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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

  • 1838
    Coronation of Victoria of the United Kingdom.
  • 1880
    The Australian bushranger Ned Kelly is captured at Glenrowan.
  • 1882
    The Anglo-French Convention of 1882 marks the territorial boundaries between Guinea and Sierra Leone.
  • 1978
    The United States Supreme Court, in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke bars quota systems in college admissions.
  • 2001
    Slobodan Milošević deported to ICTY to stand trial.

Who were born on June 28?

  • 1916
    Olle Björklund, Swedish actor and news presenter (d. 1981)
  • 1950
    Mauricio Rojas, Swedish politician
  • 1970
    Mike White, American filmmaker and actor
  • 1971
    Ray Slijngaard, Dutch musician
  • 1987
    Terrence Williams, American basketball player

Who died on June 28?

  • 1061
    Floris I, Count of Holland (b. c. 1020)
  • 1834
    Joseph Bové, Russian architect (b. 1784)
  • 1916
    Ştefan Luchian, Romanian painter (b. 1868)
  • 1936
    Alexander Berkman, American anarchist and writer (d. 1870)
  • 2010
    Robert Byrd, American politician (b. 1917)

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