1500s / 16th century history on the 28th of July
1540 : Thomas Cromwell was beheaded on orders of King Henry VIII of England. A charge of treason led to the execution of Thomas Cromwell, an English lawyer and statesman who served King Henry VIII as chief minister for 16 years, from 1534 to 1540.
1700s / 18th century history on the 28th of July
1741 : Antonio Vivaldi, the Italian violinist and composer, died aged 63 (born in 1678).
1750 : Johann Sebastian Bach, the German composer and musician, died aged 65 (born in 1685).