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Infoplease - This Day in History

Events from This Day in History from the Editors of Infoplease

Published: Fri, 28 Jul 2017 04:00:00 UTC

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July 28, 1540: King Henry VIII of England's chief minister, Thomas Cromwell, was executed and Henry married his fifth wife, Catherine Howard.

July 28, 1794: Robespierre, one of the leading figures of the French Revolution, was sent to the guillotine.

July 28, 1821: Peru declared its independence from Spain.

July 28, 1868: The 14th Amendment to the Constitution, which established the citizenship of African Americans and guaranteed due process of law, was ratified.

July 28, 1932: Herbert Hoover ordered Douglas MacArthur to evict the Bonus Marchers from their camps.

July 28, 2002: Nine Pennsylvania coal miners were rescued after 77 hours of being trapped in a mine shaft.