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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 - mustard gas
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1987: By order of Saddam Hussein, Iraqi warplanes attack the Iranian town of Sardasht using chemical mustard gas bombs. One quarter of the town's then population of 20,000 was burned and stricken, and 113 were killed immediately, with many more dying and suffering health effects over the next decades. Pictured here is a United Nations weapons inspector in Sardasht following the attack.

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