Edward Carpenter, Stonewall Riots, Elián González Returned

On this day: June 28
Labor Day becomes an official U.S. holiday (1894)

Malcom X forms the Organization of Afro-American Unity (1964)

Stonewall Riots begin in New York City marking the start of the Gay Rights Movement (1969)

Political refugee Elián González is returned to communist Cuba, in a victory for Attorney General Janet Reno (2000)

President B. Hussein Obama hosts a reception in the East Room for LGBT Pride Month.

b: Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1792), Carl Levin (1934), Leon Panetta (1938); d: Edward Carpenter (1929), Alexander Berkman (1936), Robert Byrd (2010)

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