Historical Events In August - 28
Friday, 14 August 2020
1905 Cyril Walters, cricketer (solid England batsman of 30's) on August - 28.
1906 On this day in history 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 45.7 cm rainfall at St George, Georgia (state record) on August - 28.
1911 On this day in history jose Antonio Giron de Velasco, politician
1912 On August - 28 ruurd Faber, mayor of Aalten (1971-75)
1913 On August - 28 queen Wilhelmina opens Peace Palace (The Hague)
1913 John Terence Reese, bridge master on this day in history.
1914 3rd day of battle at Tannenberg: violent German/Russian battles on this day in history.
1914 On August - 28 glenn Osser, Munising Mich, orch leader (Paul Whiteman Goodyear Revue)
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 August - 28.
1916 On August - 28 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 10 suffragists arrested as they picket the White House on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
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 19th amendment acknowledges women's rights on August - 28.
1921 On August - 28 2nd Pan-African Congress meets (London, Brussels & Paris)
1921 On August - 28 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 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 August - 28.
1922 On August - 28 louis PMFG of Orleans, earl of Eu/Brazil, dies at 80