June 28: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On June 28, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from across history. In the Gregorian calendar, June 28th is the 179th day of the year. On this day, Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz combine their enterprises to become Mercedes-Benz, and Mike Tyson is disqualified in the third round for biting a chunk of Evander Holyfield’s ear.

Cancer is the zodiac sign for June 28. Elon Musk, John Cusack, and Kevin De Bruyne all have famous birthdays. Today is National Insurance Awareness Day and National Nude Day.


(June 28, 1894)
Labor Day becomes an official holiday in the United States.


(June 28, 1902)
The Spooner Act is passed by the United States Congress, permitting President Theodore Roosevelt to acquire rights to the Panama Canal from Colombia.

(June 28, 1904)
The SS Norge runs aground in the North Atlantic, 430 kilometres (270 miles) northwest of Ireland, on Hasselwood Rock. During the sinking, more than 635 individuals are killed.

(June 28, 1911)
The Nakhla meteorite, the first to show evidence of water processes on Mars, crashes to Earth and lands in Egypt.

(June 28, 1914)
Gavrilo Princip assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his consort, Sophie, at Sarajevo, Bosnia, on this day in 1914, sparking World War I.


(June 28, 2007)
The bald eagle was taken off the list of endangered and vulnerable species in the United States.

(Died on June 28, 2018)
Harlan Ellison, American writer (b. 1934).

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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