July 28

Published in On this Day listing

  • 2005 Seven years after the Belfast Agreement, the Provisional IRA finally and definitively called an end to its armed campaign.
  • 1914 Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. Belgrade, the Serbian capital, was bombarded the following day. Tsar Nicholas II ordered the partial mobilisation of Russian forces on the Austro-Hungarian border.
  • 1689 Siege of Derry ended after 105 days.

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