On This Day in History for August 28 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 125 of 125

  • 1983 Joseph Kreckman sets record of 2,215 clay pigeons shot in an hour
  • 1984 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1986 Bolivia president Victor Paz Estensoro calls state of siege
  • 1986 US Navy officer Jerry A Whitworth sentenced to 365 years for spying
  • 1988 70 killed in crash of three Italian air force fighters at air show at Ramstein, Germany
  • 1989 1st regular-season matchup of defending Cy Young Award winners
  • 1990 Stefan Edberg (#1 seeded player) loses in 1st round to Alex Volkov
  • 1990 F5 strength tornado hits Plainfield, Illinois, killing 29 and injuring 353
  • 1991 Lexington Ave IRT subway train derails at Union Square, 5 die
  • 1993 Dam breaks in Qinghai West China, 223 killed
  • 1993 Jakovlev-42 crashes in Tadzjikistan, 76 killed
  • 1993 Long Beach California beats Panama for little league world championship
  • 1993 Singapore vice-premier Teng Cheong elected president
  • 1994 1st Japanese gay pride parade
  • 1994 15th Commonwealth Games close in Victoria, Canada
  • 1995 Northants 7-781 declared defeats Nottinghamshire 527 & 157
  • 1995 Kuwaiti Oil Minister Abdul Mohsen al-Medej announces that his country will increase its oil production capacity to as much as 3.5 million barrels per day by 2005
  • 1996 Liam Botham takes 5-67 on 1st-class debut Hants v Middlesex
  • 1997 Belgian amusement park riders were stuck upside down for 90 minutes
  • 1998 Pakistan's National Assembly passes a constitutional amendment to make the "Qur'an and Sunnah" the "supreme law" but the bill is defeated in the Senate.
  • 2003 An electricity blackout cuts off power to around 500,000 people living in south east England and brings 60% of London's underground rail network to a halt.

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2012 Mitt Romney is officially nominated as the United States Republican Party's candidate

Politician Mitt Romney
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  • 2013 China and Russia walk out of a UN Security Council meeting after the US pushes for immediate action against Syria's use of chemical weapons
  • 2013 51 people are killed in a series of bombings across Iraq
  • 2017 North Korea launches missile that flies over Japan, the country's J-Alert warning system warns people to take cover

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