On This Day

Historical Events on August 28 (Part 2)

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

Soul Singer Aretha Franklin
Soul Singer
Aretha Franklin
  • 2018 Puerto Rico raises official death toll of 2017 Hurricane Maria from 64 to 2,975
  • 2019 New Italian coalition government formed of anti-establishment Five Star Movement and center-left Democratic Party ousting Matteo Salvini

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2019 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

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2019 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
  • 2019 US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand ends her campaign for president
  • 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"
  • 2020 Japanese tech company SkyDrive says it has completed the first manned test flight of a flying car