On This Day

What Happened on July 28, 1868

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

US Secretary of State William H. Seward
US Secretary of State
William H. Seward

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? 151 years, 5 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo