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July 28th History, Trivia and Fun Facts

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July 28th History Highlights

  • 1914 - Francis Ferdinand and his wife were assassinated, which lead to the start of The Great War (World War I).
  • 1973 - At the Summer Jam at Watkins Glen, nearly 600,000 people attend a rock festival at the Watkins Glen International Raceway.
  • 1996 - The remains of a prehistoric man werediscovered near Kennewick, Washington. (The Kennewick Man)
  • There are 156 days left in the year.

July 28th 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 28th Quotes

"It is easy to believe we are each waves and forget we are also the ocean."
- Jon J Muth

"There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they'll take you."
- Beatrix Potter

"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."
- Rudy Vallee

"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."
- Jackie Kennedy

"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?"
- Elizabeth Berkley

"A conductor should guide rather than command."
- Riccardo Muti

"With opportunity the world is very interesting."
- Beatrix Potter

July 28th 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 28th 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

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