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, 442,584 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 ‘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
Battle of Kosovo took place, between Serbian and Ottoman army.
Edward IV is crowned King of England.
Charles V is elected Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
American Revolutionary War: Battle of Monmouth is fought between the American Continental Army under George Washington and the British Army led by Sir Henry Clinton.
El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua form the Greater Republic of Central America.
An explosion in the Newton Coal Company’s Twin Shaft Mine in Pittston City, Pennsylvania results in a massive cave-in that kills 58 miners.
The Irish Civil War begins with the shelling of the Four Courts in Dublin by Free State forces.
Elections are held for the Northern Ireland Assembly, which will lead to power-sharing between unionists and nationalists in Northern Ireland for the first time.
The United States Supreme Court, in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke bars quota systems in college admissions.
A powerful bomb explodes in Tehran, killing 73 officials of Islamic Republic Party.
Who were born on June 28?
Bob Taggart, Scottish centenarian (d. 2009)
Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, German physicist and philosopher (d. 2007)
Mel Brooks, American filmmaker
Hans Blix, Swedish diplomat and politician
Leon Panetta, American Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Roderick Wright, Scottish Catholic bishop (d. 2005)
Roger Godsiff, English politician
Mike Skinner, American racecar driver
Wisit Sasanatieng, Thai film director
Lacey Schwimmer, American dancer
Who died on June 28?
George FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, English general (b. 1665)
Gerhard von Scharnhorst, Prussian general (b. 1755)
Alexandros Rhizos Rhankaves, Greek poet and statesman (b. 1810)
Victor Trumper, Australian cricketer (b. 1877)
Alexander Berkman, American anarchist and writer (d. 1870)
Mickey Cochrane, American baseball player (b. 1903)
Joris Ivens, Dutch filmmaker (b. 1898)
Anthony Buckeridge, English author (b. 1912)
George Page, American television host (b. 1935)
A. K. Lohithadas, Indian screenwriter, director, and producer (b. 1955)
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