July 28: Day of the Week
July 28, 2020 is the 210th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 156 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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July 28 Historical Event(s)
- 1540Thomas Cromwell is executed at the order of Henry VIII of England on charges of treason. Henry marries his fifth wife, Catherine Howard, on the same day.
- 1809Peninsular War: Battle of Talavera – Sir Arthur Wellesley’s British, Portuguese and Spanish army defeats a French force led by Joseph Bonaparte.
- 1932U.S. President Herbert Hoover orders the United States Army to forcibly evict the “Bonus Army” of World War I veterans gathered in Washington, D.C.
- 1935First flight of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress.
- 1943World War II: Operation Gomorrah – The British bomb Hamburg causing a firestorm that kills 42,000 German civilians.
- 1993Andorra joins the United Nations.
- 2001Australian Ian Thorpe becomes the first swimmer to win six gold medals at a single World Championships.
- 2002Nine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, are rescued after 77 hours underground.
- 2005Tornadoes touch down in a residential areas in south Birmingham and Coventry England, causing £4,000,000 worth of damages and injuring 39 people.
- 2010Airblue Flight 202 crashes into the Margalla Hills north of Islamabad, Pakistan, killing all 152 people aboard. It is the deadliest aviation accident in Pakistan history and the first involving an Airbus A321.
Who were born on July 28?
- 1900Catherine Dale Owen, American actress (d. 1965)
- 1931Johnny Martin, Australian cricketer (d. 1992)
- 1934Jacques d'Amboise, American choreographer
- 1943Bill Bradley, American basketball player and politician
- 1946Fahmida Riaz, Pakistani writer and feminist
- 1952Vajiralongkorn, Crown Prince of Thailand
- 1971Stephen Lynch, American comedian and singer-songwriter
- 1979Alena Popchanka, French swimmer
- 1980Stephen Christian, American singer (Anberlin)
- 1990Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, American rapper
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