28 JULY
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Beatrix Potter, 1866
  • Marcel Duchamp, 1887
  • Harry Bridges, 1901
  • Rudy Vallee, 1901
  • David Brown, 1916
  • Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, 1929
  • Darryl Hickman, 1931
  • Jacques d'Amboise, 1934
  • Peter Duchin, 1937
  • Philip Proctor, 1940
  • Jim Davis, 1945
  • Linda Kelsey, 1946
  • Sally Struthers, 1946
  • Vida Blue, 1949
  • Hugo Chavez, 1954

Died On This Day:

  • Thomas Cromwell beheaded, 1540
  • Cyrano de Bergerac, 1655
  • Antonio Vivaldi, 1741
  • Johann Sebastian Bach, 1750
  • Robespierre, Saint-Just, & nineteen other French revolutionaries guillotined, 1794
  • Marie Dressler, 1934
  • William James Mayo, 1939
  • Helen Traubel, 1972
  • Eileen Brennan, 2013

Today's Events:

  • AD 388 - Byzantines defeat Romans near Aquileia (Theodosius I winner, Maximus loser)
  • 1540 - King Henry VIII marries his fifth wife, Catherine Howard.
  • 1586 - First potatoes land in Britain at Plymouth aboard Sir Thomas Harriot's ship sailing from Colombia.
  • 1656 - Battle of Warsaw begins.
  • 1858 - French Photographer Gaspard Felix Tournachon, known as Nadar, takes world's first aerial photo from balloon Le Gant.
  • 1868 - 3rd Maori war breaks out in New Zealand.
  • 1868 - 14th Amendment ratified-no state to deprive life, liberty, property without due process.
  • 1875 - Joe Borden of Philadelphia pitches world's first 9 inning no-hitter against Chicago.
  • 1914 - WWI begins when Austria/Hungary declares war on Serbia.
  • 1933 - Western Union's first singing telegram delivered to Rudy Vallee by Lucille Lipps.
  • 1941 - Systematic murder of the Jews in Volkaviškis, near Polish Ukrainian border, begins; in 2010 Bernhard Frank confesses to signing orders but historians dispute his guilt.
  • 1945 - B-25 bomber crashes into 78th floor of Empire State Building in New York killing 13.
  • 1959 - Postcodes introduced in Britain.
  • 1976 - Worst earthquake in modern history hits Tangshan China at 3:00 a.m. killing upwards of 750,000!
  • 2005 - IRA announces end of 35-year war against England and intends to destroy weapons within 2 months.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Samson
  • Nazarius and Celsus

Holiday:

  • Independence Day Peru (1821)

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JAGANNATH, RATHA YATRA, Hindu Festival of Car Procession of Vishnu
  • CHI HSI, Festival of the Milky Way in China (seventh day of the seventh moon)
  • CHUNG YÜAN, Festival of the Dead in China (fifteenth day of the seventh moon)
  • NAGA PANCHAMI, Hindu Festival of the Serpent God
  • RAKHI, Hindu Festival to Pledge Protection
  • CHUNG-CH'IU, Mid-autumn festival, Harvest or Moon Festival (fifteenth day of the eighth moon)
  • TISH'AH B'AB (Jewish) Anniversary of fall of Jerusalem and destruction of first & 2nd temples Ab 9
  • NEBUTA, Japanese Festival at peak of summer to drive off lethargy
  • SOMA NOMAOI, Japanese Festival of samurai equestrian displays

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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