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28th of July 1364 EVENT Troops of the Republic of Pisa and of the Republic of Florence clash in the Battle of Cascina.
28th of July 1540 EVENT 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.
28th of July 1609 EVENT Bermuda is first settled by survivors of the English ship Sea Venture en route to Virginia.
28th of July 1794 EVENT Maximilien Robespierre is executed by guillotine in Paris during the French Revolution.
28th of July 1809 EVENT Peninsular War: Battle of Talavera : Sir Arthur Wellesley's British, Portuguese and Spanish army defeats a French force led by Joseph Bonaparte.
28th of July 1821 EVENT Jose de San Martin declares the independence of Peru from Spain.
28th of July 1864 EVENT American Civil War: Battle of Ezra Church : Confederate troops make a third unsuccessful attempt to drive Union forces from Atlanta, Georgia.
28th of July 1865 EVENT Welsh settlers arrive at Chubut in Argentina.
28th of July 1868 EVENT The 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is passed, establishing African-American citizenship and guaranteeing due process of law.
28th of July 1896 EVENT The city of Miami, Florida is incorporated.
28th of July 1914 EVENT 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.
28th of July 1932 EVENT 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.
28th of July 1933 EVENT Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Spain are established.
28th of July 1935 EVENT First flight of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress.
28th of July 1942 EVENT 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.
28th of July 1943 EVENT World War II: Operation Gomorrah : The British bomb Hamburg causing a firestorm that kills 42,000 German civilians.
28th of July 1945 EVENT A U.S. Army B-25 bomber crashes into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building killing 14 and injuring 26.
28th of July 1948 EVENT The Metropolitan Police Flying Squad foils a bullion robbery in the "Battle of London Airport".
28th of July 1955 EVENT The Union Mundial pro Interlingua is founded at the first Interlingua congress in Tours, France.
28th of July 1957 EVENT Heavy rain and a mudslide in Isahaya, western Kyushu, Japan, kill 992.
28th of July 1965 EVENT 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.
28th of July 1973 EVENT Summer Jam at Watkins Glen: 600,000 people attend a rock festival at the Watkins Glen International Raceway.
28th of July 1976 EVENT 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.
28th of July 1991 EVENT Pitcher Dennis Martinez of the Montreal Expos throws the 15th perfect game in Major League Baseball history, a 2-0 win against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
28th of July 1993 EVENT Andorra joins the United Nations.
28th of July 1996 EVENT The remains of a prehistoric man are discovered near Kennewick, Washington. Such remains will be known as the Kennewick Man.
28th of July 2001 EVENT Australian Ian Thorpe becomes the first swimmer to win six gold medals at a single World Championships.
28th of July 2002 EVENT Nine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, are rescued after 77 hours underground.
28th of July 2005 EVENT The Provisional Irish Republican Army calls an end to its thirty year long armed campaign in Northern Ireland.
28th of July 2005 EVENT Tornadoes touch down in a residential areas in south Birmingham and Coventry England, causing ?4,000,000 worth of damages and injuring 39 people.
28th of July 2008 EVENT The historic Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare burns down for the second time in 80 years.
28th of July 1347 BIRTHDAY Queen Margaret of Durazzo, consort of Charles III of Naples (d. 1412)
28th of July 1659 BIRTHDAY Charles Ancillon, French Huguenot pastor (d. 1715)
28th of July 1746 BIRTHDAY Thomas Heyward, Jr., American signer of the Declaration of Independence (d. 1809)
28th of July 1750 BIRTHDAY Fabre d'Eglantine French dramatist and politician (d. 1794)
28th of July 1796 BIRTHDAY Ignaz Bosendorfer, Austrian piano manufacturer (d. 1859)
28th of July 1804 BIRTHDAY Ludwig Feuerbach, German philosopher (d. 1872)
28th of July 1815 BIRTHDAY Stefan Dunjov, Bulgarian military figure (d. 1889)
28th of July 1844 BIRTHDAY Gerard Manley Hopkins, English poet (d. 1889)
28th of July 1857 BIRTHDAY Ballington Booth, English-born Salvation Army officer (d. 1940)
28th of July 1860 BIRTHDAY Elias M. Ammons, American politician (d. 1925)
28th of July 1860 BIRTHDAY Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia (d. 1922)
28th of July 1863 BIRTHDAY Hussein Khan Nakhichevanski, Russian general (d. 1919)
28th of July 1866 BIRTHDAY Beatrix Potter, English author (d. 1943)
28th of July 1867 BIRTHDAY Charles Dillon Perrine, American-born Argentine astronomer (d. 1951)
28th of July 1872 BIRTHDAY Albert Sarraut, French politician (d. 1962)
28th of July 1874 BIRTHDAY Ernst Cassirer, German philosopher (d. 1945)
28th of July 1879 BIRTHDAY Lucy Burns, American suffragist (d. 1966)
28th of July 1887 BIRTHDAY Marcel Duchamp, French painter (d. 1968)
28th of July 1891 BIRTHDAY Ron Oxenham, Australian cricketer (d. 1939)
28th of July 1896 BIRTHDAY Barbara La Marr, American actress (d. 1926)
28th of July 1898 BIRTHDAY Lawrence Gray, American actor (d. 1970)
28th of July 1900 BIRTHDAY Catherine Dale Owen, American actress (d. 1965)
28th of July 1901 BIRTHDAY Rudy Vallee, American entertainer (d. 1986)
28th of July 1901 BIRTHDAY Freddie Fitzsimmons, American baseball player (d. 1979)
28th of July 1902 BIRTHDAY Karl Popper, Austrian-born British philosopher (d. 1994)
28th of July 1907 BIRTHDAY Earl Tupper, American inventor of Tupperware (d. 1983)
28th of July 1909 BIRTHDAY Malcolm Lowry, English novelist (d. 1957)
28th of July 1909 BIRTHDAY Aenne Burda German publisher (d. 2005)
28th of July 1914 BIRTHDAY Carmen Dragon, American composer (d. 1984)
28th of July 1915 BIRTHDAY Charles Townes, American physicist, Nobel laureate
28th of July 1916 BIRTHDAY David Brown, American film producer (d. 2010)
28th of July 1922 BIRTHDAY Jacques Piccard, Belgian-born Swiss undersea explorer (d. 2008)
28th of July 1923 BIRTHDAY Ray Ellis, American record producer and arranger (d. 2008)
28th of July 1924 BIRTHDAY C.T. Vivian, American Civil Rights Movement activist
28th of July 1925 BIRTHDAY Baruch Samuel Blumberg, American physician, Nobel laureate (d. 2011)
28th of July 1926 BIRTHDAY Charlie Biddle, American-born Quebec jazz bassist (d. 2003)
28th of July 1927 BIRTHDAY John Ashbery, American poet
28th of July 1929 BIRTHDAY Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, First Lady of the United States (d. 1994)
28th of July 1930 BIRTHDAY Junior Kimbrough, American blues guitarist and vocalist (d. 1998)
28th of July 1930 BIRTHDAY Ramsey Muir Withers, Canadian military figure
28th of July 1930 BIRTHDAY Jean Roba, Belgian comics author (d. 2006)
28th of July 1931 BIRTHDAY Johnny Martin, Australian cricketer (d. 1992)
28th of July 1932 BIRTHDAY Natalie Babbitt, American author and illustrator of children's books
28th of July 1933 BIRTHDAY Charlie Hodge, French Canadian ice hockey player
28th of July 1934 BIRTHDAY Jacques d'Amboise, American choreographer
28th of July 1935 BIRTHDAY Simon Dee, British television broadcaster (d. 2009)
28th of July 1936 BIRTHDAY Garfield Sobers, Barbadian cricketer
28th of July 1936 BIRTHDAY Russ Jackson, Canadian football player
28th of July 1937 BIRTHDAY Francis Veber, French film director and screenwriter
28th of July 1938 BIRTHDAY Chuan Leekpai, Thai politician
28th of July 1938 BIRTHDAY Ian McCaskill, Scottish weather forecaster
28th of July 1938 BIRTHDAY Alberto Fujimori, Peruvian politician
28th of July 1938 BIRTHDAY Luis Aragones, Spanish football manager
28th of July 1940 BIRTHDAY Philip Proctor, American comedian
28th of July 1941 BIRTHDAY Peter Cullen, Canadian voice actor
28th of July 1941 BIRTHDAY Riccardo Muti, Italian conductor
28th of July 1941 BIRTHDAY Susan Roces, Filipino actress
28th of July 1942 BIRTHDAY Marty Brennaman, American sportscaster
28th of July 1942 BIRTHDAY Tonia Marketaki, Greek film director and screenwriter (d. 1994)
28th of July 1943 BIRTHDAY Mike Bloomfield, American guitarist (d. 1981)
28th of July 1943 BIRTHDAY Bill Bradley, American basketball player and politician
28th of July 1943 BIRTHDAY Richard Wright, English keyboardist (Pink Floyd) (d. 2008)
28th of July 1945 BIRTHDAY Jim Davis, American cartoonist (Garfield)
28th of July 1946 BIRTHDAY Linda Kelsey, American actress
28th of July 1946 BIRTHDAY Jonathan Edwards, American singer and songwriter
28th of July 1946 BIRTHDAY Fahmida Riaz, Pakistani writer and feminist
28th of July 1948 BIRTHDAY Georgia Engel, American actress
28th of July 1948 BIRTHDAY Gerald Casale, American vocalist, bassist (Devo) and director
28th of July 1948 BIRTHDAY Sally Struthers, American actress
28th of July 1949 BIRTHDAY Steve Peregrin Took, English singer (d. 1980)
28th of July 1949 BIRTHDAY Peter Doyle, Australian singer (The New Seekers) (d. 2001)
28th of July 1949 BIRTHDAY Vida Blue, American baseball player
28th of July 1949 BIRTHDAY Randall Wallace, American screenwriter and film producer
28th of July 1950 BIRTHDAY Shahyar Ghanbari, Iranian poet
28th of July 1951 BIRTHDAY Anthony A. Williams, American politician
28th of July 1951 BIRTHDAY Doug Collins, American basketball player and coach
28th of July 1951 BIRTHDAY Santiago Calatrava, Spanish architect
28th of July 1952 BIRTHDAY Yoshitaka Amano, Japanese artist
28th of July 1952 BIRTHDAY Vajiralongkorn, Crown Prince of Thailand
28th of July 1954 BIRTHDAY Bruce Abbott, American actor
28th of July 1954 BIRTHDAY Hugo Chavez, 52nd President of Venezuela
28th of July 1954 BIRTHDAY Gerd Faltings, German mathematician
28th of July 1954 BIRTHDAY Steve Morse, American guitarist (Dixie Dregs, Deep Purple)
28th of July 1954 BIRTHDAY Mikey Sheehy, Irish Gaelic footballer
28th of July 1955 BIRTHDAY Nikolay Zimyatov, Russian cross-country skier
28th of July 1958 BIRTHDAY Terry Fox, Canadian athlete and activist (d. 1981)
28th of July 1958 BIRTHDAY Michael Hitchcock, American actor
28th of July 1959 BIRTHDAY William T. Vollman, American novelist and essayist
28th of July 1960 BIRTHDAY Yoichi Takahashi, Japanese mangaka (Captain Tsubasa, Hungry Heart Wild Striker)
28th of July 1960 BIRTHDAY Luiz Fernando Carvalho, Brazilian film director
28th of July 1961 BIRTHDAY Yannick Dalmas, French race car driver
28th of July 1961 BIRTHDAY Alexander Kurlovitch, Soviet weightlifter
28th of July 1961 BIRTHDAY Harlem Yu, Taiwanese singer/songwriter
28th of July 1962 BIRTHDAY Rachel Sweet, American singer
28th of July 1963 BIRTHDAY Beverley Craven, British singer
28th of July 1964 BIRTHDAY Lori Loughlin, American actress
28th of July 1965 BIRTHDAY Priscilla Chan, Hong Kong singer
28th of July 1965 BIRTHDAY Delfeayo Marsalis, American jazz trombonist and record producer
28th of July 1966 BIRTHDAY Shikao Suga, Japanese singer-songwriter
28th of July 1967 BIRTHDAY Taka Hirose, Japanese bassist (Feeder)
28th of July 1969 BIRTHDAY Garth Snow, American ice hockey player
28th of July 1969 BIRTHDAY Alexis Arquette, American actor
28th of July 1969 BIRTHDAY Dana White, American professional sports executive
28th of July 1970 BIRTHDAY Michael Amott, Swedish guitarist (Arch Enemy)
28th of July 1970 BIRTHDAY Isabelle Brasseur, Canadian figure skater
28th of July 1970 BIRTHDAY Paul Strang, Zimbabwian cricketer
28th of July 1971 BIRTHDAY Stephen Lynch, American comedian and singer-songwriter
28th of July 1971 BIRTHDAY Annie Perreault, Canadian short-track speed skater
28th of July 1972 BIRTHDAY Elizabeth Berkley, American actress
28th of July 1972 BIRTHDAY Ed Templeton, American skateboarder
28th of July 1972 BIRTHDAY Yeom Jeong-ah, South Korean actress
28th of July 1972 BIRTHDAY Robert Chapman, English cricketer
28th of July 1973 BIRTHDAY Marc Dupre, Quebec humorist and singer
28th of July 1973 BIRTHDAY Steve Staios, Canadian ice hockey player
28th of July 1974 BIRTHDAY Justin Lee Collins, British comedian
28th of July 1975 BIRTHDAY Leonor Watling, Spanish actress and singer
28th of July 1976 BIRTHDAY Jacoby Shaddix, American singer (Papa Roach)
28th of July 1977 BIRTHDAY Manu Ginobili, Argentine basketball player
28th of July 1977 BIRTHDAY Aki Berg, Finnish ice hockey player
28th of July 1978 BIRTHDAY Hitomi Yaida, Japanese singer-songwriter
28th of July 1978 BIRTHDAY Jacob Oram, New Zealand cricketer
28th of July 1979 BIRTHDAY Lee Minwoo, Korean singer (Shinhwa)
28th of July 1979 BIRTHDAY Birgitta Haukdal, Icelandic singer
28th of July 1979 BIRTHDAY Alena Popchanka, French swimmer
28th of July 1979 BIRTHDAY Henrik Hansen, Danish footballer
28th of July 1979 BIRTHDAY James Piotr Montague, British writer and journalist
28th of July 1980 BIRTHDAY Stephen Christian, American singer (Anberlin)
28th of July 1980 BIRTHDAY Noel Sullivan, Welsh reality television contestant
28th of July 1981 BIRTHDAY Nancy Alexiadi, Greek singer
28th of July 1981 BIRTHDAY Billy Aaron Brown, American actor
28th of July 1981 BIRTHDAY Jo In Sung, South Korean actor
28th of July 1981 BIRTHDAY Michael Carrick, English footballer
28th of July 1982 BIRTHDAY Agusta Eva Erlendsdottir, Icelandic singer and actress
28th of July 1982 BIRTHDAY Tom Pelphrey, American actor
28th of July 1983 BIRTHDAY Cody Hay, Canadian figure skater
28th of July 1984 BIRTHDAY DeMeco Ryans, American football player
28th of July 1984 BIRTHDAY Zach Parise, American ice hockey player
28th of July 1984 BIRTHDAY John David Washington, American actor and football player
28th of July 1985 BIRTHDAY Dustin Milligan, Canadian actor
28th of July 1985 BIRTHDAY Sharifah Sofia, Malaysian actress
28th of July 1986 BIRTHDAY Alexandra Chando, American actress
28th of July 1987 BIRTHDAY Sumire, Japanese fashion model (d. 2009)
28th of July 1987 BIRTHDAY Pedro Rodriguez Ledesma, Spanish footballer
28th of July 1988 BIRTHDAY Ayla Brown, American singer
28th of July 1990 BIRTHDAY Shana Swash, English actress
28th of July 1990 BIRTHDAY Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, American rapper
28th of July 1990 BIRTHDAY Simone Pizzuti, Italian footballer
28th of July 1992 BIRTHDAY George Spencer-Churchill, Earl of Sunderland
28th of July 1993 BIRTHDAY Hannah Lochner, Canadian actress
28th of July 0450 DEATH Theodosius II, Roman Emperor (Born 401)
28th of July 1057 DEATH Pope Victor II (Born c. 1018)
28th of July 1128 DEATH William Clito, Count of Flanders (Born 1102)
28th of July 1230 DEATH Duke Leopold VI of Austria (Born 1176)
28th of July 1285 DEATH Keran, Queen of Armenia, consort of King Leo III of Armenia (birth year unknown)
28th of July 1527 DEATH Rodrigo de Bastidas, Spanish conquistador (Born 1460)
28th of July 1540 DEATH Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Essex, English statesman (Born 1495)
28th of July 1631 DEATH Guillen de Castro y Bellvis, Spanish dramatist (Born 1569)
28th of July 1655 DEATH Cyrano de Bergerac, French poet (Born 1619)
28th of July 1667 DEATH Abraham Cowley, English poet (Born 1618)
28th of July 1675 DEATH Bulstrode Whitelocke, English lawyer (Born 1605)
28th of July 1685 DEATH Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington, English statesman (Born 1618)
28th of July 1718 DEATH Etienne Baluze, French scholar (Born 1630)
28th of July 1741 DEATH Antonio Vivaldi, Italian composer (Born 1678)
28th of July 1750 DEATH Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer (Born 1685)
28th of July 1762 DEATH George Dodington, 1st Baron Melcombe, English politician (Born 1691)
28th of July 1794 DEATH Maximilien Robespierre, French Revolutionary leader (Born 1758)
28th of July 1794 DEATH Louis de Saint-Just, French Revolutionary leader (Born 1767)
28th of July 1809 DEATH Richard Beckett, English soldier (Born1772)
28th of July 1818 DEATH Gaspard Monge, French mathematician (Born 1746)
28th of July 1835 DEATH Edouard Adolphe Casimir Joseph Mortier, French marshal (Born 1768)
28th of July 1842 DEATH Clemens Brentano, German poet (Born 1778)
28th of July 1844 DEATH Joseph Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon I (Born 1768)
28th of July 1849 DEATH King Charles Albert of Sardinia (Born 1798)
28th of July 1869 DEATH Jan Evangelista Purkyne, Czech anatomist (Born 1787)
28th of July 1878 DEATH George Law Curry, American newspaper publisher and politician (Born 1820)
28th of July 1895 DEATH Edward Beecher, American theologian (Born 1803)
28th of July 1930 DEATH Allvar Gullstrand, Swedish ophthalmologist, Nobel laureate (Born 1862)
28th of July 1933 DEATH Nishinoumi Kajiro III, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 30th Yokozuna (Born 1890)
28th of July 1934 DEATH Louis Tancred, South African cricketer (Born 1876)
28th of July 1934 DEATH Marie Dressler, Canadian actress (Born 1868)
28th of July 1942 DEATH William Matthew Flinders Petrie, English Egyptologist (Born 1853)
28th of July 1957 DEATH Edith Abbott, American social worker (Born 1876)
28th of July 1957 DEATH Isaac Heinemann, German-born Israeli scholar and professor of classical literature (Born 1876)
28th of July 1965 DEATH Edogawa Ranpo, Japanese author (Born 1894)
28th of July 1965 DEATH Sheikh Attallah Suheimat , Arab and Jordanian leader, politician ,and a statesperson. (Born 1875)
28th of July 1967 DEATH Karl W. Richter, American aviator (Born 1942)
28th of July 1968 DEATH Otto Hahn, German chemist, Nobel laureate (Born 1879)
28th of July 1969 DEATH Ramon Grau, Cuban politician (Born 1882)
28th of July 1971 DEATH Charles E. Pont, American painter and printmaker (Born 1898)
28th of July 1971 DEATH Lawrence Moore Cosgrave, Canadian soldier and diplomat (Born 1890)
28th of July 1971 DEATH Myril Hoag, American baseball player (Born 1908)
28th of July 1972 DEATH Helen Traubel, American soprano (Born 1903)
28th of July 1972 DEATH Charu Majumdar, Indian revolutionary leader (Born 1918)
28th of July 1979 DEATH Don Miller, American college football player (Born 1902)
28th of July 1979 DEATH Charles Shadwell, English conductor and bandleader (Born 1898)
28th of July 1981 DEATH Fr. Stanley Rother, American Roman Catholic Priest and missionary (Born 1935)
28th of July 1982 DEATH Keith Green, American gospel singer and pianist (Born 1953)
28th of July 1990 DEATH Jill Esmond, British actress (Born 1908)
28th of July 1996 DEATH Roger Tory Peterson, American ornithologist and educator (Born 1908)
28th of July 1997 DEATH Rosalie Crutchley, English actress (Born 1920)
28th of July 1997 DEATH Seni Pramoj, Thai politician (Born 1905)
28th of July 1998 DEATH Lenny McLean, English bareknuckle fighter (Born 1949)
28th of July 1999 DEATH Trygve Haavelmo, Norwegian economist, Nobel laureate (Born 1911)
28th of July 2000 DEATH Abraham Pais, Dutch-born American physicist and historian (Born 1918)
28th of July 2002 DEATH Archer John Porter Martin, English chemist, Nobel laureate (Born 1910)
28th of July 2003 DEATH Lady Valerie Goulding, Irish politician and activist (Born 1918)
28th of July 2004 DEATH Sam Edwards, American actor (Born 1915)
28th of July 2004 DEATH Francis Crick, English molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (Born 1916)
28th of July 2004 DEATH Eugene Roche, American actor (Born 1928)
28th of July 2004 DEATH Tiziano Terzani, Italian journalist (Born 1938)
28th of July 2006 DEATH David Gemmell, British writer (Born 1948)
28th of July 2006 DEATH Patrick Allen, British actor and voice actor (Born 1927)
28th of July 2007 DEATH Jim LeRoy, American aerobatic pilot (Born 1961)
28th of July 2007 DEATH Karl Gotch, Belgian professional wrestler (Born 1924)
28th of July 2008 DEATH Suzanne Tamim, Lebanese singer and actress (Born 1977)
28th of July 2009 DEATH Reverend Ike, American televangelist (Born 1935)
28th of July 2009 DEATH Jim Johnson, American football coach (Born 1941)
28th of July 2010 DEATH Ivy Bean, English internet celebrity (Born 1905)
28th of July 2010 DEATH George P. Lee, former general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and convicted sex offender (Born 1943)

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