28th July

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2005 IRA declares an end to armed struggle The IRA formally offers an end to its armed campaign and commits to pursue its objectives peacefully.
2000 Last prisoners leave the Maze Nearly 80 men imprisoned for terrorist offences are release from the Maze prison in Northern Ireland.
1976 Earthquake kills hundreds of thousands in China An earthquake measuring 8.3 on the Richter scale destroys the city of Tangshan in north east China, the death toll is expected to be of the order of 250,000
1965 Edward Heath becomes Conservative leader Edward Heath becomes leader of the Conservative Party.
1914 World War 1 begins World War 1 begins as Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia
1821 Peru declares independence Peru declares its independence from Spain.
1794 Maximilien de Robespierre executed French Revolution leader Maximilien de Robespierre is executed.
1540 King Henry VIII marries Catherine Howard King Henry VIII marries his fifth wife, Catherine Howard.
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