- 1189 Third Crusade: the Crusaders begin the Siege of Acre under Guy of Lusignan
- 1609 English explorer Henry Hudson, discovers and explores Delaware Bay
- 1830 1st American built locomotive, "Tom Thumb" races a horse-drawn car from Stockton and Stokes stagecoach company from Baltimore to Ellicott Mills. Let history record that due to mechanical problems the horse won!
- 1845 Scientific American magazine publishes its first issue
- 1864 First Geneva Convention, governing rules of warfare, signed by 26 nations
- 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I have a dream speech" addressing civil rights march at Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.
Pharmacists John Lea & William Perrins manufacture Worcestershire Sauce
On August 28, 1837
Bob Dylan booed for playing electric guitar at a concert in New York's Forest Hills
On August 28, 1965