About July 28

July 28, 2017 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.

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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.

What Happened On July 28

  • 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.
  • 1794
    Maximilien Robespierre is executed by guillotine in Paris during the French Revolution.
  • 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.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Battle of Ezra Church – Confederate troops make a third unsuccessful attempt to drive Union forces from Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 1868
    The 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is certified, establishing African-American citizenship and guaranteeing due process of law.
  • 1896
    The city of Miami, Florida is incorporated.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1993
    Andorra joins the United Nations.
  • 1996
    The remains of a prehistoric man are discovered near Kennewick, Washington. Such remains will be known as the Kennewick Man.
  • 2002
    Nine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, are rescued after 77 hours underground.
  • 2005
    The Provisional Irish Republican Army calls an end to its thirty year long armed campaign in Northern Ireland.
  • 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.
  • 2008
    The historic Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare burns down for the second time in 80 years.

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