History of 28 July
1914 – World War I officially began when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.
1932 – Federal troops forcibly dispersed the “Bonus Army” of World War I veterans who had gathered in Washington, DC. They were demanding money they were not scheduled to receive until 1945.
1941 – Plans for the Pentagon were approved by the U.S. House of Representatives.
1942 – L.A. Thatcher received a patent for a coin-operated mailbox. The device stamped envelopes when money was inserted.
1945 – A U.S. Army bomber crashed into the 79th floor of New York City’s Empire State Building. 14 people were killed and 26 were injured.
1951 – The Walt Disney film “Alice in Wonderland” was released.
1965 – U.S. President Johnson announced he was increasing the number of American troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000.
1973 – Lee Majors and Farrah Fawcett were married.
1982 – San Francisco, CA, became the first city in the U.S. to ban handguns.
1991 – Dennis Martinez (Montreal Expos) pitched the 13th perfect game in major league baseball history.
1994 – Kenny Rogers (Texas Rangers) pitched the 14th perfect game in major league baseball history.
1998 – Bell Atlantic and GTE announced a $52 billion deal that created the second-largest phone company.
1998 – Serbian military forces seized the Kosovo town of Malisevo.
1998 – Monica Lewinsky received blanket immunity from prosecution to testify before a grand jury about her relationship with U.S. President Clinton.
2000 – Kathie Lee Gifford made her final appearance as co-host of the ABC talk show “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee.”
2006 – Researchers announced that two ancient reptiles had been found off Australia. The Umoonasaurus and Opallionectes were the first of their kind to be found in the period soon after the Jurassic era.
2010 – Airblue Flight 202 crashes into the Margalla Hills north of Islamabad, Pakistan, killing all 152 people aboard. It is the deadliest aviation accident in Pakistan history and the first involving an Airbus A321.
2011 – While flying from Seoul, South Korea to Shanghai, China, Asiana Airlines Flight 991 develops an in-flight fire in the cargo hold. The Boeing 747-400F freighter attempts to divert to Jeju International Airport, but crashes into the sea South-West of Jeju island, killing both crew members on board.
2017 – Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif was disqualified for a lifetime by the Supreme Court of Pakistan founding him guilty of corruption charges.
2018 – Australian Wendy Tuck becomes the first woman skipper to win the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.
Celebrating Birthday Today
1981 – Michael Carrick, English footballer
1983 – Sam Dastyari, Iranian-Australian politician
1983 – Cody Hay, Canadian figure skater
1984 – Zach Parise, American ice hockey player
1985 – Mathieu Debuchy, French footballer
1985 – Dustin Milligan, Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter
1985 – Darren Murphy, Irish footballer
1986 – Alexandra Chando, American actress
1986 – Lauri Korpikoski, Finnish ice hockey player
1986 – Dulquer Salmaan, Indian actor
1987 – Yasser Corona, Mexican footballer
1987 – Yevhen Khacheridi, Ukrainian-Greek footballer
1987 – Pedro, Spanish footballer
1988 – Greg Hardy, American football player
1989 – Felipe Kitadai, Brazilian martial artist
1990 – Soulja Boy, American rapper, producer, and actor
1990 – Simone Pizzuti, Italian footballer
1993 – Harry Kane, English footballer
1993 – Moses Odubajo, English footballer
1993 – Cher Lloyd, English singer-songwriter
1995 – Josh Addo-Carr, Australian rugby league player