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What Happened on August 28th This Day in History

Year Name
2017 China–India border standoff: China and India both pull their troops out of Doklam, putting an end to a two month-long stalemate over China’s construction of a road in disputed territory.
2016 The first experimental mission of ISRO's Scramjet Engine towards the realisation of an Air Breathing Propulsion System was successfully conducted from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota.
2003 In "one of the most complicated and bizarre crimes in the annals of the FBI", Brian Wells dies after becoming involved in a complex plot involving a bank robbery, a scavenger hunt, and a homemade explosive device.
1999 The Russian space mission Soyuz TM-29 reaches completion, ending nearly 10 years of continuous occupation on the space station Mir as it approaches the end of its life.
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.
1998 Second Congo War: Loyalist troops backed by Angolan and Zimbabwean forces repulse the RCD and Rwandan offensive on Kinshasa.
1996 Chicago Seven defendant David Dellinger, antiwar activist Bradford Lyttle, Civil Rights Movement historian Randy Kryn, and eight others are arrested by the Federal Protective Service while protesting in a demonstration at the Kluczynski Federal Building in downtown Chicago during that year's Democratic National Convention.
1993 NASA's Galileo probe performs a flyby of the asteroid 243 Ida. Astronomers later discover a moon, the first known asteroid moon, in pictures from the flyby and name it Dactyl.
1993 Singaporean presidential election: Former Deputy Prime Minister Ong Teng Cheong is elected President of Singapore. Although it is the first presidential election to be determined by popular vote, the allowed candidates consist only of Ong and a reluctant whom the government had asked to run to confer upon the election the semblance of an opposition.[8]
1993 The autonomous Croatian Community of Herzeg-Bosnia in Bosnia and Herzegovina was transformed into the Croatian Republic of Herzeg-Bosnia.
1990 Gulf War: Iraq declares Kuwait to be its newest province.
1990 An F5 tornado strikes the Illinois cities of Plainfield and Joliet, killing 29 people.
1988 Ramstein air show disaster: Three aircraft of the Frecce Tricolori demonstration team collide and the wreckage falls into the crowd. Seventy-five are killed and 346 seriously injured.
1973 Norrmalmstorg robbery: Stockholm police secure the surrenders of hostage-takers Jan-Erik Olsson and Clark Olofsson, defusing the Norrmalmstorg hostage crisis. The behaviours of the hostages later give rise to the term Stockholm syndrome.
1968 Police and protesters clash during 1968 Democratic National Convention protests as protesters chant "The whole world is watching".
1964 The Philadelphia race riot begins.
1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gives his I Have a Dream speech.
1957 U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond begins a filibuster to prevent the United States Senate from voting on the Civil Rights Act of 1957; he stopped speaking 24 hours and 18 minutes later, the longest filibuster ever conducted by a single Senator.
1955 Black teenager Emmett Till is brutally murdered in Mississippi, galvanizing the nascent civil rights movement.
1946 The Workers’ Party of North Korea, predecessor of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea, is founded at a congress held in Pyongyang, North Korea.
1944 World War II: Marseille and Toulon are liberated.
1943 Denmark in World War II: German authorities demand that Danish authorities crack down on acts of resistance. The next day, martial law is imposed on Denmark.
1937 Toyota Motors becomes an independent company.
1936 Nazi Germany begins its mass arrests of Jehovah's Witnesses, who are interned in concentration camps.
1924 The Georgian opposition stages the August Uprising against the Soviet Union.
1921 Russian Civil War: The Red Army dissolved the Makhnovshchina, after driving the Revolutionary Insurgent Army out of Ukraine.
1917 Ten suffragists, members of the Silent Sentinels, are arrested while picketing the White House in favor of women's suffrage in the United States.
1916 World War I: Germany declares war on Romania.
1916 World War I: Italy declares war on Germany.
1914 World War I: The Royal Navy defeats the German fleet in the Battle of Heligoland Bight.
1913 Queen Wilhelmina opens the Peace Palace in The Hague.
1909 A group of mid-level Greek Army officers launches the Goudi coup, seeking wide-ranging reforms.
1901 Silliman University is founded in the Philippines. It is the first American private school in the country.
1898 Caleb Bradham's beverage "Brad's Drink" is renamed "Pepsi-Cola".
1879 Anglo-Zulu War: Cetshwayo, last king of the Zulus, is captured by the British.
1867 The United States takes possession of the (at this point unoccupied) Midway Atoll.
1862 American Civil War: Second Battle of Bull Run, also known as the Battle of Second Manassas. The battle ends on August 30.
1861 American Civil War: Union forces attack Cape Hatteras, North Carolina in the Battle of Hatteras Inlet Batteries which lasts for two days.
1859 The Carrington event is the strongest geomagnetic storm on record to strike the Earth. Electrical telegraph service is widely disrupted.
1850 Richard Wagner’s Lohengrin premieres at the Staatskapelle Weimar.
1849 Revolutions of 1848 in the Austrian Empire: After a month-long siege, Venice, which had declared itself independent as the Republic of San Marco, surrenders to Austria.
1845 The first issue of Scientific American magazine is published.
1833 The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 receives royal assent, making the purchase or ownership of slaves illegal in the British Empire with exceptions.
1830 The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's new Tom Thumb steam locomotive races a horse-drawn car, presaging steam's role in U.S. railroads.
1810 Napoleonic Wars: The French Navy accepts the surrender of a British Royal Navy fleet at the Battle of Grand Port.
1789 William Herschel discovers a new moon of Saturn: Enceladus.
1709 Meidingnu Pamheiba is crowned King of Manipur.
1648 Second English Civil War: The Siege of Colchester ends when Royalists Forces surrender to the Parliamentary Forces after eleven weeks, during the Second English Civil War.
1640 Second Bishop's War: King Charles I's English army loses to a Scottish Covenanter force at the Battle of Newburn.
1619 Election of Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor.
1609 Henry Hudson discovers Delaware Bay.
1565 Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sights land near St. Augustine, Florida and founds the oldest continuously occupied European-established city in the continental United States.
1542 Turkish–Portuguese War: Battle of Wofla: The Portuguese are scattered, their leader Christovão da Gama is captured and later executed.
1524 The Kaqchikel Maya rebel against their former Spanish allies during the Spanish conquest of Guatemala.
1521 Ottoman wars in Europe: The Ottoman Turks occupy Belgrade.
1189 Third Crusade: The Crusaders begin the Siege of Acre under Guy of Lusignan.
663 Silla–Tang armies crush the Baekje restoration attempt and force Yamato Japan to withdraw from Korea in the Battle of Baekgang.
632 Fatimah, daughter of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, dies, with her cause of death being a controversial topic among the Sunni Muslims and Shia Muslims.
489 Theodoric, king of the Ostrogoths, defeats Odoacer at the Battle of Isonzo, forcing his way into Italy.
475 The Roman general Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his capital city, Ravenna.
Famous People Born on August 28

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Year Name
1993 Jakub Sokolík, Czech footballer
1924 Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Ukrainian-American rabbi and author (d. 2014)
1928 Vilayat Khan, Indian sitar player and composer (d. 2004)
1867 Umberto Giordano, Italian composer and academic (d. 1948)
1929 Roxie Roker, American actress (d. 1995)
1924 Peggy Ryan, American actress and dancer (d. 2004)
1989 César Azpilicueta, Spanish footballer
1896 Firaq Gorakhpuri, Indian author, poet, and critic (d. 1982)
1924 Tony MacGibbon, New Zealand cricketer and engineer (d. 2010)
1859 Matilda Howell, American archer (d. 1938)
Famous People Deaths On August 28

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Date Name
2006 Heino Lipp, Estonian shot putter and discus thrower (b. 1922)
1645 Hugo Grotius, Dutch playwright, philosopher, and jurist (b. 1583)
1989 John Steptoe, American author and illustrator (b. 1950)
1975 Fritz Wotruba, Austrian sculptor (b. 1907)
1934 Edgeworth David, Welsh-Australian geologist and explorer (b. 1858)
1805 Alexander Carlyle, Scottish church leader and author (b. 1722)
1959 Bohuslav Martinů, Czech-American composer and educator (b. 1890)
2013 John Bellany, Scottish painter and academic (b. 1942)
1937 George Prendergast, Australian politician, 28th Premier of Victoria (b. 1854)
1978 Bruce Catton, American historian and journalist (b. 1899)