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This Day in History: July 28

July 28: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. In 1586, Sir Thomas Harriot introduces potatoes to Europe.
  2. In 1858, the first use of fingerprints as a means of identification is made.
  3. 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.
  4. In 1959, Hawaii's 1st US election sends 1st Asian-Americans to Congress.
  5. In 1977, the first oil through the TransAlaska Pipeline System reached Valdez, Alaska.
  6. 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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