On This Day

What Happened on July 28, 1904

Historical Events

  • Interior Minister of Russia, Vyacheslav Plehve is assassinated; as leader of the most reactionary elements of government, he was hated for his repressive policies
  • Rafael Reyes becomes dictator of Colombia after losing Panama

Famous Birthdays

  • Selwyn Lloyd, British politician involved in Suez crisis, born in West Kirby, England (d. 1978)

Famous Deaths

  • Vyacheslav von Plehve, Russian Minister of the Interior, killed by Jewish revolutionaries after a bomb is thrown at his carriage, dies at 58
1904 Highlights

About July 28, 1904

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 117 years and 4 months
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Leo