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 - Orestes, father of Emperor Romulus Augustulus is captured and executed by Odoacer and his followers
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
1640 - Second Bishop's War: King Charles I's English army loses to a Scottish Covenanter force at the Battle of Newburn
King Charles IKing Charles I 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
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.
Composer Richard WagnerComposer Richard Wagner 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
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 (WWI): 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
1966 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Glass City Golf Classic
1967 - Asif Iqbal & Intikhab Alam make 190 stand for 9th wkt v Eng
Singer-Songwriter Bob DylanSinger-Songwriter Bob Dylan 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)
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.
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 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
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
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
MLB Pitcher Dennis MartínezMLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez 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
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.
Singer Beyoncé KnowlesSinger Beyoncé Knowles 2003 - 20th MTV Awards: Missy Elliott, Beyoncé f/ Jay-Z & Justin Timberlake wins
2011 - 28th MTV Awards: Katy Perry, Lady Gaga & Justin Bieber wins
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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