On This Day in History for August 28

Events in History

  • 475 Roman general Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his capital city, Ravenna, now seen as the end of the Roman Empire in the West
  • 476 German ruler Flavius Odoacer captures Pavia
  • 476 Orestes, father of Emperor Romulus Augustulus is captured and executed by Odoacer and his followers
  • 489 King of the Ostrogoths Theodoric the Great defeats Germanic King of Italy 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
  • 1207 King John of England grants small town of Liverpool a charter (right to elect a mayor and aldermen)
  • 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.
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Weddings in History

  • 1775 Statesman John Hancock (38) weds hostess Dorothy Quincy (28) in Fairfield, Connecticut
  • 1811 English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (19) elopes to Scotland with 1st wife Harriet Westbrook (16)
  • 1924 British children's writer Enid Blyton (27) marries editor Major Hugh Alexander Pollock, DSO (36)

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