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Friday 28 July 2017 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Earliest day on which Emancipation Day can fall, while August 3 is the latest; celebrated on Thursday before the first Monday in August (Bermuda)

Events

  • 2010 – Airblue Flight 202 crashes into the Margalla Hills north of Islamabad, Pakistan, killing all 152 people aboard. It is the deadliest aviation accident in Pakistan history and the first involving an Airbus A321.
  • 2001 – Australian Ian Thorpe becomes the first swimmer to win six gold medals at a single World Championship.
  • 1996 – The remains of a prehistoric man are discovered near Kennewick, Washington. Such remains will be known as the Kennewick Man.
  • 1965 – Vietnam War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announces his order to increase the number of United States troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000.
  • 1939 – The Sutton Hoo helmet is discovered.
  • 1938 – Hawaii Clipper disappears between Guam and Manila as the first loss of an airliner in trans-Pacific China Clipper service.
  • 1935 – First flight of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress.
  • 1932 – U.S. President Herbert Hoover orders the United States Army to forcibly evict the "Bonus Army" of World War I veterans gathered in Washington, D.C.
  • 1917 – The Silent Parade took place in New York City, in protest to murders, lynchings, and other violence directed towards African Americans.
  • 1915 – The United States begins a 19-year occupation of Haiti.
  • 1868 – The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is certified, establishing African American citizenship and guaranteeing due process of law.
  • 1866 – At the age of 18, Vinnie Ream becomes the first and youngest female artist to receive a commission from the United States government for a statue (of Abraham Lincoln).
  • 1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Ezra Church: Confederate troops make a third unsuccessful attempt to drive Union forces from Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 1854 – USS Constellation (1854), the last all-sail warship built by the United States Navy, is commissioned.
  • 1571 – La Laguna encomienda, known today as the Laguna province in the Philippines is founded by the Spaniards as one of the oldest encomiendas (provinces) in the country.

Births

  • 1990 – Soulja Boy, American rapper, producer, and actor
  • 1988 – Greg Hardy, American football player
  • 1986 – Alexandra Chando, American actress
  • 1984 – Zach Parise, American ice hockey player
  • 1980 – Anthony Weaver, American football player
  • 1980 – Stephen Christian, American singer-songwriter
  • 1976 – Jacoby Shaddix, American singer-songwriter
  • 1974 – Elizabeth Berkley, American actress
  • 1971 – Stephen Lynch, American singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1969 – Alexis Arquette, American actress (d. 2016)
  • 1969 – Garth Snow, American ice hockey player and manager
  • 1966 – Jimmy Pardo, American stand-up comedian, actor, and host
  • 1964 – Lori Loughlin, American actress
  • 1962 – Rachel Sweet, American singer, television writer, and actress
  • 1960 – Jon J. Muth, American author and illustrator
  • 1959 – William T. Vollmann, American novelist, short story writer and journalist
  • 1958 – Michael Hitchcock, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1956 – John Feinstein, American journalist and author
  • 1954 – Steve Morse, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1951 – Doug Collins, American basketball player and coach
  • 1951 – Gregg Giuffria, American rock musician and businessman
  • 1951 – Santiago Calatrava, Spanish architect and engineer, designed the Athens Olympic Sports Complex
  • 1949 – Randall Wallace, American screenwriter and producer
  • 1949 – Vida Blue, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1948 – Georgia Engel, American actress
  • 1948 – Gerald Casale, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and director
  • 1947 – Sally Struthers, American actress
  • 1946 – Jonathan Edwards, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1946 – Linda Kelsey, American actress
  • 1945 – Jim Davis, American cartoonist, created Garfield
  • 1943 – Bill Bradley, American basketball player and politician
  • 1943 – Mike Bloomfield, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 1981)
  • 1942 – Marty Brennaman, American sportscaster
  • 1940 – Philip Proctor, American voice actor and screenwriter
  • 1934 – Jacques d'Amboise, American dancer and choreographer
  • 1932 – Natalie Babbitt, American author and illustrator (d. 2016)
  • 1930 – Junior Kimbrough, American singer and guitarist (d. 1998)
  • 1929 – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, American journalist and socialite, 37th First Lady of the United States (d. 1994)
  • 1929 – Shirley Ann Grau, American novelist and short story writer
  • 1927 – John Ashbery, American poet (d. 2017)
  • 1926 – Charlie Biddle, American-Canadian bassist (d. 2003)
  • 1925 – Baruch Samuel Blumberg, American physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)
  • 1924 – C. T. Vivian, American minister, author, and activist
  • 1923 – Ray Ellis, American conductor and producer (d. 2008)
  • 1920 – Andrew V. McLaglen, English-American director and producer (d. 2014)
  • 1916 – David Brown, American journalist and producer (d. 2010)
  • 1915 – Charles Hard Townes, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2015)
  • 1915 – Dick Sprang, American illustrator (d. 2000)
  • 1915 – Frankie Yankovic, American polka musician (d. 1998)
  • 1914 – Carmen Dragon, American conductor and composer (d. 1984)
  • 1907 – Earl Tupper, American inventor and businessman, founded Tupperware Brands (d. 1983)
  • 1901 – Freddie Fitzsimmons, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1979)
  • 1901 – Rudy Vallée, American actor, singer, and saxophonist (d. 1986)
  • 1898 – Lawrence Gray, American actor (d. 1970)
  • 1896 – Barbara La Marr, American actress and screenwriter (d. 1926)
  • 1887 – Marcel Duchamp, French-American painter and sculptor (d. 1968)
  • 1887 – Willard Price, Canadian-American journalist and author (d. 1983)
  • 1879 – Lucy Burns, American activist, co-founded the National Woman's Party (d. 1966)
  • 1874 – Ernst Cassirer, Polish-American philosopher and academic (d. 1945)
  • 1867 – Charles Dillon Perrine, American-Argentinian astronomer (d. 1951)
  • 1866 – Albertson Van Zo Post, American fencer (d. 1938)
  • 1860 – Elias M. Ammons, American businessman and politician, 19th Governor of Colorado (d. 1925)
  • 1857 – Ballington Booth, English-American activist, co-founded Volunteers of America (d. 1940)
  • 1796 – Ignaz Bösendorfer, Austrian businessman, founded the Bösendorfer Company (d. 1859)
  • 1746 – Thomas Heyward, Jr., American judge and politician (d. 1809)

Deaths

  • 2014 – Margot Adler, American journalist and author (b. 1946)
  • 2014 – Theodore Van Kirk, American soldier, pilot, and navigator (b. 1921)
  • 2013 – Eileen Brennan, American actress and singer (b. 1932)
  • 2013 – William Scranton, American captain and politician, 13th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (b. 1917)
  • 2012 – William F. Milliken Jr., American race car driver and engineer (b. 1911)
  • 2009 – Jim Johnson, American football player and coach (b. 1941)
  • 2007 – Jim LeRoy, American soldier and pilot (b. 1961)
  • 2007 – Karl Gotch, Belgian-American wrestler and trainer (b. 1924)
  • 2000 – Abraham Pais, Dutch-American physicist and historian (b. 1918)
  • 1996 – Roger Tory Peterson, American ornithologist and academic (b. 1908)
  • 1982 – Keith Green, American singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1953)
  • 1981 – Stanley Rother, American priest and missionary (b. 1935)
  • 1980 – Rose Rand, Austrian-born American logician and philosopher (b. 1903)
  • 1979 – Don Miller, American football player and coach (b. 1902)
  • 1972 – Helen Traubel, American soprano and actress (b. 1903)
  • 1971 – Charles E. Pont, French-American minister and painter (b. 1898)
  • 1971 – Myril Hoag, American baseball player (b. 1908)
  • 1969 – Frank Loesser, American composer (b. 1910)
  • 1967 – Karl W. Richter, American lieutenant and pilot (b. 1942)
  • 1957 – Edith Abbott, American economist, social worker, and educator (b. 1876)
  • 1946 – Saint Alphonsa, first woman of Indian origin to be Canonization as a saint by the Catholic Church (b. 1910)
  • 1934 – Marie Dressler, Canadian-American actress and singer (b. 1868)
  • 1930 – John DeWitt, American hammer thrower (b. 1881)
  • 1895 – Edward Beecher, American minister and theologian (b. 1803)
  • 1878 – George Law Curry, American publisher and politician (b. 1820)
  • 1527 – Rodrigo de Bastidas, Spanish explorer, founded the city of Santa Marta (b. 1460)
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