About July 28

July 28, 2021 is the 209th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 156 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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Leo is the sun 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 188 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On July 28

  • 1364
    Troops of the Republic of Pisa and of 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.
  • 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.
  • 1868
    The 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is certified, establishing African-American citizenship and guaranteeing due process of law.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1942
    World War II: Soviet leader Joseph Stalin issues Order No. 227 in response to alarming German advances into the Soviet Union. Under the order all those who retreat or otherwise leave their positions without orders to do so are to be immediately executed.
  • 1943
    World War II: Operation Gomorrah – The British bomb Hamburg 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.
  • 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 Kyūshū, Japan, kill 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: 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.
  • 2008
    The historic Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare burns down for the second time in 80 years.
  • 2010
    Airblue Flight 202 crashes into the Margalla Hills north of Islamabad, Pakistan, killing all 152 people aboard. It is the deadliest aviation accident in Pakistan history and the first involving an Airbus A321.

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