August 28th is the 240th day of the year (241st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 125 days remaining until the end of the year.
1619 – Ferdinand II, the King of Bohemia and Hungary, was unanimously elected as Holy Roman Emperor.
1833 – The Slavery Abolition Act 1833, officially abolishing slavery in most of the British Empire, received royal assent.
1909 – A military coup d’etat against the government of Dimitrios Rallis began in the Goudi neighbourhood of Athens, Greece.
1955 – African-American teenager Emmett Till was murdered near Money, Mississippi, for allegedly flirting with a white woman, energizing the nascent American civil rights movement.
1993 – The asteroid 243 Ida became the first found to have a moon when it was visited by NASA’s Galileo probe.
David Fincher turns 56
Shania Twain turns 53
Jack Black turns 49
LeAnn Rimes turns 36
Armie Hammer turns 32