This Day in History on 28 June

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 28 June. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

1838: Coronation of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

1846: Adolf Sax patented the saxophone.

1926: Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz merged to form Mercedes-Benz.

1972: Simla Conference began after the Second Indo-Pak War.

1986: Indian Union Government sanctions maternity leave for unmarried women employees too.

1997: Holyfield–Tyson II: Mike Tyson is disqualified in the third round for biting a piece off Evander Holyfield’s ear.

2001: Slobodan Milošević is extradited to the ICTY in The Hague to stand trial.

2004: Iraq War: Sovereign power is handed to the interim government of Iraq by the Coalition Provisional Authority, ending the U.S.-led rule of that nation.

2009: Honduran president Manuel Zelaya is ousted by a local military coup following a failed request to hold a referendum to rewrite the Honduran Constitution. This was the start of the 2009 Honduran constitutional crisis.

2016: A terrorist attack in Turkey’s Istanbul Atatürk Airport kills 42 people and injures more than 230 others.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1712: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, a Genevan philosopher, writer and composer.

P. V. Narasimha Rao

1921: P. V. Narasimha Rao, Indian lawyer and politician, 9th Prime Minister of India (d. 2004)

1971: Aanand L. Rai, a Hindi film director, and producer.

1973: Vishal Dadlani, an Indian singer, songwriter, and music composer.

Death/ Death Anniversary

1836: James Madison Jr., the fourth president of the United States.

A. K. Lohithadas

1972: Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, an Indian scientist, and statistician.

1987: Gajanan Anant Joshi, an Indian vocalist, and violinist in the field of Hindustani music.

2009: A. K. Lohithadas, Indian director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1955)

2020: Geetha Nagabhushan, a noted Indian feminist writer.

Further Reading

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