On This Day

What Happened on August 28, 2019

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


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British PM Boris Johnson prorogues parliament, suspending it for 5 weeks to limit opposition to a no deal Brexit, prompting a furious backlash

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Boris Johnson

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Climate change activist Greta Thunberg arrives in New York after sailing across the Atlantic in an emissions-free voyage

Climate Activist Greta Thunberg
Climate Activist
Greta Thunberg
  • Discovery of 3.8-million-year-old skull of early human ancestor Australopithecus anamensis, found by Yohannes Haile-Selassie, at Miro Dora, Ethiopia, upends previous evolutionary theory published in journal "Nature"
  • New Italian coalition government formed of anti-establishment Five Star Movement and center-left Democratic Party ousting Matteo Salvini
  • US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand ends her campaign for president