The Daily News | July 28

The US Senate ratified the UN charter, 1945
World War I began, 1914
First singing telegram delivered (to Rudy Vallee), 1933
Frank Zambonie died, 1988
Potatoes introduced to Europe (Sir Thomas Harriot), 1586
Ranger 7 (US) launched, 1964
8.2 earthquake in Tangsham Province, China (1 million killed), 1976
Skylab 3 (US) launched, 1973
Dennis Martinez (Montreal) threw a perfect game (vs. Dodgers), 1991
Veterans Bonus Army Eviction, 1932
William James Mayo, founder of Mayo clinic (Rochester, Minnesota), died, 1939
Coffee rationing in the US ended, 1943
US Congress authorized the metric system as a legal system of measurement, 1866
Abraham Cowley, English poet, died, 1667
A US Army B-25 bomber crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building, 1945
Johann Sebastian Bach, composer, died, 1750