Iceland's Althing votes in favour of repaying more than US$5 billion owed to the governments of the Netherlands and the United Kingdom as a result of the collapse of the Icesave bank. //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8226717.stm
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2003
United Kingdom – "London blackout": A 34 minute power outage causes major disruptions in rail and Tube services in London and the South East when one of the National Grid circuits that feeds south London fails at about . //www.sky.com/skynews/article/0,,30100-1101931,00.html
For the first time in history, religious and spiritual leaders of the world's diverse faith traditions came together in New York on August 28 to discuss how to forge a partnership of peace with the United Nations. //www.millenniumpeacesummit.com/news000725.html
Religious Summit UN Millennium Peace Summit
Wednesday, August 28, 1996
Their Royal Highnesses, the Prince and Princess of Wales, are formally divorced at the High Court of Justice in London. Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales is restyled Diana, Princess of Wales.
U.S. President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore are renominated at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
A Russian Tupolev
154 jetliner crashes into a mountain as it approaches the airport at Spitsbergen
, Norway, killing all 141 people on board.
A Serbian mortar bomb near a Sarajevo market square kills 38 civilians.
Saturday, August 28, 1993
drugs and incarcerates his daughter Elisabeth in a secret cellar, in Amstetten
, Austria she was released only after 24 years of sexual abuse and mental ordeal.
South African troops invade Angola.
Wednesday, August 28, 1963
September ndash Marvel Comics releases the first-ever X-Men comic book
Wednesday, August 28, 1957
United States Senator Strom Thurmond
(D-SC) sets the record for the longest filibuster
with his 24-hour, 18-minute speech railing against a civil rights bill.
Saturday, August 28, 1943
Thursday, August 28, 1941
Lord Runciman's mission to mitigate the Sudetenland crisis begins to break down. British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain recalls the British Ambassador Nevile Henderson from Berlin, to instruct Henderson to set up a personal meeting between Chamberlain and Hitler.
Thursday, August 28, 1924
The 8-hour work day is introduced in Belgium
Japan agrees to withdraw its troops from Siberia.
Hyperinflation in Germany has seen the value of the Papiermark against the dollar rise to 1,000.
At least 512 are killed when a debris hill from the SumitomoBesshi copper mine
, Japan, collapses after heavy rain 122 houses, a smelting factory, hospital and many other facilities are destroyed.
Thursday, August 28, 1862
Wednesday, August 28, 1850
Richard Wagner's opera "Lohengrin" premieres.
The New Mexico Territory is organized by order of the United States Congress.
Mathieu Luis becomes the first black member to join the French
Parliament as a representative of Guadaloupe
Thursday, August 28, 1845
Wednesday, August 28, 1844
Castleknock College is founded by the Vincentian order in Dublin, Ireland.
Third Treaty of Basel between the French First Republic and the Landgraviate of Hesse-Kassel.
The Prix de Rome
Scholarship is established for students of the arts.
Saturday, August 28, 1655
August ndash The governor of New Netherland, Peter Stuyvesant, attacks the New Sweden (Delaware) colony.
Wednesday, August 28, 1619
Ferdinand II is elected emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
August ndash Jamestown: Seven ships arrive at the colony, with 200–300 men, women, and children, reporting that the "Sea Venture" wrecked near Bermuda.
Thursday, August 28, 1597
October ndash John Gerard, a Jesuit priest, escapes from the Tower of London.
September ndash Tycho Brahe leaves Rostock, where plague
is spreading, and travels to Wandsbæk.
Friday, August 18, 1581 (Julianian calendar)
September ndash A mercenary army of Sweden under Pontus De la Gardie captures Narva from Russia.
Summer "(probable)" ndash Yermak begins the Russian conquest of the Khanate of Sibir with a band of 1,636 men.
Saturday, August 18, 1565 (Julianian calendar)
St. Augustine, Florida (named after St. Augustine), is established. It is the oldest remaining European settlement in the United States.
Friday, August 18, 1542 (Julianian calendar)
Wednesday, August 21, 1297 (Julianian calendar)
Sunday, August 27, 489 (Julianian calendar)
Wednesday, August 27, 475 (Julianian calendar)
Flavius Orestes takes control of the government at Ravenna and forces Julius Nepos to flee to Dalmatia. Unable to rule himself, he appoints his son Romulus Augustus.
Wednesday, August 27, 430 (Julianian calendar)
Peter the Iberian founds a Georgian monastery near Bethlehem.
Saint Patrick reaches Ireland on his missionary expedition (approximate date).
Sunday, August 27, 388 (Julianian calendar)