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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Astronomers using the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer telescope identify a Trojan asteroid, calling it "2010 TKsub7/sub", orbiting on the same path as the Earth around the Sun. The rock poses no danger to the Earth since it sits in a what is termed a gravitational sweet spot. //www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14307987 (BBC) //www.nature.com/nature/journal/v475/n7357/full/nature10233.html (Nature)

Monday, July 28, 2008

Suicide bombers target Kurdish political protesters in Kirkuk and Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad killing at least 48 people and wounding 249. //www.nytimes.com/2008/07/29/world/middleeast/29iraq.html ("The New York Times")
Navanethem Pillay is appointed to succeed Louise Arbour as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. //afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5h3C0ikKsXshEwk-iFlaPizYmQCdg (AFP via Google News)
A total eclipse of the Sun is visible from Canada and extends across northern Greenland, the Arctic, central Russia, Mongolia, and China.
At least 48 are dead and over 287 injured after bombs explode in Baghdad and Kirkuk, Iraq.
George Tupou V is crowned as the new King of Tonga, an event that had been delayed for over two years following the 2006 Nuku'alofa riots.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

The Provisional IRA issues a statement formally ordering an end to the armed caign it has pursued since 1969, and ordering all its units to dump their arms.

Saturday, July 28, 2001

U.S. President George W. Bush announces his limited support for federal funding of research on embryonic stem cells.
Alejandro Toledo is sworn as the new president of Peru, eight months after the vote of no-confidence of former President Alberto Fujimori.
Alejandro Toledo is sworn in as the new president of Peru, 8 months after a vote of no-confidence in former President Alberto Fujimori.
In the Comoros, the Military Committee of Major Mohamad Bacar seizes power in the island of Anjouan, which had declared independence. They plan to rejoin the Comoros.
Sbarro Restaurant in Jerusalem is attacked by a Palestinian Terrorist, killing 15 civilians and wounding 130

Saturday, July 28, 1990

Albert Fujimori becomes president of Peru.

Friday, July 28, 1989

Nintendo releases the Game Boy portable video game system in North America.
In Lebanon, Hezbollah announces that it has hanged United States Marines U.S. Marine Lt. Col. William R. Higgins in retaliation for Israel's July 28 kidnapping of Hezbollah leader Abdel Karim Obeid. The same day, the United Nations Security Council passed United Nations Security Council Resolution 638 condemning the taking of hostages by both sides in the conflict.
In the Iranian presidential election, electors overwhelming elect Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani as President of Iran and endorse changes to the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran increasing the powers of the president.

Monday, July 28, 1986

A low-pressure system moving from South Australia and redeveloping off the New South Wales coast dumps a record of rain in a day on Sydney.
Estate agent Suzy Llugh vanishes after a meeting in London.
Australian Democrats leader Don Chipp retires from federal parliament and is succeeded by Janine Haines, the first woman to lead a political party in Australia.
In Louisville, Kentucky, William J. Schroeder, the second artificial heart recipient, dies after 620 days.

Saturday, July 28, 1984

August 12 – The 1984 Summer Olympics are held in Los Angeles, California.

Thursday, July 28, 1983

New South Wales premier Neville Wran is exonerated by the Street Royal Commission, over claims raised by the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) programme "Four Corners", that he attempted to influence the NSW magistracy.

Thursday, July 28, 1977

The first oil through the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System reaches Valdez, Alaska.

Wednesday, July 28, 1976

The Tangshan earthquake flattens Tangshan, China, killing 242,769 people, and injuring 164,851.

Wednesday, July 28, 1971

Abdel Khaliq Mahjub, Sudanese communist leader, is hanged.

Thursday, July 28, 1966

Nigerian army officers from the north of the country rebel and execute head of state General Aguiyi-Ironsi.
Bob Dylan is injured in a motorcycle accident near his home in Woodstock, New York. He is not seen in public for over a year.
The U.S. announces that a Lockheed U-2 reconnaissance plane has disappeared over Cuba.

Wednesday, July 28, 1965

Vietnam War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announces his order to increase the number of United States troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000, and to more than double the number of men drafted per month - from 17,000 to 35,000.

Thursday, July 28, 1955

The first Interlingua Congress in Tours, France, leading to foundation of the Union Mundial pro Interlingua.

Wednesday, July 28, 1948

Around 200 die in explosion at a chemical plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

Saturday, July 28, 1945

WWII: Japan ambiguously rejects the Potsdam Declaration.ref name=nuclearfiles1940/
An U.S. Army Air ForcesB-25 bomber crashes into the Empire State Building, killing 14 people, including all on board.

Wednesday, July 28, 1943

WWII: Operation Gomorrha ndash The British bomb Hamburg, causing a firestorm that kills 42,000 German civilians.

Thursday, July 28, 1938

A revolt against the Ioannis Metaxas dictatorship is put down in Chania, Greece.

Wednesday, July 28, 1937

The Irish Republican Army attempts the assassination by bomb of George VI in Belfast.

Monday, July 28, 1930

Richard Bennett defeats William Lyon Mackenzie King in federal elections and becomes the Prime Minister of Canada.
New York station W2XBS is put in charge of NBC broadcast engineers.
Uruguay beats Argentina 4–2 in the first association football World Cup Final.

Saturday, July 28, 1928

The 1928 Summer Olympics officially open in Amsterdam.

Saturday, July 28, 1917

The "Silent Protest" is organized by the NAACP in New York to protest the East St. Louis Riot of July 2, as well as lynchings in Texas and Tennessee.

Wednesday, July 28, 1915

Tuesday, July 28, 1885

Louis Riel's trial for treason begins in Regina.

Friday, July 28, 1871

The "Annie", the first boat ever launched on Yellowstone Lake in Yellowstone National Park region.

Tuesday, July 28, 1868

The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is adopted, legally, if not actually, guaranteeing African Americans full citizenship and equal protection and all persons in the United States due process of law.

Saturday, July 28, 1866

The "Metric Act of 1866" becomes law and legalizes the standardization of weights and measures in the United States.

Thursday, July 28, 1864

American Civil War ndash Battle of Ezra Church: Confederate troops led by General Hood make a third unsuccessful attempt to drive Union forces under General Sherman from Atlanta, Georgia.

Wednesday, July 28, 1858

In Bengal/India, British officer William James Herschel uses the hand impression of Rajyadhar Konai as a contractfingerprint signature.

Wednesday, July 28, 1852

"Henry Clay" steamboat disaster in Riverdale, Bronx, with several deaths including Stephen Allen.

Saturday, July 28, 1821

Friday, July 28, 1809

Peninsula War: Battle of Talavera: Sir Arthur Wellesley's British, Portuguese and Spanish army defeats a French force.ref name=CBH/

Monday, July 28, 1788

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, in Vienna, completes his penultimate symphony, now called the Symphony No. 40 in G Minor.

Thursday, July 28, 1689

Relief of the Siege of Derry after 105 days: English sailors break through a floating boom across the River Foyle to end the Siege.

Sunday, July 28, 1613

Gregor Richter, the chief pastor of Görlitz, denounces Jacob Boehme as a heretic in his Sunday sermon.

Tuesday, July 28, 1609

Bermuda is first settled by survivors of the English "Sea Venture", en route to Virginia.

Sunday, July 18, 1563 (Julianian calendar)

The English surrender Le Havre to the French after a siege.

Sunday, July 18, 1540 (Julianian calendar)

One of the most important political figures of the reign of Henry VIII of England, Thomas Cromwell, is executed on order from the king on charges of treason. Henry marries his fifth wife, Catherine Howard, on the same day.

Friday, July 18, 1522 (Julianian calendar)

Ottoman Sultan Suleiman I begins his siege of the Knights of St. John in Rhodes.

Friday, July 19, 1499 (Julianian calendar)

First Battle of Lepanto: The Turkish navy wins a decisive victory over the Venetians.
August ndash Polydore Vergil completes "De inventoribus rerum", the first modern history of inventions.

Wednesday, July 19, 1480 (Julianian calendar)

Mehmed II fails in his attempt to capture Rhodes from the Knights of Rhodes.
An Ottoman army lands near Otranto, Italy. Pope Sixtus IV calls for a crusade to drive it away.

Saturday, July 20, 1364 (Julianian calendar)

Thursday, July 21, 1149 (Julianian calendar)

The leaders of the Second Crusade take the decision to retreat.

Thursday, July 27, 450 (Julianian calendar)

Emperor Theodosius II, age 49, falls from his horse while hunting at Constantinople and dies soon afterward. He reigns since 408, mostly under the domination of his Christian sister Pulcheria, who has been allowed to return to court (see 441).
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