July 28 in History

July 28 in Pop Culture History

July 28th is…
Buffalo Soldiers Day
World Hepatitis Day
Milk Chocolate Day
National Waterpark Day
Nature Conservation Day

1854 – The USS Constellation was commissioned, the last all-sail warship built by the United States Navy.

1868 – The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified, establishing African American citizenship and guaranteeing due process of law.

1896 – The city of Miami, Florida, was incorporated.

1914 –  Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, starting World War I.

1945 – A US Army B-25 bomber crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building, killing 14 and injuring 26.

1951 – #1 Hit July 28, 1951 – September 7, 1951: Rosemary ClooneyCome On-a My House

1956 – #1 Hit July 28, 1956 – August 3, 1956: Elvis PresleyI Want You, I Need You, I Love You

1973 – Nearly 600,000 people attended the Summer Jam at Watkins Glen rock festival at the Watkins Glen International Raceway.

1976 (Earthquake) Tangshan, China

1988 – Blood Brothers (East End Musical) Opened on July 28, 1988, and closed on November 10, 2012

1989 – Turner & Hooch, Babsr: The Movie, Distant Voices Still Lives, Catch Me If You Can and Friday the 13th Part VIII debuted in theaters.

1995 – Waterworld, Operation Dumbo Drop and The Net were released in theaters.

1996 – The remains of the prehistoric Kennewick Man were discovered near Kennewick, Washington.

2000 – The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps debuted in theaters

2000 – Kathie Lee Gifford left Live with Regis and Kathie Lee.

2002 Nine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, were rescued after 77 hours underground.

2004 – Garden State was released in theaters.

2006 – John Tucker Must Die and The Ant Bully debuted in theaters.

2007 – #1 Hit July 28, 2007 – August 10, 2007: Plain White T’sHey There Delilah


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