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Notable Historical Events for July 28th

1983George Brett's 2 run HR against Yanks on July 24 (pine tar game)

1943Italian Facist dictator Benito Mussolini resigns

1931Mob hitman Mad Dog Coll allegedly participates in a kidnapping attempt that results in the shooting death of a child, which earns him the nickname "Mad Dog"

1938Bradman scores 202 Aust v Somerset, 225 mins, 32 fours

1960Republican National convention selects Richard Nixon as candidate

1882Richard Wagner's opera "Parsifal" premieres in Beirut

198513th du Maurier Golf Classic: Pat Bradley

1997NY Ranger center Mark Messier signs with Vancouver for $20M for 3 yrs

1965LBJ sends 50,000 more soldiers to Vietnam (total of 125,000)

1957Jerry Lee Lewis makes his 1st TV appearance (Steve Allen Show)

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Notable Birthdays on July 28th

1866Beatrix Potter, England, children's author and illustrator ("The Tale of Peter Rabbit")

1902Karl Popper, Austrian/British philosopher (Logic of Forschung)

1887Marcel Duchamp, Blainville-Crevon, French sculptor and painter (Nude Descending a Staircase)

1945Jim Davis, Marion Indiana, cartoonist (Garfield)

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Notable Weddings on July 28th

1962NBA player Lenny Wilkens (24) weds Marilyn Reed

1983Russian president Vladimir Putin (30) weds flight attendant Lyudmila Shkrebneva (25)

1906Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin (27) weds Ekaterina Svanidze (21) at St. David's Church in Tiflis

1540English King Henry VIII marries Catharine Howard, his 5th wife

1727Philosopher Jonathan Edwards (23) weds Sarah Pierpont

1973Actress Farrah Fawcett (26) weds film and voice actor Lee Majors (34) at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California

2001Six-time golf winner Nick Faldo (44) weds third wife Valerie Bercher on a lavish ceremony in Windsor, England

1847Chancellor Otto Von Bismarck (32) weds noblewoman Johanna von Puttkamer (23) in Kolczyglowy, Poland

1993Pink Floyd vocalist George Roger Waters (49) weds Pricilla Phillips

1950Actress Bette Davis (42) weds actor Gary Merrill (34) in Mexico

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Notable Deaths on July 28th

2004Francis Crick, English molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (1962), dies of colon cancer at 88

1741Antonio Lucio Vivaldi, Italian composer, dies at 63

2002Archer John Porter Martin, English chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1910)

1750Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer (Art of the Fugue), dies at 65

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