Historical Events on 28th August

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475 - Roman general Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his capital city, Ravenna.
476 - German ruler Flavius Odoacer captures Pavia
476 - Western Roman Empire formally disbands, emperor Romulus August ousted
489 - Theodoric, king of the Ostrogoths defeats Flavius 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
1521 - Turkish sultan Suleiman I's troops occupy Belgrade
1542 - Turkish-Portuguese War (1538-1557) - Battle of Wofla: the Portuguese are scattered, their leader Christovão da Gama is captured and afterwards executed.
1565 - Oldest city in the US, St Augustine Fla, established
1609 - Henry Hudson, discovers & explores Delaware Bay
1619 - Ferdinand II elected Holy Roman Emperor
1632 - Henry Casimir I appointed viceroy of Drenthe
1637 - WIC-colonel Hans Koin conquerors Fort Elmina, West Africa
King Charles IKing Charles I 1640 - Second Bishop's War: King Charles I's English army loses to a Scottish Covenanter force at the Battle of Newburn
1655 - New Amsterdam & Peter Stuyvesant bars Jews from military service
1777 - American Revolutionary War - Battle of Cooch's Bridge takes place near Newark, Delaware.
1789 - Sir William Herschel discovers Saturn's moon Enceladus
1830 - 1st locomotive in US, "Tom Thumb", runs from Baltimore to Ellicotts Mill
1837 - Pharmacists John Lea & William Perrins manufacture Worcestershire Sauce
1840 - Nine Jewish prisoners are released from Damascus jails
1845 - Scientific American magazine publishes its first issue.
1849 - Venice under Daniele Manin surrenders to Austrians under Radetsky, having been under siege since July 20 after proclaiming independence
Composer Richard WagnerComposer Richard Wagner 1850 - Richard Wagner's opera "Lohengrin" premieres at Weimar, Germany
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 far afield as Japan.
1861 - Battle of Fort Hatteras,NC
1862 - Battle of Thoroughfare Gap, VA
1862 - Battle of Groveton, VA (Manassas Plains) [->AUG 19] US7000 CS7000
1862 - Belle Boyd released from Old Capital Prison in Washington, DC
1864 - The first Geneva Convention, governing rules of warfare, signed by 26 nations.
1867 - United States occupy Midway Islands in the Pacific
1879 - Battle at Ulundi: Lord Chelmsford beats Zulu King Cetshwayo
1884 - First known photograph of a tornado is made near Howard, SD
1884 - Mickey Welsh strikes-out 1st 9 men he faces
1898 - Caleb Bradham renames his carbonated soft drink "Pepsi-Cola".
1907 - United Parcel Service is founded by James E. Casey in Seattle, Washington.
1908 - 14th US Golf Open: Fred McLeod shoots a 322 at Myopia Hunt Club Mass
1910 - Nicholas I, who first assumed power in 1860 and had his reign interrupted by Turkish rule, again proclaims himself king
1911 - 45.7 cm rainfall at St George, Georgia (state record)
1913 - Queen Wilhelmina opens Peace Palace in The Hague
1914 - Third day of battle of Tannenberg: violent German/Russian battles
1914 - Battle of Helgoland: British fleet beats German, 1,100 killed
1914 - British General John French evacuate Amiens
1916 - Germany declares war on Romania
1916 - Italy declares war against Germany during WW I
1917 - Ten suffragists arrested as they picket the White House
1918 - Tris Speaker suspended for season due to assault on ump Tom Connolly
1919 - General John Smuts becomes premier of South Africa
1921 - 2nd Pan-African Congress meets (London, Brussels & Paris)
Baseball Legend Babe RuthBaseball Legend Babe Ruth 1921 - Babe Ruth starts streak of an extra-base hit in 9 straight games
1922 - 1st Walker Cup: US beats England 8-4
1922 - Albert von Tilzer & Neville Fleesons musical premieres in NYC
1922 - WEAF in NYC airs 1st radio coml (Queensboro Realty-$100 for 10 mins)
1924 - Georgian opposition stages the August Uprising against the Soviet Union.
1925 - Meteorite falls on Ellemeet, Schouwen, Devil Island
1926 - Indian Emil Levsen pitches complete doubleheader victory (Red Sox)
1929 - Frank Woolley scores his 100th first-class hundred
1937 - Toyota Motors becomes an independent company.
1938 - Mauthausen concentration camp opens in Austria
1938 - Northwestern University awards honorary degree to dummy Charlie McCarthy
1938 - On Connie Mack Day at Shibe Park, the A's win a doubleheader
1939 - Gen Bernard Montgomery ("Monty") becomes commander of 3rd "Iron" Infantry division
1939 - Netherland mobilizes
1939 - Sammy Fain/Jack Yellen's musical "George White's Scandals" premieres
1940 - French colonies Cameroon/Congo-Brazzaville support Gen De Gaulle
1941 - 8th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Bears 37, All-Stars 13 (98,203)
1941 - Last meeting of resistance fighter Comte d'Estienne d'Orves
1942 - 9th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Chi Bears 21, All-Stars 0 (101,100)
1942 - Gunther Hagg (Sweden) sets world record for 3,000m (8:01.2)
1942 - Transport nr 25 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
1943 - Denmark declares a universal strike against Nazi occupiers
Italian Dictator Benito MussoliniItalian Dictator Benito Mussolini 1943 - Benito Mussolini transfered from La Maddalena Sardinia to Gran Sasso
1944 - Last German troops in Marseille surrendered & Toulon cleared
1944 - US air raid on Ambon
1949 - 38th Davis Cup: USA beats Australia in New York (4-1)
1949 - Riot prevents Paul Robeson from singing near Peekskill NY
1950 - Earle & Roy Mack, purchase 54% of A's from Connie Mack Jr
1951 - Braves sell pitcher Johnny Sain to the Yankees for $50,000
1951 - Pirates snap NY Giants 16 game win streak
1952 - German & Israeli reach accord about recovery payments
1952 - Jakob Malik succeeds Zorine as Foreign minister
1953 - "Me & Juliet" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 358 performances
1955 - 1st NFL preseason sudden death football, Rams beats Giants 23-17
1955 - Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Tournament
1956 - England retain cricket Ashes, Jim Laker 46 wickets in the series
1957 - US Senator James Thurmond (Rep, SC) begins 24-hr filibuster against civil rights bill
1958 - Nellie Fox sets record for consecutive games without striking out (98)
1960 - White Sox Ted Kluzewski's 3-run HR is disallowed as ump called time
1962 - 55.9 cm rainfall at Hackberry, Louisiana (state record)
1962 - Dr Geza De Kaplany tortures his wife with acid to punish her for supposed infidelity
Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist Tony SheridanSinger-Songwriter and and Guitarist Tony Sheridan 1962 - Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers record "Ya Ya (Parts 1 + 2)"
1963 - 200,000 march and demonstrate for African American civil rights in Washington, DC
1963 - Evergreen Point Floating Bridge connecting Seattle & Bellevue opens
1963 - Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I have a dream speech" addressing civil rights march at Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC
1964 - Race riot in Philadelphia
1964 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1964 - US weather satellite Nimbus 1 launched
1964 - WEWS-TV Channel 5's "Upbeat" debuts in Cleveland
1965 - Bob Dylan booed for playing electric guiter at a concert in New York's Forest Hills
Singer-Songwriter Bob DylanSinger-Songwriter Bob Dylan 1966 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Glass City Golf Classic
1967 - Asif Iqbal & Intikhab Alam make 190 stand for 9th wkt v Eng
1967 - Boston signs 1st free-agent outfielder Ken Harrelson for $75,000 bonus
1968 - Police & anti-war demonstrators clash at Chicago's Demcratic National Convention
1968 - Gerry Fitt, MP, tables a House of Commons motion criticising Royal Ulster Constabulary action in Dungannon on 24 August 1968 and demands that: "citizens of Northern Ireland should be allowed the same rights of peaceful demonstration as those in other parts of the United Kingdom"
1970 - Phillies Larry Bowa steals home for 2nd time in 1970
1971 - The US dollar is allowed to float against the Japanese yen for the first time.
1972 - USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1973 - "Monster Mash" goes gold
1973 - "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple goes gold
1973 - 6.8 quake centered in Oaxaca State in Mexico kills 527
1973 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1973 - India & Pakistan sign POW accord
1973 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1974 - Soyuz 15 returns to Earth
1976 - NY Cosmos beat Seattle Sounders 2-1 for NASL cup
1976 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1977 - Bonnie Lauer wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
1977 - NY Yankee Ron Guidry faces just 28 men & beats Texas Rangers 1-0
MLB Pitching Legend Nolan RyanMLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan 1977 - Nolan Ryan strikes out 300 batters for 5th straight year
1977 - NY Cosmos defeat Seattle Sounders, 2-1, at Civic Stadium in Portland Ore, winning their 2nd North American Soccer League championship
1978 - Donald Vesco rode 21'-long Kawasaki motorcycle at 318.598 mph
1978 - Ja'afar Sharif-Emami appointed premier of Iran
1979 - IRA bomb explodes in Brussels' Great Market
1979 - Train crash at Nijmegen, 7 die
1981 - John Hinckley Jr pleads innocent in attempt to kill President Reagan
1981 - Sebastian Coe of UK sets 1-mi record of 3:47.33 (since broken)
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 1981 - National Centers for Disease Control announces high incidence of Pneumocystis & Kaposi's sarcoma in gay men
1982 - "Sugar Babies" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 1208 perfs
1982 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1982 - The first Gay Games are held in San Francisco.
1983 - "Mame" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 41 performances
1983 - Greg Luzinski is 1st player to put 3 HRs onto roof at Comiskey Park
1983 - Israeli PM Menachem Begin announces his resignation
1983 - Joseph Kreckman sets record of 2,215 clay pigeons shot in an hour
1983 - Pat Bradley wins Columbia Savings Golf Classic
LPGA Golfer Pat BradleyLPGA Golfer Pat Bradley 1984 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
1986 - Bolivia president Victor Paz Estensoro calls state of siege
1986 - Largest wrestling crowd in Canada (69,300) at Toronto Stadium
1986 - Tina Turner's star unveiled in Hollywood
1986 - US Navy officer Jerry A Whitworth sentenced to 365 years for spying
1987 - Mike Schmidt passes Ted Williams & Willie McCovey with 522 HRs
1988 - 40th Emmy Awards: 30something, Wonder Years & Richard Kiley win
1988 - 70 killed in crash of three Italian air force fighters at air show at Ramstein, Germany
MLB Third Baseman Mike SchmidtMLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt 1988 - 88th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Eric Meeks
1988 - Patty Jordan wins LPGA Ocean State Golf Open
1988 - Rosie Jones wins LPGA Nestle World Golf Championship
1989 - 1st regular-season matchup of defending Cy Young Award winners
1989 - Frank Viola & Mets outduel Orel Hershiser & Dodgers 1-0
1990 - Cub's Ryne Sandberg is 1st 2nd baseman to hit 30 HRs, consecutively
1990 - Stefan Edberg (#1 seeded player) loses in 1st round to Alex Volkov
1991 - Lexington Ave IRT subway train derails at Union Square, 5 die
1991 - Red Tom Browning vs Expo Dennis Martinez both perfect game pitcher
MLB Pitcher Dennis MartínezMLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez 1992 - Test cricket debut of Muttiah Muralitharan, vs Australia at Colombo
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
1994 - 22nd du Maurier Golf Classic: Martha Nause
1994 - 94th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods
1995 - Last day of Test Cricket for Richie Richardson
1995 - Northants 7-781 decl defeat Nottinghamshire 527 & 157
1996 - Liam Botham takes 5-67 on 1st-class debut Hants v Middlesex
Golfer Tiger WoodsGolfer Tiger Woods 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.
2003 - 20th MTV Awards: Missy Elliott, Beyoncé f/ Jay-Z & Justin Timberlake wins
2005 - Hurricane Katrina hammers the south eastern United States, especially New Orleans, Louisiana, and coastal Mississippi
2011 - 28th MTV Awards: Katy Perry, Lady Gaga & Justin Bieber wins
Pop Star Katy PerryPop Star Katy Perry 2012 - Mitt Romney is officially nominated as the United States Republican Party's candidate
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

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