Today in history, July 28. - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Today in history, July 28.

All of the events below took place on the same day of the month, July 28.

1540: Chief minister Thomas Cromwell is executed at the order of King Henry VIII of England. Henry marries his fifth wife, Catherine Howard, the same day.

1750: Organist and composer Johann Sebastian Bach dies in Leipzig, Germany at age 65.

1866: Author and illustrator Beatrix Potter is born in Kensington, London.

1929: First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is born in Southampton, New York.

1945: Cartoonist Jim Davis is born in Marion, Indiana.

1945: A U.S. Army B-25 bomber crashes into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building killing 14 and injuring 26.

1984: Opening ceremonies are held for the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

1987: The Beatles file a $15 million lawsuit against Nike over use of the song, "Revolution", in a television ad.

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