On this day
Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated.
In an event that historians argue helped kick-start the First World War, then-heir to the Austrian-Hungarian throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand – and Sophie, his wife – were assassinated. The event triggered huge diplomatic problems between Austria-Hungary and Serbia.
Special Days Falling on June 28thWhether you choose to spend it celebrating the legend of Paul Bunyan, getting a piercing, OR TYPING LIKE THIS, June 28th has plenty of reasons for you to mark the date properly. Here’s our pick of the most fascinating international and national days falling on June 28th every year.
International Body Piercing Day
Not everyone loves piercings, but there's one point we should all agree on; it's everyone's choice to have them or not! And, let's face it, some piercings look absolutely amazing! So, whether you have a piercing or not, today is the day to honor them! You can do this by looking into the history of body piercings (which may go farther back than you think!) and complimenting those you know with them on how great they look.
International Caps Lock Day
As strange as it may seem, yes, there is indeed an International Caps Lock Day. In fact, there’s two – there’s another one that falls in October, just in case you need two full days to look as if you’re shouting at people online. So, whether you’re a full capital sentence kind of person or not, YOU MIGHT AS WELL ENJOY THE DAY JUST THE SAME!
National Paul Bunyan Day
Paul Bunyan is one of the most famous characters in US culture. We all hear about him, usually when we’re younger, but how much do you actually know about the mighty lumberjack? Today, look up all that you can and find out more about the stories we still tell each other!