Chicago Daily Tri­bune

ON JULY 28 ...

Chicago Tribune (Sunday) - - OBITUARIES -

In 1821 Peru pro­claimed its in­de­pen­dence from Spain.

In 1914 World War I be­gan when Aus­tria-Hun­gary de­clared war on Ser­bia.

In 1932 fed­eral troops dis­persed the “Bonus Army” of poor, un­em­ployed World War I veter­ans who had gath­ered in Wash­ing­ton since May to seek ad­di­tional ben­e­fits.

In 1943 Pres­i­dent Franklin Roo­sevelt an­nounced the end of cof­fee ra­tioning.

In 1959, in prepa­ra­tion for state­hood, Hawai­ians voted to send Hi­ram Fong to the Se­nate as its first Chi­nese-Amer­i­can mem­ber and Daniel Inouye to the House as its first Ja­panese-Amer­i­can.

In 1965 Pres­i­dent Lyn­don John­son an­nounced he was in­creas­ing the num­ber of U.S. troops in South Viet­nam from 75,000 to 125,000.

In 1972 the Bei­jing gov­ern­ment re­ported that Chi­nese De­fense Min­is­ter Lin Piao had tried to kill Chair­man Mao Ze­dong and had died in a plane crash Sept. 12, 1971, while try­ing to flee China.

In 1976 more than 240,000 peo­ple died when an earth­quake struck north­ern China’s Tang­shan province.

In 1982 the U.S. House voted to bar funds for the devel­op­ment, test­ing, pro­cure­ment or op­er­a­tion of any nu­clear weapon that would un­der­cut the two SALT agree­ments with the Soviet Union.

In 1984 the Sum­mer Olympics opened in Los An­ge­les, mi­nus a Soviet-led bloc of 15 na­tions, plus Iran, Libya, Al­ba­nia and Bo­livia.

In 1988 Congress ap­proved $6 bil­lion in aid for drought-stricken farm­ers.

In 1989 Is­raeli com­man­dos ab­ducted a pro-Ira­nian Shi­ite Mus­lim cleric, Sheik Ab­dul-Karim Obeid, from his home in south­ern Le­banon.

In 1997 the Clin­ton ad­min­is­tra­tion and con­gres­sional lead­ers reached a ten­ta­tive agree­ment on bal­anc­ing the bud­get by the year 2002.

In 1998 Mon­ica Lewin­sky re­ceived blan­ket immunity in ex­change for pro­vid­ing “full and truth­ful tes­ti­mony” to a grand jury in­ves­ti­gat­ing Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton.

In 2000 Peru­vian Pres­i­dent Al­berto Fu­ji­mori was sworn in for an un­prece­dented third term, in­fu­ri­at­ing demon­stra­tors who set gov­ern­ment build­ings ablaze.

In 2002 Amer­i­can cy­clist Lance Arm­strong won his fourth con­sec­u­tive Tour de France. (He was stripped of the ti­tle in 2012.)

In 2004 Francis Crick, the No­bel Prize-win­ning sci­en­tist who with James Wat­son dis­cov­ered the struc­ture of DNA, died in San Diego; he was 88.

In 2005 the Irish Repub­li­can Army re­nounced the use of vi­o­lence against Bri­tish rule in North­ern Ire­land and said it would dis­arm.

In 2009 Brian Du­gan pleaded guilty to the 1983 kid­nap­ping, rape and mur­der of 10-year-old Naperville Town­ship girl Jea­nine Ni­carico, a crime for which two other men had been falsely con­victed and sen­tenced to death be­fore those cases fell apart.

In 2013 a bus crashed through a guardrail and plunged nearly 100 feet near Ba­iano, Italy, killing 38 peo­ple. Also in 2013 Eileen Bren­nan, ac­tress best known for her role in the 1980 film “Pri­vate Ben­jamin,” died.

In 2016 Hil­lary Clin­ton be­came the first fe­male pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nee from a ma­jor party.

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