28 June

28 June

June 28 is the 179th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 186 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about June 28th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about June 28th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • National Paul Bunyan Day
  • International Body Piercing Day
  • National Ceviche Day
  • Insurance Awareness Day
  • National Tapioca Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – June 28

1969: A police raid of a gay tavern sparks a series of violent clashes

The Stonewall Riots in New York City marked the beginning of the gay rights movement in the United States. The Christopher Street Day, a yearly observance for Gay Pride in some European countries, is named after the bar’s location.

1967: Israel annexes East Jerusalem

From Israel’s point of view, the annexation effected the reunification of its capital city. However, the international community declared it illegal and views East Jerusalem as Palestinian territory occupied by Israel.

1939: The world’s first scheduled transatlantic flight takes off

The Boeing 314 Clipper flying boat was operated by Pan Am. It took about 24 hours to reach Marseille, France. The scheduled service was soon discontinued again because of the outbreak of World War II.

1914: Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie are assassinated

Gavrilo Princip’s attack effected a crisis among Europe’s major powers (July Crisis). This ultimately triggered the First World War, which with over 37 million deaths was one of the bloodiest war of all time. Five years later to the day, the Treaty of Versailles formally ended the war.

1846: The saxophone is patented

Belgian musician Adolphe Sax developed the woodwind instrument typically made of brass, which in recent decades has heavily influenced the sound of the jazz, military band, rock, and pop musical genres.

1969: Protestors in Lower Manhattan following the Aftermath of the Stonewall raid – June 1969

Protestors in Lower Manhattan following the Aftermath of the Stonewall raid – June 1969

1946: Photographers and camera equipment lined up in preparation for a nuclear test at Bikini Atoll, 1946

Photographers and camera equipment lined up in preparation for a nuclear test at Bikini Atoll, 1946

1934: Four young women playing volleyball on stilts at the beach in Venice, California, in 1934.

Four young women playing volleyball on stilts at the beach in Venice, California, in 1934.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, June 28

1940: Muhammad Yunus, Bangladeshi economist, Nobel Prize laureate

1926: Mel Brooks, American actor, director, producer, writer

1712: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Swiss philosopher, polymath

1577: Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish painter

1491: Henry VIII of England

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, June 28

2001: Mortimer J. Adler, American philosopher, author

1981: Terry Fox, Canadian athlete, activist

1975: Rod Serling, American screenwriter, producer, created The Twilight Zone

1962: Mickey Cochrane, American baseball player, manager

1836: James Madison, American politician, 4th President of the United States


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