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Calendar for July 28th, 2014

1490s

  • 1493: Great fire in Moscow

  • 1540s

  • 1540: Henry VIII married his fifth wife, Catherine Howard

  • 1540: Thomas Cromwell was executed on order from King Henry VIII on charges of treason

  • 1750s

  • Died 1750: Johann Sebastian Bach (composer)

  • 1790s

  • 1794: Maximilien Robespierre was guillotined, ending the Reign of Terror (French Revolution)

  • 1810s

  • Died 1817: Jane Austen (author)

  • 1860s

  • Born 1866: Beatrix Potter (author)

  • 1866: The metric system became legal in the United States

  • 1880s

  • Born 1887: Marcel Duchamp (painter)

  • 1900s

  • Born 1907: Earl S. Tupper (inventor of Tupperware)

  • Born 1909: Malcolm Lowry (author)

  • 1910s

  • 1915: U.S. occupation of Haiti began

  • 1920s

  • Born 1929: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (U.S. First Lady)

  • 1929: NFL added a fourth official, the field judge

  • 1930s

  • Died 1934: Marie Dressler (actress)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1943: Bill Bradley (basketball player & politician)

  • Born 1945: Jim Davis (cartoonist)

  • 1945: A U.S. bomber flying through thick fog at about 200 mph crashed into the 79th floor of New York's Empire State Building, killing 14 people

  • 1950s

  • Born 1958: Terrance Stanley Fox (cross-country runner, Canadian hero)

  • 1960s

  • 1965: President Lyndon B. Johnson requested that 50,000 additional soldiers be sent to Vietnam

  • 1970s

  • 1973: Lee Majors and Farrah Fawcett were married

  • 1977: First oil through the Alaskan Pipeline reached Valdez Marine Terminal in Alaska

  • 1980s

  • 1989: 255-pound 4-ounce Atlantic halibut caught near Gloucester, Massachusetts

  • 1990s

  • 1996: The remains of a prehistoric man were discovered near Kennewick, Washington

  • Died 1996: Roger Tory Peterson (artist & ornithologist)

  • 2000s

  • 2002: Nine coal miners rescued after being trapped 77 hours in flooded Quecreek Mine, Somerset, Pennsylvania

  • Died 2004: Francis Crick (Nobel Prize-winning scientist who co-discovered the spiral, "double-helix" structure of DNA)

  • 2010s

  • Died 2013: Eileen Brennan (actress)


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