Friday, July 28, 2017
History for July 28 - On-This-Day.com
Beatrix Potter 1866, Rudy Vallee 1901, Charles Hard Townes 1915
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis 1929, Jim Davis 1945, Sally Struthers 1948
1866 - The metric system was legalized by the U.S. Congress for the standardization of weights and measures throughout the United States.
1868 - The Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was declared in effect. The amendment guaranteed due process of law.
1914 - World War I officially began when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.
1945 - A U.S. Army bomber crashed into the 79th floor of New York City's Empire State Building. 14 people were killed and 26 were injured.
1965 - U.S. President Johnson announced he was increasing the number of American troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000.
1982 - San Francisco, CA, became the first city in the U.S. to ban handguns.
1998 - Bell Atlantic and GTE announced $52 billion deal that created the second-largest phone company.
1998 - Monica Lewinsky received blanket immunity from prosecution to testify before a grand jury about her relationship with U.S. President Clinton.