Friday, July 28, 2017

Today in History: Friday, July 28, 2017

AP Highlight in History: 
On July 28, 1914, World War I began as Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.
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On this date in:
1750Composer Johann Sebastian Bach died in Leipzig, Germany, at age 65.
1794Maximilien Robespierre, a leading figure of the French Revolution, was sent to the guillotine.
1821Peru declared its independence from Spain.
1868The Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing due process and the equal protection of the laws to former slaves, was declared in effect.
1896The city of Miami, Fla., was incorporated.
1929Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, first lady from 1961 to 1963, was born in Southampton, N.Y.
1945A U.S. Army bomber crashed into the 79th floor of New York City's Empire State Building, killing 14 people.
AP Photo/John Lindsay
1965President Lyndon B. Johnson announced he was increasing the number of American troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000.
1998Bell Atlantic and GTE announced a $52 billion merger that created Verizon.
2002Nine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset, Pa., were rescued after 77 hours underground.
2004The Democratic National Convention in Boston nominated Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry for president.
2005The Irish Republican Army renounced the use of violence against British rule in Northern Ireland and said it would disarm.
2009The Senate Judiciary Committee approved Sonia Sotomayor to be the first Hispanic justice on the Supreme Court.
Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Rapper Soulja Boy turns 27 years old today.
AP Photo/John Amis
Bill BradleyBasketball Hall of Famer, former U.S. senator, D-N.J.74
Jim DavisCartoonist ("Garfield")72
Linda KelseyActress ("Lou Grant")71
Dick EbersolTV producer70
Georgia EngelActress ("The Mary Tyler Moore Show")69
Sally StruthersActress ("All in the Family")69
Scott PelleyBroadcast journalist ("60 Minutes")60
Lori LoughlinActress ("Full House")53
Elizabeth BerkleyActress45
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