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.