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

  • 1809
    Peninsular War: Battle of Talavera – Sir Arthur Wellesley’s British, Portuguese and Spanish army defeats a French force led by Joseph Bonaparte.
  • 1868
    The 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is certified, establishing African-American citizenship and guaranteeing due process of law.
  • 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.
  • 1933
    Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Spain are established.
  • 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 Kyūshū, Japan, kill 992.
  • 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 Championships.
  • 2002
    Nine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, are rescued after 77 hours underground.
  • 2005
    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?

  • 1874
    Ernst Cassirer, German philosopher (d. 1945)
  • 1936
    Garfield Sobers, Barbadian cricketer
  • 1938
    Ian McCaskill, Scottish weather forecaster
  • 1942
    Marty Brennaman, American sportscaster
  • 1948
    Gerald Casale, American vocalist, bassist (Devo) and director
  • 1952
    Yoshitaka Amano, Japanese artist
  • 1954
    Hugo Chávez, 52nd President of Venezuela
  • 1965
    Delfeayo Marsalis, American jazz trombonist and record producer
  • 1972
    Elizabeth Berkley, American actress
  • 1988
    Ayla Brown, American singer

Who died on July 28?

  • 1685
    Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington, English statesman (b. 1618)
  • 1844
    Joseph Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon I (b. 1768)
  • 1968
    Otto Hahn, German chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1879)
  • 1969
    Ramón Grau, Cuban politician (b. 1882)
  • 1971
    Charles E. Pont, American painter and printmaker (b. 1898)
  • 1972
    Helen Traubel, American soprano (b. 1903)
  • 1990
    Jill Esmond, British actress (b. 1908)
  • 1998
    Lenny McLean, English bareknuckle fighter (b. 1949)
  • 2000
    Abraham Pais, Dutch-born American physicist and historian (b. 1918)
  • 2004
    Tiziano Terzani, Italian journalist (b. 1938)

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