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Historical Events In August - 28

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

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

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

1907  United Parcel Service begins service, in Seattle on August - 28.  

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

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

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

1911  45.7 cm rainfall at St George, Georgia (state record) on August - 28.  

1911  Jose Antonio Giron de Velasco, politician on this day in history.  

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

1913  Queen Wilhelmina opens Peace Palace (The Hague) on August - 28.  

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

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

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

1914  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1916  On this day in history germany declares war on Romania  

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

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

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

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

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 this day in history.  

1918  Alejandro Lanusse, army officer/politician on this day in history.  

1919  General John Smuts becomes premier of South Africa on this day in history.  

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

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

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

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

1921  On this day in history joop Doderer, Velsen Netherlands, actor (Swiebertje)  

1922  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

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

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 August - 28.  

1476  Motonoboe, Japanese painter (Kano-school) was born on August - 28.  

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

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

1612  Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn, Dutch scholar (d. 1653) was born on this day in history.  

1667  Louise of Mecklenburg-G├╝strow, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1721) was born on this day in history.  

1673  Conrad Michael Schneider, composer was born on this day in history.  

1691  On August - 28 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 this day in history 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 this day in history louis the German, King of East France Empire (833-76), dies  

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 August - 28 afonso V, King of Portugal, dies  

1484  Death of Diogo, duke of Viseu, murdered on August - 28.  

1539  On August - 28 death of lieven Pain, Flemish, beheaded at about 75  

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