On This Day

What Happened on July 28, 1868

Historical Events

Historic Event

US Secretary of State William H. Seward announces 14th Amendment ratified by states, grants citizenship to ex-slaves

Famous Birthdays

  • George Morren, Flemish painter and sculptor, born in Antwerp (d. 1941)
  • Thomas P. Krag, Norwegian author and novelist (Jon Graeff, Ulf Ran), born in Kragerø, Norway (d. 1913)
1868 Highlights

About July 28, 1868

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 153 years, 5 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo