July 28 Events

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July 28th, 2005 (July 28 2005)EventThe Provisional Irish Republican Army (The PIRA) call an end to their thirty year long armed campaign in Northern Ireland.
July 28th, 2005 (July 28 2005)EventA tornado touches down in a residential area in south Birmingham, England, causing ?4,000,000 worth of damages and injuring 39 people.
July 28th, 2002 (July 28 2002)EventNine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, were rescued after 77 hours underground.
July 28th, 1997 (July 28 1997)EventGuatemala becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
July 28th, 1996 (July 28 1996)EventKennewick Man, the remains of a prehistoric man, was discovered near Kennewick, Washington.
July 28th, 1976 (July 28 1976)EventThe Tangshan earthquake measuring between 7.8 and 8.2 magnitude flattens Tangshan, the People s Republic of China, killing 242,769 and injuring 164,851.
July 28th, 1973 (July 28 1973)EventSummer Jam at Watkins Glen: 600,000 people attend what was for many years the largest musical concert in history, at the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Raceway.
July 28th, 1965 (July 28 1965)EventVietnam War: US President Lyndon B. Johnson announces his order to increase the number of United States troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000.Lyndon Johnson Quotes
July 28th, 1958 (July 28 1958)EventLord Jellicoe makes his maiden speech in the House of Lords.
July 28th, 1957 (July 28 1957)EventHeavy rain and mudslide occur at Isahaya, western Kyushu, Japan, 992 killed.
July 28th, 1955 (July 28 1955)EventThe Union Mundial pro Interlingua is founded at the first Interlingua congress in Tours, France.
July 28th, 1945 (July 28 1945)EventA US Army B-25 bomber accidentally crashes into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building killing 14 injuring 26.
July 28th, 1943 (July 28 1943)EventWorld War II: Operation GomorrahThe British bomb Hamburg causing a firestorm that kills 42,000 German civilians.
July 28th, 1942 (July 28 1942)EventWorld War II: USSR leader Joseph Stalin issues Order No. 227 in response to alarming German advances into Russia. Under the order all those who retreat or otherwise leave their positions without orders to do so will be immediately killed.Joseph Stalin Quotes
July 28th, 1933 (July 28 1933)EventThe diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Spain were established.
July 28th, 1932 (July 28 1932)EventUS President Herbert Hoover orders the United States Army to forcibly evict the "Bonus Army" of World War I veterans gathered in Washington, DC.Herbert Hoover Quotes
July 28th, 1914 (July 28 1914)EventWorld WarAustria-Hungary declares war on Serbia after it failed to meet the conditions of an ultimatum it set on July 23 following the killing of Archduke Francis Ferdinand by a Serbian assassin. This event leads to the outbreak of the war.
July 28th, 1896 (July 28 1896)EventThe City of Miami is incorporated.
July 28th, 1868 (July 28 1868)EventThe 14th Amendment to the Constitution is passed, establishing African American citizenship and guaranteeing due process of law.
July 28th, 1864 (July 28 1864)EventAmerican Civil War: Battle of Ezra ChurchThe battle begins on this day when Confederate troops make a third unsuccessful attempt to drive Union forces from Atlanta, Georgia.
July 28th, 1821 (July 28 1821)EventPeru: Jose de San Martin declares independence from Spain.Jose de San Martin Quotes
July 28th, 1809 (July 28 1809)EventPeninsular War: Battle of TalaveraSir Arthur Wellesley s British, Portuguese and Spanish army defeats a French force under Joseph Bonaparte.Arthur Wellesley Quotes
July 28th, 1794 (July 28 1794)EventMaximilien Robespierre is guillotined in Paris during the French Revolution.Maximilien Robespierre Quotes
July 28th, 1609 (July 28 1609)EventBermuda is first settled, by survivors of the English Sea Venture, en route to Virginia.
July 28th, 1586 (July 28 1586)EventFirst potato arrives in Britain.
July 28th, 1540 (July 28 1540)EventThomas Cromwell is executed on order from Henry VIII of England on charges of treason. Henry marries his fifth wife, Catherine Howard, on the same day. Henry VIII of England Quotes

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