28 Jul 1937
  • The IRA attempted a bombing assassination against King George VI in Belfast. ww2dbase [George VI | CPC]
  • Troops of the Japanese 20th Division and three independent combined brigades, with air support, launched an offensive against Beiping, China. Discouraged, Chinese General Song Zheyuan, head of the Hebei-Chahar Political Council and the commanding officer of the 29th Route Army, announced defeat and withdrew from the city of Tianjin. ww2dbase [Lugou Bridge Incident and Second Battle of Hebei | Beiping | CPC]
  • Zhao Dengyu was killed in battle at Nanyuan near Beiping, China. ww2dbase [Zhao Dengyu | Beiping | CPC]
  • The Central Aviation Academy was ordered to relocate from Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China to Kunming Airfield, Kunming, Yunnan Province, China. ww2dbase [Kunming Airfield | Kunming, Yunnan | CPC]
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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