28 JUNE
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Pope Paul IV, 1476
  • Henry VIII, 1491
  • Peter Paul Rubens, 1577
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 1712
  • Luigi Pirandello, 1867
  • Luisa Tetrazzini, 1871
  • John Dillinger, 1902
  • Richard Rodgers, 1902
  • Eric Ambler, 1909
  • A.E. Hotchner, 1920
  • Mel Brooks, 1926
  • Pat Morita, 1933
  • Gilda Radner, 1942
  • Kathy Bates, 1948
  • Don Baylor, 1949
  • John Elway, 1960
  • John Cusack, 1966
  • Danielle Brisebois, 1969

Died On This Day:

  • Saint/Pope Paul I, AD 767
  • Francesco Caracciolo, duca de Brienza, 1799
  • James Madison, 1836
  • Archduke Francis Ferdinand assassinated, 1914
  • Rod Serling, 1975
  • Helen Gahagan Douglas, 1980
  • José Iturbi, 1980
  • Mikhail Tal, 1992
  • Joan Sims, 2001
  • Jack Carter, 2015

Today's Events:

  • 1687 - First American knighted by King James II; William Phipps honored for discovery of treasure ship.
  • 1778 - Battle of Monmouth, New Jersey (Revolutionary War).
  • 1832 - First cholera epidemic breaks out in U.S.
  • 1838 - Queen Victoria's coronation at Westminster Abbey, London.
  • 1859 - World's first dog show in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England.
  • 1910 - Westminster Cathedral consecrated.
  • 1910 - First Zeppelin airliner crashes.
  • 1914 - Shot heard 'round the world' kills Archduke Ferdinand and wife at Sarajevo and starts WW1
  • 1919 - Treaty of Versailles ends WWI exactly five years after assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand; Woodrow Wilson, Clemenceau & Lloyd George heralded.
  • 1947 - Last streetcar trolley retired in New York City.
  • 1967 - After six day war, Jerusalem reunited under Israeli control; Jews stream in to pray at wall.
  • 1970 - First major Gay rights protest; thousands march from Greenwich Village to Central Park, NY.
  • 1971 - Titian's 'The Death of Actaeon' 16th Century masterpiece sold to Getty Museum for $4,032,000.
  • 1988 - 'Dans La Prairie' ('In the Meadow') by Claude Monet sold for $24.59 million at Sotheby's London.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Potamiaena
  • Vincentia
  • Gerosa
  • Austol

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • SAVITRI-VRATA, Hindu Festival for women
  • TANO FESTIVAL (Korea) on 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • TUAN WU CHIEH or Dragon Boat Festival (China) 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • SHAVUOT or Feast of Weeks (Jewish), on 6th or 7th of lunar month Sivan.
  • ASCENSION (Christian) 40th day after Easter.
  • PENTECOST (Christian) or Whitsunday (Anglican) 50 days after Easter.
  • TRINITY SUNDAY (Christian), Sunday after Pentecost.
  • CORPUS CHRISTI (Christian), Thursday after Trinity Sunday.
  • FATHER'S DAY (U.S.) Third Sunday in June.
  • ARANYA SHASHTI, Hindu Festival honoring god of the forest
  • RATHA YATRA, Hindu Festival of Car Procession of Vishnu
  • CHI HSI, Festival of the Milky Way in China (seventh day of the seventh moon)
  • CHUNG YÜAN, Festival of the Dead in China (fifteenth day of the seventh moon)
  • GAY AND LESBIAN PRIDE DAY - Last Sunday in June
  • CHAGU-CHAGU UMAKKO or horse Festival in Morioka celebrated second Saturday in June
  • HARE KRISHNA RATHA YATRA CHARIOT CARNIVAL celebrated 3rd week in June.
  • AMBUBACHI MELA Festival at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati, India celebrated third week in June for 5 days

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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