This Day in History on 28 July

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 28 July. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

WORLD NATURE CONSERVATION DAY: In a bid to create a sustainable environment and protect our mother earth, every year on July 28 World Nature Conservation Day is celebrated.

World Hepatitis Day

Important Events

2010: Airblue Flight 202 crashes into the Margalla Hills north of Islamabad, Pakistan, killing all 152 people aboard. It is the deadliest aviation accident in Pakistan history and the first involving an Airbus A321.

2011: While flying from Seoul, South Korea to Shanghai, China, Asiana Airlines Flight 991 develops an in-flight fire in the cargo hold. The Boeing 747-400F freighter attempts to divert to Jeju International Airport, but crashes into the sea South-West of Jeju island, killing both crew members on board.

2017: Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif was disqualified for lifetime by Supreme Court of Pakistan founding him guilty of corruption charges.

2018: Australian Wendy Tuck becomes the first woman skipper to win the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1986: Dulquer Salmaan, Indian actor

Death/ Death Anniversary

1946: Saint Alphonsa, first woman of Indian origin to be Canonization as a saint by the Catholic Church (b. 1910)

2016: Mahasweta Devi, Indian Bengali fiction writer and socio-political activist (b. 1926)

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History