Monday 28 June 1993
Deaths: Pope Paul I, 767; Francis Wheatley, painter, 1801; James Madison, fourth US president, 1836; Robert O'Hara Burke, explorer of Australia, 1861; Victor Thomas Trumper, cricketer, 1915; William Wyler, film director, 1981.
On this day: the Crusaders regained Antioch from the Turks, 1098; Queen Victoria was crowned, 1838; the first Zeppelin airliner, the Deutschland, crashed in a forest near Osnabruck, 1910; Westminster Cathedral was consecrated, 1910; the Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria and his wife were shot by Gavrilo Princip, a Bosnian revolutionary, at Sarajevo, 1914; the Treaty of Versailles was signed, 1919.
Today is the Feast Day of St Heimrad, St Irenaeus of Lyons, St John Southworth, St Paul I, Pope, Saints Plutarch, Potamiaena and Companions and Saints Sergius and Germanus of Valaam.
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