Historical Events on August 28 (Part 2)

  • 2017 Investigation into German nurse Niels Högel, a serving life sentence for killing two patients, concludes he probably killed 86 more
  • 2017 Kenya brings in world's toughest ban on plastic bags with possible US$38,000 fine and four years in jail
  • 2017 Matt Vogel makes his debut as the voice of Kermit the Frog in "Muppet Thought of the Week" video
  • 2017 North Korea launches missile that flies over Japan, the country's J-Alert warning system warns people to take cover

Aretha Franklin Lies in State

2018 Aretha Franklin lies in state at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit in a 24 carat coffin

  • 2018 Chinese ride-sharing firm Didi Chuxing issues public apology after second Hitch passenger killed within three months
  • 2018 Puerto Rico raises official death toll of 2017 Hurricane Maria from 64 to 2,975

Johnson Prorogues Parliament

2019 British PM Boris Johnson prorogues parliament, suspending it for 5 weeks to limit opposition to a no deal Brexit, prompting a furious backlash

Greta Sails to NY

2019 Climate change activist Greta Thunberg arrives in New York after sailing across the Atlantic in an emissions-free voyage

  • 2019 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"

Italian Coalition Forms

2019 New Italian coalition government formed of anti-establishment Five Star Movement and center-left Democratic Party ousting Matteo Salvini

  • 2019 US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand ends her campaign for president
  • 2020 Japanese tech company SkyDrive says it has completed the first manned test flight of a flying car
  • 2021 MLB Los Angeles Angels pitcher/designated hitter Shohei Ohtani becomes 1st player in team history to reach 20 stolen bases and hit 40 home runs in a season, in 10-2 win over San Diego Padres

Most Expensive Sports Memorabilia

2022 A 1952 Mickey Mantle baseball card sells for $12.6 million at auction, becoming the world's most expensive piece of sporting memorabilia [1]

  • 2022 Pakistan appeals for international aid as the death toll from monsoon rain and floods rises to over 1,000 people

Tour Championship

2022 Tour Championship, Men's Golf, East Lake GC: Irishman Rory McIlroy wins $18m with 1 stroke win over Scottie Scheffler & Im Sung-jae; becomes first 3-time winner of the FedEx Cup

Film & TV History

2023 "Barbie" becomes Warner Bros' highest-grossing global release, overtaking "Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows Part 2" taking $1.34 billion [1]