Wednesday, July 28, 2021

History for July 28

History for July 28 -
Charles Hard Townes 1915
  • 1866 - The metric system was legalized by the U.S. Congress for the standardization of weights and measures throughout the United States.
  • 1868 - The Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was declared in effect. The amendment guaranteed due process of law.
  • 1914 - World War I officially began when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.
  • 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.
  • 1982 - San Francisco, CA, became the first city in the U.S. to ban handguns.
  • 1998 - Bell Atlantic and GTE announced $52 billion deal that created the second-largest phone company.

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