80 Years Ago—July 28, 1940: Road and rail links between Vichy France and Nazi-occupied France are severed.
75 Years Ago—July 28, 1945: Japanese “choose to ignore” Allied Potsdam Declaration requiring unconditional surrender.
Destroyer USS Callaghan becomes the last Allied ship to be sunk by a kamikaze.
US Senate ratifies United Nations Charter.
A B-25 Mitchell medium bomber crashes into the Empire State Building at the 79th floor in the fog; 19 are killed.