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
Henry Hudson
  • 1619 Ferdinand II elected Holy Roman Emperor
  • 1632 Henry Casimir I appointed viceroy of Drenthe
  • 1637 WIC-colonel Hans Koin conquerors 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 Charles I
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
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 Gerry Fitt, MP, tables a House of Commons motion criticising Royal Ulster Constabulary action in Dungannon on 24 August 1968 and demands that: "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
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