28 AUGUST
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749
  • Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, 1774
  • James Wong Howe, 1899
  • Charles Boyer, 1899
  • Sir John Betjeman, 1906
  • Roger Tory Peterson, 1908
  • Donald O'Connor, 1925
  • Ben Gazzara, 1930
  • David Soul, 1943
  • Ron Guidry, 1950
  • Scott Hamilton, 1958
  • Emma Samms, 1961
  • Shania Twain, 1965
  • Jason Priestley, 1969

Died On This Day:

  • St. Augustine of Hippo, AD 430
  • Hugo Grotius, 1645
  • Father Junipero Serra, 1784
  • Leigh Hunt, 1859
  • King Boris III of Bulgaria, 1943
  • Gracie Allen, 1964
  • Prince William of Gloucester killed, 1972
  • Bruce Catton, 1978
  • Muhammad Naguib, 1984
  • Ruth Gordon, 1985
  • John Huston, 1987
  • Max Shulman, 1988
  • Joseph Alsop, 1989

Today's Events:

  • AD 476 - Romulus Augustulus becomes last Roman emperor; forced to abdicate by Barbarians.
  • 1568 - Spaniards found St. Augustine in what is now Florida; oldest European settlement in America.
  • 1609 - Henry Hudson discovers Delaware Bay.
  • 1850 - Wagners 'Lohengrin' first performed at Weimar
  • 1867 - U.S. occupies Midway Islands in Pacific.
  • 1894 - 2% income tax in U.S. comes into force with Wilson Gorman tariff.
  • 1916 - Italy declares war on Germany WW1.
  • 1922 - World's first radio commercial for a property development company broadcast by WEAF N.Y.
  • 1963 - Martin Luther King rallies 200,000 Blacks at Washington Monument and says 'I have a dream.'
  • 2000 - Nestle of Switzerland agrees to contribute $14.6 million to atone for profits made from Nazi slaves.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Hermes
  • Joaquina
  • Julian of Brioude
  • Moses the Black
  • Augustine of Hippo (died today A.D. 430)

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • NAGA PANCHAMI, Hindu Festival of the Serpent God
  • RAKHI, Hindu Festival to Pledge Protection
  • CHUNG-CH'IU, Mid-autumn festival, Harvest or Moon Festival (fifteenth day of the eighth moon)
  • TISH'AH B'AB (Jewish) Anniversary of fall of Jerusalem and destruction of first & 2nd temples Ab 9
  • JANAM (OR JANMA) ASHTAMI, Hindu Birthday Festival of Krishna
  • ANANT CHATURDASI, Hindu Eternal Anniversary of 14th day of Month Bhaedra
  • CH'UNG YANG, Festival of High Places in China (ninth day of the ninth moon)
  • Japanese visit graves of ancestors mid August
  • GANESHA CHATURTHI, Hindu Festival of the Elephant God end of August
  • FRIENDSHIP DAY - first Sunday in August in USA

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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