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July 28: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on July 28

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?


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 15 women she admired. Some of the faces included Jane Fonda and Greta Thunberg.

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


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.

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

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

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.

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.

Idaho had its hottest day on record at a scorching 118°F (48°C).


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.

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


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

OTD in 1790: English poet Henry James Pye became Poet Laureate the United Kingdom.
Being appointed this position is highly regarded, and the poet chosen will be asked to write poems for special occasions.

The siege of Damascus was abandoned on this day.

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

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.

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.

Famous People Born On July 28

Bradley Will Simpson

Bradley Will Simpson

British Singer
Birthday: July 28, 1995
Age: 26 years old
Born In: England, United Kingdom
Josh Cuthbert

Josh Cuthbert

English Singer
Birthday: July 28, 1992
Age: 29 years old
Born In: England, United Kingdom

Special Holidays On July 28th

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

July 28: National Milk Chocolate Day

National Milk Chocolate Day

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