July 28 Events
1364 - Troops of the Republic of Pisa and the Republic of Florence clash in the Battle of Cascina. 1540 - Thomas Cromwell is executed at the order of Henry VIII of England on charges of treason. Henry marries his fifth wife, Catherine Howard, on the same day. 1571 - La Laguna encomienda, known today as the Laguna province in the Philippines is founded by the Spaniards as one of the oldest encomiendas in the country. 1635 - In the Eighty Years' War the Spanish capture the strategic Dutch fortress of Schenkenschans. 1656 - Second Northern War: Battle of Warsaw begins. 1778 - Constitution of the province of Cantabria ratified at the Assembly Hall in :es:Puente San Miguel |Bárcena la Puente, Reocín, Spain. 1794 - French Revolution: Maximilien Robespierre and Louis Antoine de Saint-Just are executed by guillotine in Paris, France. 1808 - Mahmud II became Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and Caliph of Islam. 1809 - Peninsular War: Battle of Talavera: Sir Arthur Wellesley's British, Portuguese and Spanish army defeats a French force led by Joseph Bonaparte. 1821 - José de San Martín declares the independence of Peru from Spain. 1854 -, the last all-sail warship built by the United States Navy and now a museum ship in Baltimore Harbor, is commissioned. 1864 - American Civil War: Battle of Ezra Church: Confederate troops make a third unsuccessful attempt to drive Union forces from Atlanta, Georgia. 1866 - At the age of 18, Vinnie Ream becomes the first and youngest female artist to receive a commission from the United States government for a statue. 1868 - The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is certified, establishing African American citizenship and guaranteeing due process of law. 1896 - The city of Miami, Florida is incorporated. 1914 - In the culmination of the July Crisis, Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia, igniting World War I. 1915 - The United States begins a 19-year occupation of Haiti. 1917 - The Silent Parade took place in New York City, in protest to murders, lynchings, and other violence directed towards African Americans. 1932 - U.S. President Herbert Hoover orders the United States Army to forcibly evict the "Bonus Army" of World War I veterans gathered in Washington, D.C. 1935 - First flight of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. 1938 - Hawaii Clipper disappears between Guam and Manila as the first loss of an airliner in trans-Pacific service. China Clipper 1939 - The Sutton Hoo helmet is discovered. 1942 - World War II: Soviet leader Joseph Stalin issues Order No. 227. In response to alarming German advances, all those who retreat or otherwise leave their positions without orders to do so are to be tried in a military court, with punishment ranging from duty in a shtrafbat battalion, imprisonment in a Gulag, or execution. 1943 - World War II: Operation Gomorrah: The Royal Air Force bombs Hamburg, Germany causing a firestorm that kills 42,000 German civilians. 1945 - A U.S. Army B-25 bomber crashes into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building killing 14 and injuring 26. 1957 - Heavy rain and a mudslide in Isahaya, western Kyushu, Japan, kills 992. 1960 - The German Volkswagen Act came into force. 1965 - Vietnam War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announces his order to increase the number of United States troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000. 1973 - Summer Jam at Watkins Glen: Nearly 600,000 people attend a rock festival at the Watkins Glen International Raceway. 1974 - Spetsgruppa A, Russia's elite special force, was formed. 1976 - The Tangshan earthquake measuring between 7.8 and 8.2 moment magnitude flattens Tangshan in the People's Republic of China, killing 242,769 and injuring 164,851. 1984 - Olympic Games: Games of the XXIII Olympiad: The summer Olympics were opened in Los Angeles. 1996 - The remains of a prehistoric man are discovered near Kennewick, Washington. Such remains will be known as the Kennewick Man. 2001 - Australian Ian Thorpe becomes the first swimmer to win six gold medals at a single World Championship meeting. 2002 - Nine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, are rescued after 77 hours underground. 2002 - Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise Flight 9560 crashes after takeoff from Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow, Russia, killing 14 of the 16 people on board. 2005 - The Provisional Irish Republican Army calls an end to its thirty-year-long armed campaign against British rule in Northern Ireland. 2010 - Airblue Flight 202 crashes into the Margalla Hills north of Islamabad, Pakistan, killing all 152 people aboard. It is the deadliest aviation accident in Pakistan history and the first involving an Airbus A321. 2011 - While flying from Seoul, South Korea to Shanghai, China, Asiana Airlines Flight 991 develops an in-flight fire in the cargo hold. The Boeing 747-400F freighter attempts to divert to Jeju International Airport, but crashes into the sea South-West of Jeju island, killing both crew members on board. 2017 - Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif was disqualified from office for life by Supreme Court of Pakistan after finding him guilty of corruption charges. 2018 - Australian Wendy Tuck becomes the first woman skipper to win the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Births 1347 - Margaret of Durazzo, Queen of Naples and Hungary 1516 - William, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg, German nobleman 1609 - Judith Leyster, Dutch painter 1635 - Robert Hooke, English physicist and chemist 1645 - Marguerite Louise d'Orléans, French princess 1659 - Charles Ancillon, French jurist and diplomat 1746 - Thomas Heyward, Jr., American judge and politician 1750 - Fabre d'Églantine, French actor, playwright, and politician 1783 - Friedrich Wilhelm von Bismarck, German army officer and writer 1796 - Ignaz Bösendorfer, Austrian businessman, founded the Bösendorfer Company 1804 - Ludwig Feuerbach, German anthropologist and philosopher 1815 - Stefan Dunjov, Bulgarian colonel 1844 - Gerard Manley Hopkins, English poet 1857 - Ballington Booth, English-American activist, co-founded Volunteers of America 1860 - Elias M. Ammons, American businessman and politician, 19th Governor of Colorado 1860 - Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia 1863 - Huseyn Khan Nakhchivanski, Russian general 1866 - Beatrix Potter, English children's book writer and illustrator 1866 - Albertson Van Zo Post, American fencer 1867 - Charles Dillon Perrine, American-Argentinian astronomer 1872 - Albert Sarraut, French journalist and politician, 106th Prime Minister of France 1874 - Ernst Cassirer, Polish-American philosopher and academic 1879 - Lucy Burns, American activist, co-founded the National Woman's Party 1879 - Stefan Filipkiewicz, Polish painter 1887 - Marcel Duchamp, French-American painter and sculptor 1887 - Willard Price, Canadian-American journalist and author 1893 - Rued Langgaard, Danish organist and composer 1896 - Barbara La Marr, American actress and screenwriter 1898 - Lawrence Gray, American actor 1901 - Freddie Fitzsimmons, American baseball player, coach, and manager 1901 - Rudy Vallée, American actor, singer, and saxophonist 1902 - Albert Namatjira, Australian painter 1902 - Sir Karl Popper, Austrian-English philosopher and academic 1907 - Earl Tupper, American inventor and businessman, founded Tupperware Brands 1909 - Aenne Burda, German publisher 1909 - Malcolm Lowry, English novelist and poet 1914 - Carmen Dragon, American conductor and composer 1915 - Charles Hard Townes, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate 1915 - Dick Sprang, American illustrator 1915 - Frankie Yankovic, American polka musician 1916 - David Brown, American journalist and producer 1920 - Andrew V. McLaglen, English-American director and producer 1922 - Jacques Piccard, Belgian-Swiss oceanographer and engineer 1923 - Ray Ellis, American conductor and producer 1924 - Luigi Musso, Italian race car driver 1924 - C. T. Vivian, American minister, author, and activist 1925 - Baruch Samuel Blumberg, American physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate 1926 - Charlie Biddle, American-Canadian bassist 1927 - John Ashbery, American poet 1929 - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, American journalist and socialite, 37th First Lady of the United States 1929 - Shirley Ann Grau, American novelist and short story writer 1930 - Firoza Begum, Bangladeshi singer 1930 - Junior Kimbrough, American singer and guitarist 1930 - Jean Roba, Belgian author and illustrator 1930 - Ramsey Muir Withers, Canadian general 1931 - Alan Brownjohn, English poet and author 1931 - Johnny Martin, Australian cricketer 1932 - Natalie Babbitt, American author and illustrator 1932 - Carlos Alberto Brilhante Ustra, Brazilian colonel 1933 - Charlie Hodge, Canadian ice hockey player and scout 1934 - Jacques d'Amboise, American dancer and choreographer 1935 - Neil McKendrick, English historian and academic 1936 - Russ Jackson, Canadian football player and coach 1936 - Garfield Sobers, Barbadian cricketer 1937 - Francis Veber, French director and screenwriter 1938 - Luis Aragonés, Spanish footballer, coach, and manager 1938 - Arsen Dedić, Croatian singer-songwriter and poet 1938 - Alberto Fujimori, Peruvian engineer, academic, and politician, 90th President of Peru 1938 - Chuan Leekpai, Thai lawyer and politician, 20th Prime Minister of Thailand 1939 - Richard Johns, English air marshal 1940 - Philip Proctor, American voice actor and screenwriter 1941 - Riccardo Muti, Italian conductor and educator 1941 - Susan Roces, Filipino actress and producer 1942 - Marty Brennaman, American sportscaster 1942 - Tonia Marketaki, Greek director and screenwriter 1943 - Mike Bloomfield, American guitarist and songwriter 1943 - Bill Bradley, American basketball player and politician 1943 - Richard Wright, English singer-songwriter and keyboard player 1945 - Jim Davis, American cartoonist, created Garfield 1946 - Jonathan Edwards, American singer-songwriter and guitarist 1946 - Linda Kelsey, American actress 1946 - Fahmida Riaz, Pakistani poet and activist 1947 - Peter Cosgrove, Australian general and politician, 26th Governor General of Australia 1947 - Sally Struthers, American actress 1948 - Gerald Casale, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and director 1948 - Eiichi Ohtaki, Japanese singer-songwriter and producer 1949 - Vida Blue, American baseball player and sportscaster 1949 - Peter Doyle, Australian singer and guitarist 1949 - Simon Kirke, English drummer 1949 - Steve Peregrin Took, English singer-songwriter and guitarist 1949 - Randall Wallace, American screenwriter and producer 1950 - Shahyar Ghanbari, Iranian singer-songwriter 1950 - Tapley Seaton, Kittitian politician, 4th Governor-General of Saint Kitts and Nevis 1951 - Santiago Calatrava, Spanish architect and engineer, designed the Athens Olympic Sports Complex 1951 - Doug Collins, American basketball player and coach 1951 - Gregg Giuffria, American rock musician and businessman 1951 - Ray Kennedy, English footballer 1952 - Vajiralongkorn, King of Thailand 1954 - Hugo Chávez, Venezuelan colonel and politician, President of Venezuela 1954 - Gerd Faltings, German mathematician and academic 1954 - Steve Morse, American singer-songwriter and guitarist 1954 - Mikey Sheehy, Irish footballer 1955 - Nikolay Zimyatov, Russian skier 1956 - John Feinstein, American journalist and author 1956 - Robert Swan, English explorer 1958 - Terry Fox, Canadian runner and activist 1958 - Michael Hitchcock, American actor, producer, and screenwriter 1959 - William T. Vollmann, American novelist, short story writer and journalist 1960 - Luiz Fernando Carvalho, Brazilian director, producer, and screenwriter 1960 - Jon J. Muth, American author and illustrator 1960 - Yōichi Takahashi, Japanese illustrator 1961 - Yannick Dalmas, French race car driver 1962 - Rachel Sweet, American singer, television writer, and actress 1964 - Lori Loughlin, American actress 1965 - Priscilla Chan, Hong Kong singer 1966 - Sossina M. Haile, Ethiopian American chemist 1966 - Miguel Ángel Nadal, Spanish footballer 1966 - Jimmy Pardo, American stand-up comedian, actor, and host 1966 - Shikao Suga, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist 1967 - Taka Hirose, Japanese bass player 1969 - Garth Snow, American ice hockey player and manager 1969 - Alexis Arquette, American actress 1970 - Michael Amott, Swedish guitarist and songwriter 1970 - Isabelle Brasseur, Canadian figure skater 1970 - Paul Strang, Zimbabwean cricketer and coach 1971 - Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Iraqi leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant 1971 - Ludmilla Lacueva Canut, Andorran writer 1971 - Stephen Lynch, American singer-songwriter and actor 1971 - Annie Perreault, Canadian speed skater 1972 - Robert Chapman, English cricketer 1973 - Marc Dupré, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist 1973 - Steve Staios, Canadian ice hockey player 1974 - Alexis Tsipras, Greek engineer and politician, 186th Prime Minister of Greece 1974 - Elizabeth Berkley, American actress 1975 - Leonor Watling, Spanish actress 1976 - Jacoby Shaddix, American singer-songwriter 1977 - Aki Berg, Finnish-Canadian ice hockey player 1977 - Manu Ginóbili, Argentinian basketball player 1977 - Miyabiyama Tetsushi, Japanese sumo wrestler 1978 - Kārlis Vērdiņš, Latvian poet 1978 - Hitomi Yaida, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist 1979 - Henrik Hansen, Danish footballer 1979 - Birgitta Haukdal, Icelandic singer-songwriter and producer 1979 - Lee Min-woo, South Korean singer-songwriter and dancer 1979 - Alena Popchanka, Belarusian-French swimmer and coach 1980 - Stephen Christian, American singer-songwriter 1980 - Anthony Weaver, American football player 1981 - Michael Carrick, English footballer 1983 - Sam Dastyari, Iranian-Australian politician 1983 - Cody Hay, Canadian figure skater 1984 - Zach Parise, American ice hockey player 1985 - Mathieu Debuchy, French footballer 1985 - Dustin Milligan, Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter 1985 - Darren Murphy, Irish footballer 1986 - Alexandra Chando, American actress 1986 - Lauri Korpikoski, Finnish ice hockey player 1986 - Dulquer Salmaan, Indian actor 1987 - Yasser Corona, Mexican footballer 1987 - Yevhen Khacheridi, Ukrainian-Greek footballer 1987 - Pedro, Spanish footballer 1988 - Greg Hardy, American football player 1989 - Felipe Kitadai, Brazilian martial artist 1990 - Soulja Boy, American rapper, producer, and actor 1990 - Simone Pizzuti, Italian footballer 1993 - Harry Kane, English footballer 1993 - Moses Odubajo, English footballer 1993 - Cher Lloyd, English singer-songwriter 1995 - Josh Addo-Carr, Australian rugby league player Deaths 450 - Theodosius II, Roman emperor 631 - Athanasius I Gammolo, Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch. 938 - Thankmar, half-brother of Otto I 942 - Shi Jingtang, emperor of Later Jin 1057 - Victor II, pope of the Catholic Church 1128 - William Clito, English son of Sybilla of Conversano 1230 - Leopold VI, Duke of Austria 1271 - Walter de Burgh, 1st Earl of Ulster 1285 - Keran, Queen of Armenia 1333 - Guy VIII of Viennois, Dauphin of Vienne 1345 - Sancia of Majorca, queen regent of Naples 1458 - John II, king of Cyprus and Armenia 1488 - Edward Woodville, Lord Scales 1508 - Robert Blackadder, bishop of Glasgow 1527 - Rodrigo de Bastidas, Spanish explorer, founded the city of Santa Marta 1540 - Thomas Cromwell, English lawyer and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer 1585 - Francis Russell, 2nd Earl of Bedford 1631 - Guillén de Castro y Bellvis, Spanish playwright 1655 - Cyrano de Bergerac, French poet and playwright 1667 - Abraham Cowley, English poet and author 1675 - Bulstrode Whitelocke, English lawyer and politician 1685 - Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington, English politician and diplomat, Secretary of State for the Southern Department 1718 - Étienne Baluze, French scholar and academic 1741 - Antonio Vivaldi, Italian violinist and composer 1750 - Johann Sebastian Bach, German organist and composer 1762 - George Dodington, 1st Baron Melcombe, English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Somerset 1794 - Maximilien Robespierre, French lawyer and politician, 2nd President of the Committee of Public Safety 1794 - Louis Antoine de Saint-Just, French soldier and politician 1808 - Selim III, Ottoman sultan 1809 - Richard Beckett, English cricketer and captain 1818 - Gaspard Monge, French mathematician and engineer 1835 - Édouard Mortier, duc de Trévise, French general and politician, 15th Prime Minister of France 1836 - Nathan Mayer Rothschild, German-English banker and financier 1842 - Clemens Brentano, German author and poet 1844 - Joseph Bonaparte, French diplomat and brother of Napoleon 1849 - Charles Albert of Sardinia 1869 - Jan Evangelista Purkyně, Czech anatomist and physiologist 1878 - George Law Curry, American publisher and politician 1885 - Moses Montefiore, British philanthropist, sheriff and banker 1895 - Edward Beecher, American minister and theologian 1930 - John DeWitt, American hammer thrower 1930 - Allvar Gullstrand, Swedish ophthalmologist and optician, Nobel Prize laureate 1933 - Nishinoumi Kajirō III, Japanese sumo wrestler, 30th yokozuna 1934 - Marie Dressler, Canadian-American actress and singer 1934 - Louis Tancred, South African cricketer and pilot 1935 - Meletius IV of Constantinople 1942 - Flinders Petrie, English archaeologist and academic 1946 - Saint Alphonsa, first woman of Indian origin to be canonized as a saint by the Catholic Church 1957 - Edith Abbott, American economist, social worker, and educator 1957 - Isaac Heinemann, German-Israeli scholar and academic 1965 - Edogawa Ranpo, Japanese author and critic 1965 - Attallah Suheimat, Jordanian politician 1967 - Karl W. Richter, American lieutenant and pilot 1968 - Otto Hahn, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate 1969 - Ramón Grau, Cuban physician and politician, 6th President of Cuba 1969 - Frank Loesser, American composer 1971 - Lawrence Moore Cosgrave, Canadian colonel and diplomat 1971 - Myril Hoag, American baseball player 1971 - Charles E. Pont, French-American minister and painter 1972 - Helen Traubel, American soprano and actress 1979 - Don Miller, American football player and coach 1979 - Charles Shadwell, English conductor and bandleader 1980 - Rose Rand, Austrian-born American logician and philosopher 1981 - Stanley Rother, American priest and missionary 1982 - Keith Green, American singer-songwriter and pianist 1987 - Jack Renshaw, Australian politician, 31st Premier of New South Wales 1990 - Jill Esmond, English actress 1992 - Sulev Nõmmik, Estonian actor and director 1993 - Stanley Woods, Irish motorcycle racer 1996 - Roger Tory Peterson, American ornithologist and academic 1997 - Rosalie Crutchley, English actress 1997 - Seni Pramoj, Thai lawyer and politician, 6th Prime Minister of Thailand 1998 - Zbigniew Herbert, Polish poet and author 1998 - Lenny McLean, English boxer, actor, and author 1998 - Consalvo Sanesi, Italian race car driver 1999 - Trygve Haavelmo, Norwegian economist and mathematician, Nobel Prize laureate 2000 - Abraham Pais, Dutch-American physicist and historian 2001 - Ahmed Sofa, Bangladeshi poet, author, and critic 2002 - Archer John Porter Martin, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate 2003 - Valerie Goulding, Irish activist and politician 2004 - Francis Crick, English biologist and biophysicist, Nobel Prize laureate 2004 - Tiziano Terzani, Italian journalist and author 2006 - David Gemmell, English author 2007 - Karl Gotch, Belgian-American wrestler and trainer 2007 - Jim LeRoy, American soldier and pilot 2009 - Jim Johnson, American football player and coach 2011 - Abdul Fatah Younis, Libyan general 2012 - Colin Horsley, New Zealand-English pianist and educator 2012 - Sepp Mayerl, Austrian mountaineer 2012 - William F. Milliken Jr., American race car driver and engineer 2013 - Mustafa Adrisi, Ugandan general and politician, 3rd Vice President of Uganda 2013 - Eileen Brennan, American actress and singer 2013 - Rita Reys, Dutch jazz singer 2013 - William Scranton, American captain and politician, 13th United States Ambassador to the United Nations 2013 - Ersilio Tonini, Italian cardinal 2014 - Margot Adler, American journalist and author 2014 - Alex Forbes, Scottish footballer and manager 2014 - Alakbar Mammadov, Azerbaijani footballer and manager 2014 - Theodore Van Kirk, American soldier, pilot, and navigator 2015 - Jan Kulczyk, Polish businessman 2015 - Edward Natapei, Vanuatuan politician, 6th Prime Minister of Vanuatu 2015 - Clive Rice, South African cricketer and coach 2016 - Émile Derlin Zinsou, Beninese politician 2016 - Mahasweta Devi, Indian Bengali fiction writer and socio-political activist 2018 - Wanny van Gils, Dutch footballer Holidays and observances Christian feast day: *Alphonsa Muttathupadathu *Botvid *Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frederick Handel, Henry Purcell *Johann Sebastian Bach, Heinrich Schütz, George Frederick Handel *Nazarius and Celsus *Pedro Poveda Castroverde *Pope Innocent I *Pope Victor I *Samson of Dol *July 28 Day of Commemoration of the Great Upheaval Earliest day on which Emancipation Day can fall, while August 3 is the latest; celebrated on Thursday before the first Monday in August Fiestas Patrias, celebrates the independence of Peru from Spain by General José de San Martín in 1821. Liberation Day Ólavsøka Eve World Hepatitis Day World Nature Conservation Day
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