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28th of August 0475 EVENT The Roman general Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his capital city, Ravenna.
28th of August 0489 EVENT Theodoric, king of the Ostrogoths defeats Odoacer at the Battle of Isonzo, forcing his way into Italy.
28th of August 1189 EVENT Third Crusade: the Crusaders begin the Siege of Acre under Guy of Lusignan
28th of August 1349 EVENT 6,000 Jews are killed in Mainz, accused of being the cause of the plague.
28th of August 1511 EVENT The Portuguese conquer Malacca.
28th of August 1521 EVENT The Ottoman Turks occupy Belgrade.
28th of August 1542 EVENT Turkish-Portuguese War (1538-1557) : Battle of Wofla: the Portuguese are scattered, their leader Christovao da Gama is captured and later executed.
28th of August 1609 EVENT Henry Hudson discovers Delaware Bay.
28th of August 1619 EVENT Ferdinand II is elected emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
28th of August 1640 EVENT Second Bishop's War: King Charles I's English army loses to a Scottish Covenanter force at the Battle of Newburn.
28th of August 1789 EVENT William Herschel discovers a new moon of Saturn.
28th of August 1810 EVENT Battle of Grand Port : the French accept the surrender of a British Navy fleet.
28th of August 1830 EVENT The Tom Thumb presages the first railway service in the United States.
28th of August 1845 EVENT The first issue of Scientific American magazine is published.
28th of August 1849 EVENT After a month-long siege, Venice, which had declared itself independent, surrenders to Austria.
28th of August 1859 EVENT 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 away as Japan.
28th of August 1862 EVENT American Civil War: Second Battle of Bull Run, also known as the Battle of Second Manassas.
28th of August 1867 EVENT The United States takes possession of the, at this point unoccupied, Midway Atoll.
28th of August 1879 EVENT Cetshwayo, last king of the Zulus, is captured by the British.
28th of August 1898 EVENT Caleb Bradham renames his carbonated soft drink "Pepsi-Cola".
28th of August 1901 EVENT Silliman University is founded in the Philippines. The first American private school in the country.
28th of August 1913 EVENT Queen Wilhelmina opens the Peace Palace in The Hague.
28th of August 1914 EVENT World War I: the Royal Navy defeats the German fleet in the Battle of Heligoland Bight.
28th of August 1914 EVENT World War I: German troops conquer Namur.
28th of August 1916 EVENT World War I: Germany declares war on Romania.
28th of August 1916 EVENT World War I: Italy declares war on Germany.
28th of August 1917 EVENT Ten Suffragettes are arrested while picketing the White House.
28th of August 1924 EVENT The Georgian opposition stages the August Uprising against the Soviet Union.
28th of August 1931 EVENT France and Soviet Union sign a treaty of non-aggression.
28th of August 1937 EVENT Toyota Motors becomes an independent company.
28th of August 1943 EVENT World War II: in Denmark, a general strike against the Nazi occupation is started.
28th of August 1944 EVENT World War II: Marseille and Toulon are liberated.
28th of August 1953 EVENT Nippon Television broadcasts Japan's first television show, including its first TV advertisement.
28th of August 1955 EVENT Black teenager Emmett Till is murdered in Mississippi, galvanizing the nascent American Civil Rights Movement.
28th of August 1961 EVENT Motown releases what would be its first #1 hit, "Please Mr. Postman" by The Marvelettes.
28th of August 1963 EVENT March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom: Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his I Have a Dream speech
28th of August 1963 EVENT Emily Hoffert and Janice Wylie are murdered in their Manhattan flat, prompting the events that would lead to the passing of the Miranda Rights.
28th of August 1964 EVENT The Philadelphia race riot begins.
28th of August 1968 EVENT Riots in Chicago, Illinois, during the Democratic National Convention.
28th of August 1979 EVENT An IRA bomb explodes on the Grand Place in Brussels.
28th of August 1981 EVENT The National Centers for Disease Control announce a high incidence of pneumocystis and Kaposi's sarcoma in gay men. These will soon be recognized as symptoms of an immune disorder, which will be called AIDS.
28th of August 1986 EVENT United States Navy officer Jerry A. Whitworth is sentenced to 365 years imprisonment for espionage for the Soviet Union.
28th of August 1988 EVENT Ramstein airshow disaster: three aircraft of the Frecce Tricolori demonstration team collide and the wreckage falls into the crowd. 75 are killed and 346 seriously injured.
28th of August 1990 EVENT Iraq declares Kuwait to be its newest province.
28th of August 1990 EVENT The Plainfield Tornado: an F5 tornado hits in Plainfield, Illinois, and Joliet, Illinois, killing 28 people.
28th of August 1991 EVENT Collapse of the Soviet Union : Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party.
28th of August 1991 EVENT Ukraine declares its independence from the Soviet Union.
28th of August 1996 EVENT Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales divorce.
28th of August 1998 EVENT 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.
28th of August 2003 EVENT 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.
28th of August 2005 EVENT Hurricane Katrina begins to make landfall in Louisiana and Mississippi in the afternoon, and brings the most severe damage to Slidell and New Orleans.
28th of August 1025 BIRTHDAY Emperor Go-Reizei of Japan (d. 1068)
28th of August 1582 BIRTHDAY Taichang Emperor, of the Ming Dynasty of China (d. 1620)
28th of August 1592 BIRTHDAY George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, English statesman (d. 1628)
28th of August 1612 BIRTHDAY Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn, Dutch scholar (d. 1653)
28th of August 1667 BIRTHDAY Louise of Mecklenburg-Gustrow, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1721)
28th of August 1691 BIRTHDAY Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1750)
28th of August 1714 BIRTHDAY Anthony Ulrich II, Duke of Brunswick-Luneburg (d. 1774)
28th of August 1749 BIRTHDAY Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and scientist (d. 1832)
28th of August 1774 BIRTHDAY Elizabeth Ann Seton, American-born Catholic saint (d. 1821)
28th of August 1789 BIRTHDAY Stephanie de Beauharnais, Grand Duchess of Baden (d. 1860)
28th of August 1801 BIRTHDAY Antoine Augustin Cournot, French mathematician (d. 1877)
28th of August 1814 BIRTHDAY Sheridan le Fanu, Irish writer (d. 1873)
28th of August 1827 BIRTHDAY Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia (d. 1894)
28th of August 1828 BIRTHDAY Leo Tolstoy, Russian author (birthdate according to O.S.) (d. 1910)
28th of August 1840 BIRTHDAY Alexander Cameron Sim, Scottish merchant (d. 1900)
28th of August 1853 BIRTHDAY Vladimir Shukhov, Russian engineer and inventor (d. 1939)
28th of August 1859 BIRTHDAY Vittorio Sella, Italian photographer (d. 1943)
28th of August 1867 BIRTHDAY Umberto Giordano, Italian composer (d. 1948)
28th of August 1878 BIRTHDAY George Whipple, American doctor and Nobel laureate (d. 1976)
28th of August 1884 BIRTHDAY Peter Fraser, former Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1950)
28th of August 1885 BIRTHDAY Vance Palmer, Australian author (d. 1959)
28th of August 1887 BIRTHDAY Istvan Kuhar, Slovene (Prekmurian) writer and politician (d. 1922)
28th of August 1894 BIRTHDAY Karl Bohm, Austrian conductor (d. 1981)
28th of August 1898 BIRTHDAY Charlie Grimm, American baseball player (d. 1983)
28th of August 1899 BIRTHDAY Andrei Platonov, Russian writer (d. 1951)
28th of August 1899 BIRTHDAY Charles Boyer, French actor (d. 1978)
28th of August 1903 BIRTHDAY Bruno Bettelheim, American psychologist (d. 1990)
28th of August 1904 BIRTHDAY Secondo Campini, Italian jet engine pioneer (d. 1980)
28th of August 1905 BIRTHDAY Cyril Walters, England cricketer (d. 1992)
28th of August 1906 BIRTHDAY John Betjeman, English poet (d. 1984)
28th of August 1908 BIRTHDAY Roger Tory Peterson, American ornithologist (d. 1996)
28th of August 1910 BIRTHDAY Tjalling Koopmans, Dutch-born economist Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)
28th of August 1911 BIRTHDAY Joseph Luns, Dutch politician (d. 2002)
28th of August 1913 BIRTHDAY Robertson Davies, Canadian writer (d. 1995)
28th of August 1913 BIRTHDAY Jack Dreyfus, American entrepreneur (d. 2009)
28th of August 1913 BIRTHDAY Boris Pahor, Slovenian writer
28th of August 1913 BIRTHDAY Terence Reese, British bridge player (d. 1996)
28th of August 1913 BIRTHDAY Lindsay Hassett, Australian cricketer (d. 1993)
28th of August 1913 BIRTHDAY Richard Tucker, American tenor (d. 1975)
28th of August 1915 BIRTHDAY Max Robertson, British sports commentator (d. 2009)
28th of August 1915 BIRTHDAY Tasha Tudor, American illustrator (d. 2008)
28th of August 1916 BIRTHDAY Helene Baillargeon, Quebec singer and folklorist (d. 1997)
28th of August 1916 BIRTHDAY C. Wright Mills American sociologist (d. 1962)
28th of August 1916 BIRTHDAY Jack Vance, American author
28th of August 1917 BIRTHDAY Jack Kirby, American comic book artist (d. 1994)
28th of August 1919 BIRTHDAY Godfrey Hounsfield, English electrical engineer Nobel Laureate (d. 2004)
28th of August 1921 BIRTHDAY Fernando Fernan Gomez, Spanish actor, director, academic and playwright (d. 2007)
28th of August 1921 BIRTHDAY Nancy Kulp, American actress (d. 1991)
28th of August 1924 BIRTHDAY Peggy Ryan, American actress (d. 2004)
28th of August 1924 BIRTHDAY Janet Frame, New Zealand author (d. 2004)
28th of August 1924 BIRTHDAY Tony MacGibbon, New Zealand cricketer
28th of August 1925 BIRTHDAY Billy Grammer, American country music singer and guitarist
28th of August 1925 BIRTHDAY Donald O'Connor, American singer, dancer, and actor (d. 2003)
28th of August 1928 BIRTHDAY F. William Free, American advertising executive (d. 2003)
28th of August 1929 BIRTHDAY Istvan Kertesz, Hungarian conductor (d. 1973)
28th of August 1929 BIRTHDAY Ken Gampu, South African actor (d. 2003)
28th of August 1930 BIRTHDAY Ben Gazzara, American actor
28th of August 1930 BIRTHDAY Windsor Davies, British actor
28th of August 1931 BIRTHDAY Tito Capobianco, Argentinian stage impresario and director
28th of August 1931 BIRTHDAY John Shirley-Quirk, English bass-baritone
28th of August 1932 BIRTHDAY Andy Bathgate, Canadian ice hockey player
28th of August 1935 BIRTHDAY Gilles Rocheleau, French Canadian politician (d. 1998)
28th of August 1936 BIRTHDAY Don Denkinger, American baseball umpire
28th of August 1938 BIRTHDAY Paul Martin, Canadian politician
28th of August 1938 BIRTHDAY Maurizio Costanzo, Italian television journalist
28th of August 1940 BIRTHDAY Ken Jenkins, American actor
28th of August 1940 BIRTHDAY Nik Turner, English musician (Hawkwind)
28th of August 1940 BIRTHDAY Roger Pingeon, French cylist
28th of August 1941 BIRTHDAY Sybille de Selys Longchamps, Belgian aristocrat
28th of August 1941 BIRTHDAY Paul Plishka, American opera singer
28th of August 1942 BIRTHDAY Sterling Morrison, American guitarist (The Velvet Underground) (d. 1995)
28th of August 1943 BIRTHDAY Lou Piniella, American baseball manager
28th of August 1943 BIRTHDAY Surayud Chulanont, Thai 24th Prime Minister (former)
28th of August 1943 BIRTHDAY David Soul, American actor
28th of August 1944 BIRTHDAY Marianne Heemskerk, Dutch swimmer
28th of August 1944 BIRTHDAY Melvin Dummar, American claimant to the Howard Hughes estate
28th of August 1945 BIRTHDAY Robert Greenwald, American film director/producer
28th of August 1945 BIRTHDAY Bob Segarini, American musician
28th of August 1947 BIRTHDAY Liza Wang, Hong Kong actress
28th of August 1948 BIRTHDAY Danny Seraphine, American musician (Chicago)
28th of August 1948 BIRTHDAY Murray Parker, New Zealand cricketer
28th of August 1948 BIRTHDAY Heather Reisman, Canadian businesswoman
28th of August 1949 BIRTHDAY Hugh Cornwell, British musician (The Stranglers)
28th of August 1949 BIRTHDAY Svetislav Pesic, Serbian basketball player and coach
28th of August 1951 BIRTHDAY Keiichi Suzuki, Japanese composer
28th of August 1951 BIRTHDAY Wayne Osmond, American singer (The Osmonds)
28th of August 1952 BIRTHDAY Rita Dove, American poet
28th of August 1952 BIRTHDAY Wendelin Wiedeking, German businessman
28th of August 1952 BIRTHDAY Guy Nadon, Canadian actor
28th of August 1952 BIRTHDAY Jacques Chagnon, Canadian politician
28th of August 1954 BIRTHDAY George Church, American geneticist
28th of August 1956 BIRTHDAY Luis Guzman, Puerto Rican actor
28th of August 1956 BIRTHDAY Mark Lutz, Puerto Rican actor
28th of August 1957 BIRTHDAY Ivo Josipovic, President of Croatia
28th of August 1957 BIRTHDAY Daniel Stern, American actor
28th of August 1957 BIRTHDAY Rick Rossovich, American actor
28th of August 1958 BIRTHDAY Scott Hamilton, American figure skater
28th of August 1960 BIRTHDAY Dinah Cancer, American singer 45 Grave
28th of August 1960 BIRTHDAY Emma Samms, English actress
28th of August 1961 BIRTHDAY Kim Appleby, English singer
28th of August 1961 BIRTHDAY Cliff Benson, American football player
28th of August 1962 BIRTHDAY Paul Allen, English footballer
28th of August 1962 BIRTHDAY David Fincher, American music video and film director
28th of August 1963 BIRTHDAY Regina Jacobs, American athlete
28th of August 1963 BIRTHDAY Jennifer Coolidge, American actress
28th of August 1965 BIRTHDAY Satoshi Tajiri, founder of Game Freak
28th of August 1965 BIRTHDAY Amanda Tapping, Canadian actress, director and producer
28th of August 1965 BIRTHDAY Shania Twain, Canadian singer
28th of August 1966 BIRTHDAY Priya Dutt, Indian social worker and politician
28th of August 1967 BIRTHDAY Frederick Kesner, Philippine-born Australian poet
28th of August 1968 BIRTHDAY Billy Boyd, Scottish actor
28th of August 1969 BIRTHDAY Jason Priestley, Canadian-born actor
28th of August 1969 BIRTHDAY Jack Black, American actor
28th of August 1969 BIRTHDAY Pierre Turgeon, French Canadian ice hockey player
28th of August 1969 BIRTHDAY Mary McCartney, English photographer
28th of August 1970 BIRTHDAY Sherrie Austin, Australian actress/singer
28th of August 1970 BIRTHDAY Rick Recht, Jewish singer
28th of August 1971 BIRTHDAY Janet Evans, American swimmer
28th of August 1971 BIRTHDAY Raul Marquez, Mexican-born American boxer
28th of August 1971 BIRTHDAY Shane Andrews, American baseball player
28th of August 1971 BIRTHDAY Todd Eldredge, American figure skater
28th of August 1972 BIRTHDAY Jay Witasick, American baseball player
28th of August 1972 BIRTHDAY Ravindu Shah, Kenyan cricketer
28th of August 1973 BIRTHDAY Matthew John Armstrong, American actor
28th of August 1973 BIRTHDAY DJ Assault, American musician
28th of August 1973 BIRTHDAY Kirby Morrow, Canadian voice actor
28th of August 1974 BIRTHDAY Takahito Eguchi, Japanese composer
28th of August 1974 BIRTHDAY Johan Andersson, Swedish game programmer
28th of August 1974 BIRTHDAY Kaori Mizuhashi, Japanese voice actress
28th of August 1974 BIRTHDAY Carsten Jancker, German footballer
28th of August 1975 BIRTHDAY Jamie Cureton, English footballer
28th of August 1975 BIRTHDAY Vera Jordanova, Finnish actress and model
28th of August 1975 BIRTHDAY Gareth Farrelly, Irish footballer
28th of August 1976 BIRTHDAY Federico Magallanes, Uruguayan footballer
28th of August 1978 BIRTHDAY Jess Margera, American drummer (CKY)
28th of August 1979 BIRTHDAY Robert Hoyzer, German football referee
28th of August 1979 BIRTHDAY Shaila Durcal, Spanish singer
28th of August 1979 BIRTHDAY Kristen Hughes, Australian netballer
28th of August 1979 BIRTHDAY Ruth Riley, American basketball player
28th of August 1979 BIRTHDAY Markus Proll, German footballer
28th of August 1980 BIRTHDAY Debra Lafave, American former teacher and convicted sex offender
28th of August 1980 BIRTHDAY Carly Pope, Canadian actress
28th of August 1981 BIRTHDAY Martin Erat, Czech hockey player
28th of August 1981 BIRTHDAY Daniel Gygax, Swiss footballer
28th of August 1981 BIRTHDAY Agata Wrobel, Polish weightlifter
28th of August 1981 BIRTHDAY Raphael Matos, Brazilian racing driver
28th of August 1982 BIRTHDAY LeAnn Rimes, American singer
28th of August 1982 BIRTHDAY Kevin McNaughton, Scottish footballer
28th of August 1982 BIRTHDAY Anderson Silva de Franca, Brazilian footballer
28th of August 1982 BIRTHDAY Thiago Motta, Brazilian footballer
28th of August 1983 BIRTHDAY Lasith Malinga, Sri Lankan cricketer
28th of August 1983 BIRTHDAY Luke McAlister, New Zealand All Black rugby player
28th of August 1983 BIRTHDAY Alfonso Herrera, Mexican actor and singer (RBD)
28th of August 1984 BIRTHDAY Sarah Roemer, American actress and model
28th of August 1986 BIRTHDAY Jeff Green, American basketball player
28th of August 1986 BIRTHDAY Gilad Shalit, Israeli soldier
28th of August 1986 BIRTHDAY Florence Welch, British singer (Florence + the Machine)
28th of August 1986 BIRTHDAY Mohombi, Swedish-Colognese singer
28th of August 1989 BIRTHDAY Cassadee Pope, American Pop Musician (Hey Monday)
28th of August 1989 BIRTHDAY Jokwon, South Korean singer (2AM)
28th of August 1990 BIRTHDAY Bojan Krkic, Spanish footballer
28th of August 1991 BIRTHDAY Kyle Massey, American actor and rapper
28th of August 1999 BIRTHDAY Prince Nikolai of Denmark, Danish royalty
28th of August 0388 DEATH Magnus Maximus, Roman usurper
28th of August 0430 DEATH Augustine of Hippo, North African saint and theologian (Born 354)
28th of August 1341 DEATH King Leo V of Armenia (Born 1309)
28th of August 1481 DEATH King Afonso V of Portugal (Born 1432)
28th of August 1645 DEATH Hugo Grotius, Dutch philosopher and writer (Born 1583)
28th of August 1654 DEATH Axel Oxenstierna, Lord High Chancellor of Sweden (Born 1583)
28th of August 1678 DEATH John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton, English soldier (Born 1602)
28th of August 1757 DEATH David Hartley, English philosopher (Born 1705)
28th of August 1784 DEATH Junipero Serra, Spanish missionary (Born 1713)
28th of August 1785 DEATH Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, French sculptor (Born 1714)
28th of August 1793 DEATH Adam Philippe, Comte de Custine, French general (executed) (Born 1740)
28th of August 1805 DEATH Alexander Carlyle, Scottish church leader (Born 1722)
28th of August 1818 DEATH Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, founder of Chicago
28th of August 1820 DEATH Andrew Ellicott, American surveyor (Born 1754)
28th of August 1839 DEATH William Smith, English geologist (Born 1769)
28th of August 1900 DEATH Henry Sidgwick, English philosopher (Born 1838)
28th of August 1903 DEATH Frederick Law Olmsted, American landscape architect (Born 1822)
28th of August 1933 DEATH Helen Dunbar, American actress (Born 1863)
28th of August 1943 DEATH King Boris III of Bulgaria (Born 1894)
28th of August 1947 DEATH Manolete, Spanish bullfighter (Born 1917)
28th of August 1955 DEATH Emmett Till, American civil rights movement icon (Born 1941)
28th of August 1959 DEATH Bohuslav Martinu, Czech composer (Born 1890)
28th of August 1965 DEATH Giulio Racah, Israeli physicist (Born 1909)
28th of August 1971 DEATH Reuvein Margolies, Austrian-Hungarian-born Israeli author and Talmudic scholar (Born 1889)
28th of August 1975 DEATH Fritz Wotruba, Austrian sculptor (Born 1907)
28th of August 1976 DEATH Anissa Jones, American actress (Born 1958)
28th of August 1978 DEATH Robert Shaw, English actor and writer (Born 1927)
28th of August 1981 DEATH Bela Guttman, Hungarian footballer (Born 1900)
28th of August 1982 DEATH Geoff Chubb, South African cricketer (Born 1911)
28th of August 1985 DEATH Ruth Gordon, American actress (Born 1896)
28th of August 1987 DEATH John Huston, American movie director (Born 1906)
28th of August 1988 DEATH Jean Marchand, French Canadian union leader and politician (Born 1918)
28th of August 1990 DEATH Willy Vandersteen, Belgian cartoonist (Born 1913)
28th of August 1991 DEATH Alekos Sakellarios, Greek writer and film director (Born 1913)
28th of August 1993 DEATH William Stafford, American poet (Born 1914)
28th of August 1995 DEATH Earl Bascom, American rodeo pioneer (Born 1906)
28th of August 2003 DEATH Brian Douglas Wells, American criminal (failed) (Born 1956)
28th of August 2005 DEATH Jacques Dufilho, French actor (Born 1914)
28th of August 2005 DEATH Esther Szekeres, Hungarian mathematician (Born 1910)
28th of August 2005 DEATH George Szekeres, Hungarian mathematician (Born 1911)
28th of August 2006 DEATH Benoit Sauvageau, French Canadian politician (Born 1963)
28th of August 2006 DEATH Melvin Schwartz, American physicist, Nobel laureate (Born 1932)
28th of August 2007 DEATH Hilly Kristal, American musician (Born 1932)
28th of August 2007 DEATH Arthur Jones, American inventor of the Nautilus exercise machines (Born 1926)
28th of August 2007 DEATH Paul MacCready, American aeronautical engineer (Born 1925)
28th of August 2007 DEATH Antonio Puerta, Spanish footballer (Born 1984)
28th of August 2007 DEATH Francisco Umbral, Spanish journalist, novelist, biographer and essayist (Born 1935)
28th of August 2007 DEATH Miyoshi Umeki, Japanese-born American actress (Born 1929)
28th of August 2007 DEATH Nikola Nobilo, New Zealand winemaker (Born 1913)
28th of August 2008 DEATH Phil Hill, American race car driver and one-time F1 world champion (Born 1927)
28th of August 2009 DEATH Adam Goldstein, American DJ also known as DJ AM (Born 1973)
28th of August 2009 DEATH Wayne Tippit, American actor (Born 1932)
28th of August 2010 DEATH William P. Foster, American band director and educator (Born 1919)

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