On This Day

Historical Events on June 28 (Part 2)

Historic Event

2017 China’s president, Xi Jinping begins 3 day trip to Hong Kong to mark 20 years since the territory handed back to China

Film Premier

2017 "Spider-man: Homecoming" directed by Jon Watts starring Tom Holland, Michael Keaton and Robert Downey Jr. premieres in Los Angeles

  • 2018 Lone gunman attacks offices of Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, killing nine
  • 2018 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
  • 2018 Employee charged with attempted poisoning of colleague's sandwich in Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock, Germany, leading authorities to investigate 21 other suspicious deaths
  • 2018 Amsterdam elects its first-ever woman mayor Femke Halsema since its first mayor in 1343
  • 2018 Fire starts on Winter Hill on Lancashire moorland, England, lit by arson
  • 2018 Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo declared "largely contained" by World Health Organisation, first outbreak to use new Merck vaccine
  • 2019 Highest-ever temperature recorded in France 45.9C in Gallargues-le-Montueux, southern France
  • 2019 The EU and South American trade bloc Mercosur agree historic trade deal, the EU's biggest to date
  • 2019 3,400 year old Bronze Age palace from the Mittani Empire uncovered on the banks of the Tigris River, due to lack of rainfall dropping the water level in the Mosul Dam reservoir
  • 2020 Global death toll from COVID-19 passes 500,000, doubling in less than two months (Johns Hopkins)
  • 2020 COVID-19 cases surge in southern and western US states with California, Texas and Florida closing bars, Arizona reports 20% of tests returning as positive
  • 2020 50th anniversary of 1st Gay Pride march in New York City marked around the world
  • 2021 Tigray Defense Forces retake Tigray's regional capital of Mekelle in Ethiopia's Tigray War. The Ethiopian government declares a unilateral ceasefire to save face but neither side sticks to it. [1]
  • 2021 US Supreme Court declines to hear school's appeal in transgender bathroom case made by Gavin Grimm in Virginia, upholding an earlier decision it was discriminatory
  • 2021 AirCar, prototype flying car capable of flying 1,000km (600 miles), at height of 8,200ft (2,500m), completes 35 min test flight between Nitra and Bratislava airports in Slovakia
  • 2021 Mexico's Supreme Court decriminalizes marijuana use by adults