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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

  • 1921
    Serbian King Alexander I proclaimed the new constitution of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, known thereafter as the Vidovdan Constitution.
  • 1956
    in Poznań, workers from HCP factory went to the streets, sparking one of the first major protests against communist government both in Poland and Europe.
  • 1967
    Israel annexes East Jerusalem.
  • 1978
    The United States Supreme Court, in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke bars quota systems in college admissions.
  • 1997
    Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield II – Tyson is disqualified in the 3rd round for biting a piece off Holyfield’s ear.

Who were born on June 28?

  • 1712
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Swiss philosopher (d. 1778)
  • 1937
    Richard Bright, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1947
    Robert Bondi, American politician
  • 1958
    Félix Gray, French singer and songwriter
  • 1970
    Mushtaq Ahmed, Pakistani cricketer

Who died on June 28?

  • 1194
    Emperor Xiaozong of Song, Emperor of China (b. 1127)
  • 1586
    Primož Trubar, Slovenian Protestant reformer (b. 1508)
  • 1974
    Frank Sutton, American actor (b. 1923)
  • 1989
    Joris Ivens, Dutch filmmaker (b. 1898)
  • 2010
    Bill Aucoin, American rock band manager (b. 1943)

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