June 28 History, Trivia and Fun Facts
June 28 History Highlights
Ten Facts About Queen Victoria
June 28 is…
|Tapioca Day |
June 28 Birthday Quotes
“Every child has the spirit of creation. The rubbish of life often exterminates the spirit through plague and a soul’s own wretchedness.”
“I don’t know of any other creature on earth other than man that will sit in a corner and cry because of some painful experience in the past.”
“Condemn no man for not thinking as you think. Let everyone enjoy the full and free liberty of thinking for himself. Let every man use his own judgment since every man must give an account of himself to God. Abhor every approach, in any kind or degree, to the spirit of persecution, if you cannot reason nor persuade a man into the truth, never attempt to force a man into it. If love will not compel him to come, leave him to God, the judge of all.”
“I want to be defined by my own essence.”
“Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.”
June 28 Birthdays
|1577 – Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish painter and diplomat (died in 1640)|
1703 – John Wesley, English cleric and theologian (died in 1791)
1902 – Richard Rodgers, American playwright and composer (died in 1979)
1914 – Aribert Heim, Austrian SS physician and Nazi (died in 1992)
1926 – George Booth, American cartoonist
1932 – Pat Morita, Japanese-American character actor (died in 2005)
1938 – John Byner, American comedic actor
1946 – Gilda Radner, American comedic actress (died in 1989)
1948 – Kathy Bates, American actress
1966 – John Cusack, American actor
1971 – Elon Musk, South African-born American businessman
1986 – Kellie Pickler, American singer-songwriter
1989 – Markiplier, American internet personality
June 28 History
1635 – Guadeloupe became a French colony.
1832 – The first American case of a cholera epidemic was reported in New York City.
June 28, 1839 Birthday (fictional) Damon Salvatore, Vampire Diaries, TV
1846 – Adolphe Sax patented the saxophone.
1895 – The US Court of Private Land Claims rules James Reavis’ claim to Barony of Arizona is “wholly fictitious and fraudulent.”
1914 – World War One (originally ‘The Great War’) began with the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand, in Sarajevo.
1926 – Mercedes-Benz was formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging their two companies.
1964 – Malcolm X formed the Organization of Afro-American Unity.
1969 #1 Hit June 28, 1969 – July 11, 1969: Henry Mancini – Love Theme from ‘Romeo And Juliet’
1969 – Stonewall Riots began in New York City, marking the start of the Gay Rights Movement.
1980 #1 Hit June 28, 1980 – July 18, 1980: Paul McCartney – Coming Up (Live at Glasgow)
1992 (Earthquake) Landers, California, about 100 miles east of Los Angeles.
1997 – Mike Tyson bit Evander Holyfield’s ear in the third round of their heavyweight rematch, earning a disqualification.
2003 #1 Hit June 28, 2003 – July 11, 2003: Clay Aiken – This Is the Night
2007 – Burn Notice premiered on the USA Network
2008 #1 Hit June 28, 2008 – July 4, 2008: Coldplay – Viva la Vida
2009 – Stephen Hawking threw a party for time-travelers. He announced the party the day after it happened, and according to Hawking, no one came.
Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts
|Milhouse Van Houten in The Simpsons was inspired by actor Paul Pfeiffer.|
A group of Cats (domesticated) is called a Clowder or Clutter or Pounce or Dout or Nuisance or Glorying or Glare.
The human body is roughly 125,822 calories.
“It keeps going and going and going …” – Energizer Batteries ad
8 nickels: 2 paradigms
A mirror always looks twice as dirty then it actually is.
There are tons of doctor and lawyer shows, but hardly any lawyer or doctor movies.
“American Graffiti”‘s budget was exactly $777,777.77, and it was delivered on time – and on budget.
“Don’t dream it, Be it” #songlyrics
Notice the big letter on the face of the dollar bill? Each letter represents which Federal Reserve Bank printed it! “E” is for Richmond
“We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.” – Harrison Ford
Chili, Fajitas, and Corn Dogs Were All Invented In Texas.
The average of 49 and 50 is 49.50.
Stan Lee has been in more superhero movies than any superhero.
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