History of 28 July
History of 28 July

The devastating First World War was started in 1914 from this day

Every human face is different from another, we all know this, but at one time no one knew that every man’s look resembles different finger tips. Sir William James Herschel first discovered this and called fingerprint a better means of identification than signature. Herschel was born on 28 July.

Anyone can copy the words written by hand, but the fingerprint of every person is different and no one can copy it. This is the reason why today it is used as the most powerful medium of identification.

A series of other important events recorded on the date of July 28 in the history of the country are as follows: –

1586: Sir Thomas Heriot tells Europe about potatoes when he returns from England.
1741: Captain Bering discovers Mount Saint Elias, Alaska.
1742: Prussia and Austria sign peace agreement.
1821: Peru declares independence from Spain.
1858: Birth of Sir William James Herschel, who described finger prints as a better means of identification.
1866: Metric system of measurement in the United States received statutory recognition.
1914: First World War begins.
1914: S.S. Kamagata Maru was evacuated from Venkuvara and sent to India.
1925: Birth of Baruk Blmarg, a vaccine for hepatitis. World Hepatitis Day is celebrated on 28 July only.
1976: A 8.3-magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale killed millions of people in China.
1979: Charan Singh became the fifth Prime Minister of the country.
1995 – Vietnam became a member of ASEAN.
2001: The assassination of former Pakistan Foreign Minister Mohammad Siddiqui Khan Kanju.
2005: Claim to discover the tenth planet of the solar system.
2005: Irish Republican Army (IRA) declares to stop its armed struggle and calls for a democratic campaign.


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