June 28 holidays in 2020

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
St Vitus Day Serbia Observance
Constitution Day Ukraine National Holiday
Tau Day - Unofficial (Education & Reading)
Vietnamese Family Day Vietnam Observance
Father's Day Haiti Observance
Christopher Street Day - Unofficial (Awareness & Cause)
National Paul Bunyan Day - Unofficial (Culture & History)

Historical Events on June 28

  • 1776: The Battle of Sullivan’s Island concludes during the American Revolutionary War. This American victory would lead to the commemoration of Carolina Day.
  • 1776: Bodyguard to General George Washington, Thomas Hickey, is hung for sedition and mutiny on this date.
  • 1778: British and American forces clash during the Battle of Monmouth Courthouse.
  • 1838: In the U.K., Queen Victoria is coronated.
  • 1846: Adolphe Sax receives a patent for his invention: the saxophone.
  • 1894: Labor Day officially becomes a United States’ holiday on this day.
  • 1896: A cave-in caused by an explosion in a Twin Shaft Coal Mine in Pittston, Pennsylvania leaves almost 60 miners dead.
  • 1921: The Vidovdan Constitution is proclaimed by King Alexander I of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.
  • 1922: Four Courts in Dublin is shelled at the beginning of the Irish Civil War.
  • 1926: Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merge their 2 companies and create Mercedes-Benz on this day.
  • 1942: Case Blue is undertaken against the Soviet Union by Germany during World War 2.
  • 1950: North Korean forces capture the city of Seoul during the Korean War.
  • 1950: Approximately 150,000 suspected communist sympathizers are executed during the Bodo league Massacre of the Korean War.
  • 1950: The Seoul National University Hospital Massacre is conducted by the North Korean Army during the Korean War.

Famous Birthdays on June 28

  • Italian dramatist, poet and Nobel Prize laureate, Luigi Pirandello is born in 1867.
  • French surgeon, biologist and Nobel Prize laureate, Alexis Carrel is born in 1873.
  • Polish American physicist and Nobel Prize laureate, Maria Goeppert-Mayer is born in 1906.
  • American cartoonist George Booth is born in 1926.
  • American actor, director, screenwriter and producer, Mel Brooks is born in 1926.
  • American actor Pat Morita is born in 1932.
  • American actress Kathy Bates is born in 1948.
  • South African-American businessman, Elon Musk is born in 1971.
  • American actor Allessandro Nivola is born in 1972.

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