28 July

July 28 is the 209th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 156 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about July 28th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about July 28th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • World Nature Conservation Day
  • National Milk Chocolate Day
  • World Hepatitis Day
  • National Chili Dog Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – July 28

2005: IRA Army Council Announces End to Armed Campaign

The Provisional Irish Republican Army, also known as IRA, announced an end to its armed campaign in the group’s effort to free Northern Ireland from United Kingdom’s rule.

1958: National Aeronautics and Space Act is passed by the US Congress

The act established the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

1928: IX Summer Olympics open

The IX Summer Olympics opened in Amsterdam

1928: IX Summer Olympics open

The IX Summer Olympics opened in Amsterdam

1821: Peru declares independence

The Peruvian War of Independence against Spain began in 1811 and ended with a declaration of independence under the leadership of José de San Martín.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, July 28

1990: Soulja Boy, American rapper, producer, actor

1954: Hugo Chávez, Venezuelan military officer, politician, President of Venezuela

1938: Alberto Fujimori, Peruvian politician

1929: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, American book editor, 37th First Lady of the United States

1902: Karl Popper, Austrian/English philosopher

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, July 28

2004: Francis Crick, English biologist, biophysicist, neuroscientist, Nobel Prize laureate

1968: Otto Hahn, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate

1750: Johann Sebastian Bach, German organist, composer

1741: Antonio Vivaldi, Italian violinist, composer

1540: Thomas Cromwell, English statesman

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