July 28: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

Learn about the most intriguing events and historical facts that occurred on July 28 throughout history. In the Gregorian calendar, July 28th is the 209th day. Peru declared independence from Spain on this day in 1821. The Pentagon’s blueprints were authorised by the US House of Representatives in 1941. Walt Disney’s Alice in Wonderland premiered in 1951.

The 28th of July falls under the sign of Leo. On this day, Sally Struthers, Richard Wright, and Mike Bloomfield were born. National Hepatitis Day and National Milk Chocolate Day are both observed on this day.


(July 28, 1866)
Vinnie Ream, at the age of 18, becomes the first and youngest female artist to be commissioned by the United States government to create an Abraham Lincoln statue.


(July 28, 1915)
The United States begins its occupation of Haiti, which will last 19 years.

(July 28, 1976)
Tangshan is flattened by an earthquake with a magnitude between 7.8 and 8.2 that strikes in the People's Republic of China, killing 242,769 people and wounding 164,851.

(July 28, 1984)
The 1984 Summer Olympics (formally known as the XXIII Olympiad's Summer Olympics) opened in Los Angeles. photo source:

(July 28, 2001)
Ian Thorpe of Australia becomes the first swimmer in history to win six gold medals at a World Aquatics Championships. photo source:

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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