Thursday, June 28, 2007

On June 28, ...


...1919, 5 years to the day after the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand that touched off World War I, delegates convened in the Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles, France, to sign a Treaty of Peace with Germany. Among those signing were Allied leaders Woodrow Wilson, Georges Clemenceau, and David Lloyd George, chief negotiators at the Paris Conference that had been in session for months. A superb study of that conference is Paris 1919 by historian Margaret MacMillan (left), Provost of Trinity College in the University of Toronto and Lloyd George's great-granddaughter.
...1945, U.S. Rep. Jane Harman (D-Cal.) was born in Los Angeles.

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