Events in History on August 28

  • 475 Roman general Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his capital city, Ravenna.
  • 476 German ruler Flavius Odoacer captures Pavia
  • 476 Orestes, father of Emperor Romulus Augustulus is captured and executed by Odoacer and his followers
  • 489 Theodoric, king of the Ostrogoths defeats Flavius Odoacer at the Battle of Isonzo, forcing his way into Italy.
  • 1189 Third Crusade: the Crusaders begin the Siege of Acre under Guy of Lusignan
  • 1521 Belgrade captured by troops of Turkish Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent
  • 1542 Turkish-Portuguese War (1538-1557) - Battle of Wofla: the Portuguese are scattered, their leader Christov√£o da Gama is captured and afterwards executed.
  • 1565 Oldest city in the US established - St Augustine Florida

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1609 English explorer Henry Hudson, discovers & explores Delaware Bay

Explorer Henry Hudson
Explorer
Henry Hudson
  • 1619 Ferdinand II elected Holy Roman Emperor
  • 1632 Henry Casimir I appointed viceroy of Drenthe
  • 1637 WIC-colonel Hans Koin conquers Fort Elmina, West Africa

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1640 Second Bishop's War: King Charles I's English army loses to a Scottish Covenanter force at the Battle of Newburn

King of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I
  • 1655 New Amsterdam & Peter Stuyvesant bars Jews from military service
  • 1777 American Revolutionary War - Battle of Cooch's Bridge takes place near Newark, Delaware.

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1789 William Herschel discovers Saturn's moon Enceladus

Astronomer William Herschel
Astronomer
William Herschel
  • 1830 1st locomotive in US, "Tom Thumb", runs from Baltimore to Ellicotts Mill
  • 1837 Pharmacists John Lea & William Perrins manufacture Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1840 Nine Jewish prisoners are released from Damascus jails
  • 1845 Scientific American magazine publishes its first issue.
  • 1849 Venice under Daniele Manin surrenders to Austrians under Radetsky, having been under siege since July 20 after proclaiming independence
  • 1859 A geomagnetic storm causes the Aurora Borealis to shine so brightly that it is seen clearly over parts of USA, Europe, and even as far afield as Japan.
  • 1861 Battle of Fort Hatteras,NC
  • 1862 Battle of Thoroughfare Gap, VA
  • 1862 Battle of Groveton, VA (Manassas Plains) [->AUG 19] US7000 CS7000
  • 1862 Belle Boyd released from Old Capital Prison in Washington, D.C.
  • 1864 The first Geneva Convention, governing rules of warfare, signed by 26 nations.
  • 1867 United States occupy Midway Islands in the Pacific
  • 1884 First known photograph of a tornado is made near Howard, SD
  • 1884 Mickey Welsh strikes-out 1st 9 men he faces
  • 1898 Caleb Bradham renames his carbonated soft drink "Pepsi-Cola".
  • 1907 United Parcel Service is founded by James E. Casey in Seattle, Washington.
  • 1910 Nicholas I, who first assumed power in 1860 and had his reign interrupted by Turkish rule, again proclaims himself king
  • 1911 45.7 cm rainfall at St George, Georgia (state record)
  • 1913 Queen Wilhelmina opens Peace Palace in The Hague
  • 1914 Third day of Battle of Tannenberg (WWI): violent German/Russian battles
  • 1914 Battle of Helgoland: British fleet beats German, 1,100 killed
  • 1914 British General John French evacuate Amiens
  • 1916 Germany declares war on Romania
  • 1916 Italy declares war against Germany
  • 1917 Ten suffragists arrested as they picket the White House
  • 1918 Tris Speaker suspended for season due to assault on ump Tom Connolly
  • 1919 General John Smuts becomes premier of South Africa
  • 1921 2nd Pan-African Congress meets (London, Brussels & Paris)
  • 1922 WEAF in NYC airs 1st radio commercial (Queensboro Realty-$100 for 10 mins)
  • 1924 Georgian opposition stages the August Uprising against the Soviet Union.
  • 1925 Meteorite falls on Ellemeet, Schouwen, Devil Island
  • 1929 Frank Woolley scores his 100th first-class hundred
  • 1937 Toyota Motors becomes an independent company.
  • 1938 Mauthausen concentration camp opens in Austria
  • 1938 Northwestern University awards honorary degree to dummy Charlie McCarthy
  • 1938 On Connie Mack Day at Shibe Park, the A's win a doubleheader

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1939 Gen Bernard Montgomery ("Monty") becomes commander of 3rd "Iron" Infantry division

British WWII Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery
British WWII Field Marshal
Bernard Montgomery
  • 1939 Netherland mobilizes
  • 1940 French colonies Cameroon/Congo-Brazzaville support Gen De Gaulle
  • 1941 Last meeting of resistance fighter Comte d'Estienne d'Orves
  • 1942 Gunther Hagg (Sweden) sets world record for 3,000m (8:01.2)
  • 1942 Transport #25 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • 1943 Denmark declares a universal strike against Nazi occupiers

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1943 Benito Mussolini transfered from La Maddalena Sardinia to Gran Sasso

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1944 Last German troops in Marseille surrendered & Toulon cleared
  • 1944 US air raid on Ambon Island, Dutch East Indies
  • 1949 Riot prevents Paul Robeson from singing near Peekskill NY
  • 1950 Earle & Roy Mack, purchase 54% of A's from Connie Mack Jr
  • 1952 German & Israeli reach accord about recovery payments
  • 1952 Jakob Malik succeeds Zorine as Foreign minister
  • 1957 US Senator James Thurmond (Rep, SC) begins 24-hr filibuster against civil rights bill
  • 1958 Nellie Fox sets record for consecutive games without striking out (98)
  • 1962 55.9 cm rainfall at Hackberry, Louisiana (state record)
  • 1962 Dr Geza De Kaplany tortures his wife with acid to punish her for supposed infidelity
  • 1963 200,000 march and demonstrate for African American civil rights in Washington, D.C.
  • 1963 Evergreen Point Floating Bridge connecting Seattle & Bellevue opens

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1963 Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I have a dream speech" addressing civil rights march at Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 1964 Race riot in Philadelphia
  • 1964 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1964 US weather satellite Nimbus 1 launched
  • 1965 1st Subway sandwich shop opens in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1967 Asif Iqbal & Intikhab Alam make 190 stand for 9th wkt v Eng
  • 1968 Police & anti-war demonstrators clash at Chicago's Demcratic National Convention
  • 1968 MP Gerry Fitt, tables House of Commons motion criticising Royal Ulster Constabulary at Dungannon "citizens of Northern Ireland should be allowed the same rights of peaceful demonstration as those in other parts of the United Kingdom"
  • 1971 The US dollar is allowed to float against the Japanese yen for the first time.
  • 1972 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1973 "Monster Mash" goes gold
  • 1973 "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple goes gold
  • 1973 6.8 quake centered in Oaxaca State in Mexico kills 527
  • 1973 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1973 India & Pakistan sign POW accord
  • 1973 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1974 Soyuz 15 returns to Earth
  • 1976 NY Cosmos beat Seattle Sounders 2-1 for NASL cup
  • 1976 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1978 Donald Vesco rode 21'-long Kawasaki motorcycle at 318.598 mph
  • 1978 Ja'afar Sharif-Emami appointed premier of Iran
  • 1979 IRA bomb explodes in Brussels' Great Market
  • 1979 Train crash at Nijmegen, 7 die
  • 1981 Sebastian Coe of UK sets 1-mi record of 3:47.33 (since broken)
  • 1981 National Centers for Disease Control announces high incidence of Pneumocystis & Kaposi's sarcoma in gay men
  • 1982 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1982 The first Gay Games are held in San Francisco.
  • 1983 Greg Luzinski is 1st player to put 3 HRs onto roof at Comiskey Park

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1983 Israeli PM Menachem Begin announces his resignation

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
  • 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
  • 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.

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

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

Politician Mitt Romney
Politician
Mitt Romney
  • 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