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On this day: June 28

Published On: Jun 27 2013 12:12:29 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 28 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

The last of America's Founding Fathers dies, Archduke Franz Ferdinand is assassinated, Mike Tyson bites off a bit of Evander Holyfield's ear, and Elián González returns to Cuba, all on this day.

OTD June 28 - Raggedy Ann
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1917: The Raggedy Ann doll is invented. American writer Johnny Gruelle initially created the rag doll with red yarn for hair and a triangle nose to entertain his dying teenage daughter, who had fallen ill from a contaminated smallpox vaccination. When he turned his stories about the character into a series of adventure books, his publisher asked him to make a few of the dolls to help promote the books.

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