July 28: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, July 28, 1868, the 14th Amendment was ratified?

July 28th is officially World Hepatitis Day and Milk Chocolate Day.

We’re now on the 209th day of the year, and have 156 days left.

Sit tight as we share with you the many interesting facts and events that fell on July 28th in history, including historical events, movies released and more.

Did you know that on this day in 1868, the 14th Amendment was ratified? It is considered one of the most consequential amendments and allowed former slaves citizenship in the US.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about July 28th in history!

What Events Happened On July 28 In History?

2019 Meghan Markle became the first-ever guest editor for UK Vogue.

Working on the September 2019 issue, Markle created a cover for Vogue that included the faces of fifteen women she admired. Some of the people included Jane Fonda and Greta Thunberg.


2005 The Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) called for an end to 36 years of bloody conflict with the UK.

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1992 Mary J. Blige’s album “What’s the 411?” was released by Uptown Records and MCA Records.

1962 The Soviet Union launched its second reconnaissance satellite, Kosmos 4.

While launched under the name Kosmos 7, the spy satellite was actually a Zenit 2 satellite, the USSR's first generation of recon satellites. Its four-day mission was largely for reconnaissance purposes, although it was also used to record various radiation levels for future missions. Its launch marked the first successful use of the Soviet Vostok-2 expendable rocket, with the previous attempt failing catastrophically.

1954 Gangster-drama movie “On the Waterfront” hit US theaters.

OTD in 1954: Gangster-drama movie "On the Waterfront" hit US theaters.

In 1989, "On the Waterfront" was one of the first 25 films deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress.

1951 Walt Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland” was released in New York City, US.

The original release was just two days prior in London, UK.

1945 US bomber plane crashed into the Empire State Building in New York City, and Lou Oliver survived a 75-story drop in an elevator.

Nicknamed "Elevator Girl," she holds the world record for the longest surviving elevator fall.

1943 Furniture retailer IKEA opened its first store in Sweden.

OTD in 1943: Furniture retailer IKEA opened its first store in Sweden.

Ingvar Kamprad was just 17 years old when he launched IKEA. The store initially sold small items, like picture frames. The original shop is now a museum on the founding plot.

1934 Idaho’s hottest day was recorded at a scorching 118°F (48°C).

1932 The American horror movie “White Zombie” was released at New York City’s Rivoli Theater.

The movie became the first feature-length zombie film of all time.

1868 The United States ratified the 14th Amendment to allow former slaves citizenship in the US.

1790 English poet Henry James Pye became Poet Laureate in the United Kingdom.

OTD in 1790: English poet Henry James Pye became Poet Laureate in the United Kingdom.

Being appointed to this position is highly regarded, and the poet chosen will be asked to write poems for special occasions.

1148 The siege of Damascus was abandoned.

The siege occurred during the second crusade, which began when the county of Edessa fell. This was Europe's second-largest crusade.

Famous People Born On July 28

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Josh Cuthbert? See what other famous people were born on this day.

1995 Bradley Simpson

British Singer

Bradley Simpson
27 years old
Born In:
England, UK
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1964 Lori Loughlin

American Actress

Lori Loughlin
58 years old
Born In:
New York, USA

1929 Jacqueline Kennedy

American First Lady

Jacqueline Kennedy
Died On:
May 19, 1994 (Age 64)
Born In:
New York, USA

1992 Josh Cuthbert

English Singer

Josh Cuthbert
30 years old
Born In:
England, UK
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Famous People Who Died On This Day

1685 - 1750 Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer born on March 31, 1685. He died on this day in 1750, at age 65 in Leipzig, Germany.

Special Holidays On July 28

If you’re looking to try something new today, here are some special holidays that might just give you an idea.

July 28: World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day

Viral hepatitis affects over 325 million people around the world. Today has been designated as World Hepatitis Day by the World Health Organization and is a day to spread awareness of its impact on people's lives.

July 28: National Milk Chocolate Day

National Milk Chocolate Day

Sure, dark chocolate can be pretty nice at times, but it just doesn’t give you the same level of satisfaction the milk chocolate does. That said, not all milk chocolate is created equally. If you haven’t had fancy milk chocolate yet, then Milk Chocolate Day is definitely the day to try it!

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Fun Fact Of The Day

During a conversation, each speaker’s “turn” averages 2 seconds, and the pause in between is only 200 milliseconds. That figure is nearly universal.

July 28 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

For those of you who were born on this day, your zodiac sign is Leo.

Leo is associated with fire, along with Aries and Sagittarius. Did you know that Egyptians used to worship the constellation? They referred to as “Knem,” and it was visible during the flooding of the Nile River.

Anyone born in July has the Ruby birthstone. Those holding this beautiful red ruby will be gifted with a long life bursting with love, passion and, romance.

If you were born on July 28, your estimated date of conception would be November 4 in the previous year.

A baby that is conceived on July 28th, 2023, will likely be born around April 20th, 2024.

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