On This Day🌄 Jul 28

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1821 – Peruvian War of Independence: Argentine general José de San Martín declared the independence of Peru from Spain.

1866 – At the age of 18, Vinnie Ream became the youngest artist and first female to receive a commission from the United States government for a statue—that of Abraham Lincoln in the US Capitol rotunda.

1914 – Austria-Hungary declared war after rejecting Serbia's conditional acceptance of only part of the July Ultimatum following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo, starting World War I.

1932 – US President Herbert Hoover ordered the eviction of the "Bonus Army"—a group of veterans who were occupying government property to demand immediate payment for money owed.

2001 – At the World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, Japan, Australian Ian Thorpe (pictured) became the first swimmer to win six gold medals at a single World Championships.

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