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On This Day - July 28

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A celebration of writers and writing on this day through history.

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David Gemmell

David Gemmell was born on August 1st, 1948 in West London, England, and died on July 28, 2006. Gemmell is best known for his debut series, Legend. Gemmell was balancing the two jobs of journalism and author from the time of the success of Legend. After Waylander, Gemmell was sacked from his journalism for using the names of his colleagues in his book. He never looked back. Gemmell was to write over thirty books defore his untimely death in 2006. The Ghost King is the first novel in his Stones of Power series. Stormrider is the fourth novel in the Rigante series.


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Timothy Good

Timothy Good was born on July 28, 1942 in Islington, London UK. Good is an author of books about Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO'S Alien Liaison is where Timothy Good presents his evidence to prove extraterrestial presence on earth.

Authors to have made their mark on July 28


1960 Jon J. Muth, American author and illustrator
1956 John Feinstein, American journalist and author
1932 Natalie Babbitt, American author and illustrator (d. 2016)
1931 Alan Brownjohn, English poet and author
1930 Jean Roba, Belgian author and illustrator (d. 2006)
1924 C. T. Vivian, American minister, author, and activist[10] (d. 2020)
1887 Willard Price, Canadian-American journalist and author (d. 1983)


2014 Margot Adler, American journalist and author (b. 1946)
2004 Tiziano Terzani, Italian journalist and author (b. 1938)
2001 Ahmed Sofa, Bangladeshi poet, author, and critic (b. 1943)
1998 Zbigniew Herbert, Polish poet and author (b. 1924)
1998 Lenny McLean, English boxer, actor, and author (b. 1949)
1965 Edogawa Ranpo, Japanese author and critic (b. 1894)
1842 Clemens Brentano, German author and poet (b. 1778)
1667 Abraham Cowley, English poet and author (b. 1618)

Events through the years on July 28


The Provisional Irish Republican Army calls an end to its thirty-year-long armed campaign against British rule in Northern Ireland.

Literary and other important events that occurred on this day in July

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