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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, 416,280 hours 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

  • 1904
    The SS Norge runs aground and sinks
  • 1950
    Hangang Bridge bombing: Korean War.
  • 1989
    The 600th anniversary of the Battle of Kosovo. Serbian leader Slobodan Milošević delivers the Gazimestan speech at the site of the historic battle, which is later interpreted as foreshadowing the Yugoslav Wars.
  • 1994
    Members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult release sarin gas in Matsumoto, Japan; 7 persons are killed, 660 injured.
  • 2005
    War in Afghanistan: Three U.S. Navy SEALs, 16 American Special Operations Forces soldiers, and an unknown number of Taliban insurgents are killed

Who were born on June 28?

  • 1917
    Katherine Rawls, American swimming champion (d. 1982)
  • 1942
    David Miner, American guitarist and record producer
  • 1947
    Robert Bondi, American politician
  • 1958
    Félix Gray, French singer and songwriter
  • 1969
    Danielle Brisebois, American actress

Who died on June 28?

  • 1061
    Floris I, Count of Holland (b. c. 1020)
  • 1916
    Ştefan Luchian, Romanian painter (b. 1868)
  • 1960
    Jake Swirbul, American aircraft manufacturer (b. 1898)
  • 1971
    Franz Stangl, Austrian Nazi commander of concentration camps (b. 1908)
  • 1980
    José Iturbi, Spanish pianist and conductor (b. 1895)

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