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Notable Historical Events for July 28th

1943Pres FDR announces end of coffee rationing in US

1963Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open

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

1944Hitler routes 4 division of South France to Normandy

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

1957Jerry Lee Lewis makes his 1st TV appearance (Steve Allen Show)

198513th du Maurier Golf Classic: Pat Bradley

1977Test Cricket debut of Ian Botham v Aust Trent Bridge, 5-74 1st innings

1938Bradman scores 202 Aust v Somerset, 225 mins, 32 fours

1957Mickey Wright wins LPGA Wolverine Golf Open

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Notable Birthdays on July 28th

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

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")

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Notable Weddings on July 28th

1962NBA player Lenny Wilkens (24) weds Marilyn Reed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1727Philosopher Jonathan Edwards (23) weds Sarah Pierpont

July 28th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on July 28th

1741Antonio Lucio Vivaldi, Italian composer, dies at 63

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

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

2004Francis Crick, English molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (1962), dies of colon cancer at 88

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