On This Day in History

for Tuesday 28th July, 2015

Historical Events

Events 1 - 6 of 173

1586 - Sir Thomas Harriot introduces potatoes to Europe on return to England
1794 - French Revolution figure Robespierre & 22 other leaders of "the Terror" guillotined to thunderous cheers in Paris
1914 - Austria-Hungary decides against mediation and declares war on Serbia - first declaration of war of WWI
1917 - Silent Parade organised by James Weldon Johnson of 10,000 African-American march on 5th Ave (NYC) protesting against lynching
1943 - World War II: Operation Gomorrah: The British bomb Hamburg causing a firestorm that kills 42,000 German civilians.
2005 - The Provisional Irish Republican Army call an end to their thirty year long armed campaign in Northern Ireland.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 198

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 5 of 17

1540 - English King Henry VIII marries Catharine Howard, his 5th wife
1683 - Anne Stuart marries prince Georges of Denmark
1727 - Philosopher Jonathan Edwards (23) weds Sarah Pierpont
1847 - Chancellor Otto Von Bismarck (32) weds noblewoman Johanna von Puttkamer (23) in Kolczyglowy, Poland
1906 - Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin (27) weds Ekaterina Svanidze (21) at St. David's Church in Tiflis

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

1964 - Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) divorces academy award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) after 32 days of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 4 of 121

Tomorrow's Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 4 of 206


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