On This Day

On This Day in History for July 28 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 1988 Israeli diplomats arrive in Moscow for 1st visit in 21 years
  • 1988 Jordan cancels $1.3 billion development plan in West Bank
  • 1988 Winnie Mandella's home in Soweto, South Africa, destroyed by arson
  • 1989 Cards' Vince Coleman is caught stealing ends record streak at 50
  • 1989 NASA's Lewis Research Center, Cleve, announce new high-temperature superconductors able to operate at 33 to 37 Gigahertz

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1990 Alberto Fujimori installed as President of Peru

President of Peru Alberto Fujimori
President of Peru
Alberto Fujimori
  • 1990 Blackout hits Chicago
  • 1993 Mariner Ken Griffey Jr is 3rd to hit HRs in 8 straight games
  • 1995 Art Modell's rep begins secrets talks to move team to Baltimore
  • 1995 Norwegian Finance Minister Sigbjorn Johnsen says that Norway should not lower its crude oil production in an attempt to boost world oil prices
  • 1996 Kennewick Man, the remains of a prehistoric man, is discovered near Kennewick, Washington.
  • 1997 Peter Graf, father of Steffi, enters German jail for tax evasion
  • 1997 Guatemala becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty
  • 2002 Nine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, are rescued after 77 hours underground.
  • 2002 British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal County Down: Noboru Sugai of Japan wins by 2 shots from John irwin of Canada
  • 2005 The Provisional Irish Republican Army call an end to their thirty year long armed campaign in Northern Ireland

  • 2005 A tornado touches down in a residential area in south Birmingham, England, causing £4,000,000 worth of damages and injuring 39 people.
  • 2008 Historic Weston-super-Mare Grand Pier burns down for a second time in 80 years
  • 2012 18 people are killed and 11 injured in ethnic clashes in Ethiopia
  • 2013 39 people are killed after a bus veers off a bridge in Avellino Province, Italy
  • 2014 UN Security Council hold emergency meeting calling for an immediate and indefinite humanitarian ceasefire between Israel and Hamas
  • 2014 Missiles strike near Gaza's main hospital and a nearby refugee camp Monday, leaving 10 dead and many wounded; Israeli Defence Force say they are not responsible

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2014 Israel criticizes John Kerry's proposed ceasefire, stating that no ceasefire deal will be accepted without the destruction of tunnels leading from Gaza to Israel and the demilitarization of the Gaza Strip

US Secretary of State John Kerry
US Secretary of State
John Kerry
  • 2016 Earliest evidence of cancer found in 1.7 million-year-old toe fossil from Swartkrans Cave, South Africa, published in "South African Journal of Science"

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2017 US Senate vote for "skinny" repeal of Obamacare fails 51-49 when John McCain casts deciding vote against

US Senator John McCain
US Senator
John McCain
  • 2017 Pakistan Supreme Court rules corruption accusations against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif enough to remove him from office

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2017 General John Kelly appointed new Chief of Staff by US President Donald Trump

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2018 Carr Fire reaches Redding, California, with death toll at 5 having burnt 80,000 acres
  • 2018 Longest "blood moon" eclipse of the 21st century, lasting 1 hour 43 minutes
  • 2019 First Fortnite World Cup won by US teenager Kyle Giersdorf with largest ever e-sports prize of $3 million at Arthur Ashe Stadium, New York

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2020 Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak found guilty of corruption, sentenced to 12 years and fined nearly $50 million

Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak
Prime Minister of Malaysia
Najib Razak
  • 2020 Iter, the world's largest nuclear fusion project, begins assembly in Saint-Paul-lez-Durance, France
  • 2061 31st predicted perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

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