32 fun facts for June, 28

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
June 28 is a day filled with interesting events, from the founding of the Organization of Afro-American Unity to the release of the first-generation iPhone, and the first LGBTQ+ pride parade. Additionally, this day honors various foods and accomplishments, such as ceviche, Welsh Rarebit, and the construction of the Panama Canal.
32 Fun facts
  1. On June 28, 2000, the Patent Law Treaty was adopted by the Diplomatic Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. This treaty streamlines the processes for filing and managing patent applications to reduce the administrative burden on applicants and patent offices alike.
  2. On June 28, 1988, the Nestucca oil spill occurred off the coast of Washington when a barge collided with a ship. The accident led to the release of more than 230,000 gallons of oil, harming seabirds and other wildlife in the area, and prompting extensive cleanup efforts.
  3. On June 28, 1902, the United States Congress passed the Spooner Act, which authorized the construction of the Panama Canal. The canal eventually opened in 1914 and has since become a vital link for international trade and shipping routes.
  4. On June 28, 1964, Malcolm X founded the Organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU). This was a secular institution that aimed to promote the unity of Black people in America and worldwide, calling for economic cooperation and an end to racial discrimination.
  5. June 28 is International Body Piercing Day, celebrated in honor of Jim Ward, who opened the world's first piercing studio (Gauntlet) in 1978. This day recognizes the art of body piercing and the practitioners who skillfully perform these modifications.
  6. On June 28, 1859, the first dog show took place in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England. The event showcased various dog breeds and led to future canine events and competitions.
  7. June 28 is International Welsh Rarebit Day, a day to enjoy this unique dish of melted cheese on toast. The holiday aims to celebrate the flavorful, and comforting dish native to the United Kingdom.
  8. On June 28, 1919, the Treaty of Versailles was signed, officially ending World War I. The treaty sought to establish peace and stability in Europe but has been criticized for the harsh reparations and conditions imposed on Germany.
  9. June 28 is National Tapioca Day, a day to celebrate the versatile and delicious ingredient found in puddings, bubble tea, and other tasty creations. Using cassava root starch, tapioca has become a popular gluten-free alternative in the culinary world.
  10. On June 28, 1955, the first commercial jet service by the Boeing 707 made history. This milestone in aviation technology led to further advancements and today's modern commercial airliners.
  11. On June 28, 1889, Queen Maria Christina of Spain gave birth to King Alfonso XIII. Interestingly, he was born posthumously, as his father had died before his birth, making Alfonso the youngest king in Spanish history.
  12. On June 28, 2007, Apple released its first-generation iPhone, revolutionizing the mobile phone industry. The iPhone featured innovative technology such as the touchscreen interface, internet browsing, and various multimedia capabilities.
  13. On June 28, 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated in Sarajevo, sparking World War I. The assassination led to a series of political and military alliances being triggered, resulting in a devastating conflict.
  14. On June 28, 1970, the first LGBTQ+ pride parade was held in New York. Today, pride parades are held worldwide to celebrate, promote, and advocate for LGBTQ+ rights and acceptance.
  15. On June 28, 2016, Hubble Space Telescope discovered the 10th moon of Jupiter, known as S/2016 J 2. The detection of this small moon, only about 2 kilometers wide, has provided further insight into the complex system of moons orbiting the gas giant planet.
  16. On June 28, 1997, Mike Tyson was disqualified from a heavyweight boxing match against Evander Holyfield after biting Holyfield's ear. This infamous incident became one of the most shocking moments in sports history.
  17. On June 28, 1926, Mercedes-Benz was formed as a result of the merging of Benz & Cie. and Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft. Today, Mercedes-Benz is one of the leading luxury automakers in the industry.
  18. On June 28, 1990, Universal Studios Florida, the second-largest theme park in the Universal chain, officially opened, providing guests an immersive experience in iconic movies and television shows.
  19. On June 28, 1969, the Stonewall riots occurred in New York City when police raided a gay club called Stonewall Inn. The uprising would become a significant event in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights.
  20. On June 28, 1838, Queen Victoria's coronation took place at Westminster Abbey in London. At 18 years old, she became the queen of the United Kingdom and ruled for an impressive 63 years, creating what is now called the Victorian era.
  21. On June 28, 1928, the first aerial crossing of the Atlantic Ocean was completed by pilots Charles Nungesser and François Coli in their aircraft, L'Oiseau Blanc. This feat demonstrated the immense potential for long-distance flight travel.
  22. June 28 is National Ceviche Day, a day to enjoy this popular Latin American cuisine made with raw seafood marinated in citrus juice and various spices. Ceviche has become increasingly popular around the world for its fresh flavors and unique preparation.
  23. On June 28, 1960, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first oral contraceptive, Enovid. This groundbreaking decision led to reproductive freedom and a revolution in women's healthcare.
  24. On June 28, 1988, actress and singer Danielle Brisebois was born. She is best known for her roles on the sitcoms "All in the Family" and "Archie Bunker's Place."
  25. June 28 is National Paul Bunyan Day, a day to celebrate the legendary lumberjack and his giant blue ox, Babe. Originating in American folklore, Paul Bunyan's tales have been passed down for generations.
  26. On June 28, 1971, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in the case of "New York Times v. United States" that the federal government could not restrain newspapers from publishing classified information regarding the Vietnam War. This decision upheld the principle of freedom of the press.
  27. On June 28, 1934, the Indian Reorganization Act was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This legislation sought to reverse the damage done by earlier policies to Native American tribes and improve their social and economic conditions.
  28. On June 28, 2004, the SpaceShipOne spacecraft successfully completed the first privately funded human spaceflight, reaching an altitude of over 100 kilometers. This milestone event signaled a new era in commercial space travel.
  29. On June 28, 1953, the first Corvette sports car was assembled in Flint, Michigan. Now an iconic American automobile, the Chevrolet Corvette is well known for its sleek design and high performance.
  30. On June 28, 1550, the chocolate drink was introduced to Europeans after being popular among the ancient Aztecs and Mayans. Today, chocolate is a beloved treat around the world in many different forms.
  31. On June 28, 1994, the Bósai Tévé satellite television channel was launched in Hungary. This channel, dedicated to providing a variety of programming, marked Hungary's entrance into the satellite TV market.
  32. On June 28, 1894, the Labor Day holiday was signed into law by President Grover Cleveland, declaring the first Monday in September as a day to honor and recognize the achievements of workers across the United States.