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!
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- National Paul Bunyan Day
- International Body Piercing Day
- National Ceviche Day
- Insurance Awareness Day
- National Tapioca Day
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
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.
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
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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