About June 28

June 28, 2021 is the 179th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 186 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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Cancer is the sun 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 218 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

June 28: More About This Day

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.

What Happened On June 28

  • 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.
  • 1841
    The Paris Opera Ballet premieres Giselle in the Salle Le Peletier
  • 1846
    The saxophone is patented by Adolphe Sax in Paris, France.
  • 1881
    Secret treaty between Austria and Serbia.
  • 1882
    The Anglo-French Convention of 1882 marks the territorial boundaries between Guinea and Sierra Leone.
  • 1894
    Labor Day becomes an official US holiday.
  • 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.
  • 1902
    The U.S. Congress passes the Spooner Act, authorizing President Theodore Roosevelt to acquire rights from Colombia for the Panama Canal.
  • 1904
    The SS Norge runs aground and sinks
  • 1921
    Serbian King Alexander I proclaimed the new constitution of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, known thereafter as the Vidovdan Constitution.
  • 1922
    The Irish Civil War begins with the shelling of the Four Courts in Dublin by Free State forces.
  • 1940
    Romania cedes Bessarabia (current-day Moldova) to the Soviet Union.
  • 1948
    Boxer Dick Turpin beats Vince Hawkins at Villa Park in Birmingham to become the first black British boxing champion in the modern era.
  • 1948
    The Cominform circulates the “Resolution on the situation in the Communist Party of Yugoslavia”; Yugoslavia is expelled from the Communist bloc.
  • 1950
    Hangang Bridge bombing: Korean War.
  • 1956
    in Poznań, workers from HCP factory went to the streets, sparking one of the first major protests against communist government both in Poland and Europe.
  • 1996
    The Constitution of Ukraine is signed into law.
  • 2005
    War in Afghanistan: Three U.S. Navy SEALs, 16 American Special Operations Forces soldiers, and an unknown number of Taliban insurgents are killed

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