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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

IBM sells a most powerful and advanced server. //online.wsj.com/article/AP6b5ed9ae93e04080aa7781016ad5189d.html ("Wall Street Journal")

Friday, August 28, 2009

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 (BBC)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Tropical Storm Gustav makes landfall on the island of Jamaica. The storm is responsible for at least 51 deaths in Haiti and 8 more in the Dominican Republic. //www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/weather/08/28/gustav/index.html (CNN)
September 7Hurricane Hanna kills seven in the United States, and 529 in Haiti, mostly due to deluges and mudslides.

Monday, August 28, 2006

A DNA test of John Mark Karr does not match the DNA found on the body of JonBenét Ramsey, and prosecutors in the U.S. state of Colorado say they will not charge Karr with murder. //www.cnn.com/2006/LAW/08/28/ramsey.arrest/index.html (CNN)

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

Monday, August 28, 2000

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.

Monday, August 28, 1995

A Serbian mortar bomb near a Sarajevo market square kills 38 civilians.

Saturday, August 28, 1993

Ong Teng Cheong becomes the first President of Singapore elected by the population.

Tuesday, August 28, 1990

The Plainfield Tornado (F5 on the Fujita scale) strikes the towns of Plainfield, Crest Hill, and Joliet, Illinois, killing 29 people (the strongest tornado to date to strike the Chicago Metropolitan Area).

Sunday, August 28, 1988

Seventy-five people are killed and 346 injured in one of the worst airshow disasters in history at Germany's Ramstein Air Base, when three jets from the Italian air demonstration team, "Frecce Tricolori", collide, sending one of the aircraft crashing into the crowd of spectators.

Tuesday, August 28, 1984

Josef Fritzl 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.

Friday, August 28, 1981

South African troops invade Angola.

Tuesday, August 28, 1979

The death toll of the previous day's IRA bombing reaches 5 when Doreen Knatchbull, Baroness Brabourne, 83, dies in a hospital as a result of her injuries.

Friday, August 28, 1964

30Philadelphia 1964 race riot: Tensions between African American residents and police lead to 341 injuries and 774 arrests.

Wednesday, August 28, 1963

September ndash Marvel Comics releases the first-ever X-Men comic book
Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his "I Have A Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to an audience of at least 250,000, during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

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.

Sunday, August 28, 1949

The last 6 surviving veterans of the American Civil War meet in Indianapolis.
The Soviet Union tests its first atomic bomb, code named Joe 1. Its design imitates the American plutonium bomb that was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan in 1945.
The Council of Europe meets for the first time.

Saturday, August 28, 1943

WWII: King Boris III of Bulgaria dies under peculiar circumstances his 6-year-old son, Simeon II, ascends to the throne.

Thursday, August 28, 1941

WWII: The Soviets announce the destruction of the massive Dnieper Riverdam at Zaporozhye, to prevent its capture by the Germans.

Sunday, August 28, 1938

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.
Georgia rises against the Soviet Union in an abortive rebellion, in which several thousands die.
The Hanapepe Massacre occurs on Kauai, Hawaii.

Monday, August 28, 1922

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.

Friday, August 28, 1914

Battle of Heligoland: British cruisers under Admiral Beatty sink 3 German cruisers.

Sunday, August 28, 1910

Montenegro is proclaimed an independent kingdom under Nicholas I.

Monday, August 28, 1899

At least 512 are killed when a debris hill from the SumitomoBesshi copper mine at Niihama, Shikoku, Japan, collapses after heavy rain 122 houses, a smelting factory, hospital and many other facilities are destroyed.

Sunday, August 28, 1898

Caleb Bradham names his soft drink "Pepsi-Cola".

Thursday, August 28, 1862

August 30 ndash American Civil War ndash Second Battle of Bull Run: Confederate forces inflict a crushing defeat on Union General John Pope.

Sunday, August 28, 1859

September 2 ndash The solar storm of 1859, the largest geomagnetic solar storm on record, causes the Northern lights to be visible as far south as Cuba and knocks out telegraph communication. (This is also called the Carrington event).

Friday, August 28, 1857

Matrimonial Causes Act makes divorce without parliamentary approval legally possible in the United Kingdom.ref name=CBH
September ndash Panic of 1857 begins: Speculation in U.S. railroad shares and collapse of the Ohio Life Insurance and Trust Company trigger a financial crisis which will extend to Europe.

Wednesday, August 28, 1850

California is admitted as the 31st U.S. state.
Richard Wagner's opera "Lohengrin" premieres.
The New Mexico Territory is organized by order of the United States Congress.

Monday, August 28, 1848

Mathieu Luis becomes the first black member to join the French Parliament as a representative of Guadaloupe.

Thursday, August 28, 1845

The journal "Scientific American" begins publication.

Wednesday, August 28, 1844

Friday, August 28, 1835

Castleknock College is founded by the Vincentian order in Dublin, Ireland.

Sunday, August 28, 1814

Alexandria, Virginia, offers surrender to the British fleet without a fight.

Friday, August 28, 1795

Third Treaty of Basel between the French First Republic and the Landgraviate of Hesse-Kassel.

Friday, August 28, 1789

William Herschel discovers Enceladus, one of Saturn's moons.

Tuesday, August 28, 1663

The Prix de Rome Scholarship is established for students of the arts.
Severe frost in England.
Robert Hooke discovers that cork is made of tiny little rooms which he first calls Cells."Micrographia" (1665).
The first Maroon community arises in Suriname.

Saturday, August 28, 1655

August ndash The governor of New Netherland, Peter Stuyvesant, attacks the New Sweden (Delaware) colony.
New Amsterdam and Peter Stuyvesant bar colonial Jews from military service.

Wednesday, August 28, 1619

Ferdinand II is elected emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.

Friday, August 28, 1609

August ndash Jamestown: Seven ships arrive at the colony, with 200–300 men, women, and children, reporting that the "Sea Venture" wrecked near Bermuda.
Henry Hudson is the first European to see Delaware Bay.

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.
Battle of Chilcheollyang: The Japanese fleet defeats the Koreans. It is the only Japanese naval victory in the Imjin War.

Friday, August 18, 1581 (Julianian calendar)

The army of king Stefan Batory of Poland begins its siege of the Russian garrison of Pskov
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)

Ethiopia ndash Battle of Wofla: Reinforced with at least 600 arquebusiers and cavalry, ImamAhmad Gragn attacks the Portuguese c. The Portuguese are scattered Christovão da Gama is captured and executed.

Wednesday, August 21, 1297 (Julianian calendar)

Edward I of England unsuccessfully invades Flanders.

Sunday, August 27, 489 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Isonzo: Theodoric defeats the overwhelming forces of Odoacer at Soča (near Aquileia), forcing his way into Italy.

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.
Augustine dies during the siege of Hippo Regius at age 75, leaving behind his monumental work "The City of God" and other works that will have influence on Christianity.
Saint Patrick reaches Ireland on his missionary expedition (approximate date).

Sunday, August 27, 388 (Julianian calendar)

Emperor Chandragupta II, ruler of the Gupta Empire, begins a war against the Shaka Dynasty in West India.
Isaac, age 50, is named "Catholicos" (spiritual head) of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
Jerome moves to Palestine, where he spend the rest of his life as a hermit near Bethlehem.
Paternus becomes bishop of the Episcopal see of Braga (Portugal).
King Shapur III dies after a reign in which he has partitioned Armenia with the Roman Empire. He is succeeded by his son Bahram IV, who becomes the twelfth Sassanid king of Persia.
Magnus Maximus surrenders at Aquileia and is executed. Theodosius I devotes himself to gluttony and voluptuous living. Maximus' son Flavius Victor is executed at Trier by Valentinian's "magister militum" Arbogast.
A group of Christians storms the synagogue of the city Callinicum (Syria), at the Euphrates.
Source: Wikipedia