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Births on this Day
  • 1813-07-28 - Alberto Mazzucato: Composer
  • 1825-07-28 - William Duncan Smith: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1862
  • 1835-07-28 - Jose Garcia Robles: Composer
  • 1837-07-28 - Christian Barnekow: Composer
  • 1844-07-28 - Gerard Manley Hopkins: England, United Kingdom -- Poet (Windhover)
  • 1859-07-28 - Balington Booth: Founder (Volunteers of America)
  • 1866-07-28 - Beatrix Potter: England, United Kingdom -- Children's author (Tale of Peter Rabbit)

Deaths on this Day
  • 1711-07-28 - Gerard Lairesse: Painter, buried
  • 1723-07-28 - Mariana Alcoforado: Nun (schreef no Lettres Portuguese), dies at 63
  • 1741-07-28 - Antonio Lucio Vivaldi: Italian composer, dies at 63
  • 1746-07-28 - John Peter Zenger: Journalist, involved in 1st amendment fight
  • 1750-07-28 - Johann Sebastian Bach: German Composer (Art of the Fugue), dies at 65
  • 1778-07-28 - Arvid Niclas Hopken: Composer, dies at 68
  • 1794-07-28 - Georges Couthon: French politician, beheaded at 39

Events on this Day
  • 1683-07-28 - Anne Stuart marries Prince Georges of Denmark
  • 1696-07-28 - De Croissy succeeds Le Plectia as French Minister of Finance
  • 1708-07-28 - Monarch Amengkurat II [Sunan Mas] of Mataram gives himself up to VOC
  • 1717-07-28 - Prussian King Frederik Willem I gives compulsory education to 5-12 yrs
  • 1741-07-28 - Captain Bering discovers Mount St. Elias, Alaska
  • 1742-07-28 - Prussia and Austria sign peace treaty
  • 1808-07-28 - Mahmud II succeeds Mustafa IV as Sultan of Turkey

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