On This Day

What Happened on July 28, 1904

Day of the Week: Thursday

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

  • Plehve, Russian foreign minister (bomb under carriage), dies