What happened this day in history July 28

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

  • 1364
    Troops of the Republic of Pisa and of the Republic of Florence clash in the Battle of Cascina.
  • 1821
    José de San Martín declares the independence of Peru from Spain.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Ezra Church – Confederate troops make a third unsuccessful attempt to drive Union forces from Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 1896
    The city of Miami, Florida is incorporated.
  • 1933
    Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Spain are established.
  • 1955
    The Union Mundial pro Interlingua is founded at the first Interlingua congress in Tours, France.
  • 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: 600,000 people attend a rock festival at the Watkins Glen International Raceway.
  • 1993
    Andorra joins the United Nations.
  • 2002
    Nine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, are rescued after 77 hours underground.

Who were born on July 28?

  • 1924
    C.T. Vivian, American Civil Rights Movement activist
  • 1930
    Jean Roba, Belgian comics author (d. 2006)
  • 1938
    Alberto Fujimori, Peruvian politician
  • 1943
    Bill Bradley, American basketball player and politician
  • 1950
    Shahyar Ghanbari, Iranian poet
  • 1952
    Vajiralongkorn, Crown Prince of Thailand
  • 1962
    Rachel Sweet, American singer
  • 1980
    Noel Sullivan, Welsh reality television contestant
  • 1987
    Sumire, Japanese fashion model (d. 2009)
  • 1993
    Cher Lloyd, English singer and rapper

Who died on July 28?

  • 1285
    Keran, Queen of Armenia, consort of King Leo III of Armenia (birth year unknown)
  • 1675
    Bulstrode Whitelocke, English lawyer (b. 1605)
  • 1750
    Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer (b. 1685)
  • 1762
    George Dodington, 1st Baron Melcombe, English politician (b. 1691)
  • 1794
    Louis Antoine de Saint-Just, French Revolutionary leader (b. 1767)
  • 1965
    Edogawa Rampo, Japanese author (b. 1894)
  • 1982
    Keith Green, American gospel singer and pianist (b. 1953)
  • 1998
    Lenny McLean, English bareknuckle fighter (b. 1949)
  • 2001
    Ahmed Sofa, Bangladeshi writer (b. 1943)
  • 2006
    Patrick Allen, British actor and voice actor (b. 1927)

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