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Notable Historical Events on August 28th

199494th US Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods

1987Mike Schmidt passes Ted Williams & Willie McCovey with 522 HRs

1963Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I have a dream speech" addressing civil rights march at Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC

1983Pat Bradley wins Columbia Savings Golf Classic

1965Bob Dylan booed for playing electric guiter at a concert in New York's Forest Hills

1921Babe Ruth starts streak of an extra-base hit in 9 straight games

200320th MTV Awards: Missy Elliott, Beyoncé f/ Jay-Z & Justin Timberlake wins

1981John Hinckley Jr pleads innocent in attempt to kill President Reagan

1850Richard Wagner's opera "Lohengrin" premieres at Weimar, Germany

1977Nolan Ryan strikes out 300 batters for 5th straight year

1983Israeli PM Menachem Begin announces his resignation

201128th MTV Awards: Katy Perry, Lady Gaga & Justin Bieber wins

1962Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers record "Ya Ya (Parts 1 + 2)"

1986Tina Turner's star unveiled in Hollywood

1943Benito Mussolini transfered from La Maddalena Sardinia to Gran Sasso

1640Second Bishop's War: King Charles I's English army loses to a Scottish Covenanter force at the Battle of Newburn

August 28th Historical Events
Date Event
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 
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. 
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) 
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 
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 
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 
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 
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. 
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 
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 
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. 
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 
2016
Man Confesses to Killing 2 Nuns in Rural Mississippi, the Police Say 
2016
Trump vows crackdown on immigrants who overstay visas if elected 
2016
Singapore confirms first case of locally transmitted Zika virus 
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