On this day: June 28

Published On: Jun 27 2013 12:12:29 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 28 2016 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 - Billy Mays
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2009: Advertising pitchman Billy Mays, known for his distinctive beard and impassioned TV and infomercial sales pitches, dies of heart disease at the age of 50 in Tampa, Florida. Mays pitched OxiClean, Orange Glo, Kaboom and other cleaning, home-based, and maintenance products and became recognized for the catchphrase "Hi, Billy Mays here for..." He and his business partner, Anthony Sullivan, were also featured on "PitchMen," a reality TV series that documented their work.

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