Sunday, August 27, 2017

August 28

  • August 28, 388
    Magnus Maximus, West Roman Emperor, is executed
  • August 28, 476
    The western Roman Empire formally ends as the barbarian general Odoacer deposes the last of the Roman emperors, the young boy Romulus Augustus, marking the end of ancient history and the beginning of the Middle Ages in Europe
  • August 28, 1533
    Atahualpa, last of the Inca rulers, is strangled at the orders of Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro in spite of the chief has already paid his ransom
  • August 28, 1664
    Four English warships under Colonel Richard Nicolls sails into New Amsterdam to take control of Brooklyn, a village of mostly English settlers
  • August 12, 1676
    Indian chief King Philip, also known as Metacom, is killed by English soldiers, marking the end of the King Philip's War between Indians and colonists
  • August 28, 1789
    William Herschel discovers Enceladus, a moon of Saturn
  • August 28, 1789
    Sir William Herschel discovers Saturn's moon Enceladus
  • August 28, 1830
    Tom Thumb, the first American-built steam locomotive, loses the competition with horse-drawn car bearing passengers during test on Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
  • August 28, 1867
    United States occupy Midway Islands in the Pacific
  • August 28, 1879
    Cetshwayo kaMpande, last of the great Zulu kings, is captured by the British at the end of the Zulu wars
  • August 28, 1923
    The August Uprising in Georgia against Soviet rule begins
  • August 28, 1937
    Toyota Motors becomes an independent company
  • August 28, 1963
    Martin Luther King Jr, an American leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, gives his I have a dream speech at Lincoln Memorial before 250,000 civil rights supporters
  • August 28, 1968
    152 police officers are wounded and about 101 civilians injuried during anti-war protests in Chicago
  • August 28, 1996
    Their Royal Highnesses, the Prince and Princess of Wales, are formally divorced at the High Court of Justice in London

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