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August 28th, 2008 (August 28 2008)EventSenator Barack Obama, the first major African American to be nominated for president by a major political party, plans on accepting the Democratic Party s nomination in Denver.Barack Obama Quotes
August 28th, 1998 (August 28 1998)EventPakistan 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.
August 28th, 1996 (August 28 1996)EventBritons Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales, are divorced.Princess of Wales Diana Quotes
August 28th, 1991 (August 28 1991)EventUkraine declares its independence from the Soviet Union.
August 28th, 1991 (August 28 1991)EventMikhail Gorbachev resigns from Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party.
August 28th, 1990 (August 28 1990)EventIraq declares Kuwait to be its newest province.
August 28th, 1990 (August 28 1990)EventThe Plainfield Tornado: An F5 tornado hits in Plainfield, Illinois, and Joliet, Illinois, killing 28 people.
August 28th, 1988 (August 28 1988)EventRamstein airshow disaster: Three aircraft of the Frecce Tricolori demonstration team collide and fall into the crowdied in 75 are killed, 346 seriously injured.
August 28th, 1986 (August 28 1986)EventUS Navy officer Jerry A. Whitworth is sentenced to 365 years imprisonment for espionage for the Soviet Union.
August 28th, 1982 (August 28 1982)EventThe first Gay Games are held in San Francisco.
August 28th, 1981 (August 28 1981)EventThe National Centers for Disease Control announce a high incidence of Pneumocystis and Kaposi s sarcoma in gay men. Soon, these will be recognized as symptoms of an immune disorder, which will be called AIDS.Tom Ze Quotes
August 28th, 1979 (August 28 1979)EventAn IRA bomb explodes on the Grand Place in Brussels.
August 28th, 1971 (August 28 1971)EventThe dollar is allowed to float against the yen for the first time.
August 28th, 1968 (August 28 1968)EventRiots in Chicago, Illinois, during the Democratic National Convention.
August 28th, 1964 (August 28 1964)EventThe Philadelphia race riot begins.
August 28th, 1963 (August 28 1963)EventDuring a 200,000-person civil rights rally in at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his famous I have a dream speech.Martin Luther Quotes
August 28th, 1961 (August 28 1961)EventMotown releases what would be its first number one hit, "Please Mr. Postman" by The Marvelettes.
August 28th, 1953 (August 28 1953)EventNippon Television broadcasts Japan s first television show, including its first TV advertisement.
August 28th, 1944 (August 28 1944)EventMarseille and Toulon are liberated.
August 28th, 1943 (August 28 1943)EventIn Denmark, a general strike against the Nazi occupation is started.
August 28th, 1937 (August 28 1937)EventToyota Motors becomes an independent company.
August 28th, 1931 (August 28 1931)EventFrance and Soviet Union sign a treaty of non-aggression.
August 28th, 1924 (August 28 1924)EventGeorgian opposition stages the August Uprising against the Soviet Union.
August 28th, 1917 (August 28 1917)EventTen suffragists are arrested when picketing the White House.
August 28th, 1916 (August 28 1916)EventGermany declares war on Romania.
August 28th, 1916 (August 28 1916)EventItaly declares war on Germany.
August 28th, 1914 (August 28 1914)EventThe Royal Navy beats the German fleet in the Battle of Heligoland Bight.
August 28th, 1914 (August 28 1914)EventGerman troops conquer Namur.
August 28th, 1913 (August 28 1913)EventQueen Wilhelmina opens the Peace Palace in The Hague.
August 28th, 1907 (August 28 1907)EventUPS is founded by James E. Casey in Seattle, Washington.
August 28th, 1899 (August 28 1899)Event122 houses, smelting factory, hospital, many facilities destroyed on hill, cause by heavy rain with debris blow, at Sumitomo Besshi bronze mine erea, Niihama, Shikoku, Japan, at least 512 killed.Tom Ze Quotes
August 28th, 1898 (August 28 1898)EventCaleb Bradham renames his carbonated soft drink "Pepsi-Cola".
August 28th, 1879 (August 28 1879)EventCetshwayo, last king of the Zulus, is captured by the British.
August 28th, 1867 (August 28 1867)EventThe United States occupies Midway Island.
August 28th, 1862 (August 28 1862)EventSecond Battle of Bull Run, also known as the battle of Second Manassas.
August 28th, 1859 (August 28 1859)EventA geomagnetic storm causes the Aurora Borealis to shine so brightly that it is seen clearly over parts of USA, Europe, and even as further afield as Japan.
August 28th, 1849 (August 28 1849)EventAfter a month-long siege, Venice, which had declared itself independent, surrenders to Austria.
August 28th, 1845 (August 28 1845)EventScientific American magazine publishes its first issue.
August 28th, 1830 (August 28 1830)EventThe Tom Thumb presages the first railway service in the United States.
August 28th, 1777 (August 28 1777)EventBattle of Cooch s Bridge takes place near Newark, Delaware.
August 28th, 1640 (August 28 1640)EventKing Charles I s English army loses to a Scottish Covenanter force at the Battle of Newburn
August 28th, 1619 (August 28 1619)EventFerdinand II is elected emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
August 28th, 1609 (August 28 1609)EventHenry Hudson discovers Delaware Bay.
August 28th, 1565 (August 28 1565)EventSt. Augustine, Florida, establishedied in It is the oldest surviving European settlement in the United States.
August 28th, 1542 (August 28 1542)EventReinforced with at least 600 arquebusiers and cavalry, Imam Ahmad Gragn attacks the Portuguese camp in the Battle of Wofla. The Portuguese are scattered, their leader Christovao da Gama captured and afterwards executed.
August 28th, 1521 (August 28 1521)EventThe Ottoman Turks occupy Belgrade.
August 28th, 1511 (August 28 1511)EventPortuguese conquer Malacca.
August 28th, 1349 (August 28 1349)Event6,000 Jews are killed in Mainz, accused to be the cause of the plague.
August 28th, 1189 (August 28 1189)EventThe Crusaders begin the Siege of Acre under Guy of Lusignan
August 28th, 0489 (August 28 0489)EventTheodoric, king of the Ostrogoths defeats Odoacer at the Battle of Isonzo, forcing his way into Italy.
August 28th, 0475 (August 28 0475)EventThe Roman general Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his capital city, Ravenna, and appoints Romulus Augustus, his own son, as emperor.

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