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    • August 28, 0475 The Roman general Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his capital of Ravenna and appoints his own son Romulus Augustus in his place.

    • August 28, 0489 "Theodoric, king of the Ostrogoths defeats Odoacer at the Battle of Isonzo, forcing his way into Italy."

    • August 28, 1189 The Crusaders begin the Siege of Acre under Guy of Lusignan

    • August 28, 1521 The Ottoman Turks occupy Belgrade.

    • August 28, 1542 "Reinforced with at least 600 arquebusiers and cavalry, Imam Ahmad Gragn attacks the Portuguese camp in the Battle of Wofla. The Portuguese are scattered, their leader Christovo da Gama captured and afterwards executed."

    • August 28, 1565 "St. Augustine, Florida, established. It is the oldest surviving European settlement in the United States."

    • August 28, 1609 Delaware Bay explored by Henry Hudson for the Netherlands

    • August 28, 1609 Explorer Henry Hudson discovers Delaware Bay

    • August 28, 1609 Henry Hudson discovers Delaware Bay.

    • August 28, 1619 Ferdinand II is elected emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.

    • August 28, 1640 King Charles I's English army loses to a Scottish Covenanter force at the Battle of Newburn

    • August 28, 1655 New Amsterdam & Peter Stuyvesant bars Jews from military service

    • August 28, 1776 Battle of Long Island

    • August 28, 1789 Sir William Herschel discovers Saturn's moon Enceladus

    • August 28, 1830 The Tom Thumb presages the first railway service in the United States.

    • August 28, 1845 Scientific American magazine publishes its first issue.

    • August 28, 1849 "After a month-long siege, Venice, which had declared itself independent, surrenders to Austria."

    • August 28, 1859 "A geomagnetic storm causes the Aurora Borealis to shine so brightly that it is seen clearly over parts of USA, Europe, and even as further afield as Japan."

    • August 28, 1862 Battle of 2nd Bull Run

    • August 28, 1862 "Belle Boyd released from Old Capital Prison in Washington, DC"

    • August 28, 1862 "Second Battle of Bull Run, also known as the battle of Second Manassas."

    • August 28, 1867 The United States occupies Midway Island.

    • August 28, 1867 US occupies Midway Islands in the Pacific

    • August 28, 1879 "Cetshwayo, last king of the Zulus, is captured by the British."

    • August 28, 1884 First known photograph of a tornado is made.

    • August 28, 1884 The first known photograph of a tornado is made near Howard SD

    • August 28, 1898 "Caleb Bradham renames his carbonated soft drink ""Pepsi-Cola""."

    • August 28, 1904 "The first jail sentence for speeding in an automobile is pronounced in Newport, RI."

    • August 28, 1907 "UPS is founded by James E. Casey in Seattle, Washington."

    • August 28, 1913 Queen Wilhelmina opens the Peace Palace in The Hague.

    • August 28, 1914 The Royal Navy beats the German fleet in the Battle of Heligoland Bight.

    • August 28, 1916 Italy declares war against Germany during WW I

    • August 28, 1916 Italy declares war on Germany.

    • August 28, 1917 10 suffragists arrested as they picket the White House

    • August 28, 1917 Ten suffragists are arrested when picketing the White House.

    • August 28, 1921 "2nd Pan-African Congress meets (London, Brussels & Paris)"

    • August 28, 1922 "Joseph-Elzéar Bernier builds Craig Harbour, Canada's most northerly settlement to date at 76 degrees I0' N; on the Canadian Government Arctic Expedition."

    • August 28, 1922 The first radio commercial is broadcast. Queensboro Realty receives 10 minutes of air time on New York station WEAF for $100.

    • August 28, 1924 Georgian opposition stages the August Uprising against the Soviet Union.

    • August 28, 1937 Toyota Motors becomes an independent company.

    • August 28, 1941 The Dominion Observatory time becomes Canada's official time at 1 pm on this day.

    • August 28, 1942 Reigner cable is sent to Stephen S. Wise - specifying Nazi plans to exterminate almost 4 million Jews.

    • August 28, 1943 "In Denmark, a general strike against the Nazi occupation is started."

    • August 28, 1944 Marseille and Toulon are liberated.

    • August 28, 1952 First guided missile launched from ship during Korean Conflict

    • August 28, 1953 "Nippon Television broadcasts Japan's first television show, including its first TV advertisement."

    • August 28, 1957 Sen Thurmond begins 24-hr filibuster against civil rights bill

    • August 28, 1961 "Motown releases what would be its first number one hit, ""Please Mr. Postman"" by The Marvelettes."

    • August 28, 1962 Dr Geza DeKaplany tortures wife with acid

    • August 28, 1962 "Tony Sheridan & the Beat Brothers record ""Ya Ya (Parts 1 + 2)"""

    • August 28, 1963 "200,000 demonstrate for equal rights in Washington, DC"

    • August 28, 1963 "Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr delivers his I Have a Dream speech before an audience of 250,000 near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC."

    • August 28, 1963 "During a 200,000-person civil rights rally in at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his famous I have a dream speech."

    • August 28, 1963 Evergreen Point Floating Bridge connecting Seattle & Bellevue opens

    • August 28, 1963 "Martin Luther King Jr's ""I have a dream speech"" at Lincoln Memorial"

    • August 28, 1964 Beatlemania is in full swing as The Beatles grace the cover of LIFE magazine.

    • August 28, 1964 Race riot in Philadelphia

    • August 28, 1964 The Philadelphia race riot begins.

    • August 28, 1968 "Anti-war demonstrators clash with police in Chicago, where Hubert H. Humphrey receives the Democratic nomination for president."

    • August 28, 1968 Number one hit on UK music charts - The Beach Boys - Do It Again

    • August 28, 1968 Police & anti-war demonstrators clash at Chicago's Dem Natl Conven

    • August 28, 1968 "Riots in Chicago, Illinois, during the Democratic National Convention."

    • August 28, 1971 "25 people die and 1,150 are rescued when the Greek liner Haleanna catches fire."

    • August 28, 1971 The dollar is allowed to float against the yen for the first time.

    • August 28, 1972 "Mark Spitz earns the first of seven gold medals, seting a world record in the 200-meter butterfly at the Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany."

    • August 28, 1973 6.8 quake centered in Oaxaca State in Mexico kills 527

    • August 28, 1973 "An earthquake jolts Mexico, killing more than 500 people."

    • August 28, 1973 "In Veracruz, Mexico a 7.2 earthquake resulted in more than 600 reported killed, thousands injured"

    • August 28, 1974 Soyuz 15 returns to Earth

    • August 28, 1978 Donald Vesco rode 21'-long Kawasaki motorcycle at 318.598 mph

    • August 28, 1979 An IRA bomb explodes on the Grand Place in Brussels.

    • August 28, 1981 John Hinckley Jr pleads innocent in attempt to kill Pres Reagan

    • August 28, 1981 John Hinckley Jr. pleads innocent to attempting to kill US President Ronald Reagan. He is later acquitted by reason of insanity.

    • August 28, 1981 National Centers for Disease Control announces high incidence of Pneumocystis & Kaposi's sarcoma in gay men

    • August 28, 1981 Sebastian Coe of UK sets 1-mi record of 3:47.33 (since broken)

    • August 28, 1981 "The National Centers for Disease Control announce a high incidence of Pneumocystis and Kaposi's sarcoma in gay men. Soon, these will be recognized as symptoms of an immune disorder, which will be called AIDS."

    • August 28, 1983 "Joseph Kreckman sets record of 2,215 clay pigeons shot in an hour"

    • August 28, 1985 "Launch of Aussat, Australia's first domestic communications satellite"

    • August 28, 1986 Stage of siege declared in Bolivia.

    • August 28, 1986 US Navy officer Jerry A Whitworth sentenced to 365 years for spying

    • August 28, 1988 70 killed in crash of 3 Italian AF fighters at air show in Germany

    • August 28, 1988 Ramstein airshow disaster: Three aircraft of the Frecce Tricolori demonstration team collide and fall into the crowd. 69 are killed.

    • August 28, 1990 Iraq declares Kuwait its 19th province

    • August 28, 1990 Iraq declares Kuwait to be its newest province.

    • August 28, 1990 "The Plainfield Tornado: An F5 tornado hits in Plainfield, Illinois, and Joliet, Illinois, killing 28 people."

    • August 28, 1991 5 die in a NYC subway's 3rd worst accident

    • August 28, 1991 Red Tom Browning vs Expo Dennis Martinez both perfect game pitcher

    • August 28, 1992 National Defence sends destroyer HMCS Gatineau to monitor UN embargo against Yugoslavia and moves to NATO standing force in Mediterranean

    • August 28, 1993 76 die in an airplane crash in Tajikistan.

    • August 28, 1993 "A dam breaks in Qinghai, China. 223 die."

    • August 28, 1995 "A mortar shell kills 38 people in Sarajevo, Bosnia."

    • August 28, 1995 Chase Manhattan and Chemical Bank announce plans for a $10 billion merger to become the largest bank in the US.

    • August 28, 1996 "Britain's Prince Charles and Princess Diana divorce, ending 15 years of marriage."

    • August 28, 1996 "Britons Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales, are divorced."

    • August 28, 1997 Visitor posting - (CJ) Cass Edward Nims born - USA

    • August 28, 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."

    • August 28, 2003 "Collar Bomb incident in Erie, Pennsylvania, he died from the time bomb."

    • August 28, 2005 Hurricane Katrina upgraded to Category 5 storm; city of New Orleans put under its first mandatory evacuation order

    • August 28, 2009 "A suicide bomber lightly wounds Prince Muhammad bin Nayef, deputy interior minister of Saudi Arabia, in his Jeddah office."

    • August 28, 2009 "According to declassified documents released this week, a survival manual produced by Transport Canada was used by U.S. interrogators to set limits on dousing detainees with cold water as a form of water torture."

    • August 28, 2009 "Clashes between rebels and government troops in the Kokang region of northeastern Burma continue, with around 30,000 refugees fleeing across the border to China."

    • August 28, 2009 Iceland's Althing votes in favour of repaying more than US$5 billion owed to the governments of the the Netherlands and the United Kingdom as a result of the collapse of the Icesave bank.

    • August 28, 2009 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad calls for opposition leaders to be punished over election protests which occurred earlier this year.

    • August 28, 2009 Japan's unemployment rate reaches a record high of 5.7%.

    • August 28, 2009 King Mohammed VI of Morocco is hospitalized for five days for treatment of a rotavirus and dehydration.

    • August 28, 2009 NASA launches the Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-128) for a resupply and crew rotation mission to the International Space Station. The mission will also deliver the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Leonardo. This is Discovery's 37th flight and will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its first flight during the mission.

    • August 28, 2009 "Prime Minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi launches legal action against French weekly Nouvel Observateur, Spanish newspaper El Pa¡s, and Italian newspaper La Repubblica, and has authorized his attorneys to prepare cases against British newspapers, charging the newspapers with libel."

    • August 28, 2009 "Reading Rainbow, the third longest-running children's show on United States public-service television network PBS, ends its 26-year run."

    • August 28, 2009 "The detailed chemical structure of a single molecule has been imaged for the first time. The physical shape of single carbon nanotubes has been outlined before, using similar techniques, but the new method even shows up chemical bonds."

    • August 28, 2009 The Los Angeles County coroner rules that American entertainer and musician Michael Jackson's death was a homicide caused by acute intoxication from the drug propofol.

    • August 28, 2009 "The United Nations warns that poultry farms could become infected with the H1N1 virus, following the discovery of the virus in turkeys in Chile last week."

    • August 28, 2009 "United Nations diplomats confirm the United Arab Emirates seized a North Korean ship carrying weapons to Iran, in violation of Security Council Resolution 1874."







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