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On June 28
1894 The U.S. Congress made Labor Day a U.S. national holiday.
1911 Samuel J. Battle became the first African-American policeman in New York City.
1919 The Treaty of Versailles was signed, ending World War I exactly five years after it began. The treaty also established the League of Nations.
1940 The "Quiz Kids" was heard on NBC radio for the first time.
1949 The last U.S. combat troops were called home from Korea, leaving only 500 advisers.
1967 Fourteen people were shot in race riots in Buffalo, New York.
1971 The U.S. Supreme Court overturned the draft evasion conviction of Muhammad Ali.
1972 U.S. President Nixon announced that no new draftees would be sent to Vietnam.
1976 The first women entered the U.S. Air Force Academy.
1978 The U.S. Supreme Court ordered the medical school at the University of California at Davis to admit Allan Bakke. Bakke, a white man, argued he had been a victim of reverse racial discrimination.
1996 The Citadel voted to admit women, ending a 153-year-old men-only policy at the South Carolina military school.
1997 Mike Tyson was disqualified for biting Evander Holyfield's ear after three rounds of their WBA heavyweight title fight in Las Vegas, NV.
2000 The U.S. Supreme Court declared that a Nebraska law that outlawed "partial birth abortions" was unconstitutional. About 30 U.S. states had similar laws at the time of the ruling.
2000 The European Commission announced that they had blocked the planned merger between the U.S. companies WorldCom Inc. and Sprint due to competition concerns.
2001 Slobodan Milosevic was taken into custody and was handed over to the U.N. war crimes tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands. The indictment charged Milosevic and four other senior officials, with crimes against humanity and violations of the laws and customs of war in Kosovo.


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