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What are the important events that happened on June 28? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

June 28: Facts & Myths About This Day

June 28 is the 180th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 186 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 15, 2016 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 407,520 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaoctacontagon’ day.

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Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 214 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,285 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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June 28: This Day In History

In common years it is always in ISO week 26.

This date is the only date each year where both the month and day are different perfect numbers, June 6 being the only date where the month and day are the same perfect number.

June 28 Historical Events

  • 1865
    The Army of the Potomac is disbanded.
  • 1880
    The Australian bushranger Ned Kelly is captured at Glenrowan.
  • 1881
    Secret treaty between Austria and Serbia.
  • 1976
    The Angolan court sentenced US and UK mercenaries to death sentences and prison terms in the Luanda Trial.
  • 1989
    The 600th anniversary of the Battle of Kosovo. Serbian leader Slobodan Milošević delivers the Gazimestan speech at the site of the historic battle, which is later interpreted as foreshadowing the Yugoslav Wars.

Who were born on June 28?

  • 1914
    Aribert Heim, Austrian physician (d. 1992)
  • 1940
    Muhammad Yunus, Bangladeshi banker, economist and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1955
    Shirley Cheriton, English actress
  • 1970
    Steve Burton, American actor
  • 1971
    Lorenzo Amoruso, Italian footballer

Who died on June 28?

  • 1194
    Emperor Xiaozong of Song, Emperor of China (b. 1127)
  • 1935
    Meletius IV, Greek Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople (b. 1871)
  • 1976
    Stanley Baker, Welsh actor and film producer (b. 1927)
  • 2009
    Billy Mays, American television pitchman (b. 1958)
  • 2010
    Robert Byrd, American politician (b. 1917)

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