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July 28th What Happened on the day you were born on This day in History For Those With Birthdays or looking for specific year these years are Included on this date
1914, 1920, 1931, 1932, 1945, 1956, 1965, 1972, 1976, 1978, 1982, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, Born This Day,
1932 U.S.A. "Bonus Army" World War I veterans 28th July 1932 : Federal troops under the order of President Hoover forcibly dispersed the "Bonus Army" of ( 17,000 World War I veterans ) who had gathered in Washington, D.C. on June 17th to demand money they weren't scheduled to receive until 1945. The troops under the command of General Douglas MacArthur and Major George S. Patton are ordered to charge into the veterans and were sent to destroy the temporary shacks in the Bonus Army's camps in Hooverville on the Anacostia Flats forcing the marchers out. By the end of the day hundreds of veterans were injured, and several were killed.
The World War I Vets like every body else in the country were suffering with no jobs and money during these early years of the great depression and wanted the Service Certificates they had earned while fighting in World War I paid out early.

1914 Austria World War I Begins Jul. 28th 1914 : Following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, by Gavrilo Princip, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, within one month countries across Europe had formed alliances and declared war on other alliances.
The main alliances in the early period of the war were:
Entente Powers or the Allied Powers: consisted of British Empire, France, Russian Empire, Italy, United States.
Central Powers: Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria.

1920 Mexico Francisco Villa Surrenders Wednesday, Jul. 28th 1920 : Francisco Villa the notorious bandit has surrendered unconditionally to the provisional government of Mexico

1931 U.S.A. Monoplane Race 28th July 1931 : A race between two powerful monoplanes got under way today starting from New York, the race is to Istanbul over 5,500 miles away. They are also hoping to break the current long distance record of 4,912 miles non stop.

1945 U.S.A. Plane Crashes Into Empire State Building Jul. 28th 1945 : A B-25 Mitchell bomber crashes into the into the 79th story of the Empire State Building killing 14 people. The freak accident was caused by heavy fog.

1956 U.S.A. Elvis Presley Jul. 28th 1956 : Elvis Presley scores his second No. 1 hit with "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You." following his April number 1 "Heartbreak Hotel," .

1965 U.S.A. 50,000 Extra Troops To Vietnam Jul. 28th 1965 : President Johnson informed fellow Americans that he is adding 50,000 troops to the U.S. forces currently in Vietnam, for a total of 125,000 soldiers

1972 UK Dock Strike Begins 28th July 1972 : 42,000 registered dock workers begin a national strike over container companies using cheap labour and concerns over compulsory redundancies. After one week the government under Edward Heath proclaimed a state of emergency which allowed the use of the British Army to unload cargo.

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1976 China Earthquake Kills 1/4 million people Jul. 28th 1976 : An earthquake measuring between 7.8 and 8.2 magnitude on the Richter scale flattens Tangshan, a Chinese industrial city with a population of about one million people. The quake killed an estimated 242,000 people in Tangshan and surrounding areas making the earthquake one of the deadliest in recorded history.

1978 Lebanon Syrian Attacks Jul. 28th 1978 : The United States, Canada and Great Britain have advised nationals to leave Lebanon as quickly as possible due to increased Syrian attacks on Lebanon Christians and are leaving only a skeleton staff in their Embassy.

1978 England Gold Reaches $200.00 Per Ounce Jul. 28th 1978 : The Price of gold has reached an all time high on the Bullion Market of $200.00 per ounce , investors usually invest in gold during monetary instability and the steady decline in the value of the dollar has sent many US investors into the gold market.

1982 Israel Attack West Beirut 28th July 1982 : Israel Bombers and fighters are blasting large area's of West Beirut attacking any area or building they believe may house PLO Palestinian Liberation Army Guerillas , after nightfall the PLO Guerillas returned fire on Israeli positions using rockets and mortar fire.

1999 U.S.A. Y2K Compliance Jul. 28th 1999 : Federal Regulators from the SEC have given until August 1st for Brokerage firms to prove compliance with Y2K or a court order will be obtained to close them down on December 31st.

2004 U.S.A. John Kerry Jul. 28th 2004 : The Democratic National Convention in Boston Nominated John Kerry Democratic Nominee For President.

2005 Northern Ireland IRA Announces End Of Armed Struggle Jul. 28th 2005 : The IRA has formally ordered an end to its armed campaign and has announced the republican organisation will follow a democratic path ending more than 30 years of violence. The announcement is received on all sides as an important way forward following the Good Friday Agreement signed in 1997.

Haiti 2006 Haiti Former Prime Minister Yvon Neptune Released Jul. 28th 2006 : Yvon Neptune was released from prison in Haiti on this day. Neptune was a former Prime Minister of Haiti and was held in prison for two years without ever being convicted of a crime. Neptune had denied the charges he was held on. He had been charged in connection to the killings of opposition to the ex-president of Haiti, Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

Iraq 2008 Iraq Suicide Bombers 28th July 2008 : On this day three suicide bombings took place in Baghdad, Iraq, killing 28 people and injuring 90 people. The suicide attacks were carried out by female bombers and were aimed at disrupting a Shia Muslim pilgrimage to the Kadhimiya shrine.

Tanzania 2009 Tanzania Banking For Women Jul. 28th 2009 : A bank opened in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania that was aimed at helping women with their savings. The bank, the first of its kind in Tanzania, made it easier for women to open accounts and encouraged the empowerment of women in the country.

Bangladesh 2011 Bangladesh Bus Crash Kills Seventeen Jul. 28th, 2011 : At least seventeen people died and another twenty people were injured when a passenger bus crashed into a truck in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Survivors of the accident blamed the bus driver for the crash, stating that he was driving recklessly at high speeds.

United Kingdom 2012 United Kingdom First Gold of the London 2012 Games Won
Jul. 28th, 2012 : China's Yi Siling won the first gold of the London Olympic games in the women's 10m Air Rifle competition. Sylwia Bogacka won the silver medla while China's Yu Dan won the bronze.

2013 Brazil Pope Francis Holds Mass on Beach

28th July, 2013 : Pope Francis held mass for over three million people who had gathered to hear him on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Pope Francis had been there on a five day trip to Brazil to visit a Catholic youth festival on his first foreign trip since he became the pope.

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