What Happened On This Day in History – August 28
Today in History – August 28: “India”
1600: Ahmednagar captured by Mughals.
1667: Aurangzeb’s Kingdom’s famous king-mirza – Sardar Jaysingh – died at Barhanpur. Some historians contest the date as 11th July, 1667.
1733: Maratha Navy’s famous officer – Sekhoji Angre (Jaysingrao) died.
1896: Gyanpeeth awardee and famous Urdu poet – Firaq Gorakhpuri was born.
1896: Padma Bhushan awardee and famous musician – Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar was born in Kerala’s Chembai.
1904: First car rally held between Calcutta and Barrackpore.
1905: Major Dhyanchand was born in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayag. He was born in a Rajput family and went on to become a legendary hockey player who was offered German citizenship in lieu of playing for Germany by Adolf Hitler.
1928: Birth of Mambillikalathil Govind Kumar Menon in Karnataka. He was a noted physicist and became scientific advisor to the Prime Minister of India. The asteroid named “7564 Gokumenon” has been named after him to honor him.
1972: Nationalization of General Insurance Business.
1973: P.O.W. accord signed by Pakistan and India which paved the way for release of 90,000 Pakistani prisoners of war who were captured after India defeated Pakistan in 1971 war in which India liberated East Pakistan, which later became the nation named ‘Bangladesh’.
1976: Mauritius hosts the second ‘World Hindi Conference’.
1993: 6 months’ extension to President’s Rule in Jammu & Kashmir.
1994: Field Ambulance unit’s three Indian medical officers were killed in Somalia when the UN forces’ Indian Contingent was trying to stop wars in Somalia.
1997: The Election Commission of India passes a verdict wherein all convicts were barred from contesting in elections. They will still be barred from contesting if any appeal against them remains pending in any higher court.
1997: An interim report submitted on assassination of Rajiv Gandhi by Jain Commission whose chairman was Justice M.C. Jain.
Today in History – August 28: “World”
475: Orestes – the Roman General forces Julius Nepos – Emperor of Western Roman Empire to flee Ravenna – capital city of Julius Nepos.
1189: Guy of Lusignan leads crusaders and begins Siege of Arce during Third Crusade.
1521: Belgrade occupied by Ottoman Turks.
1609: Delaware Bay discovered by Henry Hudson.
1619: Holy Roman Emperor – Ferdinand II elected.
1640: During Battle of Newburn of Second Bishop’s War, Scottish Covenanter force defeated English army of King Charles I.
1789: Enceladus – a moon of Saturn discovered by William Herschel.
1833: Royal sanction given to Slavery Abolition Act 1833 and thereby ending slavery in majority of the British Empire.
1914: German Fleet defeated by Royal Navy at Battle of Heligoland Bight during World War I.
1914: Belgium’s Namur city taken by German forces during World War I.
1916: War declared on Romania by Germany during World War I.
1916: War declared on Germany by Italy during World War I.
1931: Treaty of non-aggression signed by Soviet Union and France.
1943: Danish authorities asked to crack down on resistance acts by German authorities. Very next day, Denmark faces martial law. [World War II]
1964: Race riots of Philadelphia started.