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On this day: June 28

POSTED: 1:12 PM Jun 27 2013   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Jun 28 2013

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 - Robert Byrd
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U.S. Senate

2010: U.S. Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., the longest-serving senator in the nation's history, dies in Fairfax, Virginia, at age 92. Byrd, who was born Cornelius Calvin Sale Jr. in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, in 1917, served as a U.S. representative from 1953 until 1959 and as a U.S. senator from 1959 to 2010. Besides being the longest-serving senator at the time of his death, he was also the longest-serving member of the U.S. Congress, but the latter record was surpassed by U.S. Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., in June 2013.

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