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This Day in History For July 28

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1858 – First use of fingerprints as a means of identification is made by Sir William James Herschel of the Indian Civil Service.

1896 – City of Miami incorporated.

1900 – Hamburger created by Louis Lassing in Connecticut.

1914 – Foxtrot 1st danced at New Amsterdam Roof Garden, in NYC, by Harry Fox.

1932 – US President Herbert Hoover uses federal troops to evict the Bonus Army (WWI veterans and their families) from their encampment, 4 die.

1934 – 118 degrees F, Orofino, Idaho (state record)

1943 – US President FDR announces end of coffee rationing in US.

1945 – US Senate ratifies United Nations charter 89-2.

1951 – “Kiss Me, Kate” closes at New Century Theater, NYC after 1077 performances.

1951 – Walt Disney’s animated musical film “Alice in Wonderland” released.

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

1977 – 1st oil through the TransAlaska Pipeline System reach Valdez, Alaska.

1978 – 600,000 attend the “Summer Jam” rock festival at Watkins Glen, New York, at the time the largest ever audience at a pop festival.

1984 – 23rd modern Olympic Games open in Los Angeles.

1991 – US Senior Open Men’s Golf, Oakland Hills CC: Jack Nicklaus matches course record of 65 to beat Chi Chi Rodriguez by 4 strokes in an 18 hole Monday playoff.

1994 – Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers throws the only perfect game in franchise history, against the California Angels.

2002 – Nine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, are rescued after 77 hours underground.

2017 – US Senate vote for “skinny” repeal of Obamacare fails 51-49 when John McCain casts deciding vote against.

2018 – Longest “blood moon” eclipse of the 21st century, lasting 1 hour and 43 minutes

2018 – Carr Fire reaches Redding, California, with death toll at 5 having burnt 80,000 acres.

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