What happened this day in history June 28

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

  • 1389
    Battle of Kosovo took place, between Serbian and Ottoman army.
  • 1461
    Edward IV is crowned King of England.
  • 1519
    Charles V is elected Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
  • 1778
    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.
  • 1895
    El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua form the Greater Republic of Central America.
  • 1896
    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.
  • 1922
    The Irish Civil War begins with the shelling of the Four Courts in Dublin by Free State forces.
  • 1973
    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.
  • 1978
    The United States Supreme Court, in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke bars quota systems in college admissions.
  • 1981
    A powerful bomb explodes in Tehran, killing 73 officials of Islamic Republic Party.

Who were born on June 28?

  • 1900
    Bob Taggart, Scottish centenarian (d. 2009)
  • 1912
    Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, German physicist and philosopher (d. 2007)
  • 1926
    Mel Brooks, American filmmaker
  • 1928
    Hans Blix, Swedish diplomat and politician
  • 1938
    Leon Panetta, American Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
  • 1940
    Roderick Wright, Scottish Catholic bishop (d. 2005)
  • 1946
    Roger Godsiff, English politician
  • 1957
    Mike Skinner, American racecar driver
  • 1963
    Wisit Sasanatieng, Thai film director
  • 1988
    Lacey Schwimmer, American dancer

Who died on June 28?

  • 1716
    George FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, English general (b. 1665)
  • 1813
    Gerhard von Scharnhorst, Prussian general (b. 1755)
  • 1892
    Alexandros Rhizos Rhankaves, Greek poet and statesman (b. 1810)
  • 1915
    Victor Trumper, Australian cricketer (b. 1877)
  • 1936
    Alexander Berkman, American anarchist and writer (d. 1870)
  • 1962
    Mickey Cochrane, American baseball player (b. 1903)
  • 1989
    Joris Ivens, Dutch filmmaker (b. 1898)
  • 2004
    Anthony Buckeridge, English author (b. 1912)
  • 2006
    George Page, American television host (b. 1935)
  • 2009
    A. K. Lohithadas, Indian screenwriter, director, and producer (b. 1955)

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