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Events and People Who Made History on August 28

5th Century

476 - German ruler Odoacer captures Pavia
476 - West Roman Empire formally disbands/emperor Romulus August ousted

16th Century

1521 - Turkish sultan Suleiman I's troops occupy Belgrade
1565 - Oldest city in the U.S., St. Augustine Fla, established

17th Century

1609 - Henry Hudson, discovers and 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 and Peter Stuyvesant bars Jews from military service

18th Century

1789 - Sir William Herschel discovers Saturn's moon Enceladus

19th Century

1830 - 1st locomotive in U.S., "Tom Thumb," runs from Baltimore to Ellicotts Mill
1837 - Pharmacists John Lea and William Perrins manufactures Worcester Sauce
1840 - 9 Jewish prisoners are released from Damascus jails
1849 - Venice under Daniele Manin surrenders to Austrians under Radetsky, after been under siege since July 20 after proclaiming independence
1850 - Richard Wagner's opera "Lohengrin" premieres at Weimar Germany
1861 - Battle of Fort Hatteras NC
1862 - Battle of Thoroughfare Gap VA
1862 - Belle Boyd released from Old Capital Prison in Washington, D.C.
1867 - U.S. occupies Midway Islands in Pacific
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, South Dakota
1884 - Mickey Welsh strikes-out 1st 9 men he faces

20th Century

1907 - United Parcel Service begins service, in Seattle
1908 - 14th U.S. Golf Open: Fred McLeod shoots a 322 at Myopia Hunt Club Mass
1911 - 45.7 cm rainfall at St. George, Georgia (state record)
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 and Paris)
1921 - Babe Ruth starts streak of an extra-base hit in 9 straight games
1922 - 1st Walker Cup: U.S. beats England 8-4
1922 - Albert von Tilzer and Neville Fleesons musical premieres in New York City
1922 - WEAF in New York City airs 1st radio commercia, Queensboro Realty, $100 for 10 minutes
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
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 General 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 and Toulon cleared
1944 - U.S. 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, New York
1950 - Earle and 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 New York Giants 16 game win streak
1952 - German and Israeli reach accord about recovery payments
1952 - Jakob Malik succeeds Zorine as Foreign minister
1953 - "Me and Juliet" opens at Majestic Theater New York City 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 - Senator Strom Thurmond begins 24-hour 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 home run 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 and Beat Brothers record "Ya Ya (Parts 1 + 2)"
1963 - 200,000 demonstrate for equal rights in Washington, D.C.
1963 - Evergreen Point Floating Bridge connecting Seattle and Bellevue opens
1963 - Martin Luther King Jr's "I have a dream speech" at Lincoln Memorial
1964 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1964 - U.S. weather satellite Nimbus 1 launched
1964 - WEWS-TV Channel 5's "Upbeat" debuts in Cleveland
1966 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Glass City Golf Classic
1967 - Asif Iqbal and Intikhab Alam make 190 stand for 9th wkt vs. Eng
1967 - Boston signs 1st free-agent outfielder Ken Harrelson for $75,000 bonus
1968 - Police and anti-war demonstrators clash at Chicago's Dem National Conven
1970 - Phillies Larry Bowa steals home for 2nd time in 1970
1972 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1973 - 6.8 quake centered in Oaxaca State in Mexico kills 527
1973 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1973 - India and Pakistan sign POW accord
1973 - "Monster Mash" goes gold
1973 - "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple goes gold
1973 - U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1974 - Soyuz 15 returns to Earth
1976 - N.Y. Cosmos beat Seattle Sounders 2-1 for NASL cup
1976 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1977 - Bonnie Lauer wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
1977 - N.Y. Cosmos defeat Seattle Sounders, 2-1, at Civic Stadium in Portland, Oregon, winning their 2nd North American Soccer League championship
1977 - New York Yankee Ron Guidry faces just 28 men and beats Texas Rangers 1-0
1977 - Nolan Ryan strikes out 300 batters for 5th straight year
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 on Brussels Great Market
1979 - Train crash at Nijmegen, 7 die
1981 - John Hinckley, Jr. pleads innocent in attempt to kill President Reagan
1981 - National Centers for Disease Control announces high incidence of Pneumocystis and Kaposi's sarcoma in gay men
1981 - Sebastian Coe of U.K. sets 1-mi record of 3:47.33 (since broken)
1982 - "Sugar Babies" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 1208 performances
1982 - U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1983 - Greg Luzinski is 1st player to put 3 home runs onto roof at Comiskey Park
1983 - Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin announces resignation
1983 - Joseph Kreckman sets record of 2,215 clay pigeons shot in an hour
1983 - "Mame" closes at Gershwin Theater New York City after 41 performances
1983 - Pat Bradley wins Columbia Savings Golf Classic
1984 - U.S.S.R. 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 - U.S. Navy officer Jerry A Whitworth sentenced to 365 years for spying
1987 - Mike Schmidt passes Ted Williams and Willie McCovey with 522 home runs
1988 - 40th Emmy Awards: 30something, Wonder Years and Richard Kiley
1988 - 70 killed in crash of 3 Italian AF fighters at air show in Germany
1988 - 88th U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Eric Meeks
1988 - Italian stunt flyers crashes in flames in West Germany, killing 50
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 and Mets outduel Orel Hershiser and Dodgers 1-0
1990 - Cub's Ryne Sandberg is 1st 2nd baseman to hit 30 home runs, 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 U.S. Golf Amateur Championship won by Tiger Woods
1995 - Last day of Test Cricket for Richie Richardson
1995 - Northants 7-781 decl defeat Nottinghamshire 527 and 157
1996 - Liam Botham takes 5-67 on 1st-class debut Hants vs. Middlesex
1997 - 32nd Ryder Cup: at Sotogrande Spain
1997 - Belgian amusement park riders were stuck upside down for 90 minutes


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