Thursday, July 28, 2022

History for July 28

History for July 28 -
Rudy Vallee 1901
  • 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.
  • 1965 - U.S. President Johnson (D) announced he was increasing the number of American troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000.
  • 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, Verizon.

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