July 28, 2021

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.

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.

National Milk Chocolate Day

Milk chocolate is solid chocolate made with milk. The German company Jordan & Timaeus invented milk chocolate in 1839 as a drink. Milk chocolate as a solid was developed in 1875 in Switzerland by Daniel Peter and Henri Nestle.