Saturday, June 28, 2008

On June 28

On this day in ...

... 1838 (170 years ago today) , the Briton who'd been born Princess Alexandrina Victoria 19 years earlier was crowned Queen Victoria (right), a year and a week after she'd assumed the throne upon the death of her uncle William IV. Her reign, the longest in British history, lasted until her death on January 22, 1901. (credit for 1842 portrait)

... 2006, the international community gained its newest member when the General Assembly admitted the Republic of Montenegro as the 192d state in the United Nations. (map credit)

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