The following events took place on August 28. The list is arranged in chronological order.
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- 475The Roman general Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his capital city, Ravenna.
- 489Theodoric, king of the Ostrogoths defeats Odoacer at the Battle of Isonzo, forcing his way into Italy.
- 663Silla–Tang armies crush the Baekje restoration attempt and force Yamato Japan to withdraw from Korea in the Battle of Baekgang.
- 1189Third Crusade: The Crusaders begin the Siege of Acre under Guy of Lusignan.
- 1521The Ottoman Turks occupy Belgrade.
- 1524The Kaqchikel Maya rebel against their former Spanish allies during the Spanish conquest of Guatemala.
- 1542Turkish–Portuguese War (1538–57): Battle of Wofla: The Portuguese are scattered, their leader Christovão da Gama is captured and later executed.
- 1565Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sights land near St. Augustine, Florida and founds the oldest continuously occupied European-established city in the continental United States.
- 1609Henry Hudson discovers Delaware Bay.
- 1619Election of Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor.
- 1640Second Bishop’s War: King Charles I’s English army loses to a Scottish Covenanter force at the Battle of Newburn.
- 1648Siege of Colchester ended when Royalists Forces surrender to the Parliamentary Forces after eleven weeks, during the English Civil War.
- 1709Meidingnu Pamheiba is crowned King of Manipur.
- 1789William Herschel discovers a new moon of Saturn: Enceladus.
- 1810Battle of Grand Port: The French accept the surrender of a British Navy fleet.
- 1830The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad’s new Tom Thumb steam locomotive races a horse-drawn car, presaging steam’s role in US railroads.
- 1833The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 receives Royal Assent, abolishing slavery through most of the British Empire.
- 1845The first issue of Scientific American magazine is published.
- 1849After a month-long siege, Venice, which had declared itself independent as the Republic of San Marco, surrenders to Austria.
- 1859The Carrington event disrupts electrical telegraph services and causes aurora to shine so brightly that they are seen clearly over the Earth’s middle latitudes.
- 1861American Civil War: Union forces attack Cape Hatteras, North Carolina in the Battle of Hatteras Inlet Batteries which lasts for two days.
- 1862American Civil War: Second Battle of Bull Run, also known as the Battle of Second Manassas. The battle ends on August 30.
- 1867The United States takes possession of the (at this point unoccupied) Midway Atoll.
- 1879Cetshwayo, last king of the Zulus, is captured by the British.
- 1898Caleb Bradham invents the carbonated soft drink that will later be called “Pepsi-Cola”.
- 1901Silliman University is founded in the Philippines. The first American private school in the country.
- 1909A group of mid-level Greek Army officers launches the Goudi coup, seeking wide-ranging reforms.
- 1913Queen Wilhelmina opens the Peace Palace in The Hague.
- 1914World War I: The Royal Navy defeats the German fleet in the Battle of Heligoland Bight.
- 1914World War I: German troops take the city of Namur in Belgium.
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