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August 28 Historical Events

The following events took place on August 28. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 55 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 475
    The Roman general Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his capital city, Ravenna.
  • 489
    Theodoric, king of the Ostrogoths defeats Odoacer at the Battle of Isonzo, forcing his way into Italy.
  • 663
    Silla–Tang armies crush the Baekje restoration attempt and force Yamato Japan to withdraw from Korea in the Battle of Baekgang.
  • 1189
    Third Crusade: The Crusaders begin the Siege of Acre under Guy of Lusignan.
  • 1521
    The Ottoman Turks occupy Belgrade.
  • 1524
    The Kaqchikel Maya rebel against their former Spanish allies during the Spanish conquest of Guatemala.
  • 1542
    Turkish–Portuguese War (1538–57): Battle of Wofla: The Portuguese are scattered, their leader Christovão da Gama is captured and later executed.
  • 1565
    Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sights land near St. Augustine, Florida and founds the oldest continuously occupied European-established city in the continental United States.
  • 1609
    Henry Hudson discovers Delaware Bay.
  • 1619
    Election of Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor.
  • 1640
    Second Bishop’s War: King Charles I’s English army loses to a Scottish Covenanter force at the Battle of Newburn.
  • 1648
    Siege of Colchester ended when Royalists Forces surrender to the Parliamentary Forces after eleven weeks, during the English Civil War.
  • 1709
    Meidingnu Pamheiba is crowned King of Manipur.
  • 1789
    William Herschel discovers a new moon of Saturn: Enceladus.
  • 1810
    Battle of Grand Port: The French accept the surrender of a British Navy fleet.
  • 1830
    The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s new Tom Thumb steam locomotive races a horse-drawn car, presaging steam’s role in US railroads.
  • 1833
    The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 receives Royal Assent, abolishing slavery through most of the British Empire.
  • 1845
    The first issue of Scientific American magazine is published.
  • 1849
    After a month-long siege, Venice, which had declared itself independent as the Republic of San Marco, surrenders to Austria.
  • 1859
    The Carrington event disrupts electrical telegraph services and causes aurora to shine so brightly that they are seen clearly over the Earth’s middle latitudes.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Union forces attack Cape Hatteras, North Carolina in the Battle of Hatteras Inlet Batteries which lasts for two days.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: Second Battle of Bull Run, also known as the Battle of Second Manassas. The battle ends on August 30.
  • 1867
    The United States takes possession of the (at this point unoccupied) Midway Atoll.
  • 1879
    Cetshwayo, last king of the Zulus, is captured by the British.
  • 1898
    Caleb Bradham invents the carbonated soft drink that will later be called “Pepsi-Cola”.
  • 1901
    Silliman University is founded in the Philippines. The first American private school in the country.
  • 1909
    A group of mid-level Greek Army officers launches the Goudi coup, seeking wide-ranging reforms.
  • 1913
    Queen Wilhelmina opens the Peace Palace in The Hague.
  • 1914
    World War I: The Royal Navy defeats the German fleet in the Battle of Heligoland Bight.
  • 1914
    World War I: German troops take the city of Namur in Belgium.

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