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August 28th. TODAY IN HISTORY

Mr.Reasonable 2012/08/28 19:45:00
August 28 is the 240th day of the year (241st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 125 days remaining until the end of the world err year.

Events

475 – The Roman general Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his capital city, Ravenna.

489 – Theodoric, king of the Ostrogoths defeats Odoacer at the Battle of Isonzo, forcing his way into Italy.

663 – Silla–Tang armies crush the Baekje restoration attempt and force Yamato Japan to withdraw from Korea in the Battle of Baekgang.

1189 – Third Crusade: the Crusaders begin the Siege of Acre under Guy of Lusignan

1521 – The Ottoman Turks occupy Belgrade.

1524 – The Kaqchikel Maya rebel against their former Spanish allies during the Spanish conquest of Guatemala.

1542 – Turkish-Portuguese War (1538-1557) – Battle of Wofla: the Portuguese are scattered, their leader Christovão da Gama is captured and later executed.

1565 – Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sights land near St. Augustine, Florida and founds the oldest continuously occupied European-established city in the continental United States.

1609 – Henry Hudson discovers Delaware Bay.

1619 – Ferdinand II is elected emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.

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

1709 – Meidingnu Pamheiba is crowned King of Manipur.

1789 – William Herschel discovers a new moon of Saturn: Enceladus.

1810 – Battle of Grand Port – the French accept the surrender of a British Navy fleet.

1830 – The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's new Tom Thumb steam locomotive races a horse-drawn car, presaging steam's role in US railroading.

1833 – The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 receives Royal Assent, abolishing slavery through most the British Empire. A calculative move in a brilliant plot to bring about division in the United States between the North's textile producers, and the South's cotton producers, ending up a few decades later very successful.

1845 – The first issue of Scientific American magazine is published.

1849 – After a month-long siege, Venice, which had declared itself independent as the Republic of San Marco, surrenders to Austria.

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 away as Japan.

1862 – American Civil War: Second Battle of Bull Run, also known as the Battle of Second Manassas.

1867 – The United States takes possession of the, at this point unoccupied, Midway Atoll. (Now, that's planning ahead!)

1879 – Cetshwayo, last king of the Zulus, is captured by the British.

1898 – Caleb Bradham invents the carbonated soft drink that will later be called "Pepsi-Cola".

1901 – Silliman University is founded in the Philippines. The first American private school in the country.

1909 –
A group of mid-level Greek Army officers launches the Goudi coup, seeking wide-ranging reforms.

1913 – Queen Wilhelmina opens the Peace Palace in The Hague.

1914 – World War I: the Royal Navy defeats the German fleet in the Battle of Heligoland Bight.

1914 – World War I: German troops conquer Namur.

1916 – World War I: Germany declares war on Romania.

1916 – World War I: Italy declares war on Germany.

1917 – Ten Suffragettes (Members of women's suffrage movement) are arrested while picketing the White House.

1924 – The Georgian opposition stages the August Uprising against the Soviet Union.

1931 – France and Soviet Union sign a treaty of non-aggression.

1937 –
Toyota Motors becomes an independent company.

1943 – World War II: in Denmark, a general strike against the Nazi occupation is started. Some say this is where the Illuminati created the saying, "Something is rotten in Denmark".

1944 – World War II: Marseille and Toulon are liberated.

1953 – Nippon Television broadcasts Japan's first television show, including its first TV advertisement Welcoming them to 'programming' in more ways then they ever expected.

1955 – Black teenager Emmett Till is murdered in Mississippi, galvanizing the nascent American Civil Rights Movement.

1957 – U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond begins a filibuster to prevent the Senate from voting on Civil Rights Act of 1957; he stopped speaking 24 hours and 18 minutes later, the longest filibuster ever conducted by a single Senator.

1963 – March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom: Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his I Have a Dream speech. Said to be the very speech that sealed his fate. It was then thought he should be martyred, as he was so very controversially by James Earl Ray!

1963 – Emily Hoffert and Janice Wylie are murdered in their Manhattan flat, prompting the events that would lead to the passing of the Miranda Rights. Which have since been disregarded under our current tyrannical leaderships.

1964 – The Philadelphia race riot begins.

1968 – Riots in Chicago, Illinois, during the Democratic National Convention.

1979 – An IRA bomb explodes on the Grand Place in Brussels.

1988 – 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.

1990 – Iraq declares Kuwait to be its newest province.

1990 – The Plainfield Tornado: an F5 tornado hits in Plainfield, Illinois, and Joliet, Illinois, killing 28 people.

1991 – Ukraine declares its independence from the Soviet Union.

1991 – Collapse of the Soviet Union – Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party.

1996 – Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales divorce.

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.

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  • sglmom 2012/08/28 20:54:50
    sglmom
    +1
    THANKS For posting ..
    Reminds me that I'm looking forwards in anticipation
    to the Fall Foliage Steam Engine Train Tour I'm going to enjoy ..
    this is a fun way to enjoy a step back in time ..
    and also gain an appreciation of how this nation was built
    (as well as the beauty of nature too)
  • Mr.Reas... sglmom 2012/08/28 23:17:18
    Mr.Reasonable
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    That sounds great! Have fun!!
  • Tee Quake 2012/08/28 19:46:31
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    Somebody has too much time on their hands or they are an idiot savant.
  • Mr.Reas... Tee Quake 2012/08/28 19:52:17
    Mr.Reasonable
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    What do you people have against learning? It seems really queer to me!

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