Today in History, English
Today in History, English

97651August 28Event1524 – The Kaqchikel Maya rebel against their former Spanish allies during the Spanish conquest of Guatemala.
97652August 28Event1542 – Turkish–Portuguese War (1538–57): Battle of Wofla: The Portuguese are scattered, their leader Christovão da Gama is captured and later executed.
97653August 28Event1565 – Pedro Menéndez de Avilés sights land near St. Augustine, Florida and founds the oldest continuously occupied European-established city in the continental United States.
97654August 28Event1609 – Henry Hudson discovers Delaware Bay.
97655August 28Event1619 – Election of Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor.
97656August 28Event1640 – Second Bishop's War: King Charles I's English army loses to a Scottish Covenanter force at the Battle of Newburn.
97657August 28Event1648 – Siege of Colchester ended when Royalists Forces surrender to the Parliamentary Forces after eleven weeks, during the English Civil War.
97658August 28Event1709 – Meidingnu Pamheiba is crowned King of Manipur.
97659August 28Event1789 – William Herschel discovers a new moon of Saturn: Enceladus.
97660August 28Event1810 – Battle of Grand Port: The French accept the surrender of a British Navy fleet.
97661August 28Event1830 – The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's new Tom Thumb steam locomotive races a horse-drawn car, presaging steam's role in US railroads.
97662August 28Event1833 – The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 receives Royal Assent, abolishing slavery through most of the British Empire.
97663August 28Event1845 – The first issue of Scientific American magazine is published.
97664August 28Event1849 – After a month-long siege, Venice, which had declared itself independent as the Republic of San Marco, surrenders to Austria.
97665August 28Event1859 – 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.
97666August 28Event1861 – American Civil War: Union forces attack Cape Hatteras, North Carolina in the Battle of Hatteras Inlet Batteries which lasts for two days.
97667August 28Event1862 – American Civil War: Second Battle of Bull Run, also known as the Battle of Second Manassas. The battle ends on August 30.
97668August 28Event1867 – The United States takes possession of the (at this point unoccupied) Midway Atoll.
97669August 28Event1879 – Cetshwayo, last king of the Zulus, is captured by the British.
97670August 28Event1898 – Caleb Bradham invents the carbonated soft drink that will later be called "Pepsi-Cola".
97671August 28Event1901 – Silliman University is founded in the Philippines. The first American private school in the country.
97672August 28Event1909 – A group of mid-level Greek Army officers launches the Goudi coup, seeking wide-ranging reforms.
97673August 28Event1913 – Queen Wilhelmina opens the Peace Palace in The Hague.
97674August 28Event1914 – World War I: The Royal Navy defeats the German fleet in the Battle of Heligoland Bight.
97675August 28Event1914 – World War I: German troops take the city of Namur in Belgium.
97676August 28Event1916 – World War I: Germany declares war on Romania.
97677August 28Event1916 – World War I: Italy declares war on Germany.
97678August 28Event1917 – Ten Suffragettes are arrested while picketing the White House.
97679August 28Event1924 – The Georgian opposition stages the August Uprising against the Soviet Union.
97680August 28Event1931 – France and the Soviet Union sign a treaty of non-aggression.

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