July 28 History, Trivia and Fun Facts
July 28 History Highlights
The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution
July 28 is…
|Buffalo Soldiers Day
Observed annually on July 28th
National Hamburger Day
National Milk Chocolate Day
National Waterpark Day
World Hepatitis Day
World Nature Conservation Day
July 28 Birthday Quotes
“It is easy to believe we are each waves and forget we are also the ocean.”
“There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they’ll take you.”
“To me, the capacity to earn money has never been a measurement of success. It is my belief that people must develop a philosophy early in life which permits them to have as much pleasure, enjoyment and satisfaction now as is possible without injuring themselves or others. Money can help to do this, but it is not and must not become the sole aim of a person’s existence. We all know what happened to King Midas.”
“I have been through a lot and have suffered a great deal. But I have had lots of happy moments, as well. Every moment one lives is different from the other. The good, the bad, hardship, the joy, the tragedy, love, and happiness are all interwoven into one single, indescribable whole that is called life. You cannot separate the good from the bad. And perhaps there is no need to do so, either.”
“No one goes unscathed, we all go through things. We just can’t let people’s nasty words become our beliefs about ourselves, you know?”
“A conductor should guide rather than command.”
“With opportunity, the world is very interesting.”
July 28 Birthdays
|1866 – Beatrix Potter, English children’s book writer and illustrator (died in 1943)
1901 – Rudy Vallée, American actor and singer(died in 1986)
1915 – Dick Sprang, American comic book illustrator (died in 2000)
1915 – Frankie Yankovic, American polka musician (died in 1998)
1929 – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, American socialite, 37th First Lady of the United States (died in 1994)
1941 – Riccardo Muti, Italian conductor
1954 – Hugo Chávez, Venezuelan colonel and politician, President of Venezuela (died in 2013)
1960 – Jon J. Muth, American author and illustrator
1962 – Rachel Sweet, American singer
1964 – Lori Loughlin, American actress
1969 – Alexis Arquette, American actress (died in 2016)
1974 – Elizabeth Berkley, American actress
1990 – Soulja Boy, American rapper
July 28 History
|1854 – The USS Constellation, the last ‘all sail’ warship built by the United States Navy, was commissioned.
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.
1933 – The first Singing Telegram was delivered, to Rudy Vallee for his 32nd birthday.
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 Clooney – Come On-a My House
1956 – #1 Hit July 28, 1956 – August 3, 1956: Elvis Presley – I 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 – East End Show – Blood Brothers (Musical) July 28, 1988
1996 – The remains of the prehistoric Kennewick Man were discovered near Kennewick, Washington.
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.
2007 – #1 Hit July 28, 2007 – August 10, 2007: Plain White T’s – Hey There Delilah
Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts
|Rob Roy – Real Name: Robert McGregor
The is a 90-degree difference between crawling and climbing. #RealLifeMath
Kirk Douglas – Real Name: Issur Danielovitch Demsky
“I gave her my heart, she gave me a pen.” – Lloyd Dobler #moviequotes
Useless Pronunciation: C as in cue
A group of Hamsters is called a Horde.
Mark Wahlberg and Matt Damon agree that if they’re ever confused for one another, they will just go along with it.
Success and failure, we think of them as opposites, but they’re really not. They’re companions- the hero and sidekick.
Asparagus comes in Bundles.
The Seven Virtues #1- Faith is belief in the right things.
“I wish I didn’t know now what I didn’t know then.” #songlyrics
A group of Hawks (in flight) is called a Kettle.
Marie Curie’s notebooks are still radioactive. Researchers hoping to view them must sign a disclaimer.
The average wait in the waiting room of a doctor’s office: 20 minutes.
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