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Historical Events In August - 28

Friday, 18 September 2020

1905  On this day in history cyril Walters, cricketer (solid England batsman of 30's)  

1906  On August - 28 john Betjeman, poet laureate of England (Mt Zion)  

1907  On August - 28 united Parcel Service begins service, in Seattle  

1907  On August - 28 philip A Edwards, Brit Guiana, runner (Olympic-bronze-1928, 32, 36)  

1908  On August - 28 14th US Golf Open: Fred McLeod shoots a 322 at Myopia Hunt Club Mass  

1908  On August - 28 roger Tory Peterson, NY, ornithologist/writer (How to Know Birds)  

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  On this day in history ruurd Faber, mayor of Aalten (1971-75)  

1913  Queen Wilhelmina opens Peace Palace (The Hague) on this day in history.  

1913  On this day in history john Terence Reese, bridge master  

1914  On this day in history 3rd day of battle at Tannenberg: violent German/Russian battles  

1914  Glenn Osser, Munising Mich, orch leader (Paul Whiteman Goodyear Revue) on August - 28.  

1914  Anatol Konstantinovich Lyadov, composer (Baba Yaga), dies at 59 [NS] on this day in history.  

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

1916  On this day in history italy declares war against Germany during WW I  

1916  Germany declares war on Romania on August - 28.  

1916  C Wright Mills, sociologist, writer (The Power Elite) [or May 28] on August - 28.  

1916  Francis W Warre-Cornish, Engl vice-provost of Eton (1893-1916), dies on August - 28.  

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

1917  On August - 28 10 suffragists arrested as they picket White House  

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

1918  Tris Speaker suspended for season due to assault on ump Tom Connolly on August - 28.  

1918  Alejandro Lanusse, army officer/politician on August - 28.  

1919  On this day in history general John Smuts becomes premier of South Africa  

1919  Ernest H Martin, [Markowitz], producer (Feuer & Martin-Chorus Line) on August - 28.  

1919  On August - 28 louis Botha, South African Boer leader, dies  

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

1921  On August - 28 2nd Pan-African Congress meets (London, Brussels & Paris)  

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

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

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

1922  1st Walker Cup: US beats England 8-4 on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of emperor Go-Reizei of Japan (d. 1068)  

1476  On August - 28 birth of motonoboe, Japanese painter (Kano-school)  

1582  On this day in history birth of taichang Emperor, of the Ming dynasty of China (d. 1620)  

1592  George Villiers, 1st duke of Buckingham/PM (1625-28) was born on August - 28.  

1612  Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn, Dutch scholar (d. 1653) was born on August - 28.  

1667  Louise of Mecklenburg-G├╝strow, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1721) was born on August - 28.  

1673  On this day in history birth of conrad Michael Schneider, composer  

1691  On this day in history birth of elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenb├╝ttel, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1750)  

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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  On this day in history aurelius Augustinus, church elder/thinker (Belijdenissen), dies at 75  

0876  Louis the German, King of East France Empire (833-76), dies on this day in history.  

1065  Death of Frederik van Luxembourg, duke of Neth-Lutherans (1046-65) on this day in history.  

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

1481  On this day in history afonso V, King of Portugal, dies  

1484  On August - 28 death of diogo, duke of Viseu, murdered  

1539  On this day in history death of lieven Pain, Flemish, beheaded at about 75  

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