June 28

This Day in History


Keynes predicts economic chaos

On June 28, 1919, the day that the Treaty of Versailles is signed in Paris, John Maynard Keynes warns that the war reparations imposed on Germany in the punitive agreement would cause worldwide … (more...)


Saxophone Is Patented

On this day in 1846, Belgian musician and instrument-maker Antoine-Joseph "Adolphe" Sax patented the saxophone. His creation—for its unique tone and distinctiveness of voice–was the first to … (more...)


Belief That the Tomato Is Poisonous Is Disproven

On this day in 1820, the popular belief that the tomato is poisonous was disproven, opening the way for western cultures to consume tomato sauce, gazpacho, salsa, and tomato sandwiches with abandon. … (more...)