JULY 28 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1540 – Thomas Cromwell was executed at the order of Henry VIII of England on the 28th July 1540, on charges of treason.

1540 – Henry VIII of England married his 5th wife, Catherine Howard on the 28th July 1540.

1866 – Beatrix Potter the English author was born on the 28th July 1866 (died 1943).

1896 – Miami, Florida was incorporated on the 28th July 1896.

1902Albert Namatjira the Aboriginal artist was born Elea Namatjira in Hermannsburg Lutheran Mission, near Alice Springs on the 28th July 1902 (died 8th August 1959 aged 57).

1935 – 1st flight of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was on the 28th July 1935.

1943 – Richard Wright the English keyboard player from Pink Floyd was born on the 28th July 1943 (died 2008).

1945 – Jim Davis the American cartoonist and writer was born on the 28th July 1945.

1948 – Gerald Casale the American singer-songwriter and guitarist from Devo was born on the 28th July 1948.

1968 ~ Rachel Blakely the Australian actress was born in Borneo on 28 July 1968. Rachel Blackey is best known for her role as Gaby Willis in Neighbours, Marguerite Krux in The Lost World, and Glenda Fry in Mortified.

1993 – Andorra joined the United Nations on the 28th July 1993.

1958 – Terry Fox the Canadian athlete and activist was born on the 28th July 1958 (d. 1981).

1970LUKE SPEKES the funky front man of FATS WAH WAH was born on the 28th day of July in 1970. Luke Fishmouth Hopkins Spekes is a singer, songwriter and guitarist. Visit Fats Wah Wah Facebook 

2001 – Ian Thorpe became the 1st swimmer to win 6 gold medals at a single World Championships on the 28th July 2001.

Today in History for July 28th ~ video presented by the Associated Press… 

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