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July 28 Historical Events

The following events took place on July 28. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 37 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 1364
    Troops of the Republic of Pisa and the Republic of Florence clash in the Battle of Cascina.
  • 1540
    Thomas Cromwell is executed at the order of Henry VIII of England on charges of treason. Henry marries his fifth wife, Catherine Howard, on the same day.
  • 1571
    La Laguna encomienda, known today as the Laguna province in the Philippines is founded by the Spaniards as one of the oldest encomiendas (provinces) in the country.
  • 1778
    Constitution of the province of Cantabria ratified at the Assembly Hall in Bárcena la Puente, Reocín, Spain.
  • 1794
    French Revolution: Maximilien Robespierre and Louis Antoine de Saint-Just are executed by guillotine in Paris, France.
  • 1808
    Mahmud II became Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and Caliph of Islam.
  • 1809
    Peninsular War: Battle of Talavera: Sir Arthur Wellesley’s British, Portuguese and Spanish army defeats a French force led by Joseph Bonaparte.
  • 1821
    José de San Martín declares the independence of Peru from Spain.
  • 1854
    USS Constellation, the last all-sail warship built by the United States Navy, is commissioned.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Ezra Church: Confederate troops make a third unsuccessful attempt to drive Union forces from Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 1866
    At the age of 18, Vinnie Ream becomes the first and youngest female artist to receive a commission from the United States government for a statue (of Abraham Lincoln).
  • 1868
    The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is certified, establishing African American citizenship and guaranteeing due process of law.
  • 1896
    The city of Miami, Florida is incorporated.
  • 1914
    In the culmination of the July Crisis, Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia, igniting World War I.
  • 1915
    The United States of America begins a 20-year occupation of Haiti.
  • 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.
  • 1935
    First flight of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress.
  • 1938
    Hawaii Clipper disappears between Guam and Manila as the first loss of an airliner in trans-Pacific China Clipper service.
  • 1942
    World War II: Soviet leader Joseph Stalin issues Order No. 227. In response to alarming German advances, all those who retreat or otherwise leave their positions without orders to do so are to be tried in a military court, with punishment ranging from duty in a shtrafbat battalion, imprisonment in a Gulag, or execution.
  • 1943
    World War II: Operation Gomorrah: The Royal Air Force bombs Hamburg, Germany 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”.
  • 1955
    The Union Mundial pro Interlingua is founded at the first Interlingua congress in Tours, France.
  • 1957
    Heavy rain and a mudslide in Isahaya, western Kyushu, Japan, kills 992.
  • 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: Nearly 600,000 people attend a rock festival at the Watkins Glen International Raceway.
  • 1974
    Spetsgruppa A, Russia’s elite special force, was formed.
  • 1976
    The Tangshan earthquake measuring between 7.8 and 8.2 moment magnitude flattens Tangshan in the People’s Republic of China, killing 242,769 and injuring 164,851.
  • 1984
    The 1984 Summer Olympics officially known as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad were opened in Los Angeles.

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