July 28 Events in History - July 28 Birthdays - July 28 Deaths
2015 Barack Obama becomes the first U.S. president to address the African Union, which includes 54 nations as members; the president emphasized the importance of growing economies, reducing corruption, increasing education, and instituting democracy
2014 The U.S. and the European Union impose additional sanctions on Russia, focusing on restrictions related to the nation's military, energy, and financial sectors
2014 U.S. officials state that Russia has violated the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty by test-firing a type of cruise missile; Russian officials argue against the charge
2013 In Mali, voters head to the polls for a presidential election
2013 Teresa Heinz Kerry, 74, wife of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, was discharged from the hospital after suffering a seizer nearly three weeks ago; she is expected to make a full recovery
2012 The U-550, a sunken German U-Boat, is discovered off the cost of Massachusetts
2012 A new Olympic Record in the men's 100m breaststroke is set at the 2012 Summer Olympics, by Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa
2011 Astronomers identify a Trojan asteroid orbiting on the same path as the Earth around the Sun; it poses to danger to Earth because it sits in a gravitational 'sweet spot'
2011 U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte sets a new world record for the 200-meter individual medley, winning gold at the 2011 World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai, People's Republic of China
2010 Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California, responds to a fiscal state of emergency by requiring most state employees to take three days of unpaid leave per month
2005 IRA issues a statement ordering the end to the armed campaign against the British
2004 Democrats nominate John Kerry as their Presidential candidate
1998 After months of wrangling, Lewinsky and Starr announce a full immunity agreement for Lewinsky and her parents
1997 Mark Messier signs with Vancouver Canucks
1997 Peter Graf, father of Steffi, enters German jail for tax evasion
1996 New York Yankee Darryl Strawberry hits his 300th home run
1996 Vicki Fergon wins LPGA Micelob Light Heartland Golf Classic
1995 Art Modell's rep begins secrets talks to move team to Baltimore
1994 Baseball players decide to strike on Aug 12, 1994
1994 Last steel beam is placed on Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
1994 Texas Ranger Kenny Rogers pitches baseball's 12th perfect game
1993 Mariner Ken Griffey, Jr. is 3rd to hit home runs in 8 straight games
1992 Ground breaking of Florida Marlins 7,500 seat spring training stadium
1991 "Gypsy" closes at Marquis Theater New York City after 105 performances
1991 12th U.S. Seniors Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus
1991 29th Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Nottingham England (2-1)
1991 Buffalo Bills beat Philadelphia Eagles, 17-13 in American Bowl in Wembley
1991 Dennis Martinez pitches the 15th perfect game in baseball history
1991 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Bay State Golf Classic
1991 Miguel Indurain of Spain wins Tour de France bicycle race
1990 Alberto Fujimoro installed as president of Peru
1989 Braves Dale Murphy, hits 2 3-run home runs in an inning, 14th man to hit 2 home runs in an inning. Also ties record of 6 RBIs in an inning
1989 Cards' Vince Coleman is caught stealing ends record streak at 50
1989 NASA's Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, announce new high-temperature superconductors able to operate at 33 to 37 Gigahertz
1988 IBM announces price hike on older models
1988 Israeli diplomats arrive in Moscow for 1st visit in 21 years
1988 Jordan cancels $1.3 billion development plan in West Bank
1988 Winnie Mandella's home in Soweto, South Africa destroyed by arson
1988 Yankees' Tommy John makes 3 errors on 1 play yet beats Brewers 16-3
1987 42nd U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Laura Davies
1987 Angel Cordero, Jr. becomes 4th jockey to win 6,000 races
1986 Bomb attack in East Beirut, 25 killed
1986 NASA releases transcript from doomed Challenger, pilot Michael Smith could be heard saying, "Uh-oh!" as spacecraft disintegrated
1985 13th du Maurier Golf Classic: Pat Bradley
1985 Alan Garcia sworn in as president of Peru
1985 L Brock, Slaughter, A Vaughan, and H Wilhelm inducted into Hall of Fame
1984 23rd modern Olympic games opens in Los Angeles
1983 AL President Lee MacPhail threw out umpire's decision and allows
1983 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1983 George Brett's 2 run home run against Yankees on July 24 (pine tar game)
1983 NASA launches Telstar-3A
1980 Peru adopts constitution, Fernando Belaunde Terry becomes president
1979 Dave Kingman becomes 6th to have a 2nd 3 home run game
1979 France performs nuclear Test
1978 600,000 attend Watkins Glen Summer Jam in New York
1978 At Old Timer's Game it's announced Martin will again manage Yankees
1978 Price of gold tops $200-an-oz level for 1st time
1978 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1977 1st oil through the TransAlaska Pipeline System reach Valdez, Alaska
1977 Roy Wilkins turn over NAACP leadership to Benjamin L Hooks
1977 Test Cricket debut of Ian Botham vs. Australia Trent Bridge, 5-74 1st innings
1976 242,000 die in Tientsin-Tangshan (China) 8.2 earthquake
1976 8.2 and 7.4 earthquake devastate Tangsha, China (240-750,000 die)
1976 Eldon Joersz and Geo Morgan set world air speed record of 3,530 kph
1976 White Sox John Odom (5 inn) and Francisco Barrios (4 inn) no-hits A's
1974 69 die when packed bus strikes heavy truck, Belem, Brazil
1974 Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA Wheeling Ladies Golf Classic
1973 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1973 Jane Blalock/Sandra Palmer wins Lady Angelo's 4-Ball Golf Tournament
1973 Skylab 3's astronauts, Bean, Garriott and Lousma, launched
1972 39th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Dallas 20, All Stars 7 (54,162)
1971 16 time gold glover Brook Robinson commits 3 errors in 6th inning
1971 Dutch ends censorship of "Blue Movie"
1965 Lyndon Baines Johnson sends 50,000 more soldiers to Vietnam
1964 England all out 611 in reply to Australia's 8-656 Match a draw
1964 Ranger 7 launched toward the Moon; sent back 4308 TV pictures
1963 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open
1962 19 die in a train crash in Steelton, Pennsylvania
1962 Mariner I launched to Mars falls into Atlantic Ocean
1960 Republican National convention selects Richard Nixon as candidate
1959 Great Britain starts using postal codes
1959 Hawaii's 1st U.S. election sends 1st Asian-Americans to Congress
1957 Jerry Lee Lewis makes his 1st TV appearance, Steve Allen Show
1957 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open
1957 White Sox' James Landis struck out 5 times in a game
1954 Ernest Blochs 4th string quartet, premieres
1952 Rogers Hornsby replaces Luke Sewell, as Cincinnati Reds manager
1951 "Kiss Me, Kate" closes at New Century Theater New York City after 1077 performances
1951 Walt Disney's "Alice In Wonderland" released
1948 I G Farben chemical plant explodes in Ludwigshafen, Germany, 182 die
1947 Iuliu Maniu's Boer party becomes forbidden in Romania
1945 Airplane crashes into the Empire State Building
1945 Japanese premier Suzuki disregards U.S. ultimatum to surrender
1945 U.S. Army B-25 crashes into 79th floor of Empire State Building, 14 die
1945 U.S. Senate ratifies United Nations charter 89-2
1944 Hitler routes 4 division of South France to Normandy
1944 U.S. 8th Army corp occupies Coutances France
1943 Italian Facist dictator Benito Mussolini resigns
1943 President Franklin D. Roosevelt announces end of coffee rationing in U.S.
1942 Nazis liquidate 10,000 Jews in Minsk Belorussia Ghetto
1942 Zionists partisans ZOB forms in Poland
1940 Radio Orange, London begins
1940 Yankee Charlie Keller hits 3 home runs to beat White Sox 10-9
1939 5th Dutch government of Colijn falls
1938 34,000-ton Cunard-White Star liner Mauretania launched at Birkenhead
1938 Bradman scores 202 Australia vs. Somerset, 225 minutes, 32 fours
1937 Eddie Paynter scores 322 for Lancashire against Sussex
1937 Richard Moore scores 316 for Hampshire against Warwickshire
1935 Belgium's Romain Maes, wins Tour de France
1934 118 degrees F (48 degrees C), Orofino, Idaho (state record)
1933 1st singing telegram delivered (to Rudy Vallee), New York City
1933 NFL divides into (2) 5 team divisions
1933 Spain recognizes the U.S.S.R.
1932 Battle between unemployed war veterans and federal troops, 4 die
1932 President Hoover evicts bonus marchers from their encampment
1931 Congress makes "Star-Spangled Banner" our 2nd national anthem
1931 White Sox score 11 in 8th to beat Yankees 14-12
1930 114 degrees F (46 degrees C), Greensburg, Kentucky (state record)
1929 Chicago Cardinals become 1st NFL team to train out of state (Michigan)
1928 9th Olympic Games open in Amsterdam
1926 U.S. and Panamanian pact about safeguard of Panama Canal
1919 Vrije Vakbewegings Internationale (VVI) forms in Amsterdam
1917 Silent Parade in New York City to protest murders of blacks in race riots
1915 10,000 blacks march on 5th Ave (New York City) protesting lynchings
1915 U.S. forces invade Haiti, stays until 1924
1914 Foxtrot 1st danced at New Amsterdam Roof Garden (NYC, by Harry Fox)
1914 Minister of Navy W Churchill routes British fleet to Scapa Flow
1914 World War I began when Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia
1913 12th Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles in Wimbledon (3-2)
1911 96 degrees F (35.6 degrees C) in De Bilt Netherlands
1906 Yankees turn triple-play, beat Cleveland 6-4
1900 Hamburger created by Louis Lassing in Connecticut
1898 Spanish troops in Ponce, Puerto Rico, surrender
1898 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Retired Colourman"
1896 City of Miami incorporated
1886 English Salisbury government forms
1883 Shocks triggered by volcano Epomeo (Isle of Ischia, Italy) destroyed 1,200 houses at Casamicciola killing 2,000
1882 Opera "Parsifal" is produced (Beirut)
1868 14th Amendment ratified, grants citizenship to ex-slaves
1866 Metric system becomes a legal measurement system in U.S.
1864 2nd day of battle at Deep Bottom Run Virginia
1864 Battle of Atlanta Georgia (Ezra Church)-second sortie US700 CS4642
1862 Confederate forces defeated at More's Hill, Mo
1858 Nadar takes 1st airborne photo, in a balloon
1858 William Herschel of the Indian Civil Service in India
1851 Total solar eclipse captured on a daguerreotype photograph
1849 Memmon is 1st clipper to reach San Francisco, 120 days out of New York
1830 Revolution in France replaces Charles X with Louis Philippe
1821 Peru declares independence from Spain (National Day)
1808 Mahmud II succeeds Mustafa IV as sultan of Turkey
1742 Prussia and Austria sign peace treaty
1741 Captain Bering discovers Mount St. Elias, Alaska
1717 Prussian king Frederik Willem I gives compulsory education to 5-12 yrs
1708 Monarch Amengkurat II [Sunan Mas] of Mataram gives himself up to VOC
1696 De Croissy succeeds Le Plectia as French minister of Finance
1683 Anne Stuart marries prince Georges of Denmark
1635 Spanish marshal Piccolomini conquerors Schenkenschans
1609 Admiral George Somers settles in Bermuda
1588 Spanish Armada sails to overthrow England's Queen Elizabeth I
1586 Sir Thomas Harriot introduces potatoes to Europe
1579 Cardinal Granvelle returns to Madrid
1540 English King Henry VIII marries Catharine Howard, his 5th wife
1434 Navigator Gil Eanes leaves Cape Bojador for Lisbon
1402 Battle at Ancyra/Angora/Ankara: Timur Lenk beats sultan Bajezid I
1148 Crusaders attack Damascus
754 Pope Stephen II, III, makes Pippin de Korte, King of France
388 Battle at Aquileja: Emperor Theodosius beats emperor Magnus Maximis