On This Day

What Happened on July 28, 1915

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Because of virtual anarchy, US Marines go ashore in Haiti on orders from President Woodrow Wilson; this will lead to an occupation that will last until 1934

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Hard Townes, American Physicist and inventor (Nobel Prize 1964 for mazer-lazer principle), born in Greenville, South Carolina (d. 2015)

Famous Deaths

  • Vilbrun Guillaume Sam, Haitian rebellion leader, President of Haiti (1915), lynched by a mob at 56
1915 Highlights

About July 28, 1915

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 105 years, 2 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo