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What are the important events that happened on July 28? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

July 28: Facts & Myths About This Day

July 28 is the 209th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 156 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 15, 2017 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 417,000 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaenneagon’ day.

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Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 206 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,680 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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July 28 Historical Events

  • 1868
    The 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is certified, establishing African-American citizenship and guaranteeing due process of law.
  • 1914
    World War I: Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia after Serbia rejects the conditions of an ultimatum sent by Austria on July 23 following the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand.
  • 1943
    World War II: Operation Gomorrah – The British bomb Hamburg 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.
  • 1948
    The Metropolitan Police Flying Squad foils a bullion robbery in the “Battle of London Airport”.

Who were born on July 28?

  • 1930
    Ramsey Muir Withers, Canadian military figure
  • 1938
    Ian McCaskill, Scottish weather forecaster
  • 1943
    Richard Wright, English keyboardist (Pink Floyd) (d. 2008)
  • 1972
    Elizabeth Berkley, American actress
  • 1986
    Alexandra Chando, American actress

Who died on July 28?

  • 1982
    Keith Green, American gospel singer and pianist (b. 1953)
  • 2001
    Ahmed Sofa, Bangladeshi writer (b. 1943)
  • 2003
    Lady Valerie Goulding, Irish politician and activist (b. 1918)
  • 2006
    David Gemmell, British writer (b. 1948)
  • 2009
    Reverend Ike, American televangelist (b. 1935)

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