We are currently working on updating all 2021 moveable Holidays and Observances
Holidays and Observances
2020 Daily Holidays that fall on July 28, include:
Buffalo Soldiers Day
National Hamburger Day (May 28, July 28 and also December 21)
National Milk Chocolate Day
National Waterpark Day
World Hepatitis Day
World Nature Conservation Day
2020 Weekly Holidays that include July 28, are:
Air Conditioning Appreciation Days - July 3 - August 15
Robin Hood Festival - July 17-28, 2020 (Third Weekend of July)
Summer - June 20 - September 22, 2020
2020 Monthly Holidays that include July 28, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our July Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of July.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
World Festivals and Events
Summer Olympics - July 24 - August 9, 2020 (Held in Tokyo, Japan) - NOTE: Due to Covid-19 Postponed to July 23 - August 8, 2021
The Astrological Sign for July 28 is Leo.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of July are:
Larkspur - Levity and lightness. Strong bonds of Love are represented by Larkspur.
The Birthstone(s) for July is:
Rubies which are said to guarantee health, wisdom, wealth, and success in love
1857 - Ballington Booth, English-American activist who co-founded Volunteers of America (d. 1940)
1866 - Beatrix Potter, English writer and illustrator (d. 1943)
1929 - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, American Journalist and 37th First Lady of the United States (d. 1994)
1945 - Jim Davis, American cartoonist who created Garfield
1655 - Cyrano de Bergerac, French poet and playwright (b. 1619)
1750 - Johann Sebastian Bach, German organist and composer (b. 1685)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1950 - Actress Bette Davis marries actor Gary Merrill
1964 - After 32 days of marriage, actress and singer Ethel Marman divorces actor Ernest Borgnine
1973 - Actress Farah Fawcett (Charlie's Angels) marries Actor Lee Majors (Six Million Dollar Man
2007 - Comedian and actor Steve Martin marries Anne Stringfield
Quote of the Day
Each day is a blank slate! Choose to Make Today Beautiful!!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
July 28th is National Milk Chocolate Day!
Chocolate! What do you feel when you think of this beloved candy? If you are like most of us, you feel comfort! It's your go to friend, when life is tough! There are those in the diet industry that will advise you to get rid of all of the foods that you love. This is called deprivation, and it often leads to overeating. Life is short and there is no room for deprivation!
Find tips from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website on how to keep Chocolate in your life without gaining weight!
This Day in History
1540 - At the order of Henry VIII of England, Thomas Cromwell is executed on charges of treason
1854 - USS Constellation, the last all-sail warship built by the U.S. Navy is commissioned
1868 - The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is certified establishing African American citizenship
1896 - The City of Miami, Florida is incorporated
1915 - The United States begins a 19 year occupation of Haiti
1935 - The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress has it's first flight
1945 - A U.S. Army B-25 bomber crashes into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building killing 14 and injuring 26 people
1957 - A mudslide from heavy rain in Isahaya, Japan kills 992
1960 - The German Volkswagen Act came into force
1965 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson increases the number of U.S. troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000
1976 - The Tangshan earthquake in China measures between 7.8 and 8.2 and kills 242,769 and injures 164,851
2002 - After 77 hours underground, nine coal miners traffed in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania are rescued
This Day in Music
1939 - Over the Rainbow is recorded by Judy Garland
1969 - Polythene Pam and She Came in Through the Bathroom Window is recorded by The Beatles
1973 - Chicago VI by Chicago hits #1
1979 - After a show, Joe Perry quits Aerosmith, but rejoins the band in 1984
1992 - Barenaked Ladies release their debut album, Gordon
1992 - Mary J. Blige releases her debut album, What's the 411?
1993 - 10,000 Maniacs perform with lead singer Natalie Marchant for the last time. Their Unplugged song Because The Night is below!
This Day in Sports
1984 - The 1984 Summer Olympics open in Los Angeles, CA
2001 - Australian Ian Thorpe becomes the first swimmer to win six gold medals at a single World Championship
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. A support person, usually female, who may not have medical or midwifery training, who provides emotional assistance to a mother or pregnant couple, before, during, or after childbirth.
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