Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/July 28
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This is a list of selected July 28 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.
Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled July 28, 2015 featured article or the July 28, 2015 featured picture.
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|1540 – King Henry VIII of England had his chief minister Thomas Cromwell executed for treason and heresy.||refimprove section|
|1809 – Peninsular War: French forces under Joseph Bonaparte suffered 7,270 casualties while Sir Arthur Wellesley's Anglo-Spanish army had 6,700 at an inconclusive battle in Talavera, Spain.||needs more footnotes|
|1896 – Miami, today the principal city and the center of the South Florida metropolitan area, the seventh largest metro area in the United States, was incorporated with a population of just over 300.||Miami: refimprove/unreferenced sections; History of Miami: refimprove|
|1973 – About 600,000 people attended what was the largest musical concert in history at the Watkins Glen International Raceway near Watkins Glen, New York.||refimprove|
|1990 – Alberto Fujimori took office as President of Peru, becoming the first person of Japanese descent to be the head of government of a Latin American nation.||refimprove section, confusing section|
- 1794 – French Revolution: Maximilien de Robespierre and Louis Antoine de Saint-Just, architects of the Reign of Terror, were executed after having been arrested the previous day.
- 1914 – Austria-Hungary declared war after rejecting Serbia's conditional acceptance of only part of the July Ultimatum following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, starting World War I.
- 1932 – U.S. President Herbert Hoover ordered the eviction of the "Bonus Army"—a group of veterans who were occupying government property to demand immediate payment for money owed.
- 1976 – An earthquake measuring at least 8.2 on the Richter scale, one of the deadliest in history, flattened Tangshan, China, killing at least 240,000 people.
- 1996 – The remains of the prehistoric Kennewick Man were discovered on a bank of the Columbia River near Kennewick, Washington, US.
- 2001 – At the World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, Japan, Australian Ian Thorpe became the first swimmer to win six gold medals at a single World Championships.
- 2010 – In the deadliest air accident in Pakistan's history, Airblue Flight 202 crashed into the Margalla Hills north of Islamabad, killing all 152 aboard.
- 1821 – Peruvian War of Independence: Argentine general José de San Martín declared the independence of Peru from Spain.
- 1866 – At the age of 18, Vinnie Ream (pictured) became the youngest artist and first female to receive a commission from the United States government for a statue—that of Abraham Lincoln in the U.S. Capitol rotunda.
- 1935 – The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber, which dropped more bombs than any other U.S. aircraft in World War II, made its first flight.
- 1995 – Two followers of Osho (Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh) were convicted for the attempted assassination of the United States Attorney for the District of Oregon.
- 2005 – The Provisional Irish Republican Army announced an end to its armed campaign to overthrow British rule in Northern Ireland to create a United Ireland.
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