On This Day

On This Day in History for August 28 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 1986 US Navy officer Jerry A Whitworth sentenced to 365 years for spying
  • 1988 70 killed in crash of three Italian air force fighters at air show at Ramstein, Germany
  • 1989 1st regular-season matchup of defending Cy Young Award winners
  • 1990 F5 strength tornado hits Plainfield, Illinois, killing 29 and injuring 353
  • 1991 Lexington Ave IRT subway train derails at Union Square, 5 die
  • 1993 Dam breaks in Qinghai West China, 223 killed
  • 1993 Jakovlev-42 crashes in Tadzjikistan, 76 killed
  • 1993 Long Beach California beats Panama for little league world championship
  • 1993 Singapore vice-premier Teng Cheong elected president
  • 1994 1st Japanese gay pride parade
  • 1995 Northants 7-781 declared defeats Nottinghamshire 527 & 157
  • 1995 Kuwaiti Oil Minister Abdul Mohsen al-Medej announces that his country will increase its oil production capacity to as much as 3.5 million barrels per day by 2005
  • 1996 Liam Botham takes 5-67 on 1st-class debut Hants v Middlesex
  • 1997 Belgian amusement park riders were stuck upside down for 90 minutes
  • 1998 Pakistan's National Assembly passes a constitutional amendment to make the "Qur'an and Sunnah" the "supreme law" but the bill is defeated in the Senate.
  • 2003 An electricity blackout cuts off power to around 500,000 people living in south east England and brings 60% of London's underground rail network to a halt.

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

2012 Mitt Romney is officially nominated as the United States Republican Party's candidate

Governor of Massachusetts and US Senator Mitt Romney
Governor of Massachusetts and US Senator
Mitt Romney
  • 2013 China and Russia walk out of a UN Security Council meeting after the US pushes for immediate action against Syria's use of chemical weapons
  • 2013 51 people are killed in a series of bombings across Iraq
  • 2017 Kenya brings in world's toughest ban on plastic bags with possible US$38,000 fine and four years in jail
  • 2017 North Korea launches missile that flies over Japan, the country's J-Alert warning system warns people to take cover
  • 2017 Investigation into German nurse Niels Högel, a serving life sentence for killing two patients, concludes he probably killed 86 more
  • 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
  • 2019 New Italian coalition government formed of anti-establishment Five Star Movement and center-left Democratic Party ousting Matteo Salvini

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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