It happened one 28 July
1914 : Beginning of World War I
On July 28, 1914, one month after the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand by a Serbian nationalist, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. The ally of Serbia, Russia, mobilized, which did not please the ally of Austria-Hungary, Germany, which declared war to Russia on August 1. Seeing this, the ally of Russia, France, mobilized and Germany and France declared war on each other on Aug. 3. Germany decided to invade Belgium, which nevertheless had remained neutral. This did not please England which declared war on Germany. As for Italy and the United States, at this point, they decided to remain neutral.
1945 : A plane crashed into the Empire State Building
On July 28, 1945, a military aircraft flying over Manhattan in thick fog strucked the Empire State Building at the 79th floor. The three people aboard and 11 people in the building were killed.
1965 : Johnson announced sending more troops to Vietnam
On July 28, 1965, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announced that he would send 50,000 additional troops to Vietnam to reach the number of 125,000. He had the support of the Congress and could intensify the war at his convenience.
1976 : Huge earthquake in China
On July 28, 1976, an earthquake of magnitude between 7.8 and 8.2 on the Richter scale hit the city of Tangshan in China. The quake occurred in the middle of the night; therfore most people were asleep, which increased the number of victims. Officially, more than 242,000 people were killed. China was not prepared, at this time, for a disaster of this magnitude. Relief took almost a week to reach the stricken city. In addition, China had refused any outside help.
2005 : The IRA announced the end of armed struggle
On July 28, 2005, the IRA, the Provisional Irish Republican Army, announced its decision to end the armed struggle, after more than 30 years of violence. The Council of the IRA called its members to drop their arms and participate to the development of democratic programs in a peaceful manner.
Latest news : 28 July
|Commemoration of the Great Upheaval in Canada
On July 28, we commemorates the Great Upheaval or deportation of the Acadians in Canada. The mass deportation of the Francophone population of part of Acadia ceded to the English (Nova Scotia) was held in 1755 in order to recover the land for the English newcomers. Half of French Acadian deportees died of deprivation and abuse in the years that followed.
|National Day in Peru
July 28 is the national holiday in Perou which commemorates its independence gained against Spain in 1821.
Quote of the day : 28 July
|Lyndon B. Johnson
A President's hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right.
Birthdays : 28 July
|Fabre d'Églantine, French writer and politician (1750)|
|Beatrix Potter, English writer (1866)|
|Lucy Burns, American women's rights advocate (1879)|
|Earl Tupper, Inventor of Tupperware (1907)|
|Charles Townes, American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (1915)|
|Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Wife of Kennedy and Onassis (1929)|
|Jean Roba, Belgian comics author (Boule et Bill) (1930)|
|Francis Veber, French director (1937)|
|Richard Wright, English musician (Pink Floyd) (1943)|
|Jim Davis, American cartoonist (Garfield) (1945)|
|Randall Wallace, American screenwriter (1949)|
|Bruce Abbott, American actor (1954)|
|Hugo Chávez, President of Venezuela (1954)|
|Steve Morse, American guitarist (Dixie Dregs, Deep Purple) (1954)|
|Lori Loughlin, American actress (1964)|
|Isabelle Brasseur, Canadian figure skater (1970)|
|Elizabeth Berkley, American actress (1972)|
|Hannah Lochner, Canadian actress (1993)|
They left us one 28 July
|Thomas Cromwell, English politician (1540)|
|Cyrano de Bergerac, French poet (1655)|
|Antonio Vivaldi, Italian composer (1741)|
|Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer (1750)|
|Maximilien Robespierre, Leading figure of the French Revolution (1794)|
|Louis Antoine de Saint-Just, Leading figure of the French Revolution (1794)|
|Gaspard Monge, French mathematician (1818)|
|Joseph Bonaparte, King of Naples, Sicily, then Spain (1844)|
|Flinders Petrie, English Egyptologist (1942)|
|Otto Hahn, German chemist, Nobel laureate (1968)|
|Michel Audiard, French writer and screenwriter (1985)|
|Archer John Porter Martin, English chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (2002)|
|Tiziano Terzani, Italian journalist (2004)|
|Francis Crick, English molecular biologist, Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (2004)|
Tip of the Day : 28 July
Cook for your cat
If you do not trust animal feed and if you have lots of leisure, there is no reason not to cook for your cat. There are several cookbooks for cats which can give lots of good ideas.
Cats are primarily carnivores. They also need other nutrients for good health. A food varied and adapted to its age and lifestyle is essential. In addition to meat, you can add cooked vegetables or rice. They can also consume boiled egg and cheese in small amounts. Avoid spinach, leeks, cabbage, garlic and onion. But there it is unlikely that your cat would hold it against you. Chocolate is also a dangerous food.
Cats are also fond of fish, particularly tuna. Do not forget to rinse the canned tuna before giving it because it has a high salt content. For example, you can mix a box of tuna with hard boiled eggs, some cheese and cooked green beans before adding a little stock of fish.
Attracted by the smell, your pet will come running. Being a cat, he may well leave without touching anything, staring at you with a reproachful look, wondering what you have invented again but do not despair: there are plenty of possible receipes.