What happened today in history?
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July 28

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
2002   Rescuers bore a 30-inch shaft through 240 feet of rock in order to sucessfully reach nine coal miners, trapped for more than 74 hours, from a flooded mine in Somerset, Pennsylvania.
1993 The European principality of Andorra is admitted to the United Nations.
1991 The 15th perfect game in major league baseball history is pitched by Dennis Martinez, as his Montreal Expos beat the L.A. Dodgers, 2-0.

Grank Funk Railroad: Phoenix (Capitol)
Grand Funk Railroad finishes recording vocal overdubs for the song Rock & Roll Soul, which would appear on their Phoenix album.
(The album would later peak at #7 on the US album sales chart.)
(photo credit: Capitol)

1965 US president Lyndon Johnson announces that he is increasing the American military presence in South Vietnam by nearly 120,000 troops.
1945 Thirteen people are killed when a B-25 bomber crashes into the Empire State Building.
1943 US president Franklin D. Roosevelt announces that coffee rationing will no longer be in effect, during WWII.
1920 Pancho Villa, bandit and revolutionary, surrenders to the Mexican government.
1914 World War I begins as Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia.
1868 The 14th Amendment to the US Constitution, guaranteeing citizenship to those born or naturalized in the United States, is adopted.
1821 Peru declares its independence from Spain.
1750 Composer Johann Sebastian Bach dies in Leipzig, Germany, at age 65.
1741 Composer-violinist Antonio Vivaldi dies in Vienna at age 63.
1615 Lake Huron is discovered by French explorer Samuel de Champlain.


England's King Henry VIII marries Katherine Howard.

Uncle Woody sez: "Visit Royal Paper Dolls for free paper dolls of Katherine Howard and Henry VIII."
(Artwork © Laurie Sebastian)


Born today:

1964  Lori Loughlin - actress (Full House)

1958  Terry Fox - one-legged cancer victim ran over 3,000 miles to raise money for cancer research

1949  Simon Kirke - drummer (Bad Company, Free)

1949  Peter Doyle - singer (The New Seekers)

1949  Vida Blue - baseball pitcher

1948  Sally Struthers - actress (All in the Family)

1945  Rick Wright - keyboardist (Pink Floyd)

1945  Jim Davis - cartoonist (Garfield)

1943  Bill Bradley - basketball player, US Senator

1938  George Cummings - guitarist (Dr. Hook)

Jacqueline Kennedy

1929  Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis - wife of 35th US president John F. Kennedy
 (photo credit: National Archives)

1901  Rudy Vallee - singer, actor (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying)

1891  Joe E. Brown - actor

1866  Beatrix Potter - children's author


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