June 28 in Pop Culture History

June 28 Fun Facts, Trivia and History

June 28 History Highlights

  • 1838 – The Coronation of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.
  • 1855 – Sigma Chi fraternity is founded in North America.
  • 1894 – Labor Day became an official US holiday.
  • Apple Inc. releases its first mobile phone, the iPhone
  • If you were born on June 28th,
    You were likely conceived the week of… October 5th (prior year)

Ten Facts About Queen Victoria

  • Victoria was not her first name – Alexandrina Victoria was born in Kensington Palace on May 24, 1819 (died January 22, 1901).
  • When she was born, Victoria was born fifth in line to the throne
  • Victoria, now the monarch, proposed to her cousin Prince Albert on October 15, 1839, and they were married on February 10, 1840.
  • Victoria popularized the white wedding dress.
  • Queen Vic had 9 children and 42 grandchildren.
  • there are 33 Victoria Roads in the United Kingdom named after her.
  • Queen Victoria was the first reigning monarch to take up residence at Buckingham Place.
  • Although she is known for saying “We are not amused”, there is no evidence she ever said it.
  • She could, however, speak English, German, French, Italian, and Latin.
  • Queen Victoria held the title of the longest-reigning British monarch, with a total reign of 63 years and seven months, until Queen Elizabeth II broke her record in 2015.

June 28 is…

Tapioca Day
Tau Day
Ceviche 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.”
– Peter Paul Rubens

“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.”
– Pat Morita

“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.”
– John Wesley

“I want to be defined by my own essence.”
– Kathy Bates

“Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.”
– Elon Musk

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

2007Burn 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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