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Encyclopaedia Britannica | On This Day
July 28
John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy

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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

American first lady

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World War I: German infantrymen

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1914

Beginning of World War I

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IRA graffiti
2005: The Irish Republican Army announced that it had ended its armed campaign and instead would pursue only peaceful means to achieve its objectives. [Take our quiz about European history.]
Miguel Indurain
1991: Spanish cyclist Miguel Indurain won his first of five consecutive Tour de France titles. [Sort fact from fiction in our Tour de France quiz.]
Tangshan earthquake of 1976
1976: An earthquake in the industrial city of Tangshan, China, killed more than 240,000 people. [Test your knowledge of natural disasters.]
On the Waterfront
1954: The classic film On the Waterfront—directed by Elia Kazan and featuring one of Marlon Brando's most iconic performances—was released in the United States. [How much do you know about movies?]

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1929

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

American first lady

1954

Hugo Chávez

president of Venezuela

1887

Marcel Duchamp

French artist

1902

Karl Popper

British philosopher

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