July 28, 2018
Buffalo Soldiers Day
On July 28, 1866, recognizing the contributions of the more than 180,000 black Americans who fought to preserve the Union during the Civil War, the United States Congress established six regular Army regiments of black enlisted soldiers. Of those six units, the 9th and 10th Cavalry regiments eventually became two of the most highly decorated units in American military history. During a battle in 1867 near Fort Hays, Kansas, Cheyenne warriors remarked that the black American soldiers fought as fiercely and with as much strength as buffaloes. Hence, members of the 9th and 10th Cavalries proudly adopted the name "Buffalo Soldiers" as a badge of honor.
World Hepatitis Day
World Hepatitis Day, observed on July 28 every year, aims to raise global awareness of hepatitis, a group of infectious diseases known as Hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E. World Hepatitis Day, 28 July 2016 is an opportunity to step up national and international efforts on hepatitis and to encourage prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
National System Administrator Appreciation Day
System Administrator Appreciation Day is an annual event created by system administrator Ted Kekatos. The event exists to show appreciation for the work and dedication of system administrators and other IT workers. It is celebrated on the last Friday in July.
National Dance Day
Launched in 2010 by "So You Think You Can Dance" co-creator and DFF co-president Nigel Lythgoe, National Dance Day is an annual celebration that takes place on the last Saturday in July. This grassroots campaign encourages Americans to embrace dance as a fun and positive way to maintain good health and fight obesity.