TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

The Star Democrat - - OPINION -

To­day is Fri­day, July 28, 2017. This is the 209th day of 2017 and the 39th day of sum­mer.

TO­DAY’S HIS­TORY: In 1914, Aus­tria-Hun­gary de­clared war on Ser­bia, mark­ing the of­fi­cial be­gin­ning of World War I.

In 1932, Pres­i­dent Her­bert Hoover or­dered the U.S. Army to evict the Bonus Army pro­test­ers from gov­ern­ment property in Wash­ing­ton, D.C.

In 1945, heavy fog caused a di­verted U.S. mil­i­tary B-25 bomber to crash into the Em­pire State Build­ing in New York City, killing 14 peo­ple.

In 2005, the Ir­ish Repub­li­can Army re­nounced vi­o­lence as a po­lit­i­cal tac­tic and or­dered its units to dis­arm and cease all ter­ror­ist ac­tiv­i­ties.

TO­DAY’S FACT: Jacque­line Kennedy Onas­sis was flu­ent in French, Span­ish and Ital­ian.

TO­DAY’S SPORTS: In 1989, Vince Cole­man’s stolen-base streak ended at 50. The Car­di­nals out­fielder’s record-set­ting streak in­cluded six steals from the 1988 sea­son.

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