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1963Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open

1951Walt Disney's "Alice In Wonderland" released

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

1944Hitler routes 4 division of South France to Normandy

1957Mickey Wright wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open

198742nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Laura Davies

198513th du Maurier Golf Classic: Pat Bradley

1943Italian Facist dictator Benito Mussolini resigns

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

1932President Hoover evicts bonus marchers from their encampment

1960Republican National convention selects Richard Nixon as candidate

1996NY Yankee Darryl Strawberry hits his 300th HR

1914First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill orders British Grand Fleet to Scapa Flow

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

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

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

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"

1977Test Cricket debut of Ian Botham v Aust Trent Bridge, 5-74 1st innings

1943Pres FDR announces end of coffee rationing in US

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

July 28th Historical Events
Date Event
388
Battle at Aquileja: Emperor Theodosius beats emperor Magnus Maximis 
754
Pope Stephen II, [III] makes Pippin de Korte, King of France 
1148
Crusaders attack Damascus 
1434
Navigator Gil Eanes leaves Cape Bojador for Lisbon 
1579
Cardinal Granvelle returns to Madrid 
1586
Sir Thomas Harriot introduces potatoes to Europe on return to England 
1609
Admiral George Somers settles in Bermuda 
1635
Spanish marshal Piccolomini conquerors Schenkenschans 
1696
De Croissy succeeds Le Plectia as French minister of Finance 
1708
Monarch Amengkurat II [Sunan Mas] of Mataram gives himself up to VOC 
1717
Prussian king Frederik Willem I gives compulsory education to 5-12 yrs 
1741
Capt Bering discovers Mount St Elias, Alaska 
1742
Prussia & Austria sign peace treaty 
1794
French Revolution figure Robespierre & 22 other leaders of "the Terror" guillotined to thunderous cheers in Paris 
1808
Mahmud II succeeds Mustafa IV as sultan of Turkey 
1821
Peru declares independence from Spain (National Day) 
1849
Memmon is 1st clipper to reach SF, 120 days out of NY 
1851
Total solar eclipse captured on a daguerreotype photograph 
1858
First use of fingerprints as a means of identification is made by Sir William James Herschel of the Indian Civil Service 
1858
Nadar takes 1st airborne photo (in a balloon) 
1862
Confederate forces defeated at More's Hill, Mo 
1864
2nd day of battle at Deep Bottom Run, Virginia 
1864
Battle of Atlanta: GA (Ezra Church) - second sortie US700 CS4642 
1866
Metric system becomes a legal measurement system in US 
1868
US Secretary of State William H. Seward announces 14th Amendment ratified by states, grants citizenship to ex-slaves 
1882
Richard Wagner's opera "Parsifal" premieres in Beirut 
1883
Shocks triggered by volcano Epomeo (Isle of Ischia, Italy) destroyed 1,200 houses at Casamicciola killing 2,000 
1886
British Salisbury government forms 
1893
A petition demanding women's suffrage is delivered to the New Zealand parliament; it is signed by more 25,000 women, about a 5th of the entire adult European female population 
1896
City of Miami incorporated 
1898
Spanish troops in Ponce, Puerto Rico, surrender 
1898
Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Retired Colourman"(BG) 
1900
Hamburger created by Louis Lassing in Connecticut 
1904
Rafael Reyes becomes dictator of Colombia after losing Panama 
1904
Interior Minister of Russia, Vyacheslav Plehve is assassinated; as leader of the most reactionary elements of government, he was hated for his repressive policies 
1906
Yankees turn triple-play, beat Cleveland 6-4 
1911
96°F (35.6°C) in De Bilt Netherlands 
1913
12th Davis Cup: USA beats British Isles in Wimbledon (3-2) 
1914
Foxtrot 1st danced at New Amsterdam Roof Garden (NYC, by Harry Fox) 
1914
First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill orders British Grand Fleet to Scapa Flow 
1914
Austria-Hungary decides against mediation and declares war on Serbia - first decalation of war of WWI 
1915
Because of virtual anarchy, US Marines go ashore in Haiti on orders from President Wilson; this will lead to an occupation that will last until 1934 
1917
Silent Parade 10,000 African-American march on 5th Ave (NYC) protesting against lynching 
1919
Vrije Vakbewegings Internationale (VVI) forms in Amsterdam 
1926
US & Panamanian pact about safeguard of Panama Canal 
1928
9th Olympic Games open in Amsterdam 
1929
Chicago Cardinals become 1st NFL team to train out of state (Mich) 
1929
24th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (3-2) 
1930
114°F (46°C), Greensburg, Kentucky (state record) 
1931
White Sox score 11 in 8th to beat Yankees 14-12 
1931
Mob 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" 
1932
Battle between unemployed war veterans & federal troops, 4 die 
1932
President Hoover evicts bonus marchers from their encampment 
1933
1st singing telegram delivered (to Rudy Vallee), NYC 
1933
NFL divides into (2) 5 team divisions 
1933
Spain recognizes the USSR 
1934
118°F (48°C), Orofino, Idaho (state record) 
1935
Belgium's Romain Maes wins Tour de France 
1937
Eddie Paynter scores 322 for Lancashire against Sussex 
1937
Richard Moore scores 316 for Hampshire against Warwickshire 
1938
34,000-ton Cunard-White Star liner Mauretania launched at Birkenhead 
1938
Bradman scores 202 Aust v Somerset, 225 mins, 32 fours 
1939
5th Dutch government of Colijn falls 
1940
Radio Orange, London begins broadcasting 
1940
Yankee Charlie Keller hits 3 HRs to beat White Sox 10-9 
1942
Nazis liquidate 10,000 Jews in Minsk Belorussia Ghetto 
1942
Zionists partisans ZOB forms in Poland 
1943
Italian Facist dictator Benito Mussolini resigns 
1943
Pres FDR announces end of coffee rationing in US 
1943
World War II: Operation Gomorrah: The British bomb Hamburg causing a firestorm that kills 42,000 German civilians. 
1944
Hitler routes 4 division of South France to Normandy 
1944
US 8th Army corp occupies Coutances France 
1945
Japanese premier Suzuki disregards US ultimatum to surrender 
1945
US Army B-25 crashes into 79th floor of Empire State Bldg, 14 die 
1945
US Senate ratifies UN charter 89-2 
1945
Physicist Raemer Schreiber and Lieutenant Colonel Peer de Silva arrive on the Pacific island of Tinian with the plutonium core used to assemble the Fat Man bomb used in the bombing of Nagasaki on August 9 
1947
Iuliu Maniu's Boer party becomes forbidden in Romania 
1948
I G Farben chemical plant explodes in Ludwigshafen, Germany, 182 die 
1948
The Metropolitan Police Flying Squad foils a bullion robbery in the "Battle of London Airport". 
1951
"Kiss Me, Kate" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 1077 perfs 
1951
Walt Disney's "Alice In Wonderland" released 
1952
Rogers Hornsby replaces Luke Sewell as Cincinnati Reds manager 
1954
Ernest Blochs 4th string quartet premieres 
1954
"On the Waterfront", starring Marlon Brando, is released 
1955
The Union Mundial pro Interlingua is founded at the first Interlingua congress in Tours, France. 
1957
Jerry Lee Lewis makes his 1st TV appearance (Steve Allen Show) 
1957
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open 
1957
White Sox' James Landis struck out 5 times in a game 
1957
Heavy rain and a mudslide in Isahaya, western Kyūshū, Japan, kill 992. 
1958
Baltimore Colts wins NFL-championship 
1959
Great-Britain starts using postal codes 
1959
Hawaii's 1st US election sends 1st Asian-Americans to Congress 
1960
Republican National convention selects Richard Nixon as candidate 
1962
19 die in a train crash in Steelton Pa 
1962
Mariner I launched to Mars falls into Atlantic Ocean 
1963
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open 
1964
England all out 611 in reply to Australia's 8-656 Match a draw 
1964
Ranger 7 launched toward the Moon; sent back 4308 TV pictures 
1965
LBJ sends 50,000 more soldiers to Vietnam (total of 125,000) 
1967
Pirate Radio Station 390 (Radio Invicta) (England) closes down 
1971
16 time gold glover Brook Robinson commits 3 errors in 6th inning 
1971
Dutch ends censorship of "Blue Movie" 
1972
39th NFL Chicago All Star Game: Dallas 20, All Stars 7 (54,162) 
1973
France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island 
1973
Jane Blalock/Sandra Palmer win Lady Angelo's 4-Ball Golf Tournament 
1973
Skylab 3's astronauts (Bean, Garriott & Lousma) launched 
1974
69 die when packed bus strikes heavy truck (Belem, Brazil) 
1974
Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA Wheeling Ladies Golf Classic 
1976
242,000 die in Tientsin-Tangshan (China) 8.2 earthquake 
1976
8.2 & 7.4 earthquake devastate Tangsha, China (240-750,000 die) 
1976
Eldon Joersz & Geo Morgan set world air speed record of 3,530 kph 
1976
White Sox John Odom (5 inn) & Francisco Barrios (4 inn) no-hits A's 
1977
1st oil through the TransAlaska Pipeline System reach Valdez, Alaska 
1977
Roy Wilkins turn over NAACP leadership to Benjamin L Hooks 
1977
Test Cricket debut of Ian Botham v Aust Trent Bridge, 5-74 1st innings 
1978
600,000 attend Watkins Glen Summer Jam in NY 
1978
At Old Timer's Game it's announced Martin will again manage Yankees 
1978
Price of gold tops $200-an-oz level for 1st time 
1978
USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1979
Dave Kingman becomes 6th to have a 2nd 3 HR game 
1979
France performs nuclear Test 
1980
Peru adopts constitution, Fernando Belaúnde Terry becomes president 
1983
AL Pres Lee MacPhail threw out umpire's decision & allows 
1983
USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1983
George Brett's 2 run HR against Yanks on July 24 (pine tar game) 
1983
NASA launches Telstar-3A 
1984
23rd modern Olympic games opens in Los Angeles 
1985
13th du Maurier Golf Classic: Pat Bradley 
1985
Alan Garcia sworn in as president of Peru 
1985
L Brock, Slaughter, A Vaughan, & H Wilhelm inducted into Hall of Fame 
1986
Bomb attack in East Beirut, 25 killed 
1986
NASA releases transcript from doomed Challenger, pilot Michael Smith could be heard saying, "Uh-oh!" as spacecraft disintegrated 
1987
42nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Laura Davies 
1987
Angel Cordero Jr becomes 4th jockey to win 6,000 races 
1988
IBM announces price hike on older models 
1988
Israeli diplomats arrive in Moscow for 1st visit in 21 years 
1988
Jordan cancels $1.3 billion development plan in West Bank 
1988
Winnie Mandella's home in Soweto, South Africa, destroyed by arson 
1989
Braves Dale Murphy, hits 2 3-run HRs in an inning, 14th man to hit 2 HRs in an inning. Also ties record of 6 RBIs in an inning 
1989
Cards' Vince Coleman is caught stealing ends record streak at 50 
1989
NASA's Lewis Research Center, Cleve, announce new high-temperature superconductors able to operate at 33 to 37 Gigahertz 
1990
Alberto Fujimoro installed as president of Peru 
1990
Blackout hits Chicago 
1991
"Gypsy" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 105 performances 
1991
12th US Seniors Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus 
1991
29th Tennis Fed Cup: Spain beats USA in Nottingham England (2-1) 
1991
Buffalo Bills beat Philadelphia Eagles, 17-13 in American Bowl in Wembley 
1991
Dennis Martinez pitches the 13th perfect game in baseball history 
1991
Juli Inkster wins LPGA Bay State Golf Classic 
1991
Miguel Indurain of Spain wins Tour de France bicycle race 
1992
Ground breaking of Fla Marlins 7,500 seat spring training stadium 
1993
Mariner Ken Griffey Jr is 3rd to hit HRs in 8 straight games 
1994
Baseball players decide to strike on Aug 12, 1994 
1994
Last steel beam is placed on Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 
1994
Texas Ranger Kenny Rogers pitches baseball's 14th perfect game 
1995
Art Modell's rep begins secrets talks to move team to Baltimore 
1995
Norwegian Finance Minister Sigbjorn Johnsen says that Norway should not lower its crude oil production in an attempt to boost world oil prices 
1996
NY Yankee Darryl Strawberry hits his 300th HR 
1996
Vicki Fergon wins LPGA Micelob Light Heartland Golf Classic 
1996
Kennewick Man, the remains of a prehistoric man, is discovered near Kennewick, Washington. 
1997
NY Ranger center Mark Messier signs with Vancouver for $20M for 3 yrs 
1997
Peter Graf, father of Steffi, enters German jail for tax evasion 
1997
Guatemala becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty. 
2002
Nine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, are rescued after 77 hours underground. 
2005
The Provisional Irish Republican Army call an end to their thirty year long armed campaign in Northern Ireland. 
2005
A tornado touches down in a residential area in south Birmingham, England, causing £4,000,000 worth of damages and injuring 39 people. 
2008
The historic Weston-super-Mare Grand Pier burns down for a second time in 80 years. 
2012
Ye Shiwen of China sets world record in the women's 400m individual medley in 4:28.43 
2012
18 people are killed and 11 injured in ethnic clashes in Ethiopia 
2013
39 people are killed after a bus veers off a bridge in Avellino Province, Italy 
2061
31st recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet 
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