1966 - Mary Stuart Masterson, actress (Some Kind of Wonderful), born in Houston, Texas

Famous Weddings

  • 1919 - 33rd US president Harry Truman (35) weds Elizabeth Truman (34) in Independence
  • 1934 - Novelist Kenneth Patchen (22) weds Miriam Patchen in nearby Sharon, Pennsylvania
  • 1965 - Country singer Merle Haggard (28) weds singer Bonnie Owens (35)
  • 1986 - CBS news correspondent Mike Wallace (68) weds Mary Yates
  • 1991 - Explorer Jacques Cousteau (81) weds Francine Triplet in Paris
  • 1992 - US President Bush's daughter Dorothy marries Bobby Koch
  • 2000 - Business magnate Ron Perelman (69) weds actress Ellen Barkin (46) in a traditional Jewish ceremony at an upper East Side synagogue
  • 2003 - Colombian American actor John Leguizamo (42) weds estate planner Justine Maurer (35) on a Catholic-Jewish ceremony in New York
  • 2008 - "Saturday Night Live" actor-comedian Chris Kattan (37) weds model Sunshine Tutt (31) at Chateau Du Sureau in Yosemite, California
  • 2008 - Golfing legend Greg Norman (53) weds former tennis star Chris Evert (53) in Paradise Island, Bahamas
  • 2013 - Writer Josh Kilmer-Purcell (43) weds physician Brent Ridge in Sharon Springs, New York
  • 2014 - Socialite and actress Olivia Palermo (28) weds model Johannes Huebl in Bedford, New York

Famous Divorces

  • 2010 - Academy award winning actress Sandra Bullock (45) divorces "Monster Garage" host Jesse James (40) due to conflict of personalities after nearly 5 years of marriage
  • 2012 - "Spy Kids" actress Alexa Vega (23) divorces film producer Sean Covel (36) due to irreconcilable differences after less than two years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • 1914 - Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria is assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip, led to declarations of war in WWI
  • 1975 - Rod Serling, writer/host (Twilight Zone, Night Gallery), dies at 50
  • 2009 - Fred Travalena, American comedian and impressionist (b. 1942)
  • 2010 - Robert Byrd, American politician (b. 1917)
  • 2014 - Meshach Taylor, American actor, dies from colorectal cancer at 67

Have Us E-mail You The Latest News
Click Here

Your #1 Local Source for News, Sports, Opinion, Obituaries, Religion, Classifieds, Events, Photos, Community, Coupons, and more!

Serving Lincoln, Catawba, Gaston and Cleveland counties including the areas of Lincolnton, Denver, Maiden, Stanley, Alexis, Vale, Crouse, Iron Station, High Shoals and Cherryville.

Not a newspaper, not a magazine, we’re online – on your computer at home or work, on your smartphone… with news and more 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year including holidays.

To Make Sure You Always
Get The Latest Updates,
If You Haven’t Already:

Like Our Facebook Page and
Click On SEE FIRST at

Also Follow Us On Twitter 

3 - LC Bd Elections - Poll Workers

Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, who may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Last Name:
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.

HomeNewsState NewsReligionOpinionSportsObituariesExtrasCommunityClassifiedsSubmitLife

Terms and Use | Merchant Directory | Dining Guide
Site Design and Content
Copyright Lincoln Herald, LLC 2011-2021


Software © 1998-2022 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved