This Day in History July 28th

2016 Funeral Of Mr Martin Byrne of Higher Openshaw Manchester England UK

  • 2008 The Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, England was badly damaged by fire for the second time in its history.
  • 2005 The IRA Army Council officially announced an end to the Provisional Irish Republican Army campaign in Northern Ireland and England.
  • 2004 Died: Francis Crick, British molecular biologist, biophysicist, and neuroscientist who was awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.
  • 1999 Died: Trygve Magnus Haavelmo, Norwegian economist who was awarded the 1989 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.
  • 1996 Skeletal remains of a prehistoric Paleoamerican man were found in Kennewick, Washington. These remains are known as Kennewick Man.
  • 1976 Born: Jacoby Shaddix, American musician, singer-songwriter and actor known as the founding member and lead singer of Papa Roach.
  • 1971 Born: Stephen Lynch, American musician, stand-up comedian and actor. He is known for his songs mocking popular culture and daily life.
  • 1968 Died: Otto Hahn, German chemist who was awarded the 1944 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of the fission of heavy nuclei.
  • 1958 Born: Michael Hitchcock, American actor, comedian, producer and screenwriter, three-time Writers Guild of America Awards nominee.
  • 1954 Born: Steve Morse, American musician and composer best known as the founder of the Dixie Dregs and the guitarist of Deep Purple.
  • 1954 Born: Hugo Chávez, Venezuelan politician who served as the President of Venezuela from February 2, 1999 until his death on March 5, 2013.
  • 1945 A B-25 Mitchell bomber crashed into the Empire State Building, killing 14 people. The building’s structural integrity was not compromised.
  • 1942 During WWII, Soviet leader Joseph Stalin issued Order No. 227 famous for its line “Not one step back!”, which became a slogan of resistance.
  • 1938 The Pan American Airways flying boat Hawaii Clipper disappeared in the western Pacific Ocean en route from Guam to Manila.
  • 1925 Born: Baruch Samuel Blumberg, American physician and geneticist who was awarded the 1976 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
  • 1919 Born: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (née Bouvier), the First Lady of the United States during the presidency of John F. Kennedy.
  • 1914 The First World War began: the Austro-Hungarian Empire declared war to Serbia a month after the assassination of Franz Ferdinand.
  • 1909 Born: Aenne Burda (born Anna Magdalene Lemminger), German publisher known for publishing women’s fashion magazines.
  • 1902 Born: Karl Popper, Austrian-British philosopher who is considered to be one of the greatest philosophers of science of the 20th century.
  • 1868 The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was certified, establishing African American citizenship and guaranteeing due process of law.
  • 1866 18 year old sculptor Vinnie Ream received a commission for the full-size marble statue of Abraham Lincoln in the U.S. Capitol rotunda.
  • 1855 USS Constellation was with Captain Charles H. Bell in command. It was the last sail-only warship designed and built by the U.S. Navy.
  • 1836 Died: Nathan Mayer Rothschild, London-based Jewish banker and financier who belonged to the famous Rothschild banking dynasty.
  • 1818 Died: Gaspard Monge, French mathematician best known as the inventor of descriptive geometry and the father of differential geometry.
  • 1804 Born: Ludwig Feuerbach, German philosopher and anthropologist whose best known work is his 1841 book The Essence of Christianity.
  • 1794 Died: Maximilien Robespierre, French lawyer and politician who is regarded as one of the most influential figures of the French Revolution.
  • 1750 Died: Johann Sebastian Bach, German Baroque composer and musician. He is best known for his organ works – preludes, toccatas and fantasias.
  • 1741 Died: Antonio Vivaldi, Italian composer of the Baroque period, virtuoso violinist and teacher best known for his instrumental concertos.
  • 1655 Died: Cyrano de Bergerac, French dramatist best known as the title character of the play Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand.
  • 1540 Died: Thomas Cromwell, English lawyer and statesman who served as chief minister to King Henry VIII of England from 1532 to 1540.

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