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 210th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 156 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is July 15, 2020 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,595,894,400 seconds 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 ‘dihectadecagon’ 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 199 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 2,776 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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July 28 Historical Events
Peninsular War: Battle of Talavera – Sir Arthur Wellesley’s British, Portuguese and Spanish army defeats a French force led by Joseph Bonaparte.
The 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is certified, establishing African-American citizenship and guaranteeing due process of law.
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.
Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Spain are established.
A U.S. Army B-25 bomber crashes into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building killing 14 and injuring 26.
Heavy rain and a mudslide in Isahaya, western Kyūshū, Japan, kill 992.
The remains of a prehistoric man are discovered near Kennewick, Washington. Such remains will be known as the Kennewick Man.
Australian Ian Thorpe becomes the first swimmer to win six gold medals at a single World Championships.
Nine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, are rescued after 77 hours underground.
Tornadoes touch down in a residential areas in south Birmingham and Coventry England, causing £4,000,000 worth of damages and injuring 39 people.
Who were born on July 28?
Ernst Cassirer, German philosopher (d. 1945)
Garfield Sobers, Barbadian cricketer
Ian McCaskill, Scottish weather forecaster
Marty Brennaman, American sportscaster
Gerald Casale, American vocalist, bassist (Devo) and director
Yoshitaka Amano, Japanese artist
Hugo Chávez, 52nd President of Venezuela
Delfeayo Marsalis, American jazz trombonist and record producer
Elizabeth Berkley, American actress
Ayla Brown, American singer
Who died on July 28?
Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington, English statesman (b. 1618)
Joseph Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon I (b. 1768)
Otto Hahn, German chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1879)
Ramón Grau, Cuban politician (b. 1882)
Charles E. Pont, American painter and printmaker (b. 1898)
Helen Traubel, American soprano (b. 1903)
Jill Esmond, British actress (b. 1908)
Lenny McLean, English bareknuckle fighter (b. 1949)
Abraham Pais, Dutch-born American physicist and historian (b. 1918)
Tiziano Terzani, Italian journalist (b. 1938)
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