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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 179th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 186 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 15, 2017 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,976,800 minutes 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 ‘hectaheptacontaenneagon’ 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 236 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 1,650 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

  • 1895
    El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua form the Greater Republic of Central America.
  • 1950
    Seoul is captured by North Korean troops.
  • 1969
    Stonewall Riots begin in New York City marking the start of the Gay Rights Movement.
  • 1973
    Elections are held for the Northern Ireland Assembly, which will lead to power-sharing between unionists and nationalists in Northern Ireland for the first time.
  • 1994
    Members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult release sarin gas in Matsumoto, Japan; 7 persons are killed, 660 injured.

Who were born on June 28?

  • 1884
    Lamina Sankoh, Sierra Leone politician and nationalist (d. 1964)
  • 1932
    Pat Morita, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1937
    Richard Bright, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1950
    David Lanz, American New Age pianist
  • 1971
    Lorenzo Amoruso, Italian footballer

Who died on June 28?

  • 767
    Pope Paul I (b. 700)
  • 1881
    Jules Armand Dufaure, French statesman (b. 1798)
  • 1914
    Countess Sophie Chotek, wife of Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria (assassinated) (b. 1868)
  • 1960
    Jake Swirbul, American aircraft manufacturer (b. 1898)
  • 2010
    Robert Byrd, American politician (b. 1917)

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