THIS DAY IN HIS­TORY

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To­day is Fri­day, July 28, the 209th day of 2017. There are 156 days left in the year.

IN THE NA­TION

1959: In prepa­ra­tion for state­hood, Hawai­ians voted to send the first Chi­nese-Amer­i­can, Repub­li­can Hi­ram L. Fong, to the U.S. Se­nate and the first Ja­panese-Amer­i­can, Demo­crat Daniel K. Inouye, to the U.S. House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives.

IN THE WORLD

1794: Max­im­i­lien Robe­spierre, a lead­ing fig­ure of the French Revo­lu­tion, was sent to the guil­lo­tine.

1914: World War I be­gan as Aus­tria-Hun­gary de­clared war on Ser­bia.

HAPPY BIRTH­DAY TO YOU

For­mer sen­a­tor and NBA Hall of Famer Bill Bradley is 74. "Garfield" creator Jim Davis is 72. Ac­tress Sally Struthers is 70. Ac­tress El­iz­a­beth Berkley is 45.

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