On Your Birthday: July 28



1866 – The metric system was legalized by the United States Congress for the standardization of weights and measures throughout the U.S.

1868 – The Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution was declared in effect. The Amendment guarantees due process of law.

1896 – The city of Miami, FL, was incorporated.

1914 – World War I officially began when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.

1933 – Rudy Vallee received the very first singing telegram on his 32nd birthday.

1939 – Judy Garland recorded the song “Over the Rainbow.”

1941 – The United States House of Representatives approved plans for the Pentagon.

1945 – A U.S. Army bomber crashed into the 79th floor of New York City’s Empire State Building. 14 people were killed and 26 were injured.

1951 – The Walt Disney film “Alice in Wonderland” was released.

1973 – Lee Majors and Farrah Fawcett were married.

1982 – San Francisco, CA, became the first city in the United States to ban handguns.

1998 – Bell Atlantic and GTE announced $52 billion deal that created the second-largest phone company.

1998 – Monica Lewinsky received blanket immunity from prosecution to testify before a grand jury about her relationship with President Bill Clinton.

2000 – Kathie Lee Gifford made her final appearance as co-host of the ABC talk show “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee.”

2002 – After spending 77 hours in a dark and flooded shaft 240 feet below ground, nine mine workers in Pennsylvania emerged in good health.



George Cummings 1938 – Musician (Dr. Hook)

Jim Davis 1945 – Cartoonist (“Garfield”)

Richard Wright 1945 – Musician (Pink Floyd)

Jonathan Edwards 1946 – Singer

Linda Kelsey 1946 – Actress (Played Billie Newman on TV’s “Lou Grant”)

Sally Struthers 1948 – Actress (TV’s “All in the Family”, “Gloria”, “9 to 5”)

Georgia Engel 1948 – Actress (Played Georgette Franklin Baxter on TV’s “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”)

Peter Doyle 1949 – Musician (The New Seekers)

Simon Kirke 1949 – Musician (Bad Company, Free)

Lori Loughlin 1964 – Actress (Played Rebecca Donaldson-Katsopolis on TV’s “Full House”)

Elizabeth Berkley 1972 – Actress (“Showgirls”, “Cover Story”, “Roger Dodger”, TV’s “Saved by the Bell”) Finished sixth on “Dancing With the Stars: Season 17”.



Chili Dog Day

Milk Chocolate Day


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