Today in History, English
Today in History, English

98041August 28Death2013 – Lorella Cedroni, Italian political scientist and philosopher (b. 1961)
98042August 28Death2013 – Edmund B. Fitzgerald, American businessman (b. 1926)
98043August 28Death2013 – Murray Gershenz, American actor (b. 1922)
98044August 28Death2013 – Frank Pulli, American baseball player and umpire (b. 1935)
98045August 28Death2013 – Barry Stobart, English footballer (b. 1938)
98046August 28Death2013 – Rafael Díaz Ycaza, Ecuadorian journalist, author, and poet (b. 1925)
98047August 28Death2014 – Glenn Cornick, English bass guitarist (Jethro Tull and Paris) (b. 1947)
98048August 28Death2014 – Hal Finney, American cryptographer and programmer (b. 1956)
98049August 28Death2014 – Ivan Ivančić, Croatian shot putter and coach (b. 1937)
98050August 28Death2014 – Bill Kerr, South African-Australian actor (b. 1922)
98051August 28Death2014 – John Anthony Walker, American soldier and spy (b. 1937)
98052August 28Death2015 – Al Arbour, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (b. 1932)
98053August 28Death2015 – Mark Krasniqi, Kosovan ethnographer, poet, and translator (b. 1920)
98054August 28Death2015 – Nelson Shanks, American painter and educator (b. 1937)
98055August 28Holiday and observanceDormition of the Mother of God (Eastern Orthodox Church, a public holiday in the Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, and Georgia)
98056August 28Holiday and observanceChristian feast day:Augustine of HippoSaint HermesMoses the Black (Episcopal Church (USA), Lutheran Church)August 28 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
98057August 28Holiday and observanceCrackers of the Keyboard Day
98058August 28Holiday and observanceNational Cherry Turnover Day (United States)
98059August 29Event708 – Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708).
98060August 29Event1261 – Pope Urban IV succeeds Pope Alexander IV as the 182nd pope.
98061August 29Event1315 – Battle of Montecatini: The army of the Republic of Pisa, commanded by Uguccione della Faggiuola, wins a decisive victory against the joint forces of the Kingdom of Naples and the Republic of Florence despite being outnumbered.
98062August 29Event1350 – Battle of Winchelsea (or Les Espagnols sur Mer): The English naval fleet under King Edward III defeats a Castilian fleet of 40 ships.
98063August 29Event1475 – The Treaty of Picquigny ends a brief war between the kingdoms of France and England.
98064August 29Event1484 – Pope Innocent VIII succeeds Pope Sixtus IV.
98065August 29Event1498 – Vasco da Gama decides to depart Calicut and return to Kingdom of Portugal.
98066August 29Event1521 – The Ottoman Turks capture Nándorfehérvár (Belgrade).
98067August 29Event1526 – Battle of Mohács: The Ottoman Turks led by Suleiman the Magnificent defeat and kill the last Jagiellonian king of Hungary and Bohemia.
98068August 29Event1541 – The Ottoman Turks capture Buda, the capital of the Hungarian Kingdom.
98069August 29Event1728 – The city of Nuuk in Greenland is founded as the fort of Godt-Haab by the royal governor Claus Paarss.
98070August 29Event1756 – Frederick the Great attacks Saxony, beginning the Seven Years' War.

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