July 28: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- In 1586, Sir Thomas Harriot introduces potatoes to Europe.
- In 1858, the first use of fingerprints as a means of identification is made.
- In 1868, the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing due process and the equal protection of the laws to former slaves, was declared in effect.
- In 1959, Hawaii's 1st US election sends 1st Asian-Americans to Congress.
- In 1977, the first oil through the TransAlaska Pipeline System reached Valdez, Alaska.
- Famous Birthdays: Hugo Chavez (President of Venezuela), Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (American first lady), Beatrix Potter (Children's author), Soulja Boy (rapper), Bill Bradley (
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