June 28th is known as International Body Piercing Day as well as Paul Bunyan Day.
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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 fun & interesting facts about June 28th in history!
What memorable events happened on June 28 in history? Keep reading to find out!
Fifty-one concealed immigrants were found dead inside an abandoned truck on the road in San Antonio, Texas.
The truck was carrying 62 people, smuggled from Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras. The investigators deemed that the victims died from the intense heat inside the truck. At least three people were arrested.
A 4,000-year-old Neolithic wooden trackway was discovered in Suffolk, England.
The track measures 30 meters and is in perfect condition.
The first Hughes Communications Galaxy satellite was launched into orbit.
The Galaxy 1 satellite was the first in a long line of satellites manufactured and orbited by Hughes Communications. It was used to transmit cable television channels such as HBO, Cinemax, the Disney Channel, CNN, and ESPN.
Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were assassinated, ultimately causing World War I.
Archduke Franz Ferdinand was next in line for the Austro-Hungarian throne and a major proponent of peace within the empire. Bosnian Serbs and Serbian secret military organization the Black Hand were behind the assassination, so the Austro-Hungarian Empire blamed Serbia. After much back-and-forth, war was declared on Serbia. Within a short time, all of Europe’s greatest powers had chosen a side, and World War I began.
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Unfortunately, June 28th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
James Madison was an American president born on March 16, 1751. He died on this day in 1836, at age 85 in Montpelier, Virginia, USA.
Jun 28, 1836 (Age 85)
Of all of the quotes said on this day, these are the most well-known ones spoken on June 28 throughout history.
Nonviolence is a good policy when the conditions permit.
South African President
If you can spare some time today, here are some unique holidays you could get involved with.
National Paul Bunyan Day
Today we celebrate one of North America’s oldest folk heroes, Paul Bunyan, a giant-sized lumberjack who always traveled with his blue ox, Babe. If you live in North America, you could visit one of the many statues of him, and if not, there are plenty of stories you can read!
International Body Piercing Day
Today we celebrate all types of body piercings and modifications, large and small! International Body Piercing Day was created to lower the social stigma against piercings and improve safety practices through education, so wear your piercings with pride today!
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Fun Fact Of The Day
A French general gave John Quincy Adams a pet alligator. Adams kept it in one of the White House bathtubs and enjoyed showing it off.
Birthday & Zodiac
If you were born on June 28, your zodiac sign is Cancer.
Those born under this sign tend to be sensitive to people’s feelings and moods. They’re usually very in tune with their environments and the world around them.
People born during June have the Alexandrite birthstone. The alexandrite gemstone changes color depending on the light. Impurities within the mineral’s structure mainly cause the color change of this gemstone.
For people born on June 28, your estimated date of conception falls on October 5 in the previous year.
Babies conceived on this day will likely be born around March 21, 2024.