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 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 186 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 15, 2020 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,593,302,400 seconds 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 229 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 2,746 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
Guadeloupe becomes a French colony.
A massive earthquake occurs on the same day in Komárom in Hungary, in Komárno in Slovakia and in Zsámbék in Hungary.
The first conformation dog show is held in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.
The Australian bushranger Ned Kelly is captured at Glenrowan.
Israel annexes East Jerusalem.
A powerful bomb explodes in Tehran, killing 73 officials of Islamic Republic Party.
The Constitution of Estonia is signed into law.
Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield II – Tyson is disqualified in the 3rd round for biting a piece off Holyfield’s ear.
Sovereign power is handed to the interim government of Iraq by the Coalition Provisional Authority, ending the U.S.-led rule of that nation.
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?
Luigi Pirandello, Italian writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1936)
Cyril Smith, English Liberal politician (d. 2010)
Hans Blix, Swedish diplomat and politician
Gilda Radner, American comedienne (d. 1989)
Jim Spanarkel, American basketball player and TV personality
Jeff Malone, American basketball player
Peter Baynham, Welsh comedian and television writer
DJ Quicksilver, Turkish disc jockey and music producer
Bobby Hurley, American basketball player
Kenny Cunningham, Irish footballer
Who died on June 28?
Alboin, King of the Lombards (b. c. 530)
Prince Lazar Hrebeljanović of Serbia (b. 1329)
Jules Armand Dufaure, French statesman (b. 1798)
Countess Sophie Chotek, wife of Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria (assassinated) (b. 1868)
Franz Stangl, Austrian Nazi commander of concentration camps (b. 1908)
José Iturbi, Spanish pianist and conductor (b. 1895)
Lambros Konstantaras, Greek actor (b. 1913)
Joan Sims, English actress (b. 1930)
Eugene Bennett Fluckey, American Naval Officer and WW II submarine commander, winner of the Medal of Honor and of four Navy Crosses) (b. 1913)
Ruslana Korshunova, Kazakhstani model (b. 1987)
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