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Old July 28th, 2014, 08:14 AM   #1071

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Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia sparking World War 1
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Old July 28th, 2014, 08:03 PM   #1072

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In 1868, the Fourteenth Amendment was ratified to the U.S. Constitution on July 28th.
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Old July 29th, 2014, 02:02 AM   #1073

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29th July 1914---On this day, which was a Wednesday, Tsar Nicholas sent a telegram to Kaiser Wilhelm II, signed " Nicky ". The telegram stated " An ignoble war has been declared on a weak country. " It asked the Kaiser " In the name of our old friendship to do what you can to stop your allies from going too far." While this telegram was on its way, Wilhelm sent one of his own to the tsar. " It was signed " your very sincere and devoted friend and cousin, Willy." In it the kaiser declared his hopes for peace, and said " I am exerting my utmost influence to induce the Austrians to deal straightly to arrive to a satisfactory understanding with you."
Both the telegrams were in English !
In spite of the telegram the Russian Minister for War Sukhomlinov and his Chief of Staff of the Army visited Sazonov, the foreign minister and pressed him for mobilisation of the Army. He agreed.
The Chief of Staff travelled by train, on the same day, to the tsar's summer palace and obtained from him his two signatures on two decrees. The first decree was for mobilising 12 army corps i.e 55 divisions in the 4 military districts where secret preparations were already advanced. And the second decree was for general mobilisation involving all districts.

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29th July 1941--- In Moscow, Russia, there was a conference of STAVKA in Kremlin to which General Zhukov, Chief of Staff of the Red Army, was called to explain the situation of all the ' fronts '.
One version of what happened ( Zhukov's version ) is as follows:-
Zhukov stated that the Red Army should retreat behind the Dnepr river i.e east of the Dnepr and thus abandon Kiev to the Germans, Stalin flew into a rage and said " What nonsense ! " ( These words appear in Simon Sebag Montefiore's book Stalin : The court of Red Tsar ) or he said " How could you hit upon the idea of surrendering Kiev to the enemy ? " ( These words appear in Geoffrey Roberts' book ' Stalin's General : The Life of Georgy Zhukov ' ). Thereupon, Zhukov replied " If you think that as Chief of the General Staff I'm capable of talking nonsense, I've got nothing more to do here. I request to be relieved of the duties of the Chief of General Staff and sent to the front. " Stalin allegedly replied "If that is how you put it we will be able to do without you ". Zhukov left the room but was called back in half an hour and was told that he was replaced by Shaposhnikov and was being transferred to the command of the Reserve Front.
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29 July 1588 - The Spanish Armada is defeated off the coast of France by the English fleet, headed by Sir Charles Howard and Sir Francis Drake. (At least they weren't destroyed by storms this time!)

29 July 1965 - The 101st Airborne division arrives in Vietnam.
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July 30, 1898 - Otto von Bismarck died in Friedrichsruh, Germany at the age of 83.
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31 July 1777 - Marquis de Lafayette becomes major-general of Continental Army—without pay, at the age of 19.
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1 August 1944: The Polish Home Army breaks into the open

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August 1, 1960 - Islamabad becomes the new capital of Pakistan.
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