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Historical Events In August - 28

Thursday, 24 September 2020

1981  John Hinckley Jr pleads innocent in attempt to kill Pres Reagan on this day in history.  

1981  John Hinckley Jr. pleads innocent to attempting to kill US President Ronald Reagan. He is later acquitted by reason of insanity on August - 28.  

1981  National Centers for Disease Control announces high incidence of Pneumocystis & Kaposi's sarcoma in gay men on this day in history.  

1981  Sebastian Coe of UK sets 1-mi record of 3 47.33 (since broken) on this day in history.  

1981  On August - 28 sebastian Coe of UK sets 1-mi record of 3:47.33 (since broken)  

1982  On August - 28 g W A Chubb, cricketer (5 Tests for South Africa, 21 wickets), dies  

1983  On August - 28 israeli PM Menachem Begin announces resignation  

1983  Joseph Kreckman sets record of 2,215 clay pigeons shot in an hour on this day in history.  

1983  Jan Clayton, actress (Ellen Miller-Lassie), dies at 66 on this day in history.  

1985  On this day in history launch of Aussat, Australia's first domestic communications satellite  

1985  On this day in history ruth Gordon, actress (Big Bus), dies of a stroke in her sleep at 88  

1986  US Navy officer Jerry A Whitworth sentenced to 365 years for spying on this day in history.  

1987  On August - 28 john Huston, US/Irish actor/director (Maltese Falcon), dies at 81  

1988  70 killed in crash of 3 Italian AF fighters at air show in Germany on August - 28.  

1988  Hazel Dawn, US singer/actress (Under Clover, Margie), dies at 98 on this day in history.  

1990  Iraq declares Kuwait its 19th province on August - 28.  

1990  Kuwait declared the 19th province of Iraq, by Saddam Hussein on this day in history.  

1990  Willy Vandersteen, Flemish cartoonist (Suske & Wiske), dies on August - 28.  

1991  On this day in history 5 die in a NYC subway's 3rd worst accident  

1991  On this day in history red Tom Browning vs Expo Dennis Martinez both perfect game pitcher  

1991  Christian Anders, actor/composer (Death Stone, Love Cult), dies on this day in history.  

1992  On this day in history national Defence sends destroyer HMCS Gatineau to monitor UN embargo against Yugoslavia and moves to NATO standing force in Mediterranean  

1993  René Ray, English countess/actress (Farewell again), dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1994  David Wright, poet, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1995  Chase Manhattan and Chemical Bank announce plans for a $10 billion merger to become the largest bank in the US on this day in history.  

1995  Agnes Patrick, campaigner, dies at 85 on August - 28.  

1996  Britain's Prince Charles and Princess Diana divorce, ending 15 years of marriage on August - 28.  

1996  On this day in history lynda Carr, educationist, dies at 50  

2005  On August - 28 terrorist wounds 52 at bus station in Beersheba, Israel. Islamic Jihad claims responsibility for attack.  

2006  On August - 28 a Greyhound Lines bus from New York City to Montreal, carrying 52 people, crashes at mile 115 on Interstate 87 near Elizabethtown killing 5 people including the driver and several are seriously injured.  

2007  On August - 28 abdullah Gül is elected as the eleventh President of Turkey by the Turkish Parliament, after secularist concerns delayed his initial candidacy.  

2012  On this day in history mitt Romney is officially nominated as the United States Republican Party's candidate  

2013  China and Russia walk out of a UN Security Council meeting after the US pushes for immediate action against Syria's use of chemical weapons on August - 28.  

2017  On August - 28 kenya brings in world's toughest ban on plastic bags with possible US$38,000 fine and four years in jail  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 28

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1025  On August - 28 birth of emperor Go-Reizei of Japan (d. 1068)  

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

1582  Taichang Emperor, of the Ming dynasty of China (d. 1620) was born on this day in history.  

1592  On August - 28 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  Louise of Mecklenburg-Güstrow, queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1721) was born on this day in history.  

1673  On August - 28 birth of conrad Michael Schneider, composer  

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

1065  On August - 28 death of frederik van Luxembourg, duke of Neth-Lutherans (1046-65)  

1341  Death of King Leo V of Armenia (b. 1309) on August - 28.  

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

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

1539  Death of Lieven Pain, Flemish, beheaded at about 75 on this day in history.  

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