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Historical Events In August - 28

Monday, 18 January 2021

1905  Cyril Walters, cricketer (solid England batsman of 30's) on this day in history.  

1906  On this day in history john Betjeman, poet laureate of England (Mt Zion)  

1907  On this day in history united Parcel Service begins service, in Seattle  

1907  On this day in history philip A Edwards, Brit Guiana, runner (Olympic-bronze-1928, 32, 36)  

1908  On this day in history 14th US Golf Open: Fred McLeod shoots a 322 at Myopia Hunt Club Mass  

1908  Roger Tory Peterson, NY, ornithologist/writer (How to Know Birds) on August - 28.  

1911  On this day in history 45.7 cm rainfall at St George, Georgia (state record)  

1911  On August - 28 jose Antonio Giron de Velasco, politician  

1912  Ruurd Faber, mayor of Aalten (1971-75) on August - 28.  

1913  On this day in history queen Wilhelmina opens Peace Palace (The Hague)  

1913  John Terence Reese, bridge master on August - 28.  

1914  3rd day of battle at Tannenberg: violent German/Russian battles on August - 28.  

1914  On this day in history glenn Osser, Munising Mich, orch leader (Paul Whiteman Goodyear Revue)  

1914  On August - 28 anatol Konstantinovich Lyadov, composer (Baba Yaga), dies at 59 [NS]  

1915  On this day in history max Robertson, British sports commentator  

1916  Italy declares war against Germany during WW I on August - 28.  

1916  Germany declares war on Romania on this day in history.  

1916  On this day in history c Wright Mills, sociologist, writer (The Power Elite) [or May 28]  

1916  On this day in history francis W Warre-Cornish, Engl vice-provost of Eton (1893-1916), dies  

1917  10 suffragists arrested as they picket the White House on this day in history.  

1917  On this day in history 10 suffragists arrested as they picket White House  

1917  Jack Kirby, cartoonist (X-Men, Spiderman, Hulk, Capt America) on August - 28.  

1918  On August - 28 tris Speaker suspended for season due to assault on ump Tom Connolly  

1918  On August - 28 alejandro Lanusse, army officer/politician  

1919  On August - 28 general John Smuts becomes premier of South Africa  

1919  On August - 28 ernest H Martin, [Markowitz], producer (Feuer & Martin-Chorus Line)  

1919  Louis Botha, South African Boer leader, dies on this day in history.  

1920  On this day in history 19th amendment acknowledges women's rights  

1921  On this day in history 2nd Pan-African Congress meets (London, Brussels & Paris)  

1921  Joop Doderer, Velsen Netherlands, actor (Swiebertje) on this day in history.  

1922  On August - 28 joseph-Elzéar Bernier builds Craig Harbour, Canada's most northerly settlement to date at 76 degrees I0' N; on the Canadian Government Arctic Expedition.  

1922  The first radio commercial is broadcast. Queensboro Realty receives 10 minutes of air time on New York station WEAF for $100 on August - 28.  

1922  1st Walker Cup: US beats England 8-4 on August - 28.  

1922  Louis PMFG of Orleans, earl of Eu/Brazil, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 28

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1025  Emperor Go-Reizei of Japan (d. 1068) was born on this day in history.  

1476  Motonoboe, Japanese painter (Kano-school) was born on this day in history.  

1582  Taichang Emperor, of the Ming dynasty of China (d. 1620) was born on August - 28.  

1592  On this day in history birth of george Villiers, 1st duke of Buckingham/PM (1625-28)  

1612  On this day in history birth of marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn, Dutch scholar (d. 1653)  

1667  On August - 28 birth of louise of Mecklenburg-G├╝strow, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1721)  

1673  Conrad Michael Schneider, composer was born on August - 28.  

1691  Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenb├╝ttel, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1750) was born on August - 28.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 28

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0388  On August - 28 death of magnus Maximus, Spanish West Roman Emperor (383-88), executed  

0430  Aurelius Augustinus, church elder/thinker (Belijdenissen), dies at 75 on August - 28.  

0876  On August - 28 louis the German, King of East France Empire (833-76), dies  

1065  Death of Frederik van Luxembourg, duke of Neth-Lutherans (1046-65) on August - 28.  

1341  On August - 28 death of king Leo V of Armenia (b. 1309)  

1481  Afonso V, King of Portugal, dies on August - 28.  

1484  On this day in history death of diogo, duke of Viseu, murdered  

1539  Death of Lieven Pain, Flemish, beheaded at about 75 on August - 28.  

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