On This Day

What Happened on June 28, 2018

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Amsterdam elects its first-ever woman mayor Femke Halsema since its first mayor in 1343
  • Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo declared "largely contained" by World Health Organisation, first outbreak to use new Merck vaccine
  • Employee charged with attempted poisoning of colleague's sandwich in Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock, Germany, leading authorities to investigate 21 other suspicious deaths
  • Fire starts on Winter Hill on Lancashire moorland, England, lit by arson
  • Lone gunman attacks offices of Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, killing nine
  • Power company uncovers Neolithic wooden trackway 2,300 years old in Suffolk, England. One of the largest archaeological digs in Europe at 16,000 square meters

Famous Deaths

  • Harlan Ellison, American sci-fi author and screen-writer (Star Trek-"The City on the Edge of Forever"), dies at 84