That day, June 28: the IMF appoints Christine Lagarde its first female chief


At this date in history:

In 1778 the Continental Army under the command of General George Washington defeated the British in Monmouth, NJ

In 1838, Victoria was crowned Queen of England. She would reign for 63 years and 7 months.

In 1914, Archduke Ferdinand of the Austro-Hungarian Empire was assassinated in Sarajevo, Bosnia, an act believed to have started the First World War.

In 1919, the First World War officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles.

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In 1969, patrons of a New York gay bar, the Stonewall Inn, revolted after being raided by police. The event is considered the start of the gay liberation movement.

In 1971, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the use of public funds for parish schools was unconstitutional.

In 1972, President Richard Nixon announced that no further conscripts would be sent to Vietnam unless he volunteered to serve in the Asian nation.

In 1997, Mike Tyson tore a piece of one of the ears of heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield during a title fight in Las Vegas.

In 2000, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Boy Scouts of America had the constitutional right to exclude gay members. The ban was lifted in January 2014.

In 2007, the American bald eagle was removed from the endangered species list. Interior Ministry officials said the eagle, which was declared endangered in 1967, was flourishing and no longer endangered.

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In 2009, Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, pulled out of bed in the middle of the night by soldiers, was forced to step down and go into exile in Costa Rica at the culmination of a bitter power struggle over constitutional changes. proposed. He has been in exile for over a year.

In 2011, the board of directors of the International Monetary Fund appointed Christine Lagarde as president, the first woman to lead the organization.

In 2012, the United States Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the new health care law known as the Affordable Care Act.

In 2016, militants opened fire and set off explosions at Ataturk Airport in Turkey, killing 45 people and injuring more than 230. Turkish officials blamed the Islamic State.

In 2018, five people – four reporters and a salesman – died after a gunman opened fire on the Annapolis, Md. Office of the Capital Gazette newspaper.

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic passed two milestones – 10 million cases and 500,000 deaths.

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