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Thursday, July 31, 2014

July 28 - This Day in History

July 28: General Interest
1868: 14th Amendment adopted

Following its ratification by the necessary three-quarters of U.S. states, the 14th Amendment, guaranteeing to African Americans citizenship and all its privileges, is officially adopted into the U.S. Constitution... read more.

American Revolution
1776 : Sargent and Hutchinson arrive at Horn's Hook, New York

1935 : Tazio Nuvolari triumphs over Germans at the Nurburgring

Civil War
1864 : Battle of Ezra Church begins

Cold War
1945 : U.S. Senate approves United Nations charter

1990 : A soft drink containing liquid cocaine sickens an unsuspecting drinker

1945 : Plane crashes into Empire State Building

General Interest
1932 : Bonus Marchers evicted by U.S. Army

1976 : Worst modern earthquake

1978 : Animal House released

1814 : Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin elope to France

1901 : Rudy Vallée is born

Old West
1923 : Indian agent James McLaughlin dies

1929 : Future first lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy is born

1991 : Dennis Martinez pitches perfect game

Vietnam War
1965 : Johnson announces more troops to Vietnam

1972 : CIA reports minor damage done to North Vietnam's dikes

World War I
1914 : Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia

World War II
1943 : Hamburg suffers a firestorm
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