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Holidays and celebrations on July 28th offer a diverse range of observances, each with its unique focus and methods of recognition. This day is marked with opportunities for enjoyment, education, and advocacy.

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Interesting Facts of July 28th

  1. 1. July 28, 1914, marks a pivotal moment in history as it was the day Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, effectively setting in motion the events that led to World War I, a conflict that would engulf much of the world and radically alter the course of the 20th century.
  2. 2. Renowned children's book author Beatrix Potter was born on July 28, 1866. She is best known for her series of Peter Rabbit books.
  3. 3. July 28, 2005, was a significant day for the Irish Republican Army (IRA) as they announced an end to their armed campaign after more than 30 years of conflict in Northern Ireland, opting exclusively for peaceful means.
  4. 4. On July 28, 1976, one of the deadliest earthquakes in recorded history struck Tangshan, China, measuring between 7.8 and 8.2 on the Richter scale, and resulting in a death toll estimated between 242,000 and 655,000 people.