On June 28,workers at a Chevrolet plant in Flint, Michiganassemble the first Corvette, a two-seater sports car that would become an American icon.
The first completed production car rolled off the assembly line two days later, one of just Corvettes made that year. On June 30,the first Corvette came off the production line in Flint.
It was hand-assembled and featured a Polo White exterior and red interior, two-speed Powerglide automatic transmission, a wraparound windshield, whitewall tires and detachable plastic curtains instead of side windows.
The earliest Corvettes were deed to be opened from the inside and lacked exterior door handles. Other components included a clock, cigarette lighter and red warning light that activated when the parking brake was applied—a new feature at the time. Inthe Corvette went into mass production at a Chevy plant in St. Louis, Missouri.
Sales were lackluster in the beginning and GM considered discontinuing the line. However, rival company Ford had introduced the two-seater Thunderbird around the same time and GM did not want to be seen bowing to the competition. On June 28,the United States removes one of its most commonly-used national symbols from its List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife.
The de-listing of the bald eagle, which had been close to vanishing from North America around the middle of the 20th century, was one of The English economist John Maynard Keynes, who had attended the peace conference but then left in protest of the treaty, was one of the most outspoken Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie are shot to death by a Bosnian Serb nationalist during an official visit to the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo on June 28, The killings sparked a chain of events that led to the outbreak of World War I by early August.
In the first major offensive ordered for U. The operation was called off up now to learn about This Day in History straight from your inbox. President Nixon announces that no more draftees will be sent to Vietnam unless they volunteer for such duty.
He also announced that a force of 10, troops would be withdrawn by September 1, which would leave a total of 39, in Vietnam. Mike Tyson Two of the strongest earthquakes ever to hit California strike the desert area east of Los Angeles on June 28, Although the state sits upon the immense San Andreas fault line, relatively few major earthquakes have hit California in modern times.
Two of the strongest, but The house in disarray, officers found no of either the Olives or their adopted teenage daughter Marlene. Madison first distinguished himself as a student at On June 28,General Charles de Gaulle, having set up headquarters in England upon the establishment of a puppet government in his native France, is recognized as the leader of the Free French Forces, dedicated to the defeat of Germany and the liberation of all France.
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