July 28: Day of the Week
July 28, 2019 was the 209th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 156 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 1809Peninsular War: Battle of Talavera – Sir Arthur Wellesley’s British, Portuguese and Spanish army defeats a French force led by Joseph Bonaparte.
- 1821José de San Martín declares the independence of Peru from Spain.
- 1942World War II: Soviet leader Joseph Stalin issues Order No. 227 in response to alarming German advances into the Soviet Union. Under the order all those who retreat or otherwise leave their positions without orders to do so are to be immediately executed.
- 1943World War II: Operation Gomorrah – The British bomb Hamburg causing a firestorm that kills 42,000 German civilians.
- 1945A U.S. Army B-25 bomber crashes into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building killing 14 and injuring 26.
- 1948The Metropolitan Police Flying Squad foils a bullion robbery in the “Battle of London Airport”.
- 1973Summer Jam at Watkins Glen: 600,000 people attend a rock festival at the Watkins Glen International Raceway.
- 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.
Who were born on July 28?
- 1879Lucy Burns, American suffragist (d. 1966)
- 1916David Brown, American film producer (d. 2010)
- 1930Junior Kimbrough, American blues guitarist and vocalist (d. 1998)
- 1934Jacques d'Amboise, American choreographer
- 1945Jim Davis, American cartoonist (Garfield)
- 1946Jonathan Edwards, American singer and songwriter
- 1967Taka Hirose, Japanese bassist (Feeder)
- 1978Jacob Oram, New Zealand cricketer
- 1985Sharifah Sofia, Malaysian actress
- 1987Pedro Rodríguez Ledesma, Spanish footballer
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