Holidays Calendar for July 28, 2012

Ukraine and Russia have started to celebrate Baptism of Rus Day relatively recently. This holiday celebrates the start of Christianization of Kievan Rus in 988 and it's annually observed on July 28.

Independence Day is one of the major holidays in Peru. Celebrations last for two days and nation celebrates the day, when it became independent from the Spanish Empire.

Anniversary of the Fall of Fascism is one of the public holidays in the Republic of San Marino. This holiday is annually observed on July 28.

In Thailand, just like in many other monarchies, the sovereign’s birthday is a public holiday. Starting in 2017, it is celebrated on July 28. It is the birthday of Maha Vajiralongkorn who was proclaimed the King of Thailand on December 1, 2017.

Saint Olav’s Day is considered by many to be the national day of the Faroe Islands. It is also widely celebrated in Norway. The holiday itself is on July 29, but some of the festivities start on Saint Olav’s Eve.

Tisha B'Av (the Ninth of Av) is a day of mourning and fast day in Judaism. This day commemorates the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem by the Babylonians and the Romans accordingly and subsequent exile of the Jewish people from the Holy Land.


Retail Trade Worker's Day is a professional holiday, that is observed in the Russian Federation every fourth Saturday in July. The holiday existed unofficially for a long time, but it was legislatively established only in 2013.


National Dance Day in the United States is held on the last Saturday in July. This annual observance was created by Nigel Lythgoe, producer of the television dance competition show So You Think You Can Dance.


July 28 is A Day of Commemoration of the Great Upheaval. This memorial day was established in 2003.

There are several informal food holidays that celebrate chocolate and National Milk Chocolate Day is one of them. It is celebrated every year on July 28.

Hepatitis is a disease, that is characterized by inflammation of liver. Different infections and pathologies cause hepatitis A, B, C, D and E. Observation of World Hepatitis Day on July 28 is aimed to encourage prevention, diagnostics and treatment of this disease.


This Day in History

  • 2008 The Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, England was badly damaged by fire for the second time in its history.
  • 2005 The IRA Army Council officially announced an end to the Provisional Irish Republican Army campaign in Northern Ireland and England.
  • 2004 Died: Francis Crick, British molecular biologist, biophysicist, and neuroscientist who was awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.
  • 1999 Died: Trygve Magnus Haavelmo, Norwegian economist who was awarded the 1989 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.
  • 1996 Skeletal remains of a prehistoric Paleoamerican man were found in Kennewick, Washington. These remains are known as Kennewick Man.
  • 1976 Born: Jacoby Shaddix, American musician, singer-songwriter and actor known as the founding member and lead singer of Papa Roach.
  • 1971 Born: Stephen Lynch, American musician, stand-up comedian and actor. He is known for his songs mocking popular culture and daily life.
  • 1968 Died: Otto Hahn, German chemist who was awarded the 1944 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery of the fission of heavy nuclei.
  • 1958 Born: Michael Hitchcock, American actor, comedian, producer and screenwriter, three-time Writers Guild of America Awards nominee.
  • 1954 Born: Steve Morse, American musician and composer best known as the founder of the Dixie Dregs and the guitarist of Deep Purple.
  • 1954 Born: Hugo Chávez, Venezuelan politician who served as the President of Venezuela from February 2, 1999 until his death on March 5, 2013.
  • 1945 A B-25 Mitchell bomber crashed into the Empire State Building, killing 14 people. The building's structural integrity was not compromised.
  • 1942 During WWII, Soviet leader Joseph Stalin issued Order No. 227 famous for its line "Not one step back!", which became a slogan of resistance.
  • 1938 The Pan American Airways flying boat Hawaii Clipper disappeared in the western Pacific Ocean en route from Guam to Manila.
  • 1925 Born: Baruch Samuel Blumberg, American physician and geneticist who was awarded the 1976 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
  • 1919 Born: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (née Bouvier), the First Lady of the United States during the presidency of John F. Kennedy.
  • 1914 The First World War began: the Austro-Hungarian Empire declared war to Serbia a month after the assassination of Franz Ferdinand.
  • 1909 Born: Aenne Burda (born Anna Magdalene Lemminger), German publisher known for publishing women's fashion magazines.
  • 1902 Born: Karl Popper, Austrian-British philosopher who is considered to be one of the greatest philosophers of science of the 20th century.
  • 1868 The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was certified, establishing African American citizenship and guaranteeing due process of law.
  • 1866 18 year old sculptor Vinnie Ream received a commission for the full-size marble statue of Abraham Lincoln in the U.S. Capitol rotunda.
  • 1855 USS Constellation was with Captain Charles H. Bell in command. It was the last sail-only warship designed and built by the U.S. Navy.
  • 1836 Died: Nathan Mayer Rothschild, London-based Jewish banker and financier who belonged to the famous Rothschild banking dynasty.
  • 1818 Died: Gaspard Monge, French mathematician best known as the inventor of descriptive geometry and the father of differential geometry.
  • 1804 Born: Ludwig Feuerbach, German philosopher and anthropologist whose best known work is his 1841 book The Essence of Christianity.
  • 1794 Died: Maximilien Robespierre, French lawyer and politician who is regarded as one of the most influential figures of the French Revolution.
  • 1750 Died: Johann Sebastian Bach, German Baroque composer and musician. He is best known for his organ works - preludes, toccatas and fantasias.
  • 1741 Died: Antonio Vivaldi, Italian composer of the Baroque period, virtuoso violinist and teacher best known for his instrumental concertos.
  • 1655 Died: Cyrano de Bergerac, French dramatist best known as the title character of the play Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand.
  • 1540 Died: Thomas Cromwell, English lawyer and statesman who served as chief minister to King Henry VIII of England from 1532 to 1540.