Thursday, July 27, 2017

July 28

  • July 28, 1148
    The siege of city of Damascus by a combined force of crusaders fails ending in a decisive crusader defeat in Second Crusade
  • July 28, 1540
    Thomas Cromwell, King Henry VIII's chief minister, is executed
  • July 28, 1576
    Martin Frobisher, English navigator, discovers Frobisher Bay in Canada
  • July 28, 1751
    In France the first volume of the Encyclopedie, edited by Diderot and Jean le Rond d'Alembert, is published with a print run of 1,625
  • July 28, 1794
    French revolutionary leader Maximilien Robespierre and 22 other followers are executed to thunderous cheers, marking end of the Reign of Terror, a period of violence against counter-revolutionary activities
  • July 28, 1809
    Arthur Wellesley leads the Anglo-Spanish army to triumph against a French army under the Spanish King Joseph Bonaparte at Talavera de la Reina, some 120 kilometers southwest of Madrid
  • July 28, 1821
    Peru declares its independence from Spain
  • July 29, 1830
    Bourbon monarchy is overthrown during the July Revolution after attempt of Charles X to limit the political and civil rights, so the ascent of his cousin Louis-Philippe, Duke of Orléans, becomes constitutional monarch of France
  • July 28, 1851
    Total solar eclipse is captured on a daguerreotype photograph at at the Royal Observatory in Königsberg, Prussia
  • July 28, 1914
    Austria-Hungary invade the Kingdom of Serbia after the last reject an unacceptable ultimatum to Serbia including demand of the person who killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand, starting World War I
  • July 28, 1914
    The Foxtrot is first danced by Harry Fox at New Amsterdam Roof Garden, New York City
  • July 28, 1915
    United States marines land in Haiti to safeguard the interests of U.S. corporations, staring almost 20-years-long occupation of Haiti
  • July 28, 1932
    U.S. President Herbert Hoover orders the U.S. Army to forcibly evict the Bonus Army of World War I veterans gathered in Washington, D.C., demanding the immediate payment of their military bonus

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