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Good morning, today is Saturday, July 28, 2012. On this day in... 1750: Composer Johann Sebastian Bach died in Leipzig, Germany, at age 65. 1794: Maximilien Robespierre, a leading figure of the French Revolution, was sent to

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Good morning, today is Saturday, July 28, 2012.

On this day in...

1750: Composer Johann Sebastian Bach died in Leipzig, Germany, at age 65.

1794: Maximilien Robespierre, a leading figure of the French Revolution, was sent to the guillotine.

1821: Peru declared its independence from Spain.

1868: The Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing due process and the equal protection of the laws to former slaves, was declared in effect.

1896: The city of Miami, Fla., was incorporated.

1929: Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, first lady from 1961 to 1963, was born in Southampton, N.Y.

1945: A U.S. Army bomber crashed into the 79th floor of New York City's Empire State Building, killing 14 people.

1965: President Lyndon B. Johnson announced he was increasing the number of American troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000.

1998: Bell Atlantic and GTE announced a $52 billion merger that created Verizon.

2002: Nine coal miners trapped in the flooded Quecreek Mine in Somerset, Pa., were rescued after 77 hours underground.

2004: The Democratic National Convention in Boston nominated Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry for president.

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

2009: The Senate Judiciary Committee approved Sonia Sotomayor to be the first Hispanic justice on the Supreme Court.

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