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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.

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

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 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 15 women she admired. Some of the faces included Jane Fonda and Greta Thunberg.
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1992

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

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 had its hottest day on record 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 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.
1148

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.

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