July 1928 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 2 British parliament reduces the age at women can vote to 21 - the same as men (Representation of the People Act 1928)
  • Jul 6 1st all-talking motion picture shown in NY (Lights of NY)
  • Jul 6 Largest recorded hailstone at the time 1.5 lbs (7 inchs in diameter) falls in Potter, Nebraska

InventionHistoric Invention

Jul 7 Sliced bread sold for the first time by the Chillicothe Baking Company, Missouri, using a machine invented by Otto Frederick Rohwedder. Described as the greatest forward step in the baking industry since bread was wrapped.

  • Jul 10 Senator Milt Gaston hurls record tying 14-hit shutout
  • Jul 19 King Fuad of Egypt siezes power and disbands parliament
  • Jul 20 The government of Hungary issues a decree ordering Gypsies to end their nomadic ways, settle permanently in one place, subject themselves to the same laws and taxes as other Hungarians
  • Jul 26 Yanks score 11 runs in 12th beating Tigers 12-1
  • Jul 27 AVRO, General Vereniging Radio Omroep, forms
  • Jul 27 Tich Freeman becomes only bowler ever to take 200 first-class wickets before end of July

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 30 George Eastman shows first amateur color motion pictures to guests at his New York house including Thomas Edison

Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company George Eastman
Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company
George Eastman
Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 3 Evelyn Anthony, English historical writer (Poellenberg Inheritance)
  • Jul 3 G√ľnter Bruno Fuchs, German writer, poet and artist, born in Berlin (d. 1977)
  • Jul 3 John Wills, lord-lt of Avon England
  • Jul 4 Patrick Tilley, British sci-fi author (1st Family, Blood River)
  • Jul 4 Paul de Wispelaere, Flemish writer and critic, born in Bruges, Belgium (d. 2016)
  • Jul 4 Sylvius Gerald Marie Rozendal, Premier of Netherland's Antilles, born in Willemstad, Curacao (d. 2003)
  • Jul 5 Pierre Mauroy, French politician (Prime Minister, 1981-4), (d. 2013)
  • Jul 7 Colleen Summers, vocal overdubber, born in Pasadena, California
  • Jul 8 Carol Henry, choreographer (Garry Moore Show), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Jul 10 Moshe Greenberg, American-Israeli Bible scholar, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • Jul 10 Bernard Buffet, French painter (Expressionism), born in Paris (d. 1999)
  • Jul 11 Nic Jonk, sculptor/painter (Jonas & the Whale)
  • Jul 12 Elias James Corey, American organic chemist (Nobel 1990), born in Methuen, Massachusetts
  • Jul 12 Hayden White, American "literary criticism" historian (Metahistory: The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe), born in Martin, Tennessee (d. 2018)
  • Jul 13 Tommaso Buscetta, Sicilian mafioso and pentito (d. 2000)
  • Jul 14 Elizabeth Jane Lloyd, artist/teacher
  • Jul 15 Carl Woese, American microbiologist
  • Jul 16 James Kilfedder, Northern Ireland unionist politician, born in Kinlough, Ireland (d. 1995)
  • Jul 16 Ray Thornton, American politician (Democratic U.S. Representative for Arkansas), born in Conway, Arkansas (d. 2016)
  • Jul 16 Robert Sheckley, American sci-fi author (10th Victim, Mindswap),born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • Jul 16 Anita Brookner, English novelist (Hotel du Lac) and art historian, born in London (d. 2016)
  • Jul 17 Jean Muir, British fashion designer and dressmaker, born in London (d. 1995)
  • Jul 18 Simon Vinkenoog, Dutch writer and poet, born in Amsterdam (d. 2009)
  • Jul 19 John Bratby, English painter and writer (Breakdown), born in Wimbledon, London (d. 1992)
  • Jul 20 Jan Meyers, (Rep-R-Kansas, 1985- )
  • Jul 20 Pavel Kohout, Czech and Austrian writer (Poor Murderer) and dissident, born in Prague
  • Jul 20 Charles David Ganao, Djambala, French Equatorial Africa, Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo (1996-1997), (d. 2012)
  • Jul 23 Hubert Selby Jr., American author (Last Exit to Brooklyn), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2004)
  • Jul 23 Vera Rubin, American astronomer who discovered dark matter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • Jul 26 Elliott Erwitt [Elio Romano], French-American photographer (Gimme Shelter), born in Paris, France
  • Jul 26 Ibn-e-Safi, Pakistani fiction writer and Urdu poet, born in Allahabad, India (d. 1980)
  • Jul 26 Peter Lougheed, Canadian politician (10th Premier of Alberta), born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada (d. 2012)
  • Jul 28 Anne Braden, American civil rights activist, journalist, and educator, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2006)
  • Jul 28 Joe Jackson, American talent manager and patriarch of the Jackson family, born in Fountain Hill, Arkansas (d. 2018)
  • Jul 29 Li Ka-Shing, Chinese philanthropist and chairman of CK Hutchison Holdings, born in Chaozhou, Guangdong
  • Jul 29 Li Ka-Shing, Hong Kong business magnate (CK Holdings), born in Chaozhou, China
  • Jul 31 Bill Frenzel, (Rep-R-MN, 1971- )

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 19 Physicist Enrico Fermi (26) weds writer Laura Capon in Rome, Italy

Father of the Atomic Bomb Enrico Fermi
Father of the Atomic Bomb
Enrico Fermi

Deaths in History

  • Jul 17 Alvaro Obregon, President of Mexico is assassinated
  • Jul 17 Giovanni Giolitti, 5x Prime Minister of Italy (1892-93, 1903-05, 1906-09, 1911-14, 1920-21), dies at 85
  • Jul 20 Kostas Karyotakis, Greek poet (b. 1896)