August 28 events in history

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 (1538–1557): 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 Ferdinand II is elected emperor of the Holy Roman Empire
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 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
1916 World War I: Italy declares war on Germany
1917 Ten Suffragettes are arrested while picketing the White House
1924 The Georgian opposition stages the August Uprising against the Soviet Union
1931 France and the Soviet Union sign a treaty of non-aggression
1937 Toyota Motors becomes an independent company
1943 World War II: In Denmark, a general strike against the Nazi occupation starts
1944 World War II: Marseille and Toulon are liberated
1953 Nippon Television broadcasts Japan's first television show, including its first TV advertisement
1955 Black teenager Emmett Till is brutally murdered in Mississippi, galvanizing the nascent American Civil Rights Movement
1957 U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond begins a filibuster to prevent the Senate from voting on Civil Rights Act of 1957; he stopped speaking 24 hours and 18 minutes later, the longest filibuster ever conducted by a single Senator
1963 The Evergreen Point Bridge, the longest floating bridge in the world, opens between Seattle and Medina, Washington, US
1963 Emily Hoffert and Janice Wylie are murdered in their Manhattan apartment, prompting the events that would lead to the passing of the Miranda Rights
1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom: The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his I Have a Dream speech
1964 The Philadelphia race riot begins
1968 Riots in Chicago, Illinois, during the Democratic National Convention
1979 An IRA bomb explodes at the Grote Markt in Brussels
1988 Ramstein airshow disaster: Three aircraft of the Frecce Tricolori demonstration team collide and the wreckage falls into the crowd. Seventy-five are killed and 346 seriously injured
1990 Iraq declares Kuwait to be its newest province
1990 An F5 tornado strikes the Illinois cities of Plainfield and Joliet, killing 29 people
1996 Charles, Prince of Wales and Diana, Princess of Wales divorce