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Notable Historical Events for July 28th

1944Hitler routes 4 division of South France to Normandy

1960Republican National convention selects Richard Nixon as candidate

1963Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open

1914First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill orders British Grand Fleet to Scapa Flow

1965LBJ sends 50,000 more soldiers to Vietnam (total of 125,000)

1943Italian Facist dictator Benito Mussolini resigns

1997NY Ranger center Mark Messier signs with Vancouver for $20M for 3 yrs

1951Walt Disney's "Alice In Wonderland" released

1931Mob hitman Mad Dog Coll allegedly participates in a kidnapping attempt that results in the shooting death of a child, which earns him the nickname "Mad Dog"

198742nd US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Laura Davies

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Notable Birthdays on July 28th

1945Jim Davis, Marion Indiana, cartoonist (Garfield)

1943Bill Bradley, Crystal City Ms, Basketball player (NY Knicks), Democratic US Senator (1979-1997)

1866Beatrix Potter, England, children's author and illustrator ("The Tale of Peter Rabbit")

1902Karl Popper, Austrian/British philosopher (Logic of Forschung)

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Notable Weddings on July 28th

1906Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin (27) weds Ekaterina Svanidze (21) at St. David's Church in Tiflis

1727Philosopher Jonathan Edwards (23) weds Sarah Pierpont

1993Pink Floyd vocalist George Roger Waters (49) weds Pricilla Phillips

1983Russian president Vladimir Putin (30) weds flight attendant Lyudmila Shkrebneva (25)

1540English King Henry VIII marries Catharine Howard, his 5th wife

1847Chancellor Otto Von Bismarck (32) weds noblewoman Johanna von Puttkamer (23) in Kolczyglowy, Poland

2001Six-time golf winner Nick Faldo (44) weds third wife Valerie Bercher on a lavish ceremony in Windsor, England

1962NBA player Lenny Wilkens (24) weds Marilyn Reed

1973Actress Farrah Fawcett (26) weds film and voice actor Lee Majors (34) at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California

1950Actress Bette Davis (42) weds actor Gary Merrill (34) in Mexico

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Notable Deaths on July 28th

2002Archer John Porter Martin, English chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1910)

1750Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer (Art of the Fugue), dies at 65

1540Thomas Cromwell, King Henry VIII's chief minister, executed

1741Antonio Lucio Vivaldi, Italian composer, dies at 63

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