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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

  • 1461
    Edward IV is crowned King of England.
  • 1776
    American Revolutionary War: Fort Moultrie is attacked during the Battle of Sullivan’s Island; this event is commemorated in Carolina Day.
  • 1859
    The first conformation dog show is held in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.
  • 1994
    Members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult release sarin gas in Matsumoto, Japan; 7 persons are killed, 660 injured.
  • 1996
    The Constitution of Ukraine is signed into law.

Who were born on June 28?

  • 1831
    Joseph Joachim, Austrian violinist (d. 1907)
  • 1941
    Joseph Goguen, American computer scientist (d. 2006)
  • 1947
    Mark Helprin, American writer
  • 1971
    Louise Mensch, British politician and novelist (Louise Bagshawe)
  • 1988
    Lacey Schwimmer, American dancer

Who died on June 28?

  • 1586
    Primož Trubar, Slovenian Protestant reformer (b. 1508)
  • 1716
    George FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, English general (b. 1665)
  • 1892
    Alexandros Rhizos Rhankaves, Greek poet and statesman (b. 1810)
  • 1935
    Meletius IV, Greek Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople (b. 1871)
  • 2001
    Joan Sims, English actress (b. 1930)

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