Historical Events for July 28th

1586 – Sir Thomas Harriot introduces potatoes to Europe
1794 – Maximilien Robespierre is guillotined in Paris during the French Revolution.
1821 – Peru declares independence from Spain (National Day)
1851 – Total solar eclipse captured on a daguerreotype photograph
1858 – 1st use of fingerprints as a means of identification is made by Sir William Herschel, England.
1858 – Nadar takes 1st airborne photo (in a balloon)
1868 – 14th Amendment ratified, grants citizenship to ex-slaves
1900 – Hamburger created by Louis Lassing in Connecticut
1933 – 1st singing telegram delivered (to Rudy Vallee), NYC
1943 – President FDR announces end of coffee rationing in US
1951 – Walt Disney’s “Alice In Wonderland” released
1959 – Hawaii’s 1st U.S. election sends 1st Asian-Americans to Congress
1977 – 1st oil flow through the Alaska pipeline
2005 – IRA issues a statement ordering the end to the armed campaign against the British

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