This Day in History: June 28

Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie

1914 – Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand On this day in 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his consort, Sophie, were assassinated by Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, Bosnia, precipitating the outbreak of World War I.

Manuel Zelaya

2009 – On the same day as a national referendum that, if passed, would have allowed him to run for reelection, Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was ousted by the country’s military.

Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson

1997 – In a boxing match for the heavyweight title, Mike Tyson was disqualified after he twice bit Evander Holyfield‘s ears; as a result of the infraction, he temporarily lost his boxing license.

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