One a day in mid-September, 1914, near Berry-au-bae, in France, a German scouting party stumbled on a French outpost in a clearing near the Argonne forest. The resulting scene produced one of the best action photographs of the first World War and it got through to the United States without censorship action. (Photo: International News Photos)
Today is July 28. On this date in:
Maximilien Robespierre, a leading figure of the French Revolution, was sent to the guillotine.
World War I began as Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.
The U.S. Senate ratified the United Nations Charter by a vote of 89-2.
An Army bomber crashed into the 79th floor of New York’s Empire State Building, killing 14 people.
President Lyndon B. Johnson announced he was increasing the number of American troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000 “almost immediately.”
An earthquake devastated northern China, killing at least 242,000 people, according to an official estimate.
The Los Angeles Summer Olympics opened.
Nine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset, Pennsylvania, were rescued after 77 hours underground.
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