Historical Events In August - 28
Thursday, 21 February 2019
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 Philip A Edwards, Brit Guiana, runner (Olympic-bronze-1928, 32, 36) on August - 28.
1908 On this day in history 14th US Golf Open: Fred McLeod shoots a 322 at Myopia Hunt Club Mass
1908 On this day in history roger Tory Peterson, NY, ornithologist/writer (How to Know Birds)
1911 45.7 cm rainfall at St George, Georgia (state record) on this day in history.
1911 On this day in history jose Antonio Giron de Velasco, politician
1912 On this day in history ruurd Faber, mayor of Aalten (1971-75)
1913 On this day in history queen Wilhelmina opens Peace Palace (The Hague)
1913 On August - 28 john Terence Reese, bridge master
1914 On August - 28 3rd day of battle at Tannenberg: violent German/Russian battles
1914 On this day in history glenn Osser, Munising Mich, orch leader (Paul Whiteman Goodyear Revue)
1914 Anatol Konstantinovich Lyadov, composer (Baba Yaga), dies at 59 [NS] on this day in history.
1915 On August - 28 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 this day in history.
1916 On this day in history c Wright Mills, sociologist, writer (The Power Elite) [or May 28]
1916 On August - 28 francis W Warre-Cornish, Engl vice-provost of Eton (1893-1916), dies
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 this day in history.
1918 Tris Speaker suspended for season due to assault on ump Tom Connolly on August - 28.
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 Ernest H Martin, [Markowitz], producer (Feuer & Martin-Chorus Line) on August - 28.
1919 Louis Botha, South African Boer leader, dies on this day in history.
1920 19th amendment acknowledges women's rights on August - 28.
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 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 this day in history.
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 1st Walker Cup: US beats England 8-4 on August - 28.
1922 Louis PMFG of Orleans, earl of Eu/Brazil, dies at 80 on August - 28.