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5 Fun Facts About June 28 In Georgia History

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1. On June 28, 1776, George Walton signed the United States Declaration of Independence. Walton was a Georgia delegate to the Continental Congress and played a crucial role in the formation of the new nation.

2. On June 28, 1832, the assassination of Chief William McIntosh took place. McIntosh was a Creek Indian chief who had signed the Treaty of Indian Springs, which ceded Creek lands to Georgia. He was killed by members of his own tribe who opposed the treaty.

3. On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary was assassinated in Sarajevo, Bosnia, which ultimately led to the start of World War I. Although this event did not occur in Georgia, it had profound effects on the state and the nation.

4. On June 28, 1994, the Atlanta Braves played their first game in their new stadium, Turner Field. The Braves would go on to win their division that season and would become one of the most successful baseball teams of the 1990s.

5. On June 28, 2018, Kim Seung-jun became the first South Korean to summit Mount Denali, the highest peak in North America. Kim was a member of a team of climbers from South Korea who successfully completed the climb.
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