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What Happened on August 28th This Day in History

Year Name
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.
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.
1993 The Galileo spacecraft discovers a moon, later named Dactyl, around 243 Ida, the first known asteroid moon.
1990 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.
1968 The police rioted during the Democratic National Convention, beating up anti-war protesters, peaceful demonstrators, innocent bystanders, and members of the press.
1964 The Philadelphia race riot begins.
1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom: The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his I Have a Dream speech.
1957 U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond begins a filibuster to prevent the Senate from voting on 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.
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.
1924 The Georgian opposition stages the August Uprising against the Soviet Union.
1917 Ten Suffragettes are arrested while picketing the White House.
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.
1914 World War I: German troops take the city of Namur in Belgium.
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 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.
1849 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 King William IV gives Royal Assent to the Slavery Abolition Act 1833, although slavery remained legal in the possessions of the East India Company until the passage of the Indian Slavery Act, 1843.
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 Battle of Grand Port: The French accept the surrender of a British Navy fleet.
1789 William Herschel discovers a new moon of Saturn: Enceladus.
1709 Meidingnu Pamheiba is crowned King of Manipur.
1648 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 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
1986 Jeff Green, American basketball player
1938 Bengt Fahlström, Swedish journalist (d. 2017)
1739 Agostino Accorimboni, Italian composer (d. 1818)
1840 Alexander Cameron Sim, Scottish-Japanese pharmacist and businessman, founded Kobe Regatta & Athletic Club (d. 1900)
1954 Ravi Kanbur, Indian-English economist and academic
1975 Jamie Cureton, English footballer
1913 Robert Irving, English conductor and director (d. 1991)
1899 James Wong Howe, Chinese American cinematographer (d. 1976)
1936 Don Denkinger, American baseball player and umpire
1481 Francisco de Sá de Miranda, Portuguese poet (d. 1558)
Famous People Deaths On August 28

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Date Name
1645 Hugo Grotius, Dutch playwright, philosopher, and jurist (b. 1583)
1993 William Stafford, American poet and academic (b. 1914)
2014 Hal Finney, American cryptographer and programmer (b. 1956)
1976 Anissa Jones, American actress (b. 1958)
2015 Mark Krasniqi, Kosovan ethnographer, poet, and translator (b. 1920)
876 Louis the German, Frankish king (b. 804)
2007 Miyoshi Umeki, Japanese-American actress (b. 1929)
2010 William P. Foster, American bandleader and educator (b. 1919)
1995 Carl Giles, English cartoonist (b. 1916)
2016 Juan Gabriel, Mexican singer and songwriter (b. 1950)