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June 28: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on June 28

June 28th is known as International Body Piercing Day as well as Paul Bunyan Day.

We are now on the 179th day of the year, congratulations for making it this far into 2021. There are 186 days left until next year.

If you were born on June 28, your zodiac sign is Cancer.

Hold on tight as we are about to uncover some incredible happenings that all happened on this day in history, including the good and the bad.

Did you know that on this day in 1926, three companies merged to form Mercedes-Benz? It got its name from its predecessors and was initially called Daimler-Benz.

Keep reading for more facts about June 28th in history!

What Happened On June 28 In History?

2018

A 4,000-year-old Neolithic wooden trackway was discovered in Suffolk, England.

The track measures 30 meters and is in perfect condition.
2005

A brand new design for Freedom Tower in Manhattan, New York was publicly revealed.

Source NY Times
1996

The Nutty Professor with Eddie Murphy premiered in the US.

The movie won the Best Makeup Award at the 69th Academy Awards.
1992

The third strongest recorded earthquake in US history happened in Southern California.

OTD in 1992: The third strongest recorded earthquake in US history happened in Southern California.
The 7.3 magnitude earthquake caused nearly $100 million in damages.
1987

Musical “Dreamgirls” was performed for the first time at the Ambassador Theatre, New York City.

Source Playbill
1969

New York City Police raided Stonewall Inn gay bar and handled patrons and employees roughly.

The action caused alarm within the community including neighbors. Six days of protests broke out which would go on to be a catalyst for the LGBT rights movement.
1964

The Organization of Afro-American Unity was formed.

Malcolm X set the organization up as a means to fight for the rights of African Americans.
1956

The first private research atomic reactor opened in Chicago, Illinois, US.

1926

Mercedes and Benz merged to form the brand name Mercedes-Benz.

1838

Queen Victoria took to the throne during her coronation on this day at Westminster Abbey, London.

OTD in 1838: Queen Victoria took to the throne during her coronation on this day at Westminster Abbey

Did you know that on this day, June 28th 1926, three companies merged to form Mercedes-Benz?