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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, 24,451,200 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 ‘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

  • 1896
    An explosion in the Newton Coal Company’s Twin Shaft Mine in Pittston City, Pennsylvania results in a massive cave-in that kills 58 miners.
  • 1904
    The SS Norge runs aground and sinks
  • 1921
    Serbian King Alexander I proclaimed the new constitution of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, known thereafter as the Vidovdan Constitution.
  • 1964
    Malcolm X forms the Organization of Afro-American Unity.
  • 2001
    Slobodan Milošević deported to ICTY to stand trial.

Who were born on June 28?

  • 1719
    Étienne François, duc de Choiseul, French statesman (d. 1785)
  • 1891
    Carl Panzram, American serial killer (d. 1930)
  • 1967
    Lars Riedel, German discus thrower
  • 1975
    Jon Nödtveidt, Swedish guitarist and vocalist (Dissection) (d. 2006)
  • 1991
    Seohyun (Seo Joo-hyun), South Korean singer (Girls’ Generation)

Who died on June 28?

  • 1389
    Prince Lazar Hrebeljanović of Serbia (b. 1329)
  • 1914
    Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria (assassinated) (b. 1863)
  • 1960
    Jake Swirbul, American aircraft manufacturer (b. 1898)
  • 2005
    Brenda Howard, American LGBT activist (b. 1946)
  • 2008
    Ruslana Korshunova, Kazakhstani model (b. 1987)

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