On This Day

What Happened on July 28, 1945

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • "Elevator girl" Betty Lou Oliver survives falling 75 stories after fog causes a US bomber plane to crash into the Empire State Building, breaking the cables supporting the elevator she was operating. This remains a world record for the longest survived elevator fall
  • Japanese premier Suzuki disregards US ultimatum to surrender

JapanNuclear Bombing of Nagasaki

Physicist Raemer Schreiber and Lieutenant Colonel Peer de Silva arrive on the Pacific island of Tinian with the plutonium core used to assemble the Fat Man bomb used in the bombing of Nagasaki on August 9
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Mushroom cloud over Nagasaki
Mushroom cloud over Nagasaki
  • US Army B-25 crashes into 79th floor of Empire State Bldg, 14 die

United NationsUnited Nations Charter

US Senate ratifies United Nations charter 89-2
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Preamble to the Charter of the United Nations
Preamble to the Charter of the United Nations

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestJim Davis

Jim Davis, American cartoonist and creator of the comic strips "Garfield" and "U.S. Acres", born in Marion, Indiana

Garfield Cartoonist Jim Davis
Garfield Cartoonist
Jim Davis