July 28: Day of the Week
July 28, 2018 was the 209th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 156 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 1364Troops of the Republic of Pisa and of the Republic of Florence clash in the Battle of Cascina.
- 1809Peninsular War: Battle of Talavera – Sir Arthur Wellesley’s British, Portuguese and Spanish army defeats a French force led by Joseph Bonaparte.
- 1896The city of Miami, Florida is incorporated.
- 1943World War II: Operation Gomorrah – The British bomb Hamburg causing a firestorm that kills 42,000 German civilians.
- 1955The Union Mundial pro Interlingua is founded at the first Interlingua congress in Tours, France.
- 1957Heavy rain and a mudslide in Isahaya, western Kyūshū, Japan, kill 992.
- 1973Summer Jam at Watkins Glen: 600,000 people attend a rock festival at the Watkins Glen International Raceway.
- 1976The Tangshan earthquake measuring between 7.8 and 8.2 moment magnitude flattens Tangshan in the People’s Republic of China, killing 242,769 and injuring 164,851.
- 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?
- 1909Malcolm Lowry, English novelist (d. 1957)
- 1932Natalie Babbitt, American author and illustrator of children’s books
- 1938Alberto Fujimori, Peruvian politician
- 1943Richard Wright, English keyboardist (Pink Floyd) (d. 2008)
- 1946Fahmida Riaz, Pakistani writer and feminist
- 1961Alexander Kurlovitch, Soviet weightlifter
- 1971Stephen Lynch, American comedian and singer-songwriter
- 1973Marc Dupré, Quebec humorist and singer
- 1984DeMeco Ryans, American football player
- 1990Simone Pizzuti, Italian footballer
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