First Private American School was founded on August 28, Know about other major events

What all happened on August 28?

Everything that happened on 28 August is highlighted in the blog below. What were the major events and challenges of this day? Who all people gave their contribution?

History and famous personalities

History – International 


1993 – First known asteroid moon

On August 28, 1993, The Galileo spacecraft discovered a moon named Dactyl around 243 Ida in images. It was the first known asteroid moon.

1990 – Tornado in Chicago Area

On August 28, 1990, An F5 tornado occurred in Illinois cities of Plainfield and Joliet, Chicago, killing 29 people and injuring 353 others.

1988 – Ramstein Disaster

On August 28, 1988, 3 aircraft of the Frecce Tricolori demonstration team collided and the wreckage fell into the crowd, killing 75 people and injuring 346 others.

1917 – Ten Suffragettes arrested

On August 28, 1917, 10 Suffragettes were arrested while picketing the White House for ‘woman suffrage’, women’s right to vote.

1901 – First American private school founded 

On August 28, 1901, David S. Hibbard founded the first protestant and American private school in the country named Silliman University in Dumaguete City, Philippines.

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Births – International 

Composer Umberto Giordano

On August 28, 1867, Umberto Giordano, an Italian composer was born. He was mainly known for his operas.

Novelist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

On August 28, 1749, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, a German novelist, poet, playwright, natural philosopher, diplomat and civil servant was born. He wrote many novels, poetries, dramas, memoirs, an autobiography, literary and aesthetic criticism and treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour.

Cricketer Ian Pont

On August 28, 1961, Ian Pont, an English former cricketer and current International Coach was born. He won the Nat West, Sunday/Pro 40 League and County Championship titles with Essex.

Actor Brian Thompson

Born on August 28, 1959, Brian Thompson, an American actor was born. He appeared in many films and televisions and worked in the action-adventure, science fiction and comedy parts as well.

Singer Shania Twain

On August 28, 1965, Shania Twain, a Canadian singer and songwriter was born. She is among the best-selling music artists of all time and known as “Queen of Country Pop”.

History – Indian


2014 – Prime Minister’s People’s Wealth Scheme

On August 28, 2014, India’s PM Narendra Modi launched a campaign for the state-owned banks to open millions of accounts for poor citizens off the financial grid and vulnerable to black-market money lenders.

2013 – Building collapsed in Vadodara 

On August 28, 2013, 11 people died after a building collapsed in Vadodara, India and about twelve families were trapped under the debris of the three-floor residential building.

2011 – Encephalitis killed 215 people in India

On August 28, 2011, at least 215 people, mostly children, died in an outbreak of Japanese encephalitis in an impoverished region of the the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

2009 – India’s moon mission ends abruptly

On August 28, 2009, India’s first moon mission, launched amid much fanfare in 2008, came to an abrupt end after the country’s lunar craft lost contact with its controllers.

2006 – Deadly flood in Rajasthan

On August 28, 2006, In India officials said monsoon rains and flooding killed more than 130 people in the western state of Rajasthan, with huge swathes of desert underwater.

Births – Indian

Actor Deepak Tijori

On August 28, 1961, Deepak Tijori, an Indian film actor and director was born. He appeared in many films, television, animation films and web series.

Actor Karanvir Bohra 

On August 28, 1982, Karanvir Bohra, an Indian television and film actor, producer and designer was born. He appeared in films, reality shows and also own a local clothing brand.

Writer Firaq Gorakhpuri

On August 28, 1896, Firaq Gorakhpuri, an Indian writer, poet, critic, scholar, lecturer and orator was born. He was one of the most noted contemporary Urdu poets from India and won Padma Bhushan in 1968.

Cricketer Rahul Shukla

On August 28, 1990, Rahul Shukla, an Indian first-class cricketer was born. He is a right-arm fast-medium bowler and was named man of the match for taking 3 wickets on 1 October 2013.

Singer Rani Vijaya Devi

On August 28, 1922, Rani Vijaya Devi, a Carnatic musician, pianist and dancer was born. She has recorded for many radio and television and appeared in concerts in Hong Kong and India.

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