THIS DAY IN HISTORY
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.