On This Day

Historical Events on June 28 (Part 2)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Paramount Leader of China Xi Jinping
Paramount Leader of China
Xi Jinping

Film release premierFilm 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 coronavirus COVID-19 passes 500,000, doubling in less than two months (Johns Hopkins)
  • 2020 Coronavirus 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