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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
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sargent-and-hutchinson-arrive-at-horns-hook-new-york


Automotive
1935 : Tazio Nuvolari triumphs over Germans at the Nurburgring
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tazio-nuvolari-triumphs-over-germans-at-the-nurburgring


Civil War
1864 : Battle of Ezra Church begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-ezra-church-begins


Cold War
1945 : U.S. Senate approves United Nations charter
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-senate-approves-united-nations-charter


Crime
1990 : A soft drink containing liquid cocaine sickens an unsuspecting drinker
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-soft-drink-containing-liquid-cocaine-sickens-an-unsuspecting-drinker


Disaster
1945 : Plane crashes into Empire State Building
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/plane-crashes-into-empire-state-building


General Interest
1932 : Bonus Marchers evicted by U.S. Army
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bonus-marchers-evicted-by-us-army

1976 : Worst modern earthquake
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/worst-modern-earthquake


Hollywood
1978 : Animal House released
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/animal-house-released


Literary
1814 : Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin elope to France
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/percy-bysshe-shelley-and-mary-wollstonecraft-godwin-elope-to-france


Music
1901 : Rudy Vallée is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rudy-valleacutee-is-born


Old West
1923 : Indian agent James McLaughlin dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/indian-agent-james-mclaughlin-dies


Presidential
1929 : Future first lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/future-first-lady-jacqueline-bouvier-kennedy-is-born


Sports
1991 : Dennis Martinez pitches perfect game
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dennis-martinez-pitches-perfect-game


Vietnam War
1965 : Johnson announces more troops to Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/johnson-announces-more-troops-to-vietnam

1972 : CIA reports minor damage done to North Vietnam's dikes
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cia-reports-minor-damage-done-to-north-vietnams-dikes


World War I
1914 : Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/austria-hungary-declares-war-on-serbia


World War II
1943 : Hamburg suffers a firestorm
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hamburg-suffers-a-firestorm
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