Historical Events and Current Affairs on August 28

xxxx :German ruler Odoacer captures Pavia
xxxx :West Roman Empire formally disbands/emperor Romulus August ousted
1521 :Turkish sultan Suleiman I's troops occupy Belgrade
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
1655 :New Amsterdam & Peter Stuyvesant bars Jews from military service
1789 :Sir William Herschel discovers Saturn's moon Enceladus
1830 :1st locomotive in US, Tom Thumb, runs from Balt to Ellicotts Mill
1837 :Pharmacists John Lea & William Perrins manufactures Worcester Sauce
1840 :9 Jewish prisoners are released from Damascus jails
1849 :after been under siege since July 20 after proclaiming independence
1849 :Venice under Daniele Manin surrenders to Austrians under Radetsky,
1850 :Richard Wagner's opera Lohengrin premieres at Weimar Germany
1861 :Battle of Fort Hatteras NC
1862 :Battle of Groveton, VA (Manassas Plains) [->AUG 19] US7000 CS7000
1862 :Battle of Thoroughfare Gap VA
1862 :Belle Boyd released from Old Capital Prison in Washington, DC
1867 :US occupies Midway Islands in Pacific
1876 :C H F Peters discovers asteroid #167 Urda
1879 :Battle at Ulundi: Lord Chelmsford beats king Cetshwayo's Zuluz
1883 :Slavery banned throughout British Empire
1884 :1st known photograph of a tornado is made near Howard SD
1884 :Mickey Welsh strikes-out 1st 9 men he faces
1891 :A Charlois discovers asteroid #312 Pierretta
1907 :United Parcel Service begins service, in Seattle
1911 :45.7 cm rainfall at St George, Georgia (state record)
1913 :F Kaiser discovers asteroid #760 Massinga
1913 :Queen Wilhelmina opens Peace Palace (The Hague)
1914 :3rd day of battle at Tannenberg: violent German/Russian battles
1914 :Battle at Helgoland: British fleet beats German, 1100 killed
1914 :John French evacuate Amiens
1916 :Germany declares war on Romania
1916 :Italy declares war against Germany during WW I
1917 :10 suffragists arrested as they picket White House
1918 :Tris Speaker suspended for season due to assault on ump Tom Connolly
1919 :General John Smuts becomes premier of South Africa
1920 :19th amendment acknowledges women's rights
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)
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
1936 :J Hunaerts discovers asteroids #1423 Jose & #1637 Swings
1936 :K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #5657
1938 :Mauthausen concentration camp opens in Austria
1938 :Northwestern U awards honorary degree to dummy Charlie McCarthy
1938 :On Connie Mack Day at Shibe Park, the A's win a doubleheader
1939 :Monty becomes commandant 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 :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 :E L Johnson discovers asteroid #2651 Karen
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 :Indiana University discovers asteroid #4299 & #7723
1952 :Jakob Malik succeeds Zorine as Foreign minister
1953 :Me & Juliet opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 358 performances
1957 :Sen Thurmond 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 DeKaplany tortures wife with acid
1962 :Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers record Ya Ya (Parts 1 + 2)
1963 :200,000 demonstrate for equal rights in Washington, DC
1963 :Evergreen Point Floating Bridge connecting Seattle & Bellevue opens
1963 :Martin Luther King Jr's I have a dream speech at Lincoln Memorial
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
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 :1 day marriage of character Murphy Brown
1968 :Police & anti-war demonstrators clash at Chicago's Dem Natl Conven
1970 :Phillies Larry Bowa steals home for 2nd time in 1970
1970 :T Smirnova discovers asteroid #2616 Lesya
1972 :USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
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 :Monster Mash goes gold
1973 :Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple goes gold
1973 :T Smirnova discovers asteroid #2171 Kiev
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 :Nolan Ryan strikes out 300 batters for 5th straight year
1977 :NY Cosmos defeat Seattle Sounders, 2-1, at Civic Stadium in Portland
1978 :Ja'afar Sharif-Emami appointed premier of Iran
1979 :IRA bomb explodes on Brussels Great Market
1979 :Train crash at Nijmegen, 7 die
1981 :A Mrkos discovers asteroid #3645
1981 :C T Kowal discovers asteroid #3163 & #4596
1981 :H Debehogne discovers asteroid #2707 Ueferji & #6850
1981 :John Hinckley Jr pleads innocent in attempt to kill Pres Reagan
1981 :National Centers for Disease Control announces high incidence of
1981 :Pneumocystis & Kaposi's sarcoma in gay men
1981 :Sebastian Coe of UK sets 1-mi record of 3:47.33 (since broken)
1981 :Z Vavrova discovers asteroids #2524 Budovicium, #3096, #5860 & #7325
1982 :Sugar Babies closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 1208 perfs
1982 :USSR performs underground nuclear test
1983 :Greg Luzinski is 1st player to put 3 HRs onto roof at Comiskey Park
1983 :Israeli PM Menachem Begin announces resignation
1983 :Joseph Kreckman sets record of 2,215 clay pigeons shot in an hour
1983 :Mame closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 41 performances
1984 :A Mrkos discovers asteroids #3630 & #3905 Doppler
1984 :S Swanson discovers asteroid #4995
1984 :USSR performs underground nuclear test
1986 :Bolivia president Victor Paz Estensoro calls state of siege
1986 :H Debehogne discovers asteroid #4535, #6292 & #7168
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 :E W Elst discovers asteroid #6437 & #7010 Locke
1987 :Mike Schmidt passes Ted Williams & Willie McCovey with 522 HRs
1988 :40th Emmy Awards: 30something, Wonder Years & Richard Kiley
1988 :70 killed in crash of 3 Italian AF fighters at air show in Germany
1988 :Italian stunt flyers crashes in flames in West Germany, killing 50
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
1990 :Z Vavrova discovers asteroid #6067
1991 :Lexington Ave IRT subway train derails at Union Square, 5 die
1991 :Red Tom Browning vs Expo Dennis Martinez both perfect game pitcher
1993 :Dam breaks in Qinghai West China, 223 killed
1993 :Jakovlev-42 crashes in Tadzjikistan, 76 killed
1993 :Long Beach Calif beats Panama for little league world championship
1993 :Singapore vice-premier Teng Cheong elected president
1994 :1st Japanese gay pride parade
1995 :Northants 7-781 decl defeat Nottinghamshire 527 & 157
1996 :Liam Botham takes 5-67 on 1st-class debut Hants v Middlesex
1997 :32nd Ryder Cup: at Sotogrande Spain
1997 :Belgian amusement park riders were stuck upside down for 90 minutes
2002 :AIADMK will not support Congress in the next Lok Sabha
2002 :Kashmir Committee meets President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
2002 :Supreme Court gives Interim Stay over Government's decision to cancel petrol bunk dealerships.
2002 :Tamil Nadu CM Jayalaitha meets LK Advani



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