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 This day in History - August 28
355 Historic Events for August 28
1829

Albert Dietrich, composer

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1830

1st locomotive in US, "Tom Thumb," runs from Balt to Ellicotts Mill

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1831

Fredrick Vilhelm Ludvig Norman, composer

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1831

Lucy Ware Webb Hayes, 1st lady (1877-81)

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1833

Edward Burne-Jones, England, Pre-Raphaelite painter/designer

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1837

Pharmacists John Lea and William Perrins manufactures Worcester Sauce

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1840

Ira D Sankey, US evangelist/composer/singer (Gospel hymns)

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1840

9 Jewish prisoners are released from Damascus jails

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1842

Willem Linnig jr, Flemish painter/graphic artist

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1849

Venice under Daniele Manin surrenders to Austrians under Radetsky, after been under siege since July 20 after proclaiming independence

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1850

Richard Wagner's opera "Lohengrin" premieres at Weimar Germany

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1860

Marianne V von Werefkin, Russian/German/Swiss painter [OS]

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1861

Battle of Fort Hatteras NC

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1862

Battle of Groveton, VA (Manassas Plains) [->AUG 19] US7000 CS7000

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1862

Belle Boyd released from Old Capital Prison in Washington, DC

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1862

Battle of Thoroughfare Gap VA

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1867

US occupies Midway Islands in Pacific

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1872

Alfred Baldwin Sloan, composer

Birth
1878

George Hoyt Whipple, US, astrophysicist (Nobel-1934)

Birth
1879

Battle at Ulundi: Lord Chelmsford beats king Cetshwayo's Zuluz

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1881

Arne Eggen, composer

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1882

Ernst WeiĆ”, writer

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1882

Carl W de Vries, Dutch jurist (Unknown Thorbecke)

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1883

E E Clive, Monmouthshire Wales, actor (Night Must Fall, Dark Hour)

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1883

Slavery banned throughout British Empire

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