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This Day in History for June 28 – Stonewall Uprising and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1894 – Labor Day becomes an official US holiday (More info)

1914 – Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife are assassinated, setting off World War I (More info)

1969 – Police and gays clash at the Stonewall Inn in New York City, sparking the gay rights movement (More info)

1997 – Boxer Mike Tyson bites Evander Holyfield’s ear during the third round of their heavyweight title fight, earning a disqualification and a 16-month suspension (More info)

2000 – Elian Gonzalez is returned to his father in Cuba (More info)

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