On This Day

What Happened on July 28, 1915

Historical Events

Historic Event

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? 106 years, 2 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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